Research Papers/Topics in Philosophy

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...

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...

Suicide in Albert Camus’ Existentialist Philosophy

ABSTRACT Albert Camus’ ideology of suicide emanates from human experience of absurdity and metaphysical nihilism. From the frustration of the oppressive social order to the ravaging physical and of psychological effects of indifference of nature to mankind and fallible individual actions, the choice of taking one’s own life becomes clear to be impressed upon us by experience of absurdity or meaninglessness of existence and of human endeavour. This work seeks to clarify if there are justif...

Hans-Georg Gadamer on Prejudice and the Trans modern 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...

Human Capital Development in the Education Sector of Ebonyi State, Nigeria, 2001 - 2011

ABSTRACT This study undertook an examination of human capital development, in the education sector of Ebonyi State. Specifically, the objectives of the study were to: (i) examine the extent to which the provisions for Human Capital Development, in the Education Sector 7 of Ebonyi State, have been effectively implemented (ii) identify the challenges to the effective implementation of human capital development in the education sector of Ebonyi state (iii) examine how the challenges of Human Cap...

An Evaluation of Thomas Kuhn’s Concept of Paradigm Shift in Science

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study is to expose and evaluate Thomas Kuhn’s concept of paradigm shift in science with a view to showing that scientific progress is not achieved by appealing to traditional methods of doing science only. Scholars who uphold the traditional idea of science like Rudolf Carnap, are of the view that scientific innovations must exist within a tradition. They forgot that science can also be driven by moral, political and religious beliefs which according to Harding ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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, nam...

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

TABLE OF CONTENTS DECLARATION DEDICATION ACKNOWLEDGEMENT TABLE OF CONTENTS LISTS OF TABLES LIST OF FIGURES LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS ABSTRACT CHAPTER ONE – INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the study 1.1.1 Profile of the study area 1.1.1.1 Wesley Girls High School 1.1.1.2 Mfantsipim School 1.2 Problem statement 1.3 Purpose of the study 1.4 Objectives of the study v 1.5 Research questions 1.6 Scope of the study 1.7 Theoretical framework 1.8 Significance of the study 1.9 Organization of the study R...


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