Martin Odei Ajei

Senior Lecturer


Education or Qualification:

D. Phil (Philosophy), University of South Africa, 2004 - 2007

M. Phil. (Philosophy), University of Ghana, 1997 - 2000

B.A. (Philosophy), University of Stockholm, Sweden, 1992 – 1996


Research Interests:

  • African Philosophy
  • Political and Social Philosophy
  • Metaphysics
  • Ethics



Books Authored

  1. Ajei, M. O., (2014), The Paranormal: An Inquiry into some features of an African Metaphysics and Epistemology, Hamburg: Missionshilfe Verlag.
  2. Ajei, M. O., (2012), Africa’s Development: The Imperatives of Indigenous Knowledge and Value, Saarbrucken: Lambert Academic Publishing

Books Edited

  1. Ajei, M. O., (2017), Disentangling Consciencism: Critical Essays on Kwame Nkrumah’s Philosophy, Lanham: Lexington Books.

Book Chapters

  1. Ajei, M. O., “Toward A Tradition Of Ghanaian Political Philosophy”, forthcoming in The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Political Philosophy, Jenco, L., Thomas, M., and Idris, M., (eds.), Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.
  2. Ajei, M. O & Myles, N. O., (2018), “Personhood, Autonomy and Informed Consent” in Frimpong-Mansoh, Y. A. and Atuire, C. A (eds.), Bioethics in Africa: Theories and Praxis, Wilmington: Vernon Press, pp. 77-94
  3. Ajei, M. O. (2017), “Justice and Retrieval of the African Self” in Martin Ajei (ed.), Disentangling Consciencism: Critical Essays on Kwame Nkrumah’s Philosophy, Lanham: Lexington Books, pp. 229-246.
  4. Ajei, M. O. (2014), “Danquah's Two-faced God and Humanistic Ethics", in Adika, G., Ossom-Batsa, G., and Yitah, H. (eds.), New Perspectives on African Humanity: Beliefs, Values & Artistic Expression, Accra: Adwinsa Publications, pp. 39-60.
  5. Ajei, M. O. & Flikschuh, K. (2014), “Colonial Mentality: Kant’s Hospitality Right Then and Now" in Flikschuh, K. and Ypi, Y. (eds.), Kant and Colonialism: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, Oxford: OUP, pp.221-250.
  6. Ajei, M. O. (2013), “J. B. Danquah and Kwame Nkrumah's Conceptual Congruences and Divergences”; in Simpson, M. C. et. al., (eds.), A Celebration of Philosophy and Classics, Banbury: Ayebia Clarke Publishing, pp. 10-28.
  7. Ajei, M. O. (2012), “Nkrumah and Hountondji on Ethno-philosophy: A Critical Appraisal”; in Ramose, M. B. (ed), Hegel’s Twilight: Essays in Honour of Heinz Kimmerle, Amsterdam: Rodopi Publishers, pp. 131-150.
  8. Ajei, M. O. (2011), “Africa’s Renaissance and the Challenge of Culture: the Failures of NEPAD”, in Lauer, H., et al (eds.), Identity Meets Nationality: Voices from the Humanities, Accra: Sub-Saharan Publishers, pp.  242-264.
  9. Ajei, M. O. & Grills, C. (2002), “African-centered Conceptualizations and Consciousness: The Akan Model”, in Parham, T (ed.), Therapeutic Approaches with African American Populations, NY: Sage Publications, pp. 75-99.
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