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Prof. Godfrey Okechukwu Ozumba

professor(Dean)
Philosophy
goddyozumba@unical.edu.ng

Godfrey Okechukwu Ozumba started work in October 1984. He obtained his first Degree in Philosophy in the year 1983, MSC political Economy in 1986, phD in 1995 and rose through the ranks to attain the position of Professor in the Department of Philosophy. My areas of specialization are major: Epistemology and Minor: African Philosophy and Ethics. Awards: He obtained Priuce Nyong's Best graduating Philosophy Student Award in 1983; Best graduating MA Award in 1988; Faculty of Arts Students Association's Award of Excellence. I have taught Courses ranging from History of Western Philosophy,Ethics,Aesthetics Epistemology and Philosophical Analysis to name but a few.

OZUMBA,

G.O., Gender sensitivity in Igbo Culture: A Philosophical Appraisal

Vol. 7 No. 2, April-June 2005.


OZUMBA, G. O.,

“Orality and African Philosophy” in The Journal of Philosophy and Development, Vol. 3 Nos.1 and 2 Jan. 1997. pp. 72-81.

SUMMARY:

This paper examines the concept of orality in connection with the idea of African philosophy. Specifically, it examines the place of oral sources in the construction of African philosophy. Our argument is that Oral tradition, despite its well known limitations, is still a manageable alternative for the preservation and transfer of thoughts from generation to generation. We advocate the following approaches incarrying out African philosophy namely, dialectical or conversational method, Archaeological method and finally, the synthetical method.


OZUMBA,

G. O., “A Critique of Plato’s View of Knowledge as vision” in Kosimee: Journal of Religious Studies, Vol. 1 No. 2 Jan., 1997.

SUMMARY:

Here, we examined Plato’s view of knowledge as vision. Our main contention in this paper is to show that the moral which Plato’s visionary view of knowledge insinuates is out of joint with the praxical notions about knowledge. Our attempt here is to provide a more humanized way of handling the subject matter of knowledge.


OZUMBA, G. O.,

“Hybrid Morality” in Sophia: An African Journal of Philosophy Vol. 1 No. 1998.

SUMMARY:

The attempt here is to subtly deprecate the contemporary pervasion of those aspects of our cultural morality in the bid to copy everything Western, Asian or American. Our argument is that, the current changes, assimilation and blending of Africa’s moral heritage with those of other cultures must be carried out with caution to avoid destroying our tested, and enviable pristine values.


OZUMBA, G. O.,

“The concept of Punishment and African Philosophy” in Unizik Journal of Arts and Humanities vol. 1 No. 1 August, 1999.

SUMMARY:

Our focus here is to show that the concept of punishment needs a more thorough-going explication because of the irreversibility of the pains and injustices which its improper dispensation can perpetrate. We advocated the merging of the African conception of punishment with the Christian conception in order to achieve a more humane and just social system.


OZUMBA, G. O.,

“Epistemology and the Science of Politics” In Sophia: An African Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 2 No. 2, 2000.

SUMMARY:

Our attempt here is to assess and critique the growth of knowledge in Political Science through the succession of Political theories. We argued that no one single theory can be an omnibus theory. All theories must be harnessed to effect growth of knowledge in Political Science.


OZUMBA, G. O., “The Philosophy of Occultism and Spiritism” in Sophia: An African Journal of Philosophy, vol. 3 No. 1 Nov. 2000.

SUMMARY:

This is an extensive philosophical evaluation of the Concepts of occultism and Spiritism. We have shown the deceitfulness and fruitlessness of such endeavours.


OZUMBA, G. O.,

“Analytic and Synthetic Dimensions Of African Science” In Sophia: An African Journal of Philosophy, vol. 2 No. 1, 2000.

SUMMARY:

In this work attempt is made to highlight the nature of African science and to show that it is rooted in the same method of observation, hypothesis, theory formulation and formulation of scientific laws. The contribution made here is by showing that there is a cultural dimension which differentiates African science from Western science though they share in the same traditional scientific methodology


OZUMBA, G. O.,

“Spiritocentric Humanism: A Paradigmatic method for theory and Praxis in contemporary Philosophizing Drumspeak: International Journal of Research in the Humanities. Vol 2 No 1 April 2009 pp – 76


OZUMBA, G. O.,

“Review of Mind Body Problem in Philosophy by Raymond N. Osei” Journal of Philosophy and Culture. Vol 3 No 2 2006 pp151 – 176.


