H. M. Majeed University of Ghana
Dr. Majeed is a Senior Lecturer in philosophy at the Department of Philosophy and Classics. He obtained his BA (with First Class Honours) and Mphil degrees from the University of Ghana in 1999 and 2003 respectively. He then proceeded to the University of South Africa where he received his Doctor of Literature and Philosophy degree in 2012. He is a 2014 recipient of the internationally recognized and highly competitive American Council for Learned Societies (ACLS) postdoctoral fellowship, under the African Humanities Program. He also won a University of Ghana Staff PhD Research Grant in 2009.
African Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Religion, and Life-Death Questions.
His publications include the following:
Majeed, H.M. 2014. “Plato’s Theories of Knowledge and Education: An Examination of the
Interpretations of Cloete and Agyemang.” Unizik Journal of Arts &
Humanities 15 (1), pp. 1-17.
Majeed, H.M. 2013. “The Orphic Origins of Belief in Reincarnation in Ancient Greek
Philosophy.” Phronimon 14 (1), pp. 119-132.
Majeed, H.M. 2013. “A Philosophical Examination of the Notion of Cultural
Incommensurability.” International Journal of Social Science & Sustainable
Development 3(1), pp. 112-119.
Majeed, H.M. 2013. “A Critique of the Concept of Quasi-Physicalism in Akan Philosophy.”
African Studies Quarterly 14 (1-2), Nov., pp. 23-33.
Majeed, H.M. 2012. “Supernaturalism and the Philosophical Character of the Traditional
African Thinker.” Legon Journal of the Humanities 23, pp. 57-74.
Majeed, H.M. 2013. “Rationality, Supernaturalism, and Humanism: Traditional Akan
Thought Questions some Western Claims.” In M.C. Simpson, H.M. Majeed, K.
Ackah, and E. Ani (eds.) A Celebration of Philosophy & Classics. Oxfordshire:
Ayebia Clarke Publishing, pp. 113-123.
Majeed, M. 2010. “God is not a Referee.” In Ted Richards (ed.) Soccer and Philosophy:
Beautiful Thoughts on the Beautiful Game. Chicago: Open Court, pp. 357-367.
Simpson, M.C., Majeed, H.M., Ackah, K. and Ani, E. (eds.) 2013. A Celebration of
Philosophy & Classics. Oxfordshire: Ayebia Clarke Publishing.
Ongoing Research Projects
1. Reincarnation, Predestination and Moral Responsibility.
2. Reincarnation, Resurrection and Representation.
3. Reincarnation: A Question in the African Philosophy of Mind.
4. Communitarian Values in African Socio-Political Thought.