Assoc. Prof. Dr. Uchenna Okeja

Associate professor, Rhodes University, South Africa

October 2017 until January 2018

In cooperation with Prof. Dr. Dr. Matthias Lutz-Bachmann

Funded by The Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders”, Goethe University Frankfurt in cooperation with Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften.

Research project title:
The public sphere in African political thought

Research abstract:

Focusing on analysis of African arenas for deliberation, I aim in my research to demonstrate the possible understandings embedded in these practices that are instructive for democratic theory and practice. I consider this endeavour important for two reasons. The first reason is the need to point out the misunderstandings of these practices in the works of political theorists. The second reason is the need for a reconstructive analysis that could serve as the basis for articulation of a well-founded African political philosophy. It is certainly true that tones of papers and books have been written on the so-called African political condition. From these works, a lot of insights can be gleaned. The major challenge, however, is that Africa is still in search of a model of self-rule that is premised on a plausibly argued political philosophy. This is the goal I am aiming to contribute to in my research. (Uchenna Okeja)

Publications (selection):
»Introduction: Globalizing or Transcending Global Justice?«, In: Philosophical Papers, 46: 1, S.1-11, 2017.
»Reverse Migration, Brain Drain and Global Justice«, In: South African Journal of Philosophy, 36: 1, S.133-143, 2017.
»Evaluating Societies Morally: The Case of Development and ‘Developing’ Societies«, In: Analyse und Kritik, (forthcoming).
»The Moral Challenge of Expatriate Employment in Developing Countries«, In: Nordic Journal of Applied Ethics, (forthcoming).
»Palaver and Consensus as metaphors for the Public Sphere in African philosophy«, In: Murad Idris, Leigh Jenco and Megan Thomas (hrsg.): Oxford Handbook of Comparative Political Theory, Oxford: Oxford University Press, (forthcoming).


„Noch einmal: Zum Verhältnis von Moralität und Sittlichkeit" - Vortrag von Jürgen Habermas. Skript und Video zum Abruf verfügbar

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Weitere Informationen (Vortragsskript und Video) zum Vortrag „Noch einmal: Zum Verhältnis von Moralität und Sittlichkeit" von Jürgen Habermas am 19. Juni 2019 an der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main finden Sie hier...

"The History of Postmetaphysical Philosophy and the Future of Democracy" - Konferenz zu Ehren von Jürgen Habermas

Am 20. und 21. Juni fand am Exzellenzcluster "Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen" die Konferenz "The History of Postmetaphysical Philosophy and the Future of Democracy" statt.
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Nächste Termine

22. bis 24. Juli 2019

Masterclass: Predicament of Economics: on the Intersection of Ethics, Political Philosophy and Economics. With Prof. Sanjay G. Reddy. Mehr...

23. Juli 2019, 14 Uhr

Fellow-Lecture: Prof. Sanjay G. Reddy: The Predicament of Economics (and the social sciences more generally). Mehr...


Neueste Medien

Noch einmal: Moralität und Sittlichkeit

Jürgen Habermas
Öffentlicher Vortrag an der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

Die andere Seite des Kinos: Chantal Akermans De l’autre côté

Martin Seel
Lecture and Film "Die Erfinderin der Formen. Das Kino von Chantal Akerman"

Neueste Volltexte

Kettemann, Matthias; Kleinwächter, Wolfgang; Senges, Max (2018):

The Time is Right for Europe to Take the Lead in Global Internet Governance. Normative Orders Working Paper 02/2018. Mehr...

Kettemann, Matthias (2019):

Die normative Ordnung der Cyber-Sicherheit: zum Potenzial von Cyber-Sicherheitsnormen. Normative Orders Working Paper 01/2019. Mehr...