Jonathan O. Chimakonam Ph.D, is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Calabar, Nigeria. He is also a Research Associate at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. His teaching and research interests cover the areas of African Philosophy, Logic, Philosophy of Mind, Environmental Ethics and Postmodern/Postcolonial Thought. He aims to break new grounds in African philosophy by formulating a system that unveils new concepts and opens new vistas for thought (Conversational philosophy); a method that represents a new approach to philosophising in African and intercultural philosophies (Conversational thinking); and a system of logic that grounds them both (Ezumezu). His articles have appeared in refereed and accredited international journals.
He is an author, co-author, editor and co-editor of some books including Ezumezu: A System of Logic for African Philosophy and Studies (Springer, 2019); New Conversations on the Problems of Identity, Consciousness and Mind (with Egbai, U. Segun, S. and Attoe, A. Springer, 2019); Atuolu Omalu: Some Unanswered Questions in Contemporary African Philosophy (University Press of America, 2015); African Philosophy and Environmental Conservation (Routledge, 2017); African Philosophy and the Epistemic Marginalisation of Women (Routledge, 2018, with Louise du Toit); Ka Osi So Onye: African Philosophy in the Post Modern Era (Vernon Press, 2018, with Edwin Etieyibo); The Death Penalty from an African Perspective…(Vernon Press, 2017, with Fainos Mangena).
He is the convener of the professional African philosophy society, The Conversational School of Philosophy (CSP) and the founding editor of Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions. He is winner of Jens Jacobsen Research Award for Outstanding Research in Philosophy by the International Society for Universal Dialogue. He is African philosophy Area Editor in the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Jonathan is working on a new manuscript in African philosophy.