Research Papers/Topics in Philosophy

PHILOSOPHY OF ESSENCE, IBUANYIDANDA AND AYATUTU ONTOLOGY: SEEKING THE WHOLE FROM THE UNITS

Abstract It has been argued that Aristotle’s Philosophy of Essence is linked to the crisis of relationship and global disorder. In politics, economy and religion, his theory of substance and accidents has been argued as a bivalent metaphysics that draws a line between what is and what is not. This paper argues that, this thesis has wider implication not only in metaphysics but also in all the sciences of human relations because the same line runs through race, faith, gender and ethnicity, ...

Calibration of High Dose Rate Cobalt-60 Source Using a Farmer Type Chamber in A Locally Constructed Hollow Phantom

ABSTRACT An important aspect of general quality assurance program for brachytherapy dosimetry is source calibration. Vendors assign large uncertainties of up to ±10 % for the stated source calibrated values. It is thus important to check the vendor stated calibration. There are three main methods of calibrating brachytherapy sources and they are the “Free- in – air” method, using a re-entrant(well ) type chamber and using a thimble (Farmer) type ionization chamber in a phantom. The ma...

Assessment of the Reliability of Thermal-Hydraulic and Neutronics Parameters of Ghana Research Reactor-1 Control Systems

ABSTRACT The thermal–hydraulics and neutronics parameters of GHARR-1 control systems were assessed for its reliability after 18 years of operation using the Micro-Computer Closed Loop System (MCCLS) and original Control Console (CC). The MCCLS and some components that control the sensitivity and the reading mechanism of the meters on the control systems have been replaced with new ones over the years, due to ageing, repairs and obsolescence. The results show that when reactor is operated a...

The Philosophy of Political Liberalism, The Global Order and The Question of Justice

ABSTRACT The issue of transnational justice was made popular in the 20th century by the American liberal philosopher, John Bordley Rawls, who tries to evolve a conception of justice that would be applicable at the transnational level. Unfortunately, his liberal prescription for transnational justice does not provide for any principle of redistributive justice that would be morally obligatory at the international level and, as such, fails to adequately address the question of justice at that l...

Virtue Ethics and The Duty of Veracity in Physician-Patient Relationship

ABSTRACT The duty of veracity or truth-telling, a condition in medical practice which requires that patients be told the truth at all times about their medical diagnosis has generated ethical challenges in modern medical practice. Previous studies have examined the problem of veracity using principle-based ethical theories like deontologism and teleologism. These theories, however, failed to provide a basis for resolving the dilemma of truth-telling because of the conflicting nature of the p...

Analysis of The Effect of Oil Subsidy Withdrawal On the Economic Growth of Nigeria

Abstract The issue of price deregulation in the downstream oil sector of Nigeria through gradual subsidy withdrawal has generated a heated debate in the country with the government claiming that it will guarantee long term stability in produ� supply and price. This will translate into economic growth and development Others/ especially the organised labour; claim that deregulation will lead to higher product prices/ higher cost of production/ and cut of jobs and will bring about recession i...

An Appraisal of the Role of Law in Curbing the Impediments to Foreign Investments in Nigeria

ABSTRACT The country’s prolonged inability to attract foreign investments has been an issue of major concern to successive administrations in Nigeria. The desire and urgent demand for a substantial inflow of foreign investment into Nigeria as triggers for national economic development nurtured the undertaking of this research. The research was aimed at identifying the factors that have impeded the influx of foreign investments into Nigeria in spite of the efforts made to attract foreign in...

Determination of Doses and Cancer Risk to Pediatric and Young Adult Patients Undergoing Plain Radiographic and Fluoroscopic Guided Surgical Procedures

ABSTRACT Fifty paediatric and young adult patients who underwent plain radiographic and fluoroscopic procedures in the operating theatres of a selected orthopaedic hospital were investigated. Radiation Dose was measured using single chip TLD (LiF) held at the skin surface at the beam entrance site for scoliotic, kyphotic and kyphoscoliotic patients undergoing Posterior Spinal Fusion (single stage), Posterior Spinal Fusion (two stage), Growing Rod and Revision Posterior Spinal Fusion as well ...

