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Dr. Edet Mesembe Ita

Senior Lecturer
Philosophy
edetita@unical.edu.ng

Mesembe Ita Edet is a senior lecturer in the department of Philosophy of the University of Calabar where he received his B.A, M.A and Ph.D degrees. He also teaches at the Bassey Andah Institute of African and Asian studies in the University and is a visiting scholar to the Federal University Wukari, Taraba State, Nigeria. His areas of research interest and specialization cover African Philosophy, Comparative Philosophy, Philosophy of Culture, Inter-Cultural Philosophy, Oriental Philosophy and Philosophy of Law and he has published locally and internationally in these areas. He has made presentations at several local and international conferences including at the 23rd World Congress of Philosophy (WCP) organized by the International Federation of Philosophical Societies (FISP) at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece in August 2013 and at PHIL HIST 13 conference of the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in November 2013. Edet was one of the facilitators of the 1st and 2nd International Conference on African Philosophy which held at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg South Africa in 2015 and University of Calabar in 2017 respectively. Mesembe Edet is a member of the Philosophers Association of Nigeria (PAN), member, Association for the Promotion of Nigerian Languages and Culture (APNILAC), member Researchers International Network (RIN) and scribe of the Conversational school of Philosophy (SCP). He is Editor, Ndunode, Journal of the Faculty of Arts, University of Calabar, Nigeria and Associate Editor, Filosofia Theoretica, Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions. Some of Mesembe Edet’s specific contributions to knowledge (theory) in African Philosophy are his theory of Afroxiology, his theory of conceptual mandelanisation and his theory of mandelanism: Mesembe Edet is the 1st Calabar School of Philosophy (CSP) Distinguished Academic Lecturer. On 28th August 2015 he delivered his lecture entitled “Afroxiology, Conceptual Mandelanization and the Conversational order in the New Era of African Philosophy”.

Edet, Mesembe I. “Teaching Medical Ethics in Medical Colleges: Professional Considerations.” Kpim of Morality. Ethics: General Special and Professional. Pantaleon Iroegbu and Anthony Echekwube Eds. Ibadan: Heineman Educational Books, 2005. 226 – 235. Print.


Edet, Mesembe I. “Ancient and Medieval Philosophy.” A Concise Introduction to Philosophy and Logic. Uduigwomen, Andrew F. and  Ozumba, Godfrey O, Eds. Calabar: Centaur Publishers. 1995. 104 – 140. Print.


Edet, Mesembe I. “The Question of the Origin of Philosophy.” A Concise Introduction to Philosophy and Logic. Uduigwomen, Andrew F. and  Ozumba, Godfrey O, Eds. Calabar: Centaur Publishers, 1995. 37 – 45. Print.


Edet, Mesembe I. “The Question of Conceptual Decolonization in African Philosophy and the Problem of the Language of African Philosophy: A Critique of Kwasi Wiredu and a proposal for Conceptual Mandelanization in the Africa We Know.” Atuolu Omalu: Some Unanswered Questions in Contemporary African Philosophy, Chimakonam, Jonathan O. Ed. Lanham: University Press of America, 2005. 197-218. Print.


Edet Mesembe, I and Chimakonam, Jonathan O. “Arguments and Clarifications. A Philosophical Encounter between J. O. Chimakonam and M. I. Edet on the Ibuanyidandaness of Complementary Ontology.” Monograph of the Calabar School of Philosophy (CSP) 1, 2014. 1-133. Print. 


Edet, Mesembe I. Afroxiology, Conceptual Mandelanization and the Conversational Order in the New Era of African Philosophy. Calabar: 3rd Logic Option Publishing, 2017. Print.


Edet, Mesembe I. “African Philosophy in Dialogue with Western and Asian Philosophies: A Comparative analysis of Some Major Themes.” Uduigwomen, Andrew F. Ed. From Footmarks to Landmarks on African Philosophy. Lagos: O. O. P. Limited, 2009. 555-565. Print. 


Edet, Mesembe I. Outlines of Oriental Philosophy.  Calabar: Jochrisam Publishers, 2012. Print.


Edet, Mesembe I and Brown Effiong E. “A General Scan of Kant’s Ideas.” A Systematic Approach to Philosophy and Logic, Samuel Ekanem and Joseph Ogar Eds. Calabar: University of Calabar Press, 2008. 217 – 230. Print.


Edet, Mesembe I. “Space and Time in Efik Meta-physical Worldview.” Uduigwomen, Andrew F. Ed. From Footmarks to Landmarks on African Philosophy. Lagos: O. O. P. Limited, 2009. 146 – 151. Print.


