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Sunday, 9 July, 2017
Conference Days:10 and 11 July, 2017
Departure:Wednesday, 12 July, 2017


08.00 - 09.00Registration

09.00Welcome Session: Welcome by the organizers:
Dr. Anke Graness and Dr. Edwin Etieyibo

09.15Opening Address:
Prof. Dr. Georg Stenger, Vice Dean Faculty of Philosophy and Education

09.45Welcome Address:
Prof. Adams Bodomo, Head of the Department of African Studies

10.00Presidential speech by president of ISAPS:
Prof. Joseph Agbakoba (DVC, Madonna University Nigeria)

Morning Tea


11.00 - 12.30     Session 1

Room 1
Chair: Anke Graness


Bernard Matolino
(University of KwaZulu-Natal):
Why an intercultural approach to philosophy in Africa will not succeed


Sirkku Hellsten
(The Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, Sweden):
Debates on Global Justice: Can there be reconciliation between African and non-African philosophy?

Room 2
Chair: Kevin Behrens


Zaato Matthew Nor
(Benue State University, Nigeria):
Intercultural philosophy in a prejudiced-consciousness world: African philosophy and the restoration of African dignity


Anthony Neal
(Mississippi State University, USA):
An intercultural approach to studying mysticism as a philosophy

Room 3
Chair: Reginald Nnamdi


J. Obi Oguejiofor
(Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria):
Leopold Sedar Senghor, African philosophy and the challenge of interculturalism


Angela Roothaan
(Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands):
Bantu philosophy and the problem of religion in intercultural philosophy today

12.30 - 14.30Lunch

14.30 - 16.00     Session 2

Room 1
Chair: Franz M. Wimmer


Bekele Gutema
(Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia):
Intercultural elements in African philosophy


Albert Kasanda
(VR Kongo):
Can African philosophy be intercultural?

Room 2
Chair: J. Obi Oguejiofor


Edwin Etieyibio
(University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa):
Piety and conduct: The case of confucianism and African philosophy


Oritsegbubemi Oyowe
(University of Western Cape, South Africa):
The strongly normative view of personhood

Room 3
Chair: Pius Maija Mosima


Olusegun Morakinyo
(Stellenbosch University, South Africa):
Intercultural afrocentric philosophy as an anti-racist praxis


Renate Schepen
(University of Humanistic Studies Utrecht, The Netherlands):
A non-eurocentric approach in the intercultural perspective of African philosophy

16.00 - 16.30Coffee Break

16.30 - 18.00     Session 3

Room 1
Chair: Workineh Kelbessa


Philip Adah Idachaba
(Kogi State University, Nigeria):
'Border Thinking' and the demands of epistemic justice in African philosophy


Michael Onyebuchi Eze
(Trinity Hall, University Cambridge):
African intellectual history: Towards a discourse and method

Room 2
Chair: Joseph Agbakoba


Stefan Skupien
(Berlin Center of Social Science):
Philosophy of Science: Paulin Hountondji's approach to 'endogeneity' as southern theory


Anthony Okpanachi
(University of Hull, UK):
Reflecting with Karl Popper on science and its pedagogy in the Nigerian context: Possibilities for rethinking epistemic violence

Room 3
Chair: Martina Kopf


Hadeer Abo El Nagah
(College of Humanities, Prince Sultan University, Riyadh, KSA):
Philosophical basis of gender issues in the Quran; An analytical reading


Polycarp Ikuenobe
(Kent State University, USA):
The western conception of romantic love and polygamy in African traditions

18.00 - 18.30Coffee Break

18.30Keynote Address: Dismas Masolo



09.00 - 10.30     Session 4

Room 1
Chair: Bernard Matolino


Kai Horsthemke
(KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany):
"#FactsMustFall"? - African philosophy in a post-truth world


Kevin Behrens
(University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa):
Are intercultural philosophy and a decolonised philosophy curriculum for Africa incompatible?

Room 2
Chair: Sirkku Hellsten


Charles Nweke/Ignatius Onwuatuegwu
(Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria):
African philosophy in dielogue with homocentric humanism


Reginald Nnamdi
Intercultural philosophy within the meneistics of African predicament

Room 3
Chair: Franz Gmainer-Pranzl


Jacinta Mwende Maweu
(University of Nairobi):
Equality, difference and the complementarity of African and western philosophy


Franziska Dübgen
(University of Kassel, Germany):
The dialectics of Paulin Hountondjis critical universalism

10.30 - 11.00Morning Tea

11.00 - 12.00     Session 5

Room 1
Chair: Sergej Seitz


Dorothea Gädeke
(Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Germany):
Engagement or restraint? Intercultural philosophy and the call for political silence


Pius Maija Mosima
(University of Bamenda, Cameroon):
From local to global: Rethinking the dynamics of African philosophy from an intercultural perspective

Room 2
Chair: Michael O. Eze


Mechthild Nagel
(SUNY Cortland, USA):
The five phases of Ubuntu


Niels Weidtmann
(University of Tübingen, Germany):
The philosophy of Ubuntu


Ndumiso Dladla
(University of South Africa):
Ubuntu as a philosophy of liberation

Room 3
Chair: Polycarp Ikuenobe


Pedro Tabensky
(Rhodes University, South Africa):
Fanon and Camus on the Algerian Question


Pascah Mungwini
(University of South Africa):
Philosophy in the post-imperialist world: Towards the conversation of humankind

12.30 - 14.30Lunch

14.30 - 16.00     Session 6

Room 1
Chair: Edwin Etieyibo


Cyril Chibuzo Ezeani
(Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria):
Intercultural philosophy and creating a polylogue of traditions: Possibilities and utopias


Victor C. A. Nweke
(University of Calabar, Nigeria):
Unveiling the intercultural dimension if conversational philosophy and its significance to the question of global justice

Room 2
Chair: Niels Weidtmann


Workineh Kelbessa
(Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia):
Water ethics


Otto Dennis
(Akwa Ibom State University, Nigeria):
Obligation to posterity and African environmental intuitionism

16.00Afternoon tea

16.30 - 17.30ISAPS Annual General Meeting

19.00Evening: Conference Dinner -
Traditional Viennese Wine Restaurant



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