OZUMBA, G. O. AND UDUIGWOMEN A. F.

“Role of Education in a Developing Democracy” Divyadan: Journal of Philosophy and Education Vol 20, No. 2, 2009 pp241 – 254.


OZUMBA. G. O.,

“Philosophy and Nigeria’s National Policy on Education: The African Symposium: An African Educational Research Journal, Vol. 4 No. 2 July 2004.

SUMMARY:

The aim of this paper is a critical examination of the role of philosophy in redirecting and reinvigorating the Nigerian policy on Education.


OZUMBA, G. O., “African Traditional Metaphysics” Quodibet: Journal of Christian Theology and Philosophy Vol. 6 No. 1, Jan. – March 2004.

SUMMARY: Our attempt in this paper is to reconstruct African tradition metaphysics. The main problematic has to do with whether we can in any meaningful and coherent manner talk about a traditional African metaphysics. We examined concepts like African personality, being substance, causality, immorality and witchcraft, etc.


OZUMBA, G. O., “The Role of Education in a Developing Democracy: The Nigeria case” The African Symposium: An African Educational Research Journal.

SUMMARY: What is done in this paper is to show what Democracy is all about, why it is misunderstood, to show how it has fared in Nigeria and to examine the symbiotic link Democracy has with education. This will help us to better appreciate the relevance is education to the success and sustenance of Democracy in Nigeria.


OZUMBA, G. O., “A philosophic Ground work Towards a Feminist Consciousness in Nigeria” Euro-Asian Journal of Applied Science Vol. 1 No. 1, February 2005.

SUMMARY: We tried to explore the proper articulation of feminist consciousness in Nigeria. We argue that there is need for greater enfranchisement and involvement of women in all the spheres of human endeavour.


OZUMBA, G. O., “The Role of Education in a Developing Democracy: The Nigeria case” The African Symposium: An African Educational Research Journal.

SUMMARY: What is done in this paper is to show what Democracy is all about, why it is misunderstood, to show how it has fared in Nigeria and to examine the symbiotic link Democracy has with education. This will help us to better appreciate the relevance is education to the success and sustenance of Democracy in Nigeria.


OZUMBA, G. O., “A comparative Analysis of the concepts of Filial Piety in Chinese and Igbo (African) Philosophies”. Euro-Asian Journal of Applied Sciences. Vol. 2 No. 1, April 2005.

SUMMARY: We attempted a comparative analysis of the concept of filial piety in Chinese and Igbo philosophies. We discovered that Chinese philosophy has a lot in common with Igbo philosophy in their concept of brotherhood, filial piety, ancestor-worship, communication, ritualism, after life, etc.


OZUMBA, G. O., “Rights and Duties in Education” African Symposium: An African Educational Research Journal.

SUMMARY: We examined the dynamics of right and duties in education, what roles should parents; State,Local and Federal Governments play in the education of their citizens? To what extent have these bodies been able to fulfill their educational obligations to their citizens? Issues and prospects are examined as to right and duties in education.


OZUMBA, G. O., Integrative Humanism: A Spiritocentric approach to Philosophy” in Drumspeak: International Journal of Research in Humanities Vol.2 No.2.

SUMMARY: This article is concerned about examining the principles and method of Integrative Humanism the idea is to define some of the basic concepts and to indicate how this philosophy can be applied in area of research. Our aim is to show that if we must avoid the pit falls of postmodernism, we need a philosophy that will redirect the approach of doing philosophy in order to achieve maximum result.


OZUMBA, G. O., “The Mind-Body Problem” in Journal of Philosophy and culture

SUMMARY: This article is a book review of Prof. Osei’s “The Mind-Body Problem in philosophy: An Analysis of the Core Issues Pp. 225. Osei examined most of the theories that feature in Body-mind discourse. Theseinclude; dualism, monism, physicalism, realism, materialism, idealism, panpsychisim. The paper concludes by avowing that the true picture is dualism. Body and mind are two distinct and separate entities that are constitutive of the Human nature. Each does its functions and are related as part of the same organic being man, There may be some things which may not fully understand but the paper avers that the scriptures has a lost of insight on this.


OZUMBA, G. O.

“Philosophy and Moral Development” in International Journal of Integrative Humanism. Vol. 8 No. 1 PP:1-9, 2017.


OZUMBA, G. O.

“Economic Diversification as a viable option: The case of Delta State” in Contemporary Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies Vol. 6 No. 5 2016, online Journal.


OZUMBA, G. O.

