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  • 1. UTILITARIANISM IN JOHN STUART MILL (A CRITICAL APPRAISAL)

    » GENERAL INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION In the history of philosophy, it is believed that the ultimate end of man is happiness, and the only way that leads to (through which one achieves) such goal is by living a moral or virtuous life. Living a virtuous life implies exhibiting and behaving morally right.   Consequently, man employs laws of which its objective is to augment the total happiness of the c...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  419 engagements | 

  • 2. THE EXISTENCE OF GOD AND THE PROBLEM OF EVIL A PHILOSOPHICAL EVALUATION

    » STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM The problem of the existence of God is as old as Man. it is a major issue that man either consciously or unconsciously raises in his mind. Philosophers are very concerned with this problem. The problem of the existence of God has almost become a part of every being and one who his beliefs will tagged an atheist which today connotes a black sheep of the family. Man shares q...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  455 engagements | 

  • 3. CONSCIENCE IN THOMAS AQUINAS: A PHILOSOPHICAL REFLECTION

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION   The modern world is characterized by violence, riots, wars, terrorism, and abortion, which constitute threats to the peaceful co existence of men.  Analysts have strived to bring out solution to the problem in their various capacities. Both the advocates of peace and terror, theists and atheists explicitly or implicitly speak and write about conscience and its place i...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  0 engagements | 

  • 4. 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 ...Continue Reading »

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  • 5.  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.   Freewill in the simplest term means the freedom to make choice. Moreov...Continue Reading »

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  • 6. AN ASSESSMENT OF THE MARXIST DOCTRINE OF ALIENATION AND IT’S RELEVANCE TO THE ...

    » ABSTRACT One of the fundamental issues of most socio political debate in recent years is ALIENATION, which means “estrangement”. This essay will elucidate the doctrine of alienation in its origin until the era of Karl Marx. Much attention will be focused on the way Marx conceived alienation, its causes, types and effects. Attempt will be made to use this doctrine to explicate the circumstances...Continue Reading »

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  • 7. 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 »

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  • 8. A CRITIQUE ON FREUDIAN PSYCHOSEXUAL 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 »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  224 engagements | 

  • 9. A CRITICAL EVALUATION OF EPISTEMIC TERMS WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF FEMINIST EPISTEMO...

    » ABSTRACT         This work takes a critical look at the term “Feminist epistemology” as well as their evaluation of the “epistemic terms”         Feminist who are trying arguing that the quest for knowledge, which epistemology is centred on, should not be male oriented only, but that the female gender should be given an ear say in the discus of knowledge.         Th...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  247 engagements | 

  • 10. A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE CONCEPT OF PRIESTHOOD IN IGBO TRADITIONAL RELIGION AN...

    » CHAPTER ONE   1.0         INTRODUCTION The term Priesthood is one of the oldest institutions of mankind all over the world. The reason is certainly associated with the religious propensities of man. Man is however religious by nature, “Homo Religiosus”. Man’s preoccupation with Sacred, which Rudolf Otto described as… “A mystery inexpressible and above creatures”1. Mysterium ...Continue Reading »

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

    » INTRODUCTION   Niccolo Machiavelli appears to have generated more controversy than any of his contemporaries. So much notoriety has gathered around his name that the charge of being a Machiavellian still remains a serious accusation in current political debate. Political thinkers from time immemorial had propounded one theory after another, all geared toward the betterment and upliftment of human...Continue Reading »

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  • 12. PHILOSOPHICAL SURVEY IN THE MORALITY OF SPINOZA IN THE LIGHT OF HIS EVIL AND GOO...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0            GENERAL INTRODUCTION The problem of good and evil in the world of ours has become questionable. Good and evil without doubt have constituted lots of discomfort, havoc and other problems in human life. Consequently, so many thinkers of different epochs have contributed in one way or the other according to their own understanding, to unravel this dilemma. Never...Continue Reading »

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  • 13. THE JOHN LOCKE’S THEORY OF PERCEPTION

    » INTRODUCTION The primary purpose of this essay is to critically examine Locke’s theory of perception. This theory of perception is more like a theory of knowledge in which sense experience is the true source as opposed to reason. It is derived from the branch of philosophy called ‘epistemology’ which originated from the Greek word ‘episteme’ meaning knowledge. Knowledge is expressed in p...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  293 engagements | 

  • 14. ALTERITY AND REVERSIBILITY IN MERLEAU-PONTY: A DISCOURSE ON CULTURAL DIVERSITY A...

