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  • 1. MORALITY AND REASON IN THOMAS AQUINAS PHILOSOPHY: A CRITICAL STUDY

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF STUDY Man has been defined as a rational animal Apart from rationality, which distinguishes him from other animals, he would just be a beast in behaviour and man in physical structure. In this regard G. Buffen said that there is an infinite distance between man and animals, and the essential cause of this is that man is a being with reason and the animal ...Continue Reading »

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  • 2. Geology of Ozizza and Environs, Ebonyi State, Nigeria

    » CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION 1.1 LOCATION AND ACCESSIBILITY The study area is located along Afikpo Okigwe axis and bounded by latitudes 5° 51IN and 6°03IN and longitudes 007º51IE and 8° 06I E (Fig. 1), and with an area extent of about 74 sqkm (Fig. 1). The study area is bounded on the north by Afikpo, on the south by Eberiba and on the west by Amasiri town.It covers area such as, Ano...Continue Reading »

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  • 3. Geology of Ama-Ekpu Edda and Environs, Ebonyi State, Nigeria

    » ABSTRACT Ama Ekpu Edda lies within the Afikpo Basin, a sedimentary basin set up during the late cretaceous period following the santonian uplift in the southern Benue trough. From the the field study, the Local stratigraphy shows that the lithologic succession consists of black to dark grey shales and sandstone ridges. The sandstones ridge consist of fine to coarse grain that is finining upward. P...Continue Reading »

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  • 4. Western Culture Yoruba in Nigeria, West Africa

    » CHAPTER ONE YOURBA AND WESTERN ETHICS 1.1. ETHICS There are many actions which we will condemn as morally wrong and ought not to be done by anybody, for example, stealing, murder, bribery aimed robbery and corruption e.t.c there are also certain actions which everybody considers as morally good e.g kindness, honesty, respect for elders, hospitality e.t.c. Now, why do we say that certain actions ar...Continue Reading »

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  • 5. A CRITICAL EVALUATION OF J.J ROUSSEAU’S CONCEPT OF EDUCATION

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the study All that we lack at birth and need when grown up is given, to us by education. This education comes to us from nature, from men or from things. The internal development of our faculties and the organs is the education of nature. The use we learn to make of this development is the education of men. (Cahn 155) These are the words of a man who has ...Continue Reading »

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  • 6. An Examination of Soren Kierkegaard’s Notion of Human Existence

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Soren Kierkegaard is regarded as the father of contemporary existentialism. Existentialism, according to J. I. Omoregbe (39) deals “with concrete existence as opposed to essence.” This means, for the existentialists, existence precedes essence. Kierkegaard, described by Wittgenstein (cited in Pattison, 1) is “by far the most pr...Continue Reading »

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  • 7. 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 »

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  • 8. AN ASSESSMENT OF THE MARXIST DOCTRINE OF ALIENATION AND ITS RELEVANCE TO THE NIG...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY It has become increasingly common to hear life in the present age characterized in term of alienation1 The concept of alienation has become an almost obsessive concern in areas of socio political philosophy, as a condition of man in this modern age. The subject matter has become the isolated individual. The individual is estranged from other peo...Continue Reading »

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  • 9. OJUKWU’S PHILOSOPHY OF DE-TRIBALISM: THE PANACEA TO THE NIGERIAN POLITICAL PRO...

    » CHAPTER ONE THE BACKGROUND TO THE PHILOSOPHY OF DE TRIBALISM 1.1 Tribalism And Nigerian Political Development Ever since the marriage between the Northern and Southern Nigeria became a reality, Nigerians have made several attempts to preserve this marriage; but constantly, it has nearly broken up. No doubt Ojukwu said that; Since Nigerians took their own destiny into their own hands, every nationa...Continue Reading »

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  • 10. JUST STATE IN PLATO: A CRITICAL EXPOSITION

    » CHAPTER ONE BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY. 1.1 Statement of the Problem The inability of man to satisfy his limitless needs arising from his self insufficiency drives him to seek the service of others in the society. Hence, the origin of the state is traceable to the fact that man naturally is a social being who cannot but live in the society comprising of other men. It is only in the society that man c...Continue Reading »

