Articles (and other media) by Gail Presbey that can be found on the internet


Note: If there are articles listed in my CV that are not on the internet, and you would like to have a copy, please write me an email to:




Radio interview with Sista P, STYLESFM radio, Portland, Jamaica,  July 9, 2015, on the topic of African history:  Note: I was not aware at the time that there was a camera in operation, I thought it was just the radio, hence my informality, but, I stand by the content of the interview!


World Philosophy Day talk, focusing on the crisis in Detroit and the philosophical insights of Grace Lee Boggs. Windsor, Ontario, November 2012:


You might want to watch a video related to the book, Peace Philosophy and Public Life, co-edited by Greg Moses and myself, and its conference, at:


Articles and book chapters


“Sage Philosophy,” Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, September 2014. Online at:


“Attempts to create an Inter-ethnic and Inter-generational ‘National Culture’ in Kenya,” Diogenes, July 2013 online at:


Article on reconciliation in Polylog 2016:


“Should Women Love ‘Wisdom’”? (reprint), and First author, with George F. McLean, “Foreword: In Memory: The Significance of Claude Sumner SJ’s Contribution to Africa Philosophy,” in Gutema, Bekele and Charles Verharen (eds.), African Philosophy in Ethiopia (Philosophy in Africa Now series).


“Arendt on Language and Lying in Politics: Her Insights Applied to the ‘War on Terror’ and the U.S. Occupation of Iraq,” Peace Studies Journal 1/1 (November 2008), pp. 32-62. See:


Mahmood Mamdani's Analysis of Colonialism Applied to the U.S.-led War on Iraq”



Who Counts as a Sage?

Quest: Philosophical Discussions, XI:1&2 (1997), pp. 53–65.

or a shorter version at:


“Kenyan Sages on Equality of Sexes,” Thought and Practice: A Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya (PAK) Special Issue: Odera Oruka Seventeen Years On. New Series, 4/2, (December 2012), pp.111-145. or 


2002 Article on "African Philosophers on Global Wealth Distribution"


My article in German, Akan Chiefs and Queen Mothers in Ghana:


Books - edited


The entire book, Thought and Practice, for which I am first co-editor, available online for free at:

Download instructions: for any chapter you choose (and you could begin with the first and do this for each chapter), click "view" right underneath the chapter title. It takes you to a new page where you see the first page of the chapter. But there is a box on the upper right hand side that says "This article is available for free preview" and underneath that it shows a blue box that says "Show document." Click on "Show document." The pdf of the chapter opens. You can read it online just then, or download for future use. To download, hover in the upper right hand corner of the screen, some icons will show up, one of them has an arrow pointing down. That is the download icon. Click on that. It should ask you where you want to save it. Create a new file folder on your computer, and download all the chapters to that file folder. Each time you download you may want to rename the file with the name of the author, so you don't get them mixed up. In this way you can get the whole book. By the way, here is a book review of of Thought and Practice in African Philosophy by  Mkhwanazi, E. F., and M. B. Ramose in Tydskrif vir letterkunde 42: 2 (2005), 161–175,



Articles – general interest and conference proceedings


Blind to Suffering: The James Carney, S.J.Story


“Simone Weil On Labor: Her Insights Applied to Current Sweatshop Labor”

“Simone Weil y el trabajo manual: Sus ideas Aplicadas al Actual Trabajo de Explotación”, translation by Ada Frey y Karina Crivelli:

“SOA Watch Delegation to Honduras, May 2011” in Radical Philosophy Association Newsletter New issue, no. 8 (November 2011), pp. 9-12. Find at:

Gail Presbey, Sandra Ochieng’-Springer (University of West Indies at Cave Hill Campus, Barbados) and Kunbi Adefule (Cornell University), “Report on the International Colloquium, ‘Toward a New Pan-Africanism:  Deploying Anthropology, Archaeology, History and Philosophy in the Service of Africa and the Diaspora,’” University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston, Jamaica, April 24-25, 2014. In the American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience 14/2 (Spring 2015), 1-5.

Report on the conference, "Shaping the Future:  Networking Jesuit Higher Education for a Globalizing World, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, April 21-25, 2010, University of Detroit Mercy website,

“Franz Jagerstatter,” On the Edge: A Detroit Catholic Worker Newsletter (Winter 2008), pp. 6-7,


“Walking with Gandhi in India,” Concerned Philosophers for Peace Newsletter (Fall 2006), pp. 1, 12–17.



Book reviews


Peter Little, Economic and Political Reform in Africa: Anthropological Perspectives. (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2014), in Ethique & Economique/ Ethics and Economics 13/1 (2016), 94-95. (online)


Book review essay on Pedro Machado, Oceans of Trade: South Asian Merchants, Africa and the Indian Ocean, c. 1750-1850. Cambridge University Press, 2014. For Nidan: International Journal for the Study of Hinduism, 27/1-2 (July/December 2015), 71-79 (online). Republished as a book chapter in Kalpana Hiralal (Ed.), Global Hindu Diaspora: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, Delhi: Manohar Publishers, 2016, 177-188.


Jonathan Reynolds, Sovereignty and Struggle: Africa and Africans in the Era of the Cold War, 1945-1994. (African World Histories Series) (New York: Oxford University Press), in World History Connected, 12/3 (October 2015),


Book Review, Disciples and Dissidents,%20Disciples%20&%20Dissidents.htm


Book Review, Guns and Gandhi in Africa


Book review, Thomas Ricks, Fiasco



Movie and book review: “Black Hawk Down: Somali and U. S. Perspectives on the “Day of the Rangers” (October 3, 1993).” Agenda (Ann Arbor, Mich., April 2002), pp. 5–9. Online at


Book review of Teaching for Justice