Edet, Mesembe I. “Comparative Philosophy and Its Problems.” The Mirror of Philosophy. Ozumba, Godfrey and Kyrian A. Ojong, Eds. Uyo: El-John Publishers, 2014. 625-633. Print.


Edet, Mesembe I. “Fanon’s Philosophy of Decolonization.” African Political Philosophy. Ozumba, Godfrey O. and Eijah, Okon John Eds. Uyo: El-John Publishers, 2012. 369 – 383. Print.


Edet, Mesembe I. “How to Teach Philosophy to make it relevant to Nigerian Students.”  Sophia: an African Journal of Philosophy 5. 1 (2002): 1 – 26. Print.


Edet, Mesembe I. “Metaphysics Contemporary African Philosophy and Ethocentric Commitment.” Interactions in the History of Philosophy Efe Duyan and Ayse Gungor Eds. PHIL HIST 13 Conference Proceedings: November 8 – 9, 2013. Mimam Sinan Fine Arts University. Istanbul. Turkey, 112 – 124. Print.


Edet, Mesembe I. “A Case for the Abolition of Capital Punishment in Nigeria.” Ndunode: Calabar Journal of the Humanities 4. 1 (2003): 137 – 150. Print.


Edet, Mesembe I. “The Culture of Violence and Traditional Non-violent Approaches to Conflict Resolution in Efik Culture.” African Journal of Religion Culture and Society 2.2 (2010): 69 – 90. Print.


Edet Mesembe I. “Globalization, Internalization or Americanization? Implications for Language and Culture.” Journal of Nigerian Languages and Culture 6.2 (2004):  6 – 16. Print.


Edet, Mesembe I. “Buddhist Ethics and the Global HIV/AIDS Scourge.” African Journal of Religion, Culture and Society 2.2 (2006): 131 – 137. Print.


Edet, Mesembe I. “The Super-maxim and Social Change in Nigeria: The International Researcher 1.5 (2010): 56 - 64. Print.


Edet, Mesembe I. “Fostering Global Peace through Hindu Metaphysics.” Orientalia: The Online Journal of Eastern Philosophy, Religion and Culture http//www.orientalia.org. (2004): 1 – 10. Web. 


Edet, Mesembe I. and Uduigwomen, Andrew F. “The Primacy of the Family in the Philosophies of Confucius and Aristotle, and in African Philosophy: A Comparative Analysis.” Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research 22.1 (2005): 115 – 128. Print.


Edet, Mesembe I. “On the Teaching of Western Philosophy in African Universities.” Multi-World India. Org. 1991. Web.


Edet, Mesembe, I. “Being as Missing Links.”  Journal of Complementary Reflection: Studies in Asouzu 1.1 (2011): 28-32. Print.


Edet, Mesembe I. “Innocent Onyewuenyi’s Philosophical re-Appraisal of the African Belief in Reincarnation: A Conversational Study.” Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 5.1 (2016): 76 – 99. Print.


Edet, Mesembe I. “Godfrey Ozumba’s Spiritocentric Humanism: A Conceptual Critique.” Journal of Integrative Humanism-Ghana 3.1 (2013): 3–18. Print.


Edet, Mesembe I. “Human Values and Their Foundations: Towards an Ethic of Living Right (EOUSLY).” Research on Humanities and Social Sciences 4.2 (2014): 128–134. Print.


 

 

Edet, Mesembe I. and Segun, Samuel T. “The Natural Law Theory in Traditional African Jurisprudential Thought.” Journal of Law, Policy and Globalization 26 (2014): 44 – 57. Print.


Edet, Mesembe I. “Njikoka Amaka: Further Discussions on the Philosophy of Integrative Humanism (A Contribution to African and Intercultural Philosophies) – Book Review.” Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 3.1 (2014): 147– 152. Print.


Edet, Mesembe I. “The Limitations of Bernard Matolino’s Limited Communitarianism: Continuing the Conversations on Personhood in African Philosophy.” Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions 4.2 (2015): 100–111. Print.


Edet, Mesembe I. “On the Origin and Character of Human Values: A Complementary Reflection.” Research, on Humanities and Social Sciences 5.17 (2015): 15 – 24. Print.