“Integrative Metaphysics” in Ndunode Journal of the Arts and Humanities, Vol. 13 No. 1 2018.


OZUMBA, G. O.

“The Pathway to Rational Globalization through the Philosophy of Integrative Humanism.” In Calabar Journal of Liberal Studies (CAJOLIS) Vol. 20 No. 1 pp: 1-11, 2018.


OZUMBA G. O.,

“The Place of Epistemology in Philosophy”, The Journal of Metascience, Vol. 1, 1993 pp. 22-25.

SUMMARY:

In this work, attempt is made to debunk the view that the collapse of foundationalist Epistemology leads to the collapse of epistemologically centred philosophy. It is a critique of Quine’s “naturalized epistemology” and the implications which Richard Rorty draws there- from, namely the demise of foundational epistemology and the need for a “successor – subject”.


OZUMBA, G. O.,

“The Dialectics of Gender Crisis” in The Nigerian Education Journal (NEJ), Vol. 1, No. 2 Dec. 1997.

SUMMARY:

This paper examines the philosophical, historical and sociological bearings of conflict or crisis in gender roles in our Traditional and Modern Societies. It presents possible strategies for proper management of conflict for harmonious living in the society.


OZUMBA, G. O.,

“Whither African Epistemology” The Nigerian Academic Forum, Vol. 3 No. 1, Nov, 2002 pp. 26-33.

SUMMARY:

This paper shows that African Epistemology has transcended the initial skepticism which beclouded it. it shows that African epistemology has great potentials; it therefore remains for African philosophers to explore these potentials tapping from their western epistemological hindsight and African contemporary foresight to put in place an epistemology that is rich in structure and content.


OZUMBA, G. O.,

“Foundationalism Versus Anti- Foundationalism in African Epistemology” The Nigerian Academic Forum Vol. 1 No. 2, Nov. 2001 pp. 83-86.

SUMMARY: Here our attempt is to show that in African Epistemology Foundationalism and non-Foundationalism can mount the epistemic platform at the same time. Foundationalism and non-Foundationalism is therefore form a coherent continuum that underscores the picture and reality from the African epistemic point of view.


OZUMBA, G. O.

“The Origin of Philosophy: Africa or European” Ndunode: Calabar Journal of the Humanities pp. 47-56.

SUMMARY:

Our aim is to establish that the question of the origin of philosophy is a pseudo question which cannot be meaningfully asked. This is so because philosophy as theory of knowledge is a universal concept with no continental boundary. We should rather be concerned with what to contribute to world philosophy than wasting precious time on debates on the origin of philosophy.


OZUMBA, G. O.,

“The Moral Perspective of Human Rights” CAJOLIS: Calabar Journal of Liberal Studies Vol. VI No. 1 July 2003 pp. 224-249.

SUMMARY:

Here we examined the moral perspective of human rights. We differentiated between human rights and fundamental human rights. We also examined some of the philosophical bottlenecks that hinder the appropriate appreciation and promotion of human rights (fundamental or incidental). This essay frowns at the infringement and depreciation of human rights through man’s inhumanity to man.


OZUMBA, G. O.,

“Philosophy of Education and Leadership in Nigeria “Sophia: An African Journal of Philosophy Vol. No. 2 April 2004 pp. 83-97.

SUMMARY:

We stress that leadership still remains the bane of Nigeria. We explored the kind of leader that can provide the leadership needed for national greatness. Our contention is that a viable and sound philosophy of education is only useful if we have a leader who can implement it with sincerity and determination.


OZUMBA, G. O.,

“Human Soul: Mortal or Immortal” Knowledge Review Vol. 6 No. 1 February 2003 pp. 14-20.

SUMMARY:

In this paper we employed philosophical, logical, theoretical and religious arguments to show that human soul is immortal. It is an intellectual excursion into the positions of the existentialists, the raducianists and the creationists. We also looked at the views of the monists and the trichotomists. We reached the conclusion that the arguments presented by the immortalists are more tenable, prudential and reasonable.


OZUMBA, G. O.,

“Sovereignty and the Doctrine of the Separation of power” in Readings in Social and Political Philosophy, Vol. 2 edited by F. A. Adeigbo, 1994. pp.122-138.

SUMMARY:

Here an incisive analysis of the concepts of ‘Sovereignty’ and Separation’ of powers” is carried out. The thesis is that sovereignty can be hierarchically construed-namely divine, or God, absolute Monarch, Aristocracy and the Sovereignty of the masses. The argument here is that any system of government which lacks the principle of separation of powers is more prone to abuse of powers.


