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  1. Contemporary African philosophy: The search for a method.Lansana Keita - 1985 - Diogenes 33 (130):105-128.
    The purpose of this paper is to present a commentary on the current state of contemporary African philosophy and to offer some criticisms and recommendations. The question concerning African philosophy has been debated for some years now and one has witnessed a number of interesting works on this topic.
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    Jennings and zande logic: A note.Lansana Keita - 1993 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 44 (1):151-156.
    Zande Logic and Western Logic’ Richard Jennings argues that contrary to the view of Evans-Pritchard and Tim Triplett the system of logic employed by the Azande is sui generis and distinct from that of Westerners. I argue that this thesis is erroneous because Jennings, following Evans-Pritchard, is at fault in his analysis of the logic of the Azande. Zande thinking on the topic of witchcraft-substance heritability is not contradictory as believed. But even if one assumes that the Azande do reason (...)
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    Are universal statements falsifiable?Lansana Keita - 1989 - Zeitschrift Für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 20 (2):351-366.
    In diesem Beitrag wird ausgeführt, daß Poppers Falsifikationskriterium einen logischen Fehler enthält. Die Regeln deduktiver Ableitung sind selbst für ihre Durchführung von induktiver Ableitung abhängig. Um das "Criterion of Flasification" für gültig zu erklären, beruft sich Popper auf diese Regeln deduktiver Ableitung. Es wird weiter gezeigt, daß eine Untersuchung aktueller wissenschaftlicher Gesetze nicht die These beweist, daß die wissenschaftlichen Gesetze universale Feststellungen von unbeschränktem Horizonte in der Zeit und im Zeitraum sind. Die Anerkennung dieser Tatsache scheint im Zusammenhang der wissenschaftlichen (...)
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    Africa and Its Linguistic Problematic.Lansana Keita - 1999 - Quest - and African Journal of Philosophy 13 (1-2):27-36.
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    Biology and Sociology- A false Synthesis.Lansana Keita - 1988 - Quest - and African Journal of Philosophy 2 (1):59-73.
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    Barnes, Bloor, and the Sociology of Knowledge.Lansana Keita - 1991 - Quest - and African Journal of Philosophy 5 (2):90-105.
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  7. Emmanuel Eze, Achieving Our Humanity-The Idea of the Postracial Future Reviewed by.Lansana Keita - 2003 - Philosophy in Review 23 (6):385-388.
     
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    Economic Theory, Ideal Types, and Rationality.Lansana Keita - 1982 - Analyse & Kritik 4 (1):22-38.
    Contemporary economic theory is generally regarded as a scientific or at least potentially so. The replacing of the cardinal theory of utility measurement by the ordinal theory was supposed to prepare the groundwork for economics as a genuine science. But in adopting the ordinal approach, theorists saw fit to anchor ordinal theory to axioms of choice founded on principles of rational behavior. Behavior according to these axioms was embodied in the ideal type model of rational economic man. This model served (...)
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    Gyekye and African Philosophy: a Note.Lansana Keita - 2000 - Quest - and African Journal of Philosophy 14 (1-2):123-126.
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    Hussain Sarkar, Group Rationality in Scientific Research Reviewed by.Lansana Keita - 2010 - Philosophy in Review 30 (1):60-62.
  11. James R. Flynn, What is Intelligence? Beyond the Flynn Effect.Lansana Keita - 2009 - Philosophy in Review 29 (2):104.
     
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    John Rapley, Twilight of the Money Gods: Economics as a Religion and How it all Went Wrong. Reviewed by.Lansana Keita - 2019 - Philosophy in Review 39 (1):46-48.
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  13. Kwame Gyekye, Tradition and Modernity-Philosophical Reflections on the African Experience Reviewed by.Lansana Keita - 1999 - Philosophy in Review 19 (6):421-424.
     
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  14. Leonhard Praeg, African Philosophy and the Quest for Autonomy-A Philosophical Investigation Reviewed by.Lansana Keita - 2002 - Philosophy in Review 22 (3):209-212.
     
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    La Tribu Contre l'État en Afrique: a Reply to Charles Dimi.Lansana Keita - 1995 - Quest - and African Journal of Philosophy 9 (1):131-137.
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    "La Vraie Face de la Démocratie": a Note.Lansana Keita - 1994 - Quest - and African Journal of Philosophy 8 (1):97-103.
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    Maurice Lagueux , Rationality and Explanation in Economics . Reviewed by.Lansana Keita - 2011 - Philosophy in Review 31 (2):111-113.
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    Neoclassical Economics: Science or Ideology?Lansana Keita - 1993 - Quest - and African Journal of Philosophy 7 (1):56-77.
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    On Ethics and Scientific Research: a Note.Lansana Keita - 1995 - Quest - and African Journal of Philosophy 9 (1):116-120.
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    Practical rationality in social science explanation: A reply to Terrence Kelly.Lansana Keita - 2006 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 36 (2):219-226.
    Terrence Kelly argues for a theory of practical rationality to explain and handle the issue of residential segregation in the United States. Kelly claims that theories of "racism as irrational" and rational choice are not explanatorily adequate in this regard. I argue that the theory of practical rationality is also not adequate because by allowing agents to offer accounts of their calculated behaviour, it allows little appraisal of the behaviour itself. I argue instead that better explanations could be offered by (...)
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    Research Disciplines in the African Context; A Revised Paradigm.Lansana Keita - 1989 - Quest - and African Journal of Philosophy 3 (1):3-19.
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    Sissela Bok , Exploring Happiness: From Aristotle to Brain Science . Reviewed by.Lansana Keita - 2012 - Philosophy in Review 32 (1):5-7.
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    Sen, Individual Rights and the Paretiart Liberal.Lansana Keita - 1987 - Quest - and African Journal of Philosophy 1 (1):75-82.
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    The Human Project and the Temptations of Science.Lansana Keita (ed.) - 1998 - BRILL.
    On account of the impressive yield of empirical science since the dawn of modern era, theorists of human behavior have sought eagerly to adopt its methodology to explain and predict behavior in the same way that natural science does with respect to natural phenomena. Thus, the positivist principle endorsed the unity of science approach to both the natural and social worlds. Modern social science, in its specific forms of sociology, economics, and so on, confidently embraced the positivist principle. In a (...)
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    The Invention of Africa.Lansana Keita - 1990 - Quest - and African Journal of Philosophy 4 (1):94-98.
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    Thomas Piketty, "Capital and Ideology.".Lansana Keita - 2021 - Philosophy in Review 41 (2):89-91.
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  27. Tsenay Serequeberhan, ed., African Philosophy―The Essential Readings Reviewed by.Lansana Keita - 1992 - Philosophy in Review 12 (1):60-62.
     
