Richmond Kwesi



Education or Qualification:

PhD (Philosophy), University of Cape Town, South Africa, 2013 - 2017

M. Phil. (Philosophy), University of Ghana & University of Rochester, USA, 2009 - 2011

B.A. Hons. (Philosophy & Linguistics), University of Ghana & Brock University, Canada, 2004 – 2008


Research Interests:

1. Philosophy of Language – issues on truth, assertion, and metaphor

2. Analytic philosophy - broadly construed

3. African philosophical thought – issues on democracy; Ghanaian philosophers: Abraham, Nkrumah, Danquah, Busia, Wiredu, Gyekye



Book Chapters

Kwesi, Richmond. 2018. “Metaphor, Truth, and Representation”. In Objects of Inquiry in Philosophy of Language and Linguistics, edited by Piotr Stalmaszczyk, 117–146. Berlin: Peter Lang.

Kwesi, Richmond. 2018. “Resemblance and Identity in Wallace Stevens’ Conception of Metaphor”. In Wallace Stevens: Poetry, Philosophy, and Figurative Language, edited by Kacper Bartczak, and Jakub Macha, 113–137. Berlin: Peter Lang.

Kwesi, Richmond. 2017. “The Logic of Consciencism”. In Disentangling Consciencism: Essays on Kwame Nkrumah's Philosophy, edited by Martin Ajei, 185–198). Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.

Kwesi, Richmond. 2011. “Constructing a National Language as a Vehicle for National Identity”. In Identity Meets Nationality: Voices from the humanities, edited by Helen Lauer, Nana Aba Amfo, and Jemima Anderson, 135– 48). Legon: Sub-Saharan Publishers.