Studies in Phenomenology


International Colloquium


5-6 March 2020, Crawford Beach Lodge in Chintsa, South Africa
Organisers: Abraham Olivier (UFH), Justin Sands (NWU), M. John Lamola (UP), Keo Mbebe (UP)

African phenomenology is an emerging subfield within the broader domain of African and Africana philosophy. The phenomenological method, with its various approaches to studying the meaning of human experience, has been a cornerstone in the thought of African Philosophers such as Paulin Hountondji, Tsenay Serequeberhan and D.A. Masolo, and proponents of Africana Philosophy such as Frantz Fanon, Lucius Outlaw and Lewis Gordon. While this philosophical approach has most evidently informed such thinkers, their contributions are often ‘siloed’, separated from, or neglected in the larger discursive terrain of African/Africana philosophy, postcolonialism/decolonisation, and the global phenomenology movement. The purpose of this colloquium is to explore contributions of African phenomenology to African/Africana philosophy, postcolonial/decolonial discourse, and deliberations within the international phenomenological community.

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