EPISTEMOLOGICAL CERTAINTY IN EDMUND HUSSERL’S PHENOMENOLOGY:  A CRITICAL EVALUATIONPh.D Thesis

EPISTEMOLOGICAL CERTAINTY IN EDMUND HUSSERL’S PHENOMENOLOGY:  A CRITICAL EVALUATION ABSTRACT This research investigates and evaluates epistemological certainty from Edmund Husserl position and the expedition of his Phenomenology. From time immemorial, philosophers have battled strenuously to prove that certain knowledge is possible and such knowledge can be attained; since epistemology originates from the sceptic challenge to …

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A PHILOSOPHICAL ANALYSIS OF THE IMPLICATIONS OF JOHN DEWEY’S INSTRUMENTALISM ON ENTREPRENEURIAL DEVELOPMENT

A PHILOSOPHICAL ANALYSIS OF THE IMPLICATIONS OF JOHN DEWEY’S INSTRUMENTALISM ON ENTREPRENEURIAL DEVELOPMENT ABSTRACT This work is an attempt to examine the philosophical arguments presented by John Dewey with respect to the theory of knowledge for practical gains. The work sought to clearly articulate Dewey’s thought within the framework of ideas and experience and how …

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THE EVALUATION OF HEIDEGGER’S ONTOLOGICAL DECONSTRUCTION

THE EVALUATION OF HEIDEGGER’S ONTOLOGICAL DECONSTRUCTION ABSTRACT The question of being which is very ambiguous in its application and roll leads the field of metaphysics into some unclear grounds. Metaphysics appears so transcendental and dogmatic that the issues that surround it appear very confusing. Heidegger in the 20th century believes strongly that the problem here …

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TIV PRINCIPLE OF POWER-SHARING, YA NA ANGBIAN, IN TIV SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

TIV PRINCIPLE OF POWER-SHARING, YA NA ANGBIAN, IN TIV SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY ABSTRACT The Tiv concept of power-sharing, ya na angbian, is a socio-political philosophy that the Tiv have been practising since the pre-colonial era. However, little effort has been made to explore the philosophical element of thisphilosophy. In this exposè, the researcher traces …

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WITTGENSTEIN’S CONCEPTION OF LANGUAGE AND ITS IMPLICATION FOR JURISPRUDENCE.

WITTGENSTEIN’S CONCEPTION OF LANGUAGE AND ITS IMPLICATION FOR JURISPRUDENCE. ABSTRACT The meaning of an expression, or relation between words in general language usage is ascertainable if the special use of language is understood. A major criticism leveled against the language of law has been the idea that the language of law is indecipherable and barely …

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IMPLICATIONS OF KARL POPPER’S THEORY OF INCREMENTAL CHANGE ON THE QUEST FOR SOCIO-POLITICAL REVOLUTION IN NIGERIA

IMPLICATIONS OF KARL POPPER’S THEORY OF INCREMENTAL CHANGE ON THE QUEST FOR SOCIO-POLITICAL REVOLUTION IN NIGERIA ABSTRACT Karl Popper (1902 – 1994), a Vienna-born philosopher advanced a liberal theory of Incremental Change also known as “piece meal social engineering” which prefers reforms to revolution. He had argued that in view of the ontological fallibility of …

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KARL POPPER ON MYTHS AND TRADITIONS

KARL POPPER ON MYTHS AND TRADITIONS ABSTRACT The predominant opinion that science has the explanation and solution to natural and social problems can be summed in the words of Mel Thompson that ‘science is a massive problem-solving and information gathering enterprise’. Thoughts such as this relegate other forms of knowledge and the benefits therein to …

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METAPHYSICS AND DEVELOPMENT- THE EXPERIENCE OF THE TIV PEOPLE OF NORTH-CENTRAL NIGERIA

METAPHYSICS AND DEVELOPMENT- THE EXPERIENCE OF THE TIV PEOPLE OF NORTH-CENTRAL NIGERIA ABSTRACT Traditionally, Tiv society is stupendously moral. The degree of morality is supposed to be sustained in everything that the Tiv person does at any point in time. Any attempt at disturbing the equilibrium that exists in the world or nature is met …

