HAP 24 - Professionally Speaking - The Reaction Against Ethnophilosophy

March 17, 2019

Paulin Hountondji and other African philosophers criticize ethnophilosophy and advocate a universalist approach.

HAP 23 - Nkiru Nzegwu on Gender in African Tradition

March 3, 2019

An interview with Nkiru Nzegwu on matriarchy and gender fluidity in Africa.

HAP 22 - Women Have no Tribe - Gender in African Tradition

February 17, 2019

What archeology and ethnography tell us about the diverse and often ambiguous roles of men and women in traditional African societies.

HAP 21 - The Doctor Will See You Now - Divination, Witchcraft, and Knowledge

February 3, 2019

Special forms of knowledge and the explanation of misfortunes in African tradition.

HAP 20 - I Am Because We Are - Communalism in African Ethics and Politics

January 20, 2019

Emphasis on the value of community as a major theme in African philosophy.

HAP 19 - Behind the Mask - African Philosophy of the Person

January 6, 2019

Traditional African ideas about personhood, which challenge assumptions about the relation between mind and body, self and other.

HAP 18 - One to Rule Them All - God in African Philosophy

December 23, 2018

Is traditional African religion in some sense monotheist, despite the worship of many divinities?

HAP 17 - Event Horizon - African Philosophy of Time

December 9, 2018

John Mbiti’s influential and controversial claim that traditional Africans experience time as having “a long past, a present, and virtually no future.”

HAP 16 - Samuel Imbo on Okot p’Bitek and Oral Traditions

November 25, 2018

A conversation with Sam Imbo on approaching oral traditions as philosophy and the Ugandan thinker and poet Okot p'Bitek.

HAP 15 - Heard it Through the Grapevine - Oral Philosophy in Africa

November 11, 2018

An introduction to the “ethnophilosophy” approach inaugurated by Placide Tempels, its promises and potential pitfalls.