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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 and Director of the Research Platform "Global African Diaspora Studies" (GADS)

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

Morning Tea


11.00 - 12.30     Session 1

Room 3D
Chair: Anke Graness


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


Victor C. A. Nweke
University of Calabar, Nigeria)
Unveiling the Intercultural Dimensions of Conversational Philosophy and its Significance to the Questions of Global Justice

Room 3B
Chair: Polycarp Ikuenobe


Edwin Etieyibo
(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 3E
Chair: J. Obi Oguejiofor


Anthony Neal
(Mississippi State University, USA):
An Intercultural Approach to Studying Mysticism as a Philosophy


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

12.30 - 14.30Lunch

14.30 - 16.00     Session 2

Room 3D
Chair: Franz M. Wimmer


Pascah Mungwini
(University of South Africa):
Philosophy in the Post-Imperialist World: Towards the Conversation of Humankind


Renate Schepen
(University of Humanistic Studies Utrecht, The Netherlands):
A non-Eurocentric Approach in the Intercultural Perspective of African Philosophy


Room 3B
Chair: Franz Gmainer-Pranzl


Jacinta Mwende Maweu
(University of Nairobi, Kenya):
Equality, Difference and the Complementarity of African and Western Philosophy


Franziska Dübgen
(University of Kassel, Germany):
The Dialectics of Paulin Hountondij's Critical Universalism

Room 3E
Chair: Pius Maija Mosima


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


Otto Dennis
(Akwa Ibom State University, Nigeria):
Obligation to Posterity and African Environmental Intuitionism

16.00 - 16.30Coffee Break

16.30 - 18.00     Session 3

Room 3D
Chair: Martina Kopf


Hadeer Abo El Nagah
(College of Humanities, Prince Sultan University, Riyadh, KSA):
The 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

Room 3B
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 3E
Chair: Pascah Mungwini


Philip Adah Idachaba
(Kogi State University, Nigeria):
'Border Thinking' and the Demands of Epistemic Justice in African Philosophy


Michael Onyebuchi Eze
(Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge, UK):African Intellectual History: Towards a Discourse and Method

18.00 - 18.30Coffee Break

18.30Keynote Address: Dismas Masolo



09.00 - 10.30     Session 4

Room 3D
Chair: Franziska Dübgen


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 3B
Chair: Niels Weidtmann


M. John Lamola
(University of Fort Hare, South Africa):
The Essence of the Dialectic of the Being and Nothingness of Africanity


Reginald Nnamdi
Intercultural Philosophy within the Meneistics of African Predicament

Room 3E
Chair: Workineh Kelbessa


Zaato Matthew Nor
(Benue State University, Nigeria):
Intercultural Philosophy in a Prejudiced-Consciousness World: African Philosophy and the Restoration of African Dignity

10.30 - 11.00Morning Tea

11.00 - 12.00     Session 5

Room 3D
Chair: Edwin Etieyibo


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


Mechthild Nagel
(SUNY Cortland, USA):
The Five Phases of Ubuntu

Room 3B
Chair: Sergej Seitz


Dorothea Gädeke
(Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Germany):
Engagement or Restraint? Intercultural Philosophy and the Call for Political Science


Pius Maija Mosima
(University of Bamenda, Cameroon):
From Local to Global: Rethinking the Dynamics of African Philosophy from an Intercultural Perspective

12.30 - 14.30Lunch

14.30 - 16.00     Session 6

Room 3D
Chair: Kevin Behrens


Anke Graness
(University of Vienna, Austria):
Ubuntu and Buen Vivir


Ndumiso Dladla
(University of South Africa):
Ubuntu as a Philosophy of Liberation

Room 3B
Chair: Pedro Tabensky


J. Obi Oguejiofor
(Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria):
Leopold Sedar Senghor, African Philosophy and the Challenge of Interculturalism


Angela Roothaan
(Vrije Univesiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands):
Bantu Philosophy and the Problem of Religion in Intercultural Philosophy Today

16.00Afternoon tea

16.30 - 17.30ISAPS Annual General Meeting

19.00Evening: Conference Dinner -
Traditional Viennese Wine Restaurant



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