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PHILOSOPHY OF FREEDOM AND HUMAN DESTINY IN CHINUA ACHEBE’S THINGS FALL APART; NO LONGER AT EASE AND ARROW OF GOD

PHILOSOPHY OF FREEDOM AND HUMAN DESTINY IN CHINUA ACHEBE’S THINGS FALL APART; NO LONGER AT EASE AND ARROW OF GOD ABSTRACT This dissertation is an attempt to examine critically the complex nature of; and the ironies of human life wishes in human society. It looks into the seeming absurdity, paradox and contradictions presented by the …

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SUICIDE IN ALBERT CAMUS EXISTENTIALIST PHILOSOPHY

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 …

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TEMPORALITY IN MARTIN HEIDEGGER

TEMPORALITY IN MARTIN HEIDEGGER ABSTRACT In Heidegger’s conception of time, Dasein temporalises its own Being and as such constitutes time. Temporality here is the temporality of Dasein. But the question of Dasein is the question concerning the meaning of Being in general. Heidegger holds that for the question of the meaning of Being to be …

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THE CONCEPT OF LABOUR AND SOCIAL RELATIONS IN CLAUDE AKE’S PHILOSOPHY- IMPLICATIONS FOR AFRICA

THE CONCEPT OF LABOUR AND SOCIAL RELATIONS IN CLAUDE AKE’S PHILOSOPHY- IMPLICATIONS FOR AFRICA ABSTRACT Labour is primarily human effort applied in production for the provision of food for the sustenance of his being. Human labour is also used to make tools which make for the creation and recreation of his economic and other material …

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AN EVALUATION OF THE CONCEPTS OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND EQUALITY AMONG THE TIV PEOPLE OF BENUE STATE, NIGERIA

AN EVALUATION OF THE CONCEPTS OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND EQUALITY AMONG THE TIV PEOPLE OF BENUE STATE, NIGERIA ABSTRACT This work seeks thematically to demonstrate the universal availability of the idea of Human right and the Principle of Human equality in all cultures of the world. By so doing, it seeks to expose, analyze and …

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AN EXAMINATION OF THE CONCEPT OF MORALITY AND POLITICS IN ARISTOTLE’S PHILOSOPHY

AN EXAMINATION OF THE CONCEPT OF MORALITY AND POLITICS IN ARISTOTLE’S PHILOSOPHY ABSTRACT Morality entails everything about man’s action, what he ought to do and what he ought not to do. Like moral standards and moral values, morality forms part and parcel of the life of every social group and civil society. Man as a …

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EVALUATION OF ROBERT NOZICK’S ENTITLEMENT THEORY

EVALUATION OF ROBERT NOZICK’S ENTITLEMENT THEORY ABSTRACT Robert Nozick’s Entitlement Theory consists of three principles of justice in Acquisition, in Transfer and in Rectification. The entitlement theory of Nozick entails that a person is entitled to a holding if he followed the principle of acquisition, transfer and rectification. Raising the issue of equitable distribution and …

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HUMAN NATURE AND SOCIALISM IN KARL MARX

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 …

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AN APPRAISAL OF KANT’S PERSPECTIVES ON HUMAN KNOWLEDGE

AN APPRAISAL OF KANT’S PERSPECTIVES ON HUMAN KNOWLEDGE ABSTRACT There is a dialectical relationship between theory and practice, which finds expression in Kant’s philosophy. From the Socratic era to the modern period of Philosophy, philosophers were preoccupied with the investigation into the nature, scope, and limits of human knowledge, an enterprise that culminated in the …

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ALTERITY AND REVERSIBILITY IN MERLEAU-PONTY- A DISCOURSE ON CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND MINORITY RIGHTS

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 …

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A CRITIQUE OF PAUL TAYLOR’S BIOCENTRIC EGALITARIANISMA

A CRITIQUE OF PAUL TAYLOR’S BIOCENTRIC EGALITARIANISMA ABSTRACT Contemporary societies have become bedevilled by environmental problems like drastic climatic change, health problems, and the loss of land, habitats, and wildlife. In most places these problems are a direct consequence of man’s exploitation of nature. Since it is arguable that attitudes influence action, the hitherto unquestioning …

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