Research Papers/Topics in Philosophy

The Religious And Philosophical Perception Of Communal Meal ‘Otor’ As A Strategy For Conflict Resolution: A Case Study Of Worawora In Ghana

ABSTRACT The content of this study is the communal ritual meal Otor of the Worawora‟s of Ghana as a strategy for alternative conflict resolution and reconciliation. This communal meal is celebrated during the main festivals of the people of Worawora namely the Akwntutenten, yam and rice festivals. The Akwntutenten, festival has however, become the major festival of the people of Worawora. The symbolic ritual meal is very significant since it is perceived as a means by which confl...

Studies On The Development Of Rhizobium Inoculum Using Moss As Carrier For Bambara Groundnut, Vigha Subterrahea (L) Verdc.

A B S TRACT i v Research was carried out to de v e l o p an effe c t i v e i n o c u l u m carrier of the nodule bacterium, Rhizobium sp., for the inoculation of seeds of bambara groundnut [Vigna subterranea (L.) V e r d e , c o m b . nov. = Voandzeia subterranea (L. ) T h o u a r s ] f r o m a local material. Five out of 16 strains of Rhizobium sp. isolated from soils of legume farms at eight localities within a r a d i u s of 180 k m f r o m L e g o n w e r e u s e d in e x p ...

Psychosocial Determinants Of Breast Cancer Survival (A Study Among Breast Cancer Patients)

AbstractThe study used a cross-sectional survey method approach to investigate coping and psychosocial adjustment among cancer patients and how these are influenced by personal factors, social support, and illness-related factors. 98 cancer patients were conveniently sampled from the Radiotherapy Centre of the Korle- Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, Ghana. The Coping Orientation of Problem Experience Inventory, Life Orientation Test–Revised Questionnaire, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale...

A Rousseauean Justification Of Punishment

ABSTRACTThis thesis is an attempt to arrive at a more suitable justification for the institution of punishment. The problem arises because punishment discriminates between those who are considered offenders (one who has broken the law) and those considered non-offenders. Punishment also goes beyond distinguishing between the offender and the non-offender to inflict some pain or deprive some right to the one considered as an offender. Both the discrimination and the pain inflicted or right dep...

African Humanism And The Challenge Of Postmodernism

There has been a dominant and persistent basic issue in African Philosophy, which has become disputations for over fifty decades now. This issue is raised in the question; in what sense can a philosophy, thought or idea be described as African? In an attempt to answer this question scholars have presented a specific brand of philosophy that had a fall back on humanism - African humanism.

Africa Vs The West In The Court Of Reparations

INTRODUCTIONThe return of the National Theatre-Sponsored television epic, (1) 'Roots' on the, Nigerian Television screen, in 1992 was anything but a coincidence. The timing oft the return clearly shows how far television can be used to whip up national sentiments in support of the crusade for reparations for the 'injustices' done Africa and Africans during the over four hundred years of slavery and slave trade. , , No doubt, 'Roots' is a moving recapture of those terrible days. No one i...

The Effect Of Training On Extension Workers’ Performance: A Case Study Of Front Line Staff In The Suhijm Kraboa Coaltar And West Akim Districts In The Eastern Region Of Ghana

ABSTRACT Despite concerted effort at improving the extension delivery in Ghana, the performance of the Front Line Staff of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture’s Extension Services has been lower than expected. It is expected that among others, appropriate training will enhance their performance. However it is not clear what the nature and content of such training should be. The study therefore was to find out whether the content of training provided to the extension workers affe...

Inter-Subject Variability In The Activation Of Proguanil To The Active Cycloguanil In Ghanaians

ABSTRACT One hundred and thirty-two healthy Ghanaian volunteers were randomly selected and the activation of the anti malarial drug proguanil (PG) to the active metabolite cycloguanil (CG) was evaluated in them. These volunteers were made up of 16.7% females and 83.3% males. The volunteers were phenotyped either as extensive metabolisers (EMs) or poor metabolisers (PMs) by measuring the proguanil/cycloguanil ratio in their urine following a single dose of the pro-drug. One hundred ...

Decongesting the Streets of Accra: The Problems and Prospects

ABSTRACTThe tension in the city of Accra concerning the desired modernization of the city space and the existence of the perceived outmoded activity of street hawking is replicated in many cities in developing countries. By encroaching public spaces not authorized for trading, street hawkers offer various products for sale in order to eke out a living. By this act, the activity of street hawking finds itself at the wrong side of the laws governing city-space. In response, several attempts hav...

SOME ASPECTS OF THE ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRIC CLIMATE AT IBADAN

ABSTRACTThe diurmal variations of the atmospheric electric parameters and meteorological parameters for the harmattan season of November 1978 to March 1979 are presented. The percentage variations of temperature are mirror images of those of vapour pressure which show pronounced depressions around noon when the little available moisture in the air near the ground is distributed over greater and greater heights by convection.

Digital Platforms And The Gig Economy: The Case Of Uber In Ghana

ABSTRACT An increasing number of people are turning their attention towards the gig economy, away from the traditional methods of engaging and being engaged for jobs. The Gig economy refers to an environment of technology-facilitated short-term consultative tasks that are performed on a project-by-project basis , popularly known as “Gigs”. Gigs are done in different sectors (e.g. computer and information technology, media and communications as well as transportation and dispat...

Financial Institutions And Agricultural Financing In Ghana: The Case Of The Ghana Commercial Bank -1953 – 1994

ABSTRACT The British Bank of West Africa (B.B.W.A) now renamed Standard Chartered Bank Limited and Barclays Bank Ghana Limited were the two prominent foreign Commercial Banks first established in the Gold Coast in 1897 and 1917 respectively. In the colonial era, these British banks did not cater to their banking needs; they dealt with large businesses and did not extend credit to Ghanaian farmers. In 1953, the Commercial Bank was established as the first indigenous commercial bank t...

Dramatization of Picture Reading as A Medium For Helping Children in Basic Schools

ABSTRACT The problem of making meaning from a textbook by basic school pupils in order to maximise their learning potential in Ghana is a constant worry. Research into ways of solving this problem at such a time is of great importance to all stakeholders alike. The objectives of this project is to explore the possibility of incorporating drama in picture reading and assess the effectiveness of drama in the teaching of English comprehension through picture reading at St. Peter’s An...

The Divine Motivation: An Examination Of Socratic Ethics

ABSTRACT There are several drives, both internal and external, which influence people to act. Reason, fear, love, hate, money, and pleasure are a few of such driving forces. More often than not people are driven by the motivating forces which are not based on sound ethical reasoning. They end up disappointed or causing harm either to themselves or to others, depending on the consequences of their action. This study examines the motivations of Socrates’ ethical behavior, concentra...

A Deconstruction Of Patriarchal Myths, Towards A Philosophical Basis For Gender Development In Nigeria.

ABSTRACTThis thesis examines the conceptual problems in equating womens body with their body within patriarchal social institutions.


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