OZUMBA, G. O., “An Examination of Bodunrin’s Question of African Philosophy”, pp., 10-15.

SUMMARY:

What is done in this work is to highlight the major contribution of Bodunrin to the development of African philosophy especially during its early period of controversy. My attempt was to show that Bodunrin’sexcogitations were not fair enough for a fledgeling discipline. The role of folklores and myths cannot be completely discountenanced in reconstructing African philosophy.


OZUMBA, G. O.,

“Methodology and African Philosophy” pp. 17-25.

SUMMARY:

Here, we explored the different approaches and methods that are open to us in the doing of African philosophy. We identified four methods, the Freestylist, the Conceptualist, the analytic and the integrativist method. We however recommended the last as the best method since it takes into consideration the need for openness and eclecticism steeped in rational modification.


OZUMBA, G. O., “A Recapitulation of Paulin Hountondji’s African Philosophy; Myth and Reality” pp. 26-33.

SUMMARY:

This work is restatement of Hountondji’s position on African philosophy. On the one hand, we accepted the arguments of Hountondji but disagreed with the degree of emotional involvement which his approach betrays. On the other hand, we rejected his view that African philosophy is geographically based and at the same time culturally neutral.


OZUMBA, G. O., “African Ethics” pp. 52-61

SUMMARY:

We highlighted the footprints of African Ethics. We argued that African ethics is anthropocentric and is based on the principle of Ontological balance and utilitarianism.


OZUMBA, G. O.,

A Review of Kwasi Wiredu’s “How not to Compare African thought with Western thought”. pp.126-135.

SUMMARY

:This work is an incisive analysis of Kwesi Wiredu’s Conceptualization of African Philosophy. For Wiredu, there is no basis for comparing African philosophy with Western Philosophy. We pointed out that the issue of companion is wrongly conceived. We can only compare Western traditional thought with African traditional thought. * Item 22-27 are chapters in Uduigwomen, A F. (edited). Footmarks on African Philosophy, Lagos; Obaroh and Ogbinaka Publishers Limited. 1995 pp.166.


OZUMBA, G. O., “Socratic problem and the Reconstruction of his Philosophy” pp. 10-23.

SUMMARY:

The Socratic problem is the problem of isolating the original views of Socrates from those of his pupil Plato. We examined all the four sources of reconstructing his views Viz Plato, Aristotle, Xenophone andAristophanes. We came to the conclusion that only an all inclusive approach will provide the full picture of his thought.


OZUMBA, G. O.,

“A Bird’s Eye View of St. Augustine’s Philosophy” pp. 4-36.

SUMMARY:

Here, attempt was made to recapture in summary from the major milestones of ST. Augustine’s philosophy. We examined his early skeptical position, his conversion, his Theology, Metaphysics, Ethics and Epistemology. This reveals the possibility of blending philosophy with theology.


OZUMBA, G. O.,

“Another look at Berkeley’s Philosophy”. pp. 37-53.

SUMMARY:

George Berkeley is a philosopher that must be followed “Thinkingly”. We explored the reasons for his critique of Locke’s notion of abstraction. We pointed out that his mission ultimately was to prove the superiority of mind (spirits over matter).


OZUMBA, G. O.,

Mirroring Quine’s Theory of Ontological Relatively and its Consequences for epistemology. pp. 55-71.

SUMMARY:

We considered Quine’s theory on Ontological relativity and came to the conclusion that though his postulation appears unanswerable, a little modification was needed to save it from the ring of over abstraction.We advocated the interplay of the linguistic and the physicalistic elements in determining Ontology.


OZUMBA, G. O.,

“A Background to Human, Rationality and Methodology in Kuhnian Philosophy of Science”. pp. 147-163.

SUMMARY:

We traced Thomas Kuhn’s historicist methodology thereby highlighting his views on paradigm change, revolution, rationality and growth of science.* Items 28-32 are chapters in Ozumba, G. O. (edited) TheGreat Philosophers Vol. 1 Calabar, Centaur Publishers Ltd., 1996, pp. 218.


OZUMBA, G. O.,

“ISMS of Philosophy” pp. 38-49.

SUMMARY: This is a work of explanation. Many students are baffled at the flood of “ISMS” that inundate philosophy. Our attempt is to examine and explain some of the “ISMS” in philosophy.


OZUMBA, G. O.,

“The Fundamental Problems of Philosophy” pp. 51-62.