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  • 11. THE DOCTRINE OF FREEDOM AND RESPONSIBILITY IN JEAN PAUL SARTRE – THE FUNDAMENT...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 GENERAL INTRODUCTION This thesis has to do with the problem of freedom in man’s realization of authentic existence in the existentialist philosophy of Jean Paul Sartre. Looking at this topic, certain basic questions readily come to mind. These may include: What is freedom? Is man actually free? What do we actually mean when we talk of freedom? This thesis is devoted to an att...Continue Reading »

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  • 12. THE FATE OF MAN IN A SCIENTIST-TECHNOLOGICAL ERA

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 Science In The Seventies If a reasonable analysis is made of the whole periods in the history of science, the fact that science brought much innovation to mankind cannot be denied. Throughout the history of science, one could see attempts by scientists to exhaust all that are practicable as far as our world of reality is concerned. But these achievements of science have not been wi...Continue Reading »

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  • 13. A CRITIQUE OF 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 »

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  • 14. NOTION OF FREEDOM IN JEAN PAUL SARTRE

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 MODES OF BEING IN JEAN PAUL SARTRE 1.1 MEANING OF BEING. Being in all its fullness, and as the ground of all beings remains a great mystery. All the philosophical epochs have tried in diverse ways without success, to expound a wholesome review of this question. According to L. Okika, he stated that, The initial difficulty about being or reality is that, it is so very obvious, so th...Continue Reading »

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  • 15. THE STATE AS A COMMUNITY OF PERSONS IN HEGEL: A CRITIQUE

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.1 BACKGROUND OF HEGEL’S POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY. 1.1.1. HISTORICAL SURVEY Every individual is a child of his time. It is not easy for one to escape the influence of his epoch or contemporary world. Hegel himself is not innocent of this. His historical judgments and moral evaluations were in fact as much conditioned by time, place and personality, as those of other philosophers. Ho...Continue Reading »

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  • 16. HANNAH ARENDT ON VIOLENCE VIS-À-VIS THE QUEST FOR POLITICAL POWER THROUGH VIOLE...

    » CHAPTER ONE GENERAL INTRODUCTION 1.1 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM While trying to echo Max Weber’s definition of state, C.W Mills categorically defined politics as a struggle for power and the ultimate form of power is violence.[1] This equation of power and violence seems to corroborate the earlier postulations of the Chinese dictator Mao Tse tung that power grows out of barrel of gun.[2] The a...Continue Reading »

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  • 17. THE EGO AND THE ID IN SIGMUND FREUD: A PHILOSOPHICAL EXAMINATION

    » CHAPTER ONE GENERAL INTRODUCTION In the anal of history, quest for meaning as a quest for knowledge has remained an existential fact in every human endeavour. Hence, it propelled man’s meaning attaching trait which satisfies his concept of existence. Philosophy as it were has been the vanguard of such innovation traceable from the time of Thales. More still, events and time have rolled out t...Continue Reading »

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  • 18. PLATONIC-ARISTOTELIAN NOTION OF MAN

    » CHAPTER ONE EXPLICATION OF TERMS 1.1 The concept “Man” Man by his very nature is an inquisitive being. The innate desire, says Aristotle, is both for pragmatic motives and for the sake of knowing. Man wants to know and conquer the realities around him and beyond him. But has not been able, even to unveil the mysteries of his own being “existence.” These various obscurities ...Continue Reading »

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  • 19. A CRITIQUE OF THE MORAL AND RELIGIOUS NIHILISM IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF FRIEDRICH NI...

    » GENERAL INTRODUCTION Statement of problem Down the stages of the history of philosophy, the modern philosophy of consciousness, attention has been directed to the mastery of the natural world. This is a period whose character of rational optimism was diametrically opposed to tradition and authority upon which stood the veracity and logic of primitive religion. It has been a period oriented to the ...Continue Reading »

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  • 20. THE DISTORTED IMAGES OF AFRICAN CONTINENT: A HEIDEGGERIAN INTERPRETATION

    » GENERAL INTRODUCTION What do you expect would come to the minds of many, assuming you stand on Mountain Everest and shout the word “Africa” to the hearing of all mankind? Arguably, many (especially Westerners) would immediately succumb to the idea that Africa is a place of tribal slaughters, massacres, urban slums, skeletal children, people infested with AIDS; a place where the earth i...Continue Reading »

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