In examining the intellectual history in contemporary South Africa,
Eze engages with the emergence of ubuntu as one discourse that has become a
mirror and aftermath of South Africa’s overall historical narrative.: This book
interrogates a triple socio-political representation of ubuntu as a displacement narrative for South Africa’s
colonial consciousness; as offering a a
new national imaginary through its
inclusive consciousness in which different, competing, and often antagonistic
memories and histories are accommodated; and as offering a historicity in which the past is transformed as a symbol
of hope for the present and the future. This book offers a model for African
intellectual history indignant to polemics but constitutive of creative
historicism and healthy humanism.
2019: Religious Nationalism and Survival Politics in Contemporary Nigeria” (under
2019 (With J. Chimakonam) African Communitarianism: Contemporary Debates (Delaware: Vernon Press) – Forthcoming
2018 Guest editor: Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions Date: Vol. 6, No. 1 (Jun. 2017), Special Issue “Individual and Community in the Post-colonial Africa: Menkiti vs Gyekye”
2011 Guest Editor (with Jörn Rüsen) Special Issue “Humanism in History” Taiwan Journal of East Asian Studies, Vol. 8, No. 2 (Issue 16), Dec. 2011.
2019 “African Catholicism and Africa’s Intellectual History: Issues and Contestations”, in Handbook on African Catholicism, editor, Stan Chu Ilo, (Indiana: Notre Dame University Press), (submitted for review)
2018 “Africana Philosophy as a Cultural Resistance “in Ka-Osi-Sọ-Onye: African Philosophy in Postmodern Era. Editors: J. O Chimakonam and Edwin Etieyibo (Delaware: Vernon Press), pp(149-168)
2017 “Foreword” in Christian B. N. Gade, A Discourse on African Philosophy: A New Perspective on Ubuntu and Transitional Justice in South Africa (Lanham, Lexington Books).
2017 “Humanitatis Eco [Eco-Humanism]: An African Environmental Ethics” in Handbook for Africana Philosophy (Toyin Falola and Adeshina Afolayan, eds.) (New York: Palgrave Macmillan), pp 621-632.
2016 “Preface” in Denis Agbo, The Rise And Fall Of Education Standard In Nigeria: Implications And The Way Forward. (Enugu: Chrisbest Productions, 2016), pp vii-ix
2012 “Ubuntu: Ideology or Promise” in Exploring Humanity: Intercultural Perspectives on Humanism (reflections on history), Jörn Rüsen, Mihai I. Spariosu (eds.), (National University of Taiwan Press,) pp 247-260
Scholarly Articles (peer reviewed):
2019: Eze, M.O and Katja V.W. “Beyond Sovereign Reason: Issues and Contestations in Contemporary African Identity,” in Journal of Common Market Studies, Special Issue, Collective Identity, edited by Francis Nicoli and Theresa Kuhn. (Submitted for review)
2018: “Menkiti, Gyekye and Beyond: Towards A Decolonization of African Political Philosophy”, Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions Vol. 7. No. 2., 2018.
2018: “Cultural Appropriation and the Limits of Identity: A Case for Multiple Humanity(ies)”, Chiedza, Journal of Arrupe Jesuit University, Vol 20, No. 1 May 2018
“I am Because You Are: Cosmopolitanism
in the Age of Xenophobia”, in Philosophical
Papers, Vol. 46, No. 1 (March 2017): 85-109. Special Issue on Cosmopolitanism.
2015 (With Thaddeus Metz) “Emergent Issues in African Philosophy: A Dialogue with Kwasi Wiredu” Philosophia Africana, 17 (2):75-87 (2015)
2013 “Pan Africanism: A Brief Intellectual History” in History Compass, Vol.11, No.9, September 2013, pp 663-674 (Commissioned article, Oxford, Wiley-Blackwell)
2013 “Pan Africanism and the Politics of History” in History Compass Vol.11, No.9, September 2013, pp 675-686 (Commissioned article, Oxford, Wiley-Blackwell)
2011 “Humanism as History in Contemporary Africa” in Taiwan Journal of East Asian Studies, Vol. 8, No. 2 (Issue 16), December 2011, pp 59-77 (Commissioned article)
2011 (With Jörn Rüsen) “Humanism in History” in Taiwan Journal of East Asian Studies, Vol. 8, No. 2 (Issue 16), December 2011, pp i-xi
2011 “The Politics of Being a Human Being in Soweto: Identity as a Social Capital” in Journal of Contemporary African Studies, Vol. 29, No. 3, July 2011, pp299-313 (Routledge, Taylor and Francis)
2011 “I Am Because You Are – A theory of an African Humanism” in The UNESCO COURIER (translated into Russian, French, Chinese, Spanish, Arabic and Portuguese, Issue: October - December 2011 – Commissioned Article) http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco-courier/
2008 “What is African Communitarianism? Against Consensus as a Regulative Ideal” in South African Journal of Philosophy, 2008, Vol. 27:4, pp 386-399 (Commissioned Article)
2003 “Soccer: A New World Religion?” in Chiedza. Arrupe College, Jesuit School of Philosophy, Philosophical Journal, Vol. 2:15, 2003
2002 “The African Heritage and Independent Identity” Chiedza. Arrupe College, Jesuit School of Philosophy, Philosophical Journal, Vol. 2:12, 2002