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  1. What is African Communitarianism? Against Consensus as a regulative ideal.Michael Onyebuchi Eze - 2008 - South African Journal of Philosophy 27 (4):386-399.
    In this essay, an attempt is made to re-present African Communitarianism as a discursive formation between the individual and community. It is a view which eschews the dominant position of many Africanist scholars on the primacy of the community over the individual in the ‘individual-community' debate in contemporary Africanist discourse. The relationship between the individual and community is dialogical for the identity of the individual and the community is dependent on this constitutive formation. The individual is not prior to the (...)
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    I am Because You Are: Cosmopolitanism in the Age of Xenophobia1.Michael Onyebuchi Eze - 2017 - Philosophical Papers 46 (1):85-109.
    This paper argues that the dominant discourse on cosmopolitanism has largely focused on its constitutive character while ignoring its substantive essence. While recognizing the contribution made by other intellectual traditions, the paper argues that none of the approaches have yet answered basic questions of how to live with the stranger beyond the requirement of the law. The paper is also critical of those versions of cosmopolitanism that privileges subjective preference to members of our community over the stranger, or that advocates (...)
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    Menkiti, Gyekye and beyond: towards a decolonization of African political philosophy.Michael Onyebuchi Eze - 2018 - Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 7 (2):1-18.
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    Emergent Issues in African Philosophy: A Dialogue with Kwasi Wiredu.Michael Onyebuchi Eze & Thaddeus Metz - 2015 - Philosophia Africana 17 (2):75-87.
    These are major excerpts from an interview that was conducted with Professor Kwasi Wiredu at Rhodes University during the 13th Annual Conference of The International Society for African Philosophy and Studies in 2007. He speaks on a wide range of issues such as political and personal identity, racism and tribalism, moral foundations, the Golden Rule, African communalism, human rights, personhood, consensus, meta-philosophy, amongst other critical themes.
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    Ubuntu/botho: Ideologie oder Versprechen?Michael Onyebuchi Eze - 2020 - Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 68 (6):928-942.
    This article investigates the concept of Ubuntu/botho as a possible foundation for an African moral theory. It departs from an analysis of the idea of “human personhood” as a basis for moral agency, which is controversially debated within African philosophy. This notion of personhood relies on an understanding of the mutual interdependence of human beings. As a next step, the author critically assesses the discursive function of Ubuntu/botho in African societies and its misuse by political elites as ideological cover for (...)
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