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ACEPS - Decoloniser of Philosophy
African Centre for Epistemology and Philosophy of Science

ACEPS Decolonising Knowledge

We are in the business of decolonising knowledge through African voices in Philosophy, strengthening knowledge systems in both North and South.

  • African Philosophy & Indigenous Knowledge Systems
  • Decolonising Knowledge & Epistemic Injustice & Oppression
  • Philosophy of Science: Medicine & Public Health
  • Philosophy of Education & Social Science
  • Philosophy of Biology & Philosophy of Race
The African Centre for Epistemology and Philosophy of Science is housed in the Department of Philosophy ranked no. 2 in Africa.

Forthcoming Events
  • 14-15 October 2021: Epistemic Injustice Reasons and Agency workshop (online-TBA)
  • 4-5 November 2021: Epistemology of the Internet (online)
  • end 2021: Poet, African intellectual & struggle veteran Prof Mongane Serote's readings & videos immortalised through an IKS online portal (TBA)
  • 29 March – 1 April 2022: Power, Reasons and Practice (live in Johannesburg - TBA)
  • 2022 Building Capacity for Bioethics in South Africa Prof. Nancy Jecker (Uni of Washington) 6 months Fulbright Research Fellowship

Visitors
  • Prof. Lewis Gordon (Uni of Connecticut) is a visiting professor specialising in Africana Philosophy from 2021 onwards.
  • Prof. Nancy Jecker (Uni of Washington) is a visiting professor specialising in Bioethics on a 6 months Fulbright Research Fellowship in 2022.
  • Dr Sebastian Schmidt (Uni of Zurich) is a Visiting Research Fellow from the Zurich Epistemology Group on Rationality (Zegra) for a 2 month visit in early 2022.
We regularly host visiting and externally funded Postdoctoral researchers. Please contact ACEPS director Prof Veli Mitova , if you are interested in visiting, giving a talk, sharing research or collaborating on a project. Refer to Team, Visitors, PostGrads for more details on our research strengths.