African Centre for Epistemology and Philosophy of Science

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African Centre For Epistemology And Philosophy Of Science

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 an independent entity with close links to the Department of Philosophy ranked no. 2 in Africa.

ACEPS is a proud sponsor of the 2022 UJ Annual Postgraduate School Events.

Why not join the ACEPS team doing a MA, PhD or PDRF in Philosophy in a fun and safe space?

Events 2023

Visitors 2023

  • Jan-Feb: Prof Agemir Bavaresco with the Graduate Program in Philosophy at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), 1 month research visitor  to ACEPS and UJ Philosophy Department.
  • Feb: Dr Aviva de Groot is a doctoral researcher on a 1 week visit from  Tilburg Law School with a focus on Epistemic Justice.
  • Mar: Dr Lerato Posholi is a post-doctoral fellow on a 1 week visit from the Institute for European Global Studies, University of Basel, part of the SNSF project Reversing the gaze: Towards Post-Comparative Area Studies.
  • April: Prof Cameron Boult (Uni Brandon) is the Chair of Philosophy, on a collaboration visit on Epistemic Blame and Reparations project, funded by Northwestern Buffett Institute Global Connections Seed Grant.
  • July: Jiwon Kim (Uni Lund) is a doctoral student in Practical Philosophy and is visiting ACEPS for 2 weeks, funded by Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (ICM).
  • July: Dr Mark Bowker (Uni Lund) is a Marie Skłodowska–Curie Fellow in Philosophy and visitor to ACEPS for 2 weeks.
  • August: Dr Sebastian Schmidt (Uni Zurich) is a Visiting Research Fellow from the Zürich Epistemology Group on Rationality (Zegra) and a return visitor to ACEPS.
  • late 2023: Karl Landstrom is a Research Fellow at Nottingham Trent University and will visit ACEPS later in 2023.
  • 2024: Prof. Martin  Kusch (Uni Vienna) of the Department of Philosophy and Institute Vienna Circle will  visit ACEPS for a 1 week collaboration.

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. Check out the ACEPS Team& PostGrads and Events pages for the previous activities, research groups, reading groups and direction of ACEPS research.

ACEPS address: 3rd floor, cnr Barry Hertzog and Napier road, Milpark, Johannesburg
Entrance from Napier road, it is the big blue glass building. Map link.