Research Papers/Topics in Philosophy

An Empiricist and Idealist Critique of the Idea of Substance

An Empiricist and Idealist Critique of the Idea of Substance Abstract: This paper examines the concept of substance in terms of the traditional view of it as something that exists to support the properties of things or objects generally. Critiques of this view by Berkeley and Hume, as well as their theoretical foundations of empiricism and idealism, will be analysed. In addition to determining what can be concluded from these critiques of the idea of substance, it will be discussed whether Be...

Universal Basic Income Inheritance Tax: A Modern Response to the Problem of Distributive Injustice in Contemporary South Africa

Universal Basic Income & Inheritance Tax: A Modern Response to the Problem of Distributive Injustice in Contemporary South Africa Abstract: This paper examines the idea of a system of Universal Basic Income (UBI), along with inheritance tax, as a response to the problem of distributive injustice in contemporary South Africa. The focus will be on the works of Lafaye, who advocates for a reform of inheritance tax, and Van Parijs, who synthesizes the central case for basic income as a strategy a...

Aristotle's Conception of community

A Short Essay on Aristotle's Conception of Community. 

DO WE THINK IN LANGUAGE?

This essay aims at examining and attempting to proffer answer to the question: Do we think in language? To achieve our aim, we shall clarify some important terms, and then proceed to discuss language and the way we think; after which we shall evaluate and conclude our work.Get reading now, you won't regret you do.

IS MARXISM STILL AN EFFECTIVE SOCIAL THEORY?

In my attempt to answer the question, ’Is Marxism still an effective social theory?’ I have discuss Marxist idea of social structure, the social class including class struggle and its forms. I also discuss the abolition of classes and the socialist society...Marxism coveys the genuine nature of suffering even today. Thus, one can say that Marxist perspective in sociology is still an effective method for examining societies.This is a must read for all.Download complete work now.

EDUCATION FOR POVERTY ALLEVIATION: THE PLACE OF THE HUMANITIES

Education is a tool for personal and societal development and its impacts are felt in all sectors of any society. The gains of education for the individual, is that it inculcates the right knowledge and skills on the individual which give him/her the leverage to seek for high paying jobs that will add value to his/her socioeconomic status. Also, it makes the individual to be a productive citizen. This makes education to be a mechanism for empowerment in order to break the burden of pov...

Same Sex Marriage

Same-sex marriage (also called gay marriage) is a legally or socially recognized marriage between two persons of the same biological sex or social gender. Same-sex marriage however is not legally recognized in some States. As a result, partners in homosexual relationships often lack privileges, such as the right to inherit property and to medical, tax, and retirement benefits, that partners in traditional marriages enjoy. Same-sex marriage is a civil, political, social, moral, and religious i...

Pan-Africanism and African Citizenship: The Way Forward

This paper critically analyzes Pan-Africanism as an ideology for the liberation of Africa, with a view to assessing the possibilities of a common African citizenship. This paper argues against the claim that the focus of Pan-Africanism should shift from activism, agitations and struggles to a univocal platform that will define the authentic African identities by crystallizing a common nationality for Africans in the continent and those in the diaspora. This claim is known to be root...

Political Morality on Nigeria Education System

AbstractPolitical corruption is a social problem found in various degrees and forms, and in the education system where it is not exempted, it has become almost endemic. This paper takes a critical observation regarding the conduct of educational bureaucrats, administrators of various educational institutions and Nigerian political structure. It appears that there is a symbiotic relationship between the educational culture and the socio-political culture of the Nigerian society and this...

Is Technology Transferable: Argument in Support

Technology has an offshoot of science is a phenomenon that has  become  on  issue  of  discourse  in  recent  time.  Though  it  is seen  as  a  being  mental  i.e  a  thing  of  the  mind,  but  the  idea  of imperialism and colonialism which had made people in this part of the world (Africa) to start incorporating western thoughts and tradition now made it expedient t...

Arguments in Favour of Objectivism and Subjectivism

Over time, many anthropologists and sociologists have had divergent views about societal moral issues which, in one way or another have contributed to the high ethical discourse and standards.

Aims of A New Epoch

IntroductionIn the paper “Aims of A New Epoch,” Charles Taylor focuses on Hegel’s revolutionary thoughts, a kind of philosophical movement that seemed necessary to the pressing needs of his time. This paper focuses on the paradigm shift around the 17th century from seeing the universe as ordered and predictable by interpretation, to that which has a causal set of contingent correlations, discoverable empirically. At the time Hegel was born (1770), German thought was and literature was a...

A Detailed History of African Philosophy

ABSTRACTOne of the challenges that have persisted in African philosophy through the centuries is the question, if there is an African philosophy at all. Thus, when one uses the term African, one is asked to contextualize the term: Does it (the term African) refer to the content of the philosophy or does it qualify the identity of the philosophers themselves? Whether resting with the former, or the latter, or making a synthesis of both perspectives, our Western counterparts in the field of phi...