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Dr. Olúfémi Táíwò is Professor of Philosophy and the University Core. Formerly Associate Professor at Loyola University, Chicago, and Postdoctoral Fellow at the Carter G. Woodson Institute for Afro-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia, Prof. Táíwò joined Seattle University in 2001, where he has taught the introduction to philosophy, philosophy of the human person, philosophy of law, and global African studies. He is an editor of the Journal on African Philosophy. He is advisor for the National Society of Black Engineers.
Legal Naturalism: A Marxist Theory of Law. (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1996)."Prophets Without Honour: African Apostles of Modernity in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries." West Africa Review III:1 (2001). Available in English. In Italian. In French."Feminism and Africa: Some Reflections on the Poverty of Theory," in Oyeronke Oyewumi, ed., African Women and Feminism: Refections on the Politics of Sisterhood (Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2001). "On the Limits of Law at Century's End," in David M. Rasmussen, ed., Social and Political Philosophy. Proceedings of the XXth World Congress of Philosophy, XI (Charlottesville: Philosophy Documentation Center, 2001)."This Prison Called My Skin: On Being Black in America," Annals of Scholarship: Art Practices and the Human Sciences in a Global Culture XIV:1 (2000)."Exorcising Hegel's Ghost: Africa's Challenge to Philosophy," African Studies Quarterly I, 4 (1998). Available.
Organizer: "Race, Space, and Place: Living in America," a conference sponsored by the Global African Studies Program at Seattle University and the Axer Endowment, Seattle, November, 2002."Of Intellectuals, Politics and Public Policy-making in Nigeria." Fifth Professor Wole Soyinka Annual Lecture Series, London, 2002. Available."Globalization: Doing It Right This Time Around," Panel on Globalization, Committee on Philosophy and International Cooperation, Annual Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, Seattle, 2002."Post-Independence African Political Philosophy." Conference of the International Society for African Philosophy and Studies, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2001.
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