Comparative Ethology of the Large-Spotted Genet, Genetta Tigrina, And Related Viverrid Genera

Introduction The niche of the small semi-arboreal, solitary, and nocturnal insectivore-carnivore is occupied by the genus Genetta over most of Africa and southwest Europe. The dozen or so species comprising the genus are structurally coherent, exploit nearly all natural and cultivated habitats, and in many areas are a numerically dominant small carnivore. This success may be considered exceptional, for Genetta like Didelphis and Tupaiia is believed to be a relatively unmodified derivativ...

Pupal Ecology And Role Of Predators And Parasitoids In Natural Population Regulation Of Glossina Pallidipes Austen (Diptera : Glossinidae) At Nguruman, Kenya.

CHAPTER ONE 1. GENERAL INTRODUCTION 1.1 THE SCOURGE OF TSETSE All tsetse flies belong to the order Diptera and the genus Glossina. This genus was formerly included in the family Muscidae (Newstead, 1911; Newstead et £l_., 1924; Patton, 1934; Iimts, 1957), but has in recent times been placed in the monogeneric family, Glossinidae (Brues etal_, 1954; Haeselbarth et aj_, 1966; Potts, 1970a). The genus is made up of 30 species and subspecies which are divided into three principal groups, n...

Information Literacy Among Teachers in Selected Second Cycle Institutions in The Cape Coast Metropolis, Ghana

TABLE OF CONTENTSDECLARATIONDEDICATIONACKNOWLEDGEMENT TABLE OF CONTENTSLISTS OF TABLESLIST OF FIGURESLIST OF ABBREVIATIONSABSTRACTCHAPTER ONE – INTRODUCTION1.1 Background to the study1.1.1 Profile of the study area1.1.1.1 Wesley Girls High School1.1.1.2 Mfantsipim School1.2 Problem statement1.3 Purpose of the study1.4 Objectives of the studyv1.5 Research questions1.6 Scope of the study1.7 Theoretical framework1.8 Significance of the study1.9 Organization of the studyReferencesCHAPTER TWO - ...

Ontological Foundation of African Philosophy: A Hermeneutic Comparison of the Ontologies of Janheinz and Anyanwu K.C.

Abstract:  Philosophy  is  a  critical  or  systematic  approach  towards  unravelling  the mysteries of nature. It is an inquiry into facts of life, a quest for knowledge, and an incursion  into  providing  answers  to  life's  most  important  questions.  Different peoples and cultures make frantic efforts in this philosophical search, contextually interpreting reality in a bid to make meaning of ...

The Idea of Philosophy of Law

This paper dedicated to discourse of the idea of philosophy of law. It will be concerned with meaning of philosophy, law, the relationship between law and philosophy. Likewise, the essential features of law, arguments or different conceptions of law, or put in another way, the argument between the natural law theorists and the legal positivists on the concept and foundation of law. Furthermore, in this paper the four kinds of law according to St. Thomas Aquinas would be discussed...

Re-evaluating Education in Nigeria in the Context of Global Relevance (A Philosophical Paradigm for Innovative Education)

This work centres in creating a conceptual framework upon which education in Nigeria can anchor to meet up with the global educational challenge. It advocates for a paradigm shift from the colonial educational background that influenced the current educational approach in Nigeria to a more standard system of education with innovative value capable of situating us in the highly competitive global market. Globalization creates new values and thus demands new orientations, bringing about changes...

The Ontological Status of African World View: A Contextual African Methaphysics

The occupation of African scholars has shifted from the argument on the possibility as well as the periodization of African philosophy to doing it. Thus, there is a noticeable expansion of the range of this discipline. It is in the light of this development that the theme African worldview was chosen analysing its ontological status as a point of discussion in African philosophy. To achieve this objective, we engage in literature review, and critical analysis of the nature, content and the es...


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