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  • 1. AN EVALUATION OF KARL MARX’S IDEA OF CAPITALISM

    » ABSTRACT The history of man shows that people came together at a point in time to form society. The reason for this is for human beings to have a peaceful co existence, society therefore is a human creation. How can a society be adjudged as just? These are question yearning for answers and a great concern for political philosophers. The idea of capitalism has it’s origin in the west and it i...Continue Reading »

    53 pages |  8 engagements | 

  • 2. MORALITY AND REASON IN THOMAS AQUINAS PHILOSOPHY

    » ABSTRACT I intended to expose the indepth meaning of reason and morality. Using man as the major point on this discussion, due to the higher rational faculty he possess over other creature. We shall also answer the question as: has reason any influence or part to play in morality? Or put simply, is reason necessarily required for man to be moral? If yes, should reason be the sole factor for morali...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  9 engagements | 

  • 3. A CRITIQUE OF THE FIVE MAIN OBJECTIVES OF THE PHILOSOPHY OF NIGERIAN EDUCATION I...

    » Abstract According to Taiwo (1980:75), for sense of national unity , a country where people are different races, and each race tries to emphasize its own importance and there are social or tribal jealousies, one race fears the domination of another race, it is always very difficult to make for a national system of education. This study is of a critique of the five main objectives of the philosophy...Continue Reading »

    73 pages |  9 engagements | 

  • 4. A CRITIQUE OF DAVID HUME’S EMPIRICISM.

    » ABSTRACT One of the never ending processes in life is the process of knowledge acquisition which to the lay man may not constitute any problem as regards how it is acquired. But to philosophers, from time past this has constituted serious debacles. However, in philosophy, it has become the special concern of epistemology one of it’s branches to analyze how knowledge is acquired. Epistemology...Continue Reading »

    64 pages |  -1 engagements | 

  • 5. A CRITICAL EVALUATION OF ARISTOTLE’S CONCEPTION OF CAUSALITY

    » ABSTRACT Causality has been variously defined, and even given an empirical understanding. Causality is derived from the term “cause which means anything capable of changing something else or that which “produces something (makes something happen; bring about the occurrence of something) without which that thing would not have resulted. That which is produced (or changed) is called the ...Continue Reading »

    53 pages |  8 engagements | 

  • 6. I – THOU RELATIONSHIP IN GABRIEL MARCEL:AN EXISTENTIALIST ANALYSIS

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION Life is a Mystery and not a problem; it is never an existential puzzle to human mind. In allowing man to partake in this mysterious nature of life whose effects or manifestations are familiar to all, man ought to participate in a mutual relationship with the other, thereby respecting and preserving life. In other words, to live a meaningful and authentic existence, one...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  8 engagements | 

  • 7. THE NIGERIA POLICE AND MOCKERY OF COMMON GOOD

    » TABLE OF CONTENTS TITLE PAGE……………………………….....……… i CERTIFICATION………………….………………… ii DEDICATION…………………………………...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  9 engagements | 

  • 8. PLATO’S CLASS DISTINCTION: THE BACKDROP OF CONTEMPORARY EDUCATION

    » TABLE OF CONTENTS TITLE………………………………………………………………………...i CERTIFICATION……………………………………………&hellip...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  8 engagements | 

  • 9. A DETAILED HISTORY OF AFRICAN PHILOSOPHY

    » ABSTRACT One 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 th...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  8 engagements | 

  • 10. NOTION OF CHANGE AND PERMANENCE IN ARISTOTLE

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY 1.1 INTRODUCTION The sense of wonder is the mark of the philosophers. Thus, according to Aristotle, “all men by nature desire to know”1. On the same note, philosophically and otherwise, man has to give meaning to the mysteries befogging his finite nature. Therefore it is not out of place that we are dragged into the concepts and facts of change a...Continue Reading »

    76 pages |  8 engagements | 

  • 11. INDIVIDUAL AND STATE IN ARISTOTLE IN RELATION TO PROMOTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN NI...

    » CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION 1.1 PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Man establishes the state in order to meet his needs. In other words, the individuals are prior to the state, and the state cannot exit outside the individuals. Hence, the individuals and the state are dialectically related. Again Nigeria as a state has a dialectical relationship with the citizens. To this end, any policy in Nigeria, for instance ...Continue Reading »

    64 pages |  8 engagements | 

  • 12. HOW TO BE HAPPY: A CRITICAL EVALUATION OF ARISTOTLE’S “GOLDEN MEAN”

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 ARISTOTLE For the purpose of this long essay, it would be a big jump not to begin with a clear knowledge of the philosopher we are examining his philosophy. Consequently, it is pertinent first and foremost to look at the life of Aristotle, the influences that motivated him and finally, the product of his philosophical life. 1.1 HIS BIOGRAPHY Aristotle was born in the summer of 384 ...Continue Reading »

    53 pages |  9 engagements | 

  • 13. A CRITIQUE ON FREUDIAN PSYCHO SEXUAL ENLIGHTENMENT OF THE CHILD

    » CHAPTER ONE PROBLEM AND BACKGROUND 1.1 INTRODUCTION In the annals of history, sex has remained a mystery to both man and the society at large. Its importance in human life is so evident, yet no single human being has been able to give a conclusive explanation of what sex is. No human experience has been able to demystify the hidden meanings of this particular concept. Freud rightly asserts that, &...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  8 engagements | 

  • 14. THOMAS AQUINAS’ NATURAL LAW THEORY: A STANDARD FOR HUMAN POSITIVE LAW.

    » TABLE OF CONTENTS TITLE PAGE…………………..…………………………………………i CERTIFICATION……………………………………….………………ii...Continue Reading »

    53 pages |  8 engagements | 

  • 15. JUSTICE IN JOHN RAWLS VIS-À-VIS NIGERIAN DEMOCRACY

    » TABLE OF CONTENTS TITLE PAGE…………………………………………………….i CERTIFICATION………………………………………………ii DEDICATION…………&hellip...Continue Reading »

    64 pages |  8 engagements | 

  • 16. CRITICAL APPRAISAL OF THE STATE OF NATURE AND POLITICAL RIGHT IN THOMAS HOBBES

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.1 THE STATE OF NATURE The notion that man is a creature equipped from birth for society is a view implicit in Plato and expressly formulated by Aristotle in the genesis of his politics. Man is by nature, a political animal. Anyone who by his nature and not simply by ill luck has no state is either too bad or too good, either sub human or super human[1] Thomas Hobbes regards the assum...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  8 engagements | 

  • 17. THE PLACE OF MAN IN ARISTOTLE: THE BASIS OF MAN’S

    » CHAPTER ONE DEFINITION OF THE CONCEPTS OF MAN 1.1 Origin of Man An Evolutionary/Scientific perspective ‘Man or ‘homo sapiens’, as he somewhat arrogantly calls himself, is the most interesting and also the most irritating of animal species on the planet earth’.[1]The origin and structure of man have been the age long subjects of study, controversies and theorizations in form...Continue Reading »

    64 pages |  8 engagements | 

  • 18. KANTIAN CATEGORICAL IMPERATIVE: ITS IMPLICATION IN NIGERIAN ETHICAL ORDER

    » CHAPTER ONE KANT’S MORAL PRINCIPLES Kant in virtue of his education has a vivid appreciation of the unparallel excellence of moral value. In his ethical theory, Kant sets out to discover and justify the supreme principle of morality and the foundation on which the whole structure of moral law must rest if it is to be valid as a genuine law of duty. On his part, he has nothing to do with util...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  11 engagements | 

  • 19. BIAFRA AGITATION: ANY JUSTIFICATION

    » CHAPTER ONE BIAFRA AS LED BY CHUKWUEMEKA ODUMEGWU OJUKWU 1.1 The Remote Causes of the Biafra Declaration By remote causes we mean those errors committed, mistakes made, events, etc. that in one way or the other contributed to the Nigeria’s political instability, which are often ignored, but form the bedrock of the immediate crises that led to the attempted secession. We need to note, and imp...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  8 engagements | 

  • 20. A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF MACHIAVELLIAN PRINCIPLE AND NIGERIAN SOCIETY

    » TABLE OF CONTENT TITLE…………………………………………………….………………..i CERTIFICATION……………………………………………..…&helli...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  8 engagements |