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    Universal Science, Technology and Critical Thinking.Lansana Keita - 1991 - Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines 7 (4):14-17.
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    Universal Science, Technology and Critical Thinking.Lansana Keita - 1991 - Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines 7 (4):14-17.
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    Welfare economics and positive neoclassical economics.Lansana Keita - 1999 - Journal of Value Inquiry 33 (3):335-351.
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    Yew-Kwang Ng, "Markets and Morals: Justifying Kidney Sales and Legalizing Prostitution." Reviewed by.Lansana Keita - 2020 - Philosophy in Review 40 (2):73-75.
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  32. "Theory Incommensurability" and Kuhn's History of Science: A Critical Analysis.Lansana Keita - 1988 - Diogenes 36 (143):41-65.
    Kuhn's theory of scientific change is founded on the idea that there are minimal defensible grounds for the claim that the history of science is characterized by the cumulative growth of knowledge. According to Kuhn, revolutionary theories in the history of science cannot be perceived as logical and empirical derivations from their predecessors since, quite often, the research methods, theoretical assumptions and the empirical findings of the former are incompatible with the latter. Thus, the analysis of each novel scientific theory (...)
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    Steven Pinker, "Rationality: What it is, why it seems scarce, why it matters.". [REVIEW]Lansana Keita - 2023 - Philosophy in Review 43 (3):33-35.
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    Marxism and human sociobiology: A reply to Zhang Boshu. [REVIEW]Lansana Keita - 1990 - Biology and Philosophy 5 (1):79-83.
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    Scientific Explanation and the Causal Structure of the World. [REVIEW]Lansana Keita - 1990 - International Philosophical Quarterly 30 (2):264-265.
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    Anthropology as Cultural Critique. [REVIEW]Lansana Keita - 1989 - Quest - and African Journal of Philosophy 3 (2):92-94.
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    After Philosophy- End or Transformation. [REVIEW]Lansana Keita - 1989 - Quest - and African Journal of Philosophy 3 (1):84-88.
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    Citizen and Subject. Contemporary Africa and the Legacy of Lare Capitalism. [REVIEW]Lansana Keita - 1997 - Quest - and African Journal of Philosophy 11 (1-2):183-187.
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    Cultural Universals and Particulars. [REVIEW]Lansana Keita - 1997 - Quest - and African Journal of Philosophy 11 (1-2):169-174.
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    Eurocentrism, by S. Amin. [REVIEW]Lansana Keita - 1991 - Quest - and African Journal of Philosophy 5 (1):104-113.
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    Economics-Mathematical Politics or Science of Diminishing Returns? [REVIEW]Lansana Keita - 1994 - Quest - and African Journal of Philosophy 8 (2):148-151.
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    Kwasi Wiredu's Philosophy and an African Culture and Paulin Hountondji's African Philosophy: Myth and Reality. [REVIEW]Lansana Keita - 1988 - Quest - and African Journal of Philosophy 2 (1):74-80.
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    Meaning and development. [REVIEW]Lansana Keita - 1995 - Quest - and African Journal of Philosophy 9 (2):218-226.
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  44. Maxwell Bennett, Daniel Dennett, Peter Hacker, and John Searle, eds. Neuroscience and Philosophy. [REVIEW]Lansana Keita - 2008 - Philosophy in Review 28 (3):164-166.
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    Rom harré and Michael Krausz: Varieties of relativism. [REVIEW]Lansana Keita - 1998 - Journal of Value Inquiry 32 (1):123-126.
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    Review: Leonhard Praeg, African Philosophy and the Quest for Autonomy. [REVIEW]Lansana Keita - 2001 - Quest - and African Journal of Philosophy 15 (1-2):139-144.
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    Review of: Ted Hoderich, After the terror. [REVIEW]Lansana Keita - 2003 - Quest - and African Journal of Philosophy 17 (1-2):157-162.
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    The hermeneutics of African philosophie. [REVIEW]Lansana Keita - 1995 - Quest - and African Journal of Philosophy 9 (2):211-217.
  49. Tsenay Serequeberhan, ed., African Philosophy ― The Essential Readings. [REVIEW]Lansana Keita - 1992 - Philosophy in Review 12:60-62.
     
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