Philosophical Appraisal On The Igbo Traditional System Of Child Upbringing

A Philosophical Appraisal On The Igbo Traditional System Of Child Upbringing, Vis-À-Vis The Contemporary System

CHAPTER ONE

1.1       INTRODUCTION

There seems to be universal law of preservation and conservation in nature.  Rock, seas, minerals, plants, animals and man; all endure because of this universal law of nature.  For instance, animals of both higher and lower species that breach this natural law risk extinction, as the other animals will prey on them.  Hence, all species, genus, genders, classes and families preserve their Continue reading Philosophical Appraisal On The Igbo Traditional System Of Child Upbringing

A Philosophical Examination Of The Nigerian Religious Experience:Andre Godin’s Ideas

A Philosophical Examination Of The Nigerian Religious Experience In The Light Of Andre Godin’s Ideas

CHAPTER ONE

1.0          INTRODUCTION

Majority of the humans in the world are born into one religion or the other.[1] The environment in which we live is densely religious. As a result, one starts to hear, see and touch things about God very early in life. In the market, on the road, even in drinking houses you see and hear people talk about God. Even when you are in your house a loud speaker is at your window telling you about God. Continue reading A Philosophical Examination Of The Nigerian Religious Experience:Andre Godin’s Ideas

Zik’s Neo-Welfarism: A Viable Option For The Nigerian State

Zik’s Neo-Welfarism: A Viable Option For The Nigerian State.

CHAPTER ONE

1.0          INTRODUCTION

1.1 BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY

This thesis springs from a genuine sense of patriotism to fashion a way forward for my beloved country. It is rather remarkable at this time there seem to be little incentive for patriotic concerns since the state had neglected to play its part on the unwritten social contract with its citizens. Achebe captures the scene very aptly, “when two Nigerians meet, their conversation will sooner or later slide into a litany of our national deficiencies.”[1] Continue reading Zik’s Neo-Welfarism: A Viable Option For The Nigerian State

A Philosophical Look Into Religion And Freewill In The Light Of James William

A Philosophical Look Into Religion And Freewill In The Light Of James William

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

There are two good things in life: freedom of thought and freedom of action[1]. In the whole world man is the only being that is condemned by its nature to be free as well as to be religious. So by nature man is endowed with the power of the will just as he is equally endowed with religious tendency. Continue reading A Philosophical Look Into Religion And Freewill In The Light Of James William

Utilitarianism In John Stuart Mill

Utilitarianism In John Stuart Mill (A Critical Appraisal

CHAPTER ONE

                             NATURE OF UTILITARIANISM

1.1          PRELIMINARY REMARK

The definitions of ‘good’ in the light of theories of ethics raised vexing questions to the commands, dictates, purposes and imperative consist of the principle of utility. Some of the definitions refer to it as: Continue reading Utilitarianism In John Stuart Mill

Reconstruction Of Habermas’ Discourse Ethics Vis-A-Vis Politics Of Inclusion

A Reconstruction Of Habermas’ Discourse Ethics Vis-A-Vis Politics Of Inclusion

CHAPTER ONE

                                                       INTRODUCTION

  • BACKGROUND OF STUDY

In today’s contemporary societies, hardly can anyone tune in to any information media without being confronted with appalling scenarios of crises arising as a result of contacts among differing cultures of the world. This culture related crises, are primarily fuelled by different world-views informed by differing religious convictions among other factors. Different cultures in contact with one Continue reading Reconstruction Of Habermas’ Discourse Ethics Vis-A-Vis Politics Of Inclusion

Doubting: A Bridge To Certainty In Rene Descartes’ Meditations

Doubting: A Bridge To Certainty In Rene Descartes’ Meditations (A Critical Analysis)

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

1.1 Background of Study

The problem of certainty in human knowledge is not a new concept in the history of philosophy which was Rene Descartes focus of study. However, born on 31st March in 1596, in a small town called La Haye in France, he studied Mathematics, Logic, Law and Philosophy in La Fleche in France under the Jesuit Continue reading Doubting: A Bridge To Certainty In Rene Descartes’ Meditations

A Philosophical Appraisal Of Joseph Fletcher’s New Morality

A Philosophical Appraisal Of Joseph Fletcher’s New Morality

INTRODUCTION

Situation ethics, otherwise known as the new morality, states that in every situation each individual is responsible for reviewing the rules, norms and guidelines for action, then implementation or setting aside those rules so that love is best served. This theory exerted its greatest influence in Europe and North America in the twentieth century, although such influence waned by 1980. Continue reading A Philosophical Appraisal Of Joseph Fletcher’s New Morality

Friendship In Aristotle Vis-À-Vis Modern Day Conception Of Friendship

Friendship In Aristotle Vis-À-Vis Modern Day Conception Of Friendship

CHAPTER ONE

  • GENERAL INTRODUCTION

Quite a number of things are fanciful to human being; wealth, prestige, power, good health and host of others. However, all these things make more meaning only when shared with others. Therefore, friends are “sine qua non” to human existence. It is on this ground that Aristotle would say, “for man is a social being, Continue reading Friendship In Aristotle Vis-À-Vis Modern Day Conception Of Friendship

Notion Of The Human Person In Kierkegaard Vis-À-Vis African Individual

The Notion Of The Human Person In Kierkegaard Vis-À-Vis African Individual

CHAPTER TWO

2.0       LITERATURE REVIEW: THE NOTION OF THE HUMAN PERSON IN THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY.

Though the existentialist notion of the human person in its developed forms is a phenomenon of recent times, its root can be traced back in the history of philosophy and even into man’s pre-philosophical attempts to attain to some self-understanding. Existentialist philosophy brought to our utmost awareness an attitude of mind and a way of thinking that are as old as human existence itself. Continue reading Notion Of The Human Person In Kierkegaard Vis-À-Vis African Individual