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  • 1. 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...Continue Reading »

    58 pages |  802 engagements | 

  • 2. WESTERN CULTURE YORUBA

    » 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 »

    67 pages |  530 engagements | 

  • 3. MORAL JUSTIFICATION OF THE STATE INTERFERENCE WITH RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES OF THE C...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY In the history of political philosophy there have been different views as to what relationship should exist between the citizens and the state in terms of state’s powers, authority compared to individual rights and liberties. An exponent of totalitarianism for example would want to argue that states authority and powers superceded the liberties an...Continue Reading »

    67 pages |  545 engagements | 

  • 4. A CRITIQUE OF DAVID HUME EMPIRICISM

    »   A CRITIQUE OF DAVID HUME’S EMPIRICISM   CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1. BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY The search for knowledge that is both absolute and certain has been continuous. However, since at least the time of Aristotle, there has been a strong epistemological tradition based mainly on human experience, which is not directed towards the possibility of achieving absolute knowledge. This tradi...Continue Reading »

    67 pages |  576 engagements | 

  • 5. ZIK'S NEO-WELFARISM: A VIABLE OPTION FOR THE NIGERIAN STATE

    »     CHAPTER ONE1.0 INTRODUCTION1.1 BACKGROUND TO THE STUDYNigerian state: 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 ...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  -1 engagements | 

  • 6. THE BEHAVIORAL TERAOGENIC EFFECT OF CIMETIDINE ON THE OFFSPRINGS OF ALBINO RATS

    »   THE ROLE OF SEX HORMONES         During childhood, the capacity of sexual response and the experience of sexual pleasure as well as the potential for orgasm exists at least in a proportion of children whether this apparently variable potential among children reflects different learning experiences during childhood, different opportunities for realizing the potential or different genti...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  490 engagements | 

  • 7. INFLUENCE OF PERSONALITY AND SOCIAL NETWORKING (E.G FACEBOOK) ON PHYSICAL INTERA...

    »   THEORETICAL FRAME WORK USES AND GRATIFICATION THEORY: (Lazaisfeld and Stanbon (1944)Uses and gratification theory has provided a frame work for examining the satisfaction of needs and interests through different forms of communications media (Kartz, Blumler and Gvievitch, 1974). If two media serve similar needs then they can act as functional alternatives. However, if they are designed to serv...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  588 engagements | 

  • 8. A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF AKAN AND YORUBA CONCEPTION OF A PERSON

    »     Abstract    The concept of a person held by a group of people is fundamental in understanding not only how a person within such framework of thought views himself but also how other matters such as the idea of being, morality, knowledge and truth that are essential for the ordering of the society are viewed. This is emphasized by the fact that such a concept encapsulates the role the socie...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  518 engagements | 

  • 9. A CRITICAL ASSESSMENT OF J.S MBITI'S AFRICAN'S CONCEPTION OF TIME

    »   ABSTRACT       J.S Mbiti contended that Africans perceive time composition of events which must be lived through. He contended further, that one can from such ontology, arrive at the understanding of African philosophical concepts.         This essay attempted a critical examination of Mbiti's view on Africans' conception of time, and to show that Mbiti's Africans' conception of tim...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  529 engagements | 

  • 10. THE THEORY OF ARTS AND AESTHETICS, A REALITY TO CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY: KATIAN APP...

    »     INTRODUCTION BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Aesthetics is a subset of philosophy that looks at the nature of art and our experience of it. It appeared in the course of the eighteen century in Europe and advanced in England as philosophers grouped together such fields as poetry, sculpture, music, and dance. They classified all the arts into one category and called them les beaux arts or the fine ar...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  491 engagements | 

  • 11. CONCEPT OF HUMAN EXISTENCE

    »   CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1  BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Philosophers such as Hegel, Fichte and Schelling development of metaphysical idealism were take n to be a great fault by Jacob Friedrich Fries. Fries opinion was that philosophical trend ought to have continued in the Kantian tradition. His simple reason for this according to Coqueston (248) remains that “we must investigate the nature an...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  615 engagements | 

  • 12. ASSESSMENT OF THE DEFENSE SYSTEM IN DIABETIC RATS TREATED WITH AQUEOUS LEAVES ...

    »   CHAPTER ONE 1.0   INTRODUCTION The prevalence nature of micro organisms caused the human body to develop a natural defense system against the adverse effects of these organisms (Pick et al, 2008). A complex network of specialized cells, glands, organs, specialized proteins and molecular messengers make up the body defense system which is typically known as the “IMMUNE SYSTEM”, and this i...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  609 engagements | 

  • 13. A CRITIQUE OF ROBERT NOZICK'S POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Robert Nozick (1938 2002) was an American philosopher, best known for his rigorous defense of libertarianism in his first major work, Anarchy, State, and Utopia (1974). During his high school and college years, Nozick was a member of the student new left and an enthusiastic socialist. At Columbia, he helped to found a campus branch of the league for industrial democracy. W...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  495 engagements | 

  • 14. A CRITICAL ASSESSMENT OF NIGERIAN FEDERALISM

    »   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 profo...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  489 engagements | 

  • 15. WIRED PHILOSOPHY OF CONCENSUS: A CRITICAL APPRAISAL

    »   CHAPTER ONE 1.1       INTRODUCTION/BACKGROUND OF STUDY   Falsification as a principle or theory which holds that for any hypothesis to be cognitively significant, true or scientific it must be inherently disprovable by experience before it can be accepted as a scientific hypothesis or theory. This principle is associated with the twentieth century Austrian British Philosopher of science...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  338 engagements | 

  • 16. AN EXAMINATION OF SOREN KERKKEGAARD'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 profo...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  448 engagements | 

  • 17. A CRITIQUE OF ROBERT NOZICK POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.1 INTRODUCTION Robert Nozick (1938 2002) was American philosopher, best known for his rigorous defense of libertarianism in his first major work, Anarchy, State, and Utopia (1974). During his high school and college years, Nozick was a member of the student new left and an enthusiastic socialist. At Columbia, he helped to found a campus branch of the league for industrial democracy, ...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  324 engagements | 

  • 18. A CRITICAL EXAMINATION OF KARL POPPER'S FALSIFICATION PRINCIPLE

    »   CHAPTER ONE 1.1   INTRODUCTION/BACKGROUND OF STUDY   Falsification as a principle or theory which holds that for any hypothesis to be cognitively significant, true or scientific it must be inherently disprovable by experience before it can be accepted as a scientific hypothesis or theory. This principle is associated with the twentieth century Austrian British Philosopher of science known a...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  392 engagements | 

  • 19. A CRITICAL EVALUATION OF DAVID HUME'S CRITIQUE OF NATURAL RELIGION

    »   CHAPTER ONE METHODOLOGICAL CONSIDERATION STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM: This research study is in the area of philosophy of religion. Joseph Omoregbe, in his book A philosophical look at Religion has defined philosophy of religion as “free, unprejudiced rational inquiry into the nature, meaning and purpose of religion or is a defense of religion, but and unprejudiced investigation into the nature,...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  367 engagements | 

  • 20. WESTERN CULTURE AND YORUBA ETHICS: A PHILOSOPHICAL ANALYSIS

    »   GENERAL INTRODUCTION There are various and at times conflicting opinions on the role which Western culture played and is still playing in moulding the ethical structure of the present contemporary Yoruba society. This is a two sided sword which could be dually interpreted and the interpretation may either appear positive or negative. The controversy might be a result of the present ethical stru...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  -1 engagements | 


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