Anke Graness (PhD) has a FWF-funded Elise-Richter-Position at the Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna (Austria) and is currently working on her habilitation treatise (postdoctoral qualification) on the History of Philosophy in Africa South of the Sahara.

Research interests: intercultural philosophy, philosopy in Africa, History of philosophy, arabic and islamic philosophy, feminist theory, gender studies, ethics, global justice, political philosophy.

Anke Graness is member of the editorial board of "Polylog. Journal on Intercultural Philosophy", of the board of the Viennese Society for Intercultural Philosophy (WIGIP) and of polylog. e.V. (www.polylog.org).
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Call for Papers: 23rd ISAPS Conference
(International Society for African Philosophy and Studies)
10th and 11th of July 2017
University of Vienna (Austria)
Title: African Philosophy in an Intercultural Perspective
Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna (Austria) in conjunction with the IWK (Vienna) and the Vienna Society for Intercultural Philosophy (WIGIP)
Conference organisers: Dr. Anke Graness, Dr. Edwin Etieyibo, Dr. Thomas Hübel
More Information here!

My post on the Blog Philosop-Her (4th of March 2016) entitled: Philosophy in Africa – A Case of Epistemic Injustice in the Academy caused on "daily nous" a controversial debate:

Lecture on "Writing the History of Philosophy in Africa: Does it begin in Egypt?"
at the University of Mercy Detroit, November 25, 2015 is avaiable on youtube! Here the link!!

Recent Publications:

Polylog 34 Polylog No. 34 "Justice and/or Reconcilliation". With contributions from Franziska Dübgen, James Ogude and Unifier Dyer, Josefina Echavarría Álvarez, Naoko Kumagai, Ursula Baatz and James Garrison.
Introduction (in German)



Anke Graness (ed.): Special Issue: Philosophy in Lusophone Africa, Philosophia Africana, Vol. 17, No. 1 (2015), 'Introduction', pp. 1 - 9.

Anke Graneß: Philosophie im subsaharischen Afrika. Website of the "Forschungsinstitut für Philosophie Hannover" (28. März 2016)

Anke Graneß: Der Ubuntu-Diskurs in Südafrika und sein Beitrag zur Gerechtigkeitsdebatte, In: Sarhan Dhouib (Hrsg.), Gerechtigkeit in transkultureller Perspektive. Velbrück Wissenschaft, Weilerswist 2016, S. 145–167.

Anke Graness: "Questions of Canon Formation in Philosophy: The History of Philosophy in Africa", in: Phronimon. Accredited Journal of the South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities, Vol. 16, No. 2 (2015), pp. 78 - 96.

Anke Graness: "Writing the History of Philosophy in Africa: where to beginn?", in: Journal of African Cultural Studies. (2015), pp. 1-16,
DOI: 10.1080/13696815.2015.1053799.

Anke Graness: "Is the debate on 'Global Justice' a global one? Some Considerations in View of Modern Philosophy in Africa", in: Journal of Global Ethics, Vol. 11:1 (2015), pp. 126-140. DOI: 10.1080/17449626.2015.1010014

Franz Gmainer-Pranzl/Anke Graneß (eds.): Perspektiven interkulturellen Philosophierens. Beiträge zur Geschichte und Methodik von Polylogen. Für Franz Martin Wimmer. Wien: Facultas/WUV 2012

Anke Graneß: Das menschliche Minimum. Globale Gerechtigkeit aus afrikanischer Sicht: Henry Odera Oruka. Campus Verlag Frankfurt 2011. (more information here)

A. Graness/K. Kresse (eds.): Sagacious Reasoning. Henry Odera Oruka in memoriam. Peter Lang Verlag Frankfurt 1997.

More on Henry Odera Oruka in WIKIPEDIA:

Or see the article on Sage-Philosophy by Gail Presbey:

Contact: graness(at)polylog.org