SUMMARY:

The fundamental problems of philosophy are examined in his work. Metaphysical and epistemological problems like causality, being, Unity and Diversity, Permanence and change, Free will and determinism,substance, Universals, body-mind interaction, etc., are presented in a simple form.


. OZUMBA, G. O., “Modern Philosophy” pp. 14-123.

SUMMARY:

We showed that this period was dominated by two schools of empiricism and rationalism. We treated in summary form the philosophers of Francis Bacon, and for the rationalist Descartes,Spinoza and Leibniz; and for the empiricists John Locke, George Berkeley and David Hume. We capped it up with the synthetic work of Immanuel Kant.


OZUMBA, G. O., “Modern Philosophy” pp. 124-132.

SUMMARY: Our focus here was that of tracing the early beginnings of the analysis trend in contemporary times. We began at the analytic revolt spear-headed by Bertrand Russell and G. E. Moore. We went beyond that to examine such developments as atomism and logical positivism and Wittgensteinian Language Philosophy. * Items 33-36 are chapters in Uduiguwomen, A. F. and Ozumba, G. O., Concise introduction to Philosophy and Logic. Calabar, Centaur Publishers Limited. 1996


OZUMBA, G. O.,

“Branches of Philosophy and Education” pp. 40-54.

SUMMARY:

Our attempt here was merely to show how the branches of philosophy like epistemology, Metaphysics, ethics, social and political philosophy can provide input our understanding of the “holistic” nature of education. Education to be worthwhile must address issues of knowledge, society, values and existence. It is this light that philosophy is important to education.


OZUMBA, G. O.,

“Rights and Duties in Education: The Nigerian Case” pp. 276-284.

SUMMARY:

The general malaise in the Nigerian education system has necessitated this work. Attention is drawn to the fact that citizens have a right to education while at the same time citizens and governments have the responsibility of providing education for her citizens. The consequences of “generational neglect” is however highlighted.


OZUMBA, G. O.,

“Analytic Philosophy of Education”. pp. 121-130.

SUMMARY:

We stressed that the analytic tradition had serious positive impact on Education. However, we argued that the neglect of speculative, prescriptive and synthesizing roles of education in favour of analytic perspective was to some measure injurious to education.


OZUMBA, G. O.,

“Aesthetics and Education in Nigeria” pp. 61-70.

SUMMARY:

The terrain of the Nigerian educational system leaves much to be desired. This article addresses these problems arguing that only experts imbued with the Aesthetics sensibilities of beauty and ugliness,can readjust the contours of our educational system so as to desire the much needed directions. * Items 37-40 are in Uduigwomen, A. F. (Edited) Philosophy and Education: An Introduction Text for NigerianUndergraduates. Lagos, Obaroh and Ogbinaka, Publishers Limited.


OZUMBA, G. O.,

“The Man Plato and his Theory of forms” pp. 9-32.

SUMMARY:

We have examined Plato’s theory of forms and have offered criticisms to his postulations.


OZUMBA, G. O., “A Resume of Aquinas’ Philosophical Thought” pp. 33-48.

SUMMARY:

We presented Aquinas as the medieval Aristotle and tried to show how he harmonized Aristotle’s view with those of theology.


OZUMBA, G. O.,

“An outline of John Locke’s Epistemology and is views on innate principles” pp. 49-66.

SUMMARY:

We x-rayed John Locke’s Epistemology and pointed out the major issues with which he is concerned about like the issue of simple and complex ideas, primary and secondary qualities, the idea of substance, etc. We also examined critically the grounds for his refutation of innate principles.


OZUMBA, G. O.,

“Quine on two Dogmas of Empiricism” pp. 67-82.

SUMMARY:

The two dogmas of Empiricism is the foundational pillar of Quine’s linguistic philosophy. We showed why this work of Quine is so fundamental in capturing where Quine is coming from and where he is heading to in his linguistic philosophy.


OZUMBA, G. O.,

“Machievelli;s The Prince and the Science of Government” pp.84-105.

SUMMARY:

We examined Machiavelli’s motivations for writing The Prince, the content and the caution needed for positively benefiting from the reading of that master-piece.


OZUMBA, G. O.,

“Henri Maurier and the idea of African Philosophy” pp. 233-244.

SUMMARY:

Maurier’s critique of the spirit of African philosophy was revisited. We noted that these observations were right at the time he wrote. We argued that African Philosophy has today gone beyond his stipulations.


