PHILOSOPHY

A CRITICAL EVALUATION OF EPISTEMIC TERMS WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF FEMINIST EPISTEMOLOGY

Introduction In an attempts to redirect, among feminists representing a variety of philosophical traditions, a discussion of feminist epistemology and feminist philosophy of science.1 I pursue two lines of argument. The first is that critiques of feminist epistemology offered by feminist theorists and mainstream episte- mologists have relied on questionable views of both epistemology and …

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THE 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 tradition is …

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A CRITIQUE OF WIREDU\’S CONCEPT OF TRUTH

PROJECT BODY: TABLE OF CONTENTS Title page Certification Dedication Acknowledgements Table of contents Abstract CHAPTER ONE 1.0   Theories of Truth The nature and traditional theories of truth The semantic  theory of truth…………………………4 The correspondence theory  of truth………………………………………………..6 The coherence theory of truth…………………………………………………………8 The pragmatic  theory of truth………………………………………………………12 End Notes…………………………………………………………………………………..16 CHAPTER TWO 2.0 Correspondence Theory of Truth…………………………………………………..18 2.1 Wiredu’s critiques of …

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A CRITIQUE OF WIREDU\’S CONCEPT OF TRUTH

PROJECT BODY: TABLE OF CONTENTS Title page Certification Dedication Acknowledgements Table of contents Abstract CHAPTER ONE 1.0   Theories of Truth The nature and traditional theories of truth The semantic  theory of truth…………………………4 The correspondence theory  of truth………………………………………………..6 The coherence theory of truth…………………………………………………………8 The pragmatic  theory of truth………………………………………………………12 End Notes…………………………………………………………………………………..16 CHAPTER TWO 2.0 Correspondence Theory of Truth…………………………………………………..18 2.1 Wiredu’s critiques of …

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FRIENDSHIP OF UNEQUALS IN ARISTOTLE’S NICOMACHEAN ETHICS VIS-A-VIS GODFATHERISM IN NIGERIAN POLITICS. A RESEARCH PROJECT MATERIAL ON PHILOSOPHY

GENERAL INTRODUCTION Since inception of the current administration in Nigeria in 1999, a major political problem that has plagued the country and has become a socio-political problem is “Godfatherism.” Politics in Nigeria has become a business venture where everyone struggles to participate. To this, S. U. Togbolo opines, politics in Nigeria has become an investment where the …

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THE MORAL DECADENCE IN NIETZSCHE’S PHILOSOPHICAL WRITINGS (A CRITICAL APPROACH). A RESEARCH PROJECT MATERIAL ON PHILOSOPHY

PROJECT BODY: CHAPTER ONE THE NOTION OF MORALITY 1.1  The Exact Definition of Morality In making moral choices, the morality of one’s actions does not depend entirely on the sincerity of the intention or the evaluation of the motives, but it must be determined according to objective criteria drawn from the nature of the person and his …

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JUSTICE AND ITS PRIMACY IN THE POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY OF ARISTOTLE

TABLE OF CONTENTS TITLE PAGE………………………………………..              i CERTIFICATION…………………………………..             ii DEDICATION………………………………………              iii ACKNOWLEGEMENT…………………………….             iv TABLE OF CONTENTS……………………………            vi GENERAL INTRODUCTION…………………………                 viii CHAPTER ONE 1.0     THE NOTION OF STATE AND JUSTICE……                 1 1.1     General Notion of State…………………………….      1 1.2     Notion of State in Aristotle…………………………     8 1.3     Notion and Definition of Justice……………………      16 1.4     Kinds …

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THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE ALIENATION OF LABOUR IN KARL MARX. (IT’S IMPLICATIONS TO THE CONDITION OF THE NIGERIAN WORKERS).

1.0 INTRODUCTION The 17th-century philosophy, the enlightenment period, is significant for so many reasons. Not only did it witness the the emergence of many vigorous thinkers, but it also shifted the attention of philosophy from the cosmos (ancient period) and God (medieval period) to the appreciation of man as both the terminus a quo and the …

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A PHILOSOPHICAL APPRAISAL ON THE IGBO TRADITIONAL SYSTEM OF CHILD UPBRINGING, VIS-À-VIS THE CONTEMPORARY SYSTEM

CHAPTER ONE 1.1     INTRODUCTION There seems to be universal law of preservation and conservation in nature.  Rock, seas, minerals, plants, animals and man; all endure because of this universal law of nature.  For instance, animals of both higher and lower species that breach this natural law risk extinction, as the other animals will prey on them.  …

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A PHILOSOPHICAL EXAMINATION OF THE NIGERIAN RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE IN THE LIGHT OF ANDRE GODIN’S IDEAS

CHAPTER ONE 1.0     INTRODUCTION           Majority of the humans in the world are born into one religion or the other.[1] The environment in which we live is densely religious. As a result, one starts to hear, see and touch things about God very early in life. In the market, on the road, even in drinking houses …

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