Discipline of Philosophy

Dr Ezekiel Mkhwanazi

College of Human Sciences
School of Humanities
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 012 429 6397
E-mail: mkhwaesn@unisa.ac.za


  • DLitt et Phil (Philosophy) (University of South Africa) (2016);
  • MPhil (Philosophy) (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven);
  • BA (Hons) (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven);
  • BST (Pontifical University Urbaniana);
  • BA (Sociology and Dev. Admin) (University of South Africa)

Currently teaching

  • PLS1502 (Introduction to African Philosophy);
  • PLS3702 (Modern Philosophy);
  • HPPLS82 (Research in Philosophy);
  • HRPLS81 (Philosophy Research Report)

Fields of academic interests

  • African Philosophy
  • Ubuntu Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas
  • Phenomenology and Existentialism
  • Formal and Informal Logic

Field of Specialisation

  • African Philosophy
  • Socio-Political Philosophy of Kwame Nkrumah
  • Ethics of Emmanuel Levinas
  • History of Western Philosophy


Book chapter(s):

  • Mkhwanazi, E. 2017. Consciencism as an expression of Ubuntu. In Disentangling Consciencism: Essays on Kwame Nkrumah’s Philosophy. Edited by Martin Odei Ajei with foreword by Kwame Gyekye. Lanham: Lexington Books.

Journal articles

  • "To be human is to be responsible for the Other: A critical analysis of Levinas’ conception of ‘responsibility.’", In Phronimon 14 (1) 2013, p.133-149.
  • "Nkrumah and the Chiefs: Contending Epistemologies of democracy.", In Journal on African Philosophy. Issue no. 4 (2012), p.18-28.
  • A book review article with Tydskrif vir Letterkunde 42 (2) 2005 Spring. The book reviewed: Thought and Practice in African Philosophy by Gail M. Presbey et al., published in 2002.