Projects & Collaborations
Stephen Stich (Rutgers),
Justin Sytsma (Victoria University of Wellington), and
N. Byrd (Stevens Institute of Technology)
Veli Mitova (UJ) is
the South African team leader of this Templeton-funded sub-project, part of the bigger
Launching Experimental Philosophy of Religion project. The goal of the project is to resolve an ongoing debate about the link between reasoning and religiosity.
It includes teams from seven different regions: China, Switzerland, Israel, India, Japan, South Africa, and the USA.
Edouard Machery (Pitt),
Stephen Stich (Rutgers), and
Clark Barrett (UCLA)
Veli Mitova (UJ) is
the South African team leader of this Templeton-funded project with Josien Reijer (UJ). The
project studies diversity in people's conceptions of understanding,
wisdom, and knowledge around the world, and seeks to promote
cross-cultural research in cognitive science. It includes teams in eight
different regions: Eastern Europe, Ecuador, India, Japan, Morocco,
Peru, South Africa, and South Korea.
PIs: Lubomira Radoilska (Kent) and Veli Mitova (UJ)
The project grapples with the underexplored connections between epistemic injustice and other normative concepts such as reasons and agency.This is a
British Academy Newton Advanced Fellowship project.
Josien Reijer (all UJ)
The project aims at compiling a Dictionary of Philosophy in several African languages, comprising core African and Western philosophical
terms. This is a grant from the University of Johannesburg.
PIs: Veli Mitova (UJ)
The project aims at bringing into conversation decolonial theory with two hot topics in analytic epistemology – epistemic injustice and rationality.
This is a grant from the University of Johannesburg, which will sponsor four postgraduate students on a research visit to Switzerland. In abeyance due to Covid.
Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences
Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science
University of Kent Philosophy
University of Nottingham Philosophy
Gifford (2011:1) describes the philosophy of medicine as a branch of philosophy that “encompasses the topics connected to the philosophy of science that
arise in reflection upon medical science and practice.” That is, theorists in the philosophy of medicine are concerned with questions such as, what is health?
How should we understand the concept of disease? How should we assess medical evidence? In the Medicine and Health in Africa project, we look at these and
other, often overlooked, types of questions in the philosophy of medicine with perspectives, concepts and insights informed by our African context.
This project concerns developing an IKS Portal. To initiate it, Mongane will embark on verifying and validating what they have called the IKS categories.
These are: IKs social issues, institutions, technologies, biodiversity and bioprospecting and lastly, the liberation processes. When Mongane was
CEO of Freedom Park, he initiated and commissioned the emergence of an IKS Incubation and Innovation Unit concept which he thinks should be further developed.
It is Mongane's intention to also use that as a reference point.
This project focuses on two bundles of normative issues in epistemology – rationality and epistemic power.
The rationality strand of the project compares Scientific rationality with Indigneous Knowledge Systems. In particular, it interrogates the notion
that there is an inherent tension between traditional and contemporary African knowledge and the scientific worldview. The epistemic injustice strand of
the project aims at connecting the dots of central issues in three current debates in epistemology – responsibility, ignorance, and epistemic injustice.
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