    » 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 diversi...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  2,391 engagements | 

  • 15. CRITICAL EXAMINATION OF GEORGE EDWARD MOORE’S DIRECT REALIST EPISTEMOLOGICAL A...

    » ABSTRACT   George Edward Moore, in his quest to establish a direct realist account of cognition and to refute skepticism and absolute idealism, which is a brand of metaphysical monism, argued that at least some of our beliefs about the world are absolutely certain. Moore argues that these beliefs are ‘commonsense’. All the arguments put forth by G.E. Moore in his classic works; A Defense of ...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  1,149 engagements | 

  • 16. 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...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  731 engagements | 

  • 17. JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU’S THEORY OF LAW AND CIVIL STATE AND ITS RELEVANCE TO NIG...

    » ABSTRACT   Rousseau’s ideas of law and civil state are his efforts to improve the government processes in France during the 18th century enlightenment era. The situation of France at this time was not palatable as there were social injustices and inequalities which characterized the state of nature on ground. Among the three social classes that existed in France at that time, it was the third ...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  67 pages |  1,294 engagements | 

  • 18. A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THOMAS HOBBES CONCEPT OF THE LEVIATHAN

    » CHAPTER ONEINTRODUCTION1.1THE BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY This study is an attempt to examine the idea of the Leviathan in Thomas Hobbes political philosophy. Before we discuss his philosophy of society we need to know what was happening before he came. There Was the problem of the excessive use of power in the society.One could rule in as much as he commanded obedience from others by the use of bru...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  0 engagements | 

  • 19. KWAME NKRUMAHS CONSCIENCISM: A PHILOSOPHICAL ANALYSIS

    » ABSTRACTIt is popular knowledge that most counties in Africa were at one time or the other under the control of foreign countries after the Berlin conference that partitioned the continent into various parts and acted as guides for the colonial masters. However, the true sons of the soil who happened to be nationalists like Kwame Nkrumah, Obafemi Awolowo, Kenneth Kaunda and others fought bravely f...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  0 engagements | 

  • 20. MORALITY VIS-A-VIS REASON IN AQUINAS PHILOSOPHY: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS

    » ABSTRACTI intend 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 creatures. We shall also answer the question as: has reason any influence or party to play in morality? Or put simply, is reason necessarily required for man to be moral? If yes, should reason be the sole facts for morality?...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  1,050 engagements | 

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

    » CHAPTER ONEINTRODUCTIONBACKGROUND OF THE STUDY The idea “EDUCATION” is one kind of honourific and desirable to everyone, particularly, a nation as its role in the development can hardly be over emphasized. Considering the universal connotation of the concept, could there be any kind of education that is so sacrosanct and admissible, and if there is, what is it?In trying to decipher what ‘ed...Continue Reading »

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  • 22. THESIS: THE CONCEPT OF POWER AND AUTHORITY IN NICCOLO MACHIAVELLI: AN ANALYSIS

    » CHAPTER ONEGENERAL INTRODUCTION 1.1BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Without being dependent on each other or any other in perspective, power and authority are respectively capable of provoking a thesis of some sort. This must be the reason some folks have randomly found discomforting. The very idea of conducting a marriage ceremony between them – power and authority, that is. Anyway, power can be defi...Continue Reading »

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  • 23. THE ROLE OF RELIGION IN THE POLITICS

    » ABSTRACT Inspite of the religious was of the people of Delta State, the question of the role of religion in the politics of Delta State still stand as a major challenge to religious scholars. This essay in its bid to unravel the role of religion in the society, outrightly dwelt on the impart of religion in politics. In this research, different methods ranging from interviews with political stake...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  1,264 engagements | 

  • 24. A CRITICAL EVALUATION OF MARTIN HEIDEGGER'S CONCEPT OF BEING

    » ABSTRACTThe central focus of this work is to critically evaluate Heidegger’s concept of being and other related issues. Being has been a very intriguing issue that has held philosophers spell bound over the years. Philosophers throughout the ages have tried to give it their own interpretation based on the way they have conceived it. Heidegger, in response to the problem of being, arose to de...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  52 pages |  0 engagements | 

  • 25. FEMINIST THEORY OF LITERACY CRITICISM

    » INTRODUCTIONPurpose of Study The purpose of this study is to exemplify Julie Okoh’s The Trials as a feminist text Scope of Study This research is limited to Julie Okoh’s text The Trials. The study examine the basic memorable of a feminist text which are, strong memorable female character, the portrayal of women as having innate goodness and genuine concern for the family especially the chil...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  65 pages |  0 engagements | 


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