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L. Uchenna Ogbonnaya
University of Calabar, Calabar-Nigeria (Alumnus)
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    African Metaphysics, Epistemology and a New Logic: A Decolonial Approach to Philosophy.Jonathan O. Chimakonam & L. Uchenna Ogbonnaya - 2021 - Springer Verlag.
    This book focuses on African metaphysics and epistemology, and is an exercise in decoloniality. The authors describe their approach to "decoloniality" as an intellectual repudiation of coloniality, using the method of conversational thinking grounded in Ezumezu logic. Focusing specifically on both African metaphysics and African epistemology, the authors put forward theories formulated to stimulate fresh debates and extend the frontiers of learning in the field. They emphasize that this book is not a project in comparative philosophy, nor is it geared (...)
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  2. How Conversational Philosophy Profits From the Particularist and the Universalist Agenda.L. Uchenna Ogbonnaya - 2022 - In Jonathan O. Chimakonam, Edwin Etieyibo & Ike Odimegwu (eds.), Essays on Contemporary Issues in African Philosophy. Springer Verlag. pp. 63-78.
    In this chapter, I contend that conversational philosophy has benefited immensely from the particularist and universalist projects in African philosophy tradition. As a result, it has been able to overcome the lapses inherent in particularism, universalism and eclecticism/pluralism. I argue that conversational philosophy is a more robust approach than the above-mentioned approaches, which have the problems of uniqueness, aping of Western philosophy and vagueness, respectively. I claim that conversational philosophy conceives African philosophy not as a tradition peculiar to a given (...)
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  3. The Question of the Nature of God From the African Place.L. Uchenna Ogbonnaya - 2022 - Filosofia Theoretica 11 (1):115-130.
    What is the constituent nature of God? Most scholars project the idea that God is an absolute, pure spirit devoid of matter. In this paper, I engage this position from the African philosophical place. First, I contend that the postulation that God is pure spirit stems from an ontological system known as dualism. This system bifurcates reality into spirit and matter and sees spirit as good, and matter as evil. Therefore, scholars who subscribe to this theory of dualism, posit that (...)
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  4. The Question of the Nature of God From the African Place.L. Uchenna Ogbonnaya - 2022 - Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 11 (1):115-130.
    What is the constituent nature of God? Most scholars project the idea that God is an absolute, pure spirit devoid of matter. In this paper, I engage this position from the African philosophical place. First, I contend that the postulation that God is pure spirit stems from an ontological system known as dualism. This system bifurcates reality into spirit and matter and sees spirit as good, and matter as evil. Therefore, scholars who subscribe to this theory of dualism, posit that (...)
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    What Makes African Philosophy African? A Conversation with Aribiah David Attoe on ‘the Foundational Myth of Ethnophilosophy’.L. Uchenna Ogbonnaya - 2018 - Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 7 (3):94-108.
    One of the most debated issues in African philosophy concerns the question of ethnophilosophy. While most Particularists equate it to African philosophy, the Universalists reject it as philosophy let alone being African philosophy. The rationale behind the second position is that ethnophilosophy is said to be descriptive and lacks argumentation, criticality, rigor and systematicity, which are the hallmarks of philosophy. What these two views revolve around is the question of the place of ethnophilosophy in African philosophy. Here, I focus on (...)
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    What Makes African Philosophy African? A Conversation with Aribiah David Attoe on ‘The Foundational Myth of Ethnophilosophy’.L. Uchenna Ogbonnaya - 2018 - Filosofia Theoretica 7 (3):94-108.
    One of the most debated issues in African philosophy concerns the question of ethnophilosophy. While most Particularists equate it to African philosophy, theUniversalists reject it as philosophy let alone being African philosophy. The rationale behind the second position is that ethnophilosophy is said to be descriptive and lacks argumentation, criticality, rigor and systematicity, which are the hallmarks of philosophy. What these two views revolve around is the question of the place of ethnophilosophy in African philosophy. Here, I focus on two (...)
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