Bernard Matolino
Bernard Matolino
Designation Lecturer
Discipline Philosophy
Email matolinob@ukzn.ac.za
Telephone 033 260 5564
Campus Pietermaritzburg
Office Address

Qualification

  • Phd (Philosophy) UKZN 2009

NRF Rating: Y1 (2015)

Research Interests

  • African philosophy
  • Race

Publications

Books

  • 2014. Personhood in African Philosophy. Pietermaritzburg: Cluster Publications  

Recent publications

  • “Rationality and Consensus in Kwasi Wiredu’s Traditional African Polities” Theoria (146) 2016
  • The Role of non-Political Institutions in Entrenching Democracy in Odimegwu, I.; Asiegbu, M.F.; Izunwa, M.O (eds). Celebrating the Genius of J. Obi Oguejiofor: Discourses in African Philosophy. Awka: FAB Education Books 2015
  • “Universalism and African Philosophy” South African Journal of Philosophy (34:4) 2015
  • “The place of South African philosophy in the future of South African philosophy” Social Dynamics (41:3) 2015
  • “Aristotelian Eudaimonia and African Communitarianism” Phronimon (16:1) 2015
  • “A Response to Metz’s Reply on the End of Ubuntu” South African Journal of Philosophy (34:2) 2015
  • “Exorcising the Communitarian Ghost: D.A. Masolo’s Contribution” Quest (25:1-2) 2014
  • “There is a racist on my stoep and he is black”: A philosophical analysis of black racism in post-apartheid South Africa” Alternation 2013
  • “Exorcising the Communitarian Ghost: D.A. Masolo’s Contribution” Quest 2013
  • “The End of Ubuntu” South African Journal of Philosophy (32:2) 2013 (co-authored with Kwindingwi, W.)
  • “The Nature of Opposition in Kwasi Wiredu’s Democracy by Consensus” African Studies (72:1) 2013
  • “Democracy, Consensus and Africa: An Investigation into Consensual Democracy’s Contribution to African Political Philosophy” Philosophia Africana (14:2) 2012
  • Abantu and their Ethic in the Face of AIDS in Walmsley, G. (ed). African Philosophy and the Future of Africa: South African Philosophical Studies, III. Wahsington D.C.: The Council for Research in Values and Philosophy 2011
  • “The (Mal)Function of ‘it’ in Ifeanyi Menkiti’s Normative Account of Personhood” African Studies Quartely vol 12 (4) 2011
  • “Tempels’ Philosophical Racialism” South African Journal of Philosophy 2011 vol 30 (3) 2011
  • “Quandaries of Legitimacy” Theoria  number 123 June 2010
  • “Radicals versus Moderates: A Critique of Gyekye’s Moderate Communitarianism” South African Journal of Philosophy vol 28 (2) 2009
  • “A Response to Eze’s Critique of Wiredu’s Consensual Democracy” South African Journal of Philosophy vol 28 (1) 2009

Guest Editorial:

  • Special Issue of Journal on African Philosophy entitled “Reconciliation in Postcolonial Africa” (No. 7) 2013

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