Research Papers/Topics in Philosophy

Globalization And African (IGBO) Identity

TABLE OF CONTENTS TITLE PAGE - - - - - - APPROVAL PAGE - - - - - - CERTIFICATION - - - - - - - DEDICATION - - - - - - - ACKNO'CVL,EDGEMENTS - - - - - TARLE OF CONTENTS - - - - - ABSTRACT - - - - - - - GHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION - - - 1.1 Background of the Study - - - - 1.2 Statement of the Problem - - - - - 1.3 Purpose of the Study - - - 1.4 Scope of the Study - - - - - 1.5 Significance of the Study - - - - - 6 Methodology - - - - - - 1.7 Definition of Terms - - - - - CHAPTER TWO: HISTORICAL B...

Immanuel Kant and the Metaphysical Philosophy of Determinism

Kant's main idea, whatever sense can finally be made of it, depends on his fundamental two-worlds doctrine. He locates determinism in the empirical world or world of appearances, and freedom in the world of things-in-themselves, the world of reason. It is important that the latter world is not in time. 

A Critical Evaluation of Gilbert Ryles Concept of Mind

ABSTRACT  This study emerged out of the need to understand the contemporary global tension and agitations for freedom and self expression at all levels. Such quests that have resulted in so much agitations, terrorism and even outright wars in diverse places are also a result of the great increase in human self-consciousness in recent times. People and nations are becoming highly conscious of pursuing their own identities and destinies as they deem fit without undue interference from any quar...

The Concept of Right in the Political Philosophy of Hegel

ABSTRACT  The overall context of this study is Hegel’s concept of Right, that is, the entire normative structure of social life. However, Hegel’s concept of State as an end in itself betrays the dialectical element in his thought, thereby posing the question of the relation of the individual to the state. The study attempts to establish that individual and society are here reconciled through perfecting each other. The study therefore examines the concept of right as this pertains to some...

Temporality in Martin Heidegger

Abstract  In Heidegger’s conception of time, Dasein temporalises its own Being and as such constitutes time. Temporality here is the temporality of Dasein. But the question of Dasein is the question concerning the meaning of Being in general. Heidegger holds that for the question of the meaning of Being to be answered, Dasein must be interpreted in connection with the phenomenon of time. The interpretation of time Heidegger gives in response to the question of the meaning of Being gives ti...

Alterity and Reversibility in Merleau-Ponty A Discourse on Cultural Diversity and Minority Rights

ABSTRACT  Cultural diversity is increasingly becoming an inevitable feature of most modern states. This is because trade, tourism, international dialogue amongst scholars, scientists and artists and the movement of skilled labour as well as migration have ensured that few countries do not contain within them significant numbers of peoples from other cultures. A likely consequence of this diversity is clash of cultural interests, especially between minority and majority cultural groups, in re...

Human Nature and Socialism in Karl Marx

ABSTRACT The measure of self-centeredness with which political actors operate at the international level is the primary motivation for this research. The research explores Karl Marx’s conception of human nature within the context of his conception of socialism as an alternative to the excessive self-centeredness with which actors operate at the international level. Marx regards the human person as a unique, productive and natural being. In addition, he conceives the human individual as soci...

An Appraisal of Kant’s Perspectives on Human Knowledge

ABSTRACT There is a dialectical relationship between theory and practice, which finds expression in Kant’s philosophy. From the Socratic era to the modern period of Philosophy, philosophers were preoccupied with the investigation into the nature, scope, and limits of human knowledge, an enterprise that culminated in the emergence of the rationalist and the empiricist schools of thought. As an attempt to mediate between these traditions, Kant’s critical method in philosophy aims primarily ...

Karl Popper on Myths and Traditions

ABSTRACT The predominant opinion that science has the explanation and solution to natural and social problems can be summed in the words of Mel Thompson that ‘science is a massive problem-solving and information gathering enterprise’. Thoughts such as this relegate other forms of knowledge and the benefits therein to the background or sometimes dismissing them as primitive myths or traditional gibberish. However, Karl Popper believes that myths and traditions are essential component of mo...

The Concept of Labour and Social Relations in Claude Ake’s Philosophy: Implications for Africa

ABSTRACT Labour is primarily human effort applied in production for the provision of food for the sustenance of his being. Human labour is also used to make tools which make for the creation and recreation of his economic and other material conditions.For Claude Ake, man creates cultures, history and civilization which affect his overall consciousness through labour. It is therefore most important to man. However, Ake notes that studies reveal that as societies develop and owing to the comple...

Hans-Georg Gadamer on Prejudice and the Transmodern Project

ABSTRACT There is no doubt that there is an urgent need to imagine another world in the face of the fall outs of the current world order. The urgency of this need for ‘another world’ or ‘a world in which all worlds fit’ is the primary motivation for this research. In line with this motivation, this work is aimed at examining the concept of prejudice within Gadamer’s philosophy as well as the transmodern project with a view to constructing an understanding of crosscultural contact th...

Evaluation of Fuller’s Concept of Law and Morality

ABSTRACT Lon. L Fuller saw law both as a system of rules and as a purposive activity. Besides, Fuller discussed two concepts of morality: the morality of aspiration and the morality of duty. The morality of aspiration is the morality of good life, excellence, and fullest realization of human powers. This morality helps man in fixing his mind on the goals to be achieved. The morality of duty, on the other hand, assists man in setting a goal as to what to do and what not to do to in pursuant of...

Pharmacognostic Standardization and Anti- Sickling Activities of Bioactive Compounds from Seeds of Picralima Nitida Stapf (Apocynaceae)

ABSTRACT This present study was to establish the pharmacognostic standards of the Picralima nitida, to investigate the anti-sickling effects of crude methanol seed extract and fractions of Picralima nitida, to isolate and elucidate the structure of the bioactive constituents. Phytochemical analysis of the extract, fractions and isolates were carried out using standard procedures. Pharmacognostical profile and proximate/numerical standards were also evaluated. The anti-sickling effect was stud...

Space Standards and Socio-Cultural Aspects of Housing Design (with Special Reference to Housing Development Fund in Greater Khartoum)

ABSTRACT Dwelling area and spaces are important aspects, in designing the house or in choosing suitable type of housing for dwellers. Space area affects the use of space negatively or positively to achieve the required needs and activities, we must put in mind adequate space for storage, movements, and furniture within our space. The research reviewed and examined the study problem, which it is the focus of architecture designers and planners on criteria of the housing quantitative aspect, an...

Evaluation of Robert Nozick’s Entitlement Theory

ABSTRACT Robert Nozick’s Entitlement Theory consists of three principles of justice in Acquisition, in Transfer and in Rectification. The entitlement theory of Nozick entails that a person is entitled to a holding if he followed the principle of acquisition, transfer and rectification. Raising the issue of equitable distribution and individual appropriation, Nozick’s entitlement theory of individual right and private property right defends free market and absolute private property right. ...


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