Research Papers/Topics in Philosophy

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...

An Evaluation Of The Nigeria Educational System: Application Of Dewey’s Educational Strategies As A Way Forward

An education comprises the holistic development of an individual's skills in the three areas of physical development, intellectual growth, and moral development. While such, education pertains only to human beings, as all other species are just trained in these three areas. A careful approach to education is required because of the complexities involved in developing cognitive, effective, and psychomotor skills as well as the three domains of life. Different nations confront various education...

A Hermeneutic Of Dewey’s Pedagogy As An Option For The Realization Of Nigeria’s Educational Goals

Education involves an all-round development of the physical, intellectual and moral capabilities of the individual, and as such is a discipline that is directed to man alone as all other animals are simply trained. Given the intricacies involved in the process of education as regards the development of the three domains of life Cognitive, Effective and Psychomotor, it becomes obvious that the process of education must be delicately handled in order to have the desired educational result. It i...

The Place of Ethics and Accountability on Governance in Nigeria

Abstract: This paper explains how ethics and accountability are vital to good governance and the development of any country. It is the thrust of the paper that good governance requires ethical foundation and that government officials must not only be responsible and responsive to the masses, but, more importantly, they must be accountable for their actions and inactions. Nigeria is blessed with abundant natural and economic resources, as well as human resources, but she is also endowed wi...

Enhancing the Growth of Knowledge through Comparative Studies of Western and African Philosophies

Abstract There have been questions about the nature of philosophy. Some scholars are of the view that there is only and one philosophy. For them, philosophy is a universal discipline and all those who want to do philosophy must adhere strictly to the standards of doing philosophy. Philosophy anywhere is philosophy everywhere. On the other hands, some scholars have also argued that there are different philosophies. According to them, the method of philosophizing in one area or region may...

THE CHALLENGE OF MODERN SCIENCE ON RELIGION TODAY

Forrest says that even stronger conclusions about these two (science and religion) are controversial (45). The view that science can be demarcated from religion in its methodological naturalism is more commonly accepted. Pennock argued that Intelligent Design, in its appeal to supernatural mechanisms, was not methodologically naturalistic, and that methodological naturalism is an essential component of science—though it is not a dogmatic requirement, it flows from reasonable evidentia...

A STRESS ON NOBERT SAMUELSON'S VIEW: GOD SET LIFE IN MOTION WHILE NATURE CONTINUES IT

It is pertinent to have an advent and a process. This assures a good situation for events under consideration at any point in time. Worthy of note is the fact that it's never a rule neither do any principle stipulates that whosoever that initiated a movement will continue to follow it up or continues to be part of the movement forever. This has been the case between God and Nature. Per se, man cannot do without nature and the consciousness of a Sovereign creator. However, it's seeming ...

Sexism Between the Male and the Female Gender: An Exposition of Who the Oppressor Is

Abstract             Sexism is a central issue that engages the attention of many living within the shore of Nigeria and beyond. There is apparently intractable disagreement about which individuals, practices and institutions are sexist. The question of who is oppressing who or who is really the oppressor cannot be overemphasized.            This paper attempts to critique the allege subjugation of women by men. The feminists assume that the subjugation of women and the suffering...