Recent Work in African Political and Legal Philosophy

Philosophy Compass 16 (9):1-10 (2021)
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In this article I critically survey non-edited books on political and legal philosophy that have been composed by those working in the sub-Saharan African tradition and have appeared in print since 2016. These monographs principally address political, distributive, and criminal justice at the domestic level, with this article recounting the essentials of these texts as well as noting prima facie weaknesses in their positions and gaps in current research agendas. My aims are to enable readers to obtain a bird’s-eye picture of key works in recent African political and legal philosophy and to suggest some plausible ways to advance debates.

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Thaddeus Metz
Cornell University (PhD)


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