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First International Conference of Researchers International Network (RIN),
2014;Participant: First International Conference of Researchers International Network (RIN), University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria 13-16, October 2014.
Start: Monday 13th October, 2014
End: Thursday 16th October, 2014
2013:Metaphysics, Contemporary African Philosophy and Ethnocentric Commitment”.
Interactions in the History of Philosophy. Efe Duyan and Ayse Gungor (eds) PHILHIST ’13 Conference Proceedings, November 8-9, 2013. Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul, Turkey, pp. 112-124. ISBN 978-975-6264-93-5.
Start: Friday 8th November, 2013
End: Saturday 9th November, 2013
Participated at the Nigerian Philosophical Association (NPA) Conference on Gender Conflict.
1994: Participated at the Nigerian Philosophical Association (NPA) Conference on Gender Conflict. University of Lagos, Nigeria, Nigeria, March 22-24, 1994.
Start: Tuesday 22nd March, 1994
End: Thursday 24th March, 1994
Workshop on African Humanities Fellowship Competition.
2009:Participated in the African Humanities Programme (Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda) Workshop on African Humanities Fellowship Competition. University of Ibadan, Nigeria, July 7-10,2009.
Start: Tuesday 7th July, 2009
End: Friday 10th July, 2009
2014:Presented Paper: “Re-strategizing Social Equality within the Context of the Complementary System of Thought in African Philosophy”.
Social Equality Conference, University of Cape Town, South African, 15-17, August 2014.
Start: Friday 15th August, 2014
End: Sunday 17th August, 2014
Participated at the Nigerian Philosophical Association (NPA) Conference on Gender Conflict.
1992: Participated at the Nigerian Philosophical Association (NPA) Conference on Gender Conflict. University of Calabar, Nigeria. July 12-14, 1992.
Start: Sunday 12th July, 1992
End: Tuesday 14th July, 1992
Association for the Promotion of Nigerian Languages and Culture (APNILAC) Imo State University, Owerri, 20th – 24 November 2003.
Association for the Promotion of Nigerian Languages and Culture (APNILAC) Imo State University, Owerri, 20th – 24 November 2003.
Start: Thursday 20th November, 2003
End: Monday 24th November, 2003
Presented Paper: “Metaphysics, Contemporary African Philosophy and Ethnocentric Commitment”.
2013: PHIL HIST ’13 Conference. Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, 7-9, November, 2013.
Start: Thursday 7th November, 2013
End: Saturday 9th November, 2013
2015:Presented Paper: “The Call for Conceptual Mandelanization in Contemporary African Philosophy and the Need for African Philosophy without Ethnocentric Reduction”.
African Philosophy Conference, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 9-11, September 2015.
Start: Wednesday 9th September, 2015
End: Friday 11th September, 2015
Presented Paper: “African Philosophy, Culture and the HIV/AIDS Scourge”.
2005: International Conference, Kogi State University, Anyiagba, June 2-4, 2005.
Start: Thursday 2nd June, 2005
End: Saturday 4th June, 2005
Presented Paper: “Systems Building in Contemporary African Philosophy: The Ibuanyidanda Approach”.
23rd World Congress of Philosophy (WCP) organized by the International Federation of Philosophical Societies (FISP). National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece August 15-17,2013.
Start: Thursday 15th August, 2013
End: Saturday 17th August, 2013
Presented Paper: “The Culture of Violence, the Power of Language and Traditional Non-violent Approaches to Conflict Resolution: Strategies in Efik Language and Culture”.
2006: 11th Annual National Conference of the Association for the Promotion of Nigerian Languages and Culture (APNILAC), Imo State University, Owerri, 19-23 November, 2006.
Start: Sunday 19th November, 2006
End: Thursday 23rd November, 2006
Presented Paper: “The Internetzation of the World: The Ethical Issues”.
2005: 10th Annual National Conference of the Association for the Promotion of Nigerian Languages and Culture (APNILAC) Imo State University Owerri, 20th -24th November 2005.
Start: Sunday 20th November, 2005
End: Thursday 24th November, 2005
Presented Paper: “The Mental Fitness of Political Leaders and the Society: A Moral Imperative”.
2003: 34th Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference of the Association of Psychiatrists in Nigeria (APN), Calabar, 11th – 15th Novemeber 2003.
Start: Tuesday 11th November, 2003
End: Saturday 15th November, 2003
Presented Paper: “Globalization and the Universization of Violence and Moral Decadence”.
2004: A call for Revaluation of African Values and the University of Ibadan. University of Ibadan. University of Ibadan. September 15-18,2004.
Start: Wednesday 15th September, 2004
End: Saturday 18th September, 2004
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