OZUMBA, G. O.,

“A Reconstruction of Nkrumah’s Political Thoughts. pp.263-278.

SUMMARY:

Nkrumah’s Philosophy of consciencism, human equality, communality and African freedom is examined. Nkrumah’s emotion-laden speeches and articles are examined. * Items 41-47 are in OZUMBA, G. O., (edited) The Great Philosophers Vol. II


OZUMBA, G. O.,

“The Politics and Dynamics of Indirect Rule in Nigeria”. pp.6-11.

SUMMARY:

This chapter presents a historical account of the politics and the dynamics of indirect rule in Nigeria. We pointed out that the colonial masters were more interested in guarding their economic interests in Nigeria than those in the colonized. Because of the politically critical and enlightened nature of the Southerners, indirect rule was characterized with problems while the more politically domicile North was more amenable to indirect rule.


OZUMBA, G. O., “The concept of Social Mobilization and Political participation and their place in Political Development” pp. 28-33.

SUMMARY: The concepts of social mobilization and political participation are analyzed. We considered how they can lead to political development, the Nigerian polity is presented as insufficiently mobilized thus leading to low political participation and the consequent political under development.


OZUMBA, G. O.,

“The concept of Democracy, Sovereignty and Separation of Powers in the Nigerian Government” pp. 34-44.

SUMMARY:

We examined the concepts of “Democracy”, “Sovereignty” and “Separation of Powers” with a view to determining the extent of their applicability in the Nigerian governmental setting. A philosophicalappraisal of the civilian and military show a gross misplacement of these concepts in the governance and political status of Nigeria.


OZUMBA, G. O., “The Status of International Law”. Pp. 116-12.

SUMMARY: In this chapter we offered the definition of international law and differentiated it from municipal law. We raised some questions with regards to the equitableness of international law. How do we ensure justice in the international arena? The problem of equal participation in international politics, resolution of conflicts between nations are raised. We identified that the United States of America is fast dominating theinternational decision process which is likely to result in high arbitrariness.


OZUMBA, G. O.,

“Capital Accumulation and its intensification of the Contradiction of Capitalism” pp. 147-151.

SUMMARY:

We analyzed the dynamics through which capital accumulation can lead to the intensification of the contradiction of capitalism. Capital accumulation leads to monopolization, alienation, lack of competition, falling standard of living, widening gap between the haves and have-nots, disatification and possible revolution. However, as we stressed, capitalism has its own internal reforming mechanism through which it moderates its inherent contradictions.


OZUMBA, G. O.,

“Western Technology and its impact on Third World Countries” pp. 196-02.

SUMMARY:

We argued that Western technology is inherently periphery-forming, and this necessitates the search for foreign markets. Through capital repatriation and economic domination, the periphery countries are completely dominated and economically emasculated. Third World Countries are therefore to be cautious in all economic links with the Western World to satisfy themselves of their mutual profitability.


OZUMBA, G. O.,

“Rural Development in Nigeria: Alternative Strategies” pp. 23-210.

SUMMARY:

Here, we considered various development strategies for rural development. They include, collectivization of Agriculture, intensification of supply of social amenities, increasing agricultural production, accelerate project implementation, rural animation, humanistic approach and the integrated rural development approach. The latter, which is a comprehensive and co-ordinated, is recommended if rural areas will experience balance development. * Items 48-54 are Ozumba. G. O., (edited). Nigeria: Government and Politics, Aba, Vitalis Books, 1997.


OZUMBA, G. O., AND FELIX ETENG,

“Citizenship Education”. pp. 1-7.

SUMMARY:

Our argument here is that one cannot be said to be educated and knowledgeable wile exhibiting crass ignorance of the history, philosophy, sociology, politics, economics, value, and ideas of one’sculture. Most Nigerian citizens are indicted for being ignorant of what their duties and responsibilities are as Nigerian citizens. We defined what Citizenship Education is, and stressed the need for Citizenship Education for all our citizens in tertiary institutions.


OZUMBA, G. O., “Background to the making of Nigeria”, pp. 93-99.

SUMMARY:

In this chapter our attempt is to present a background account of the historical origins of Nigeria as nation state. We did show the transmutational process that led to the unification of various kingdoms, empires, nationalities, caliphates into a unified geographical entity. The essence is to enable us appreciate the pains of the birth of the Nigerian nation so as to engender a resolve in Nigerian to keep the entity united


OZUMBA, G. O.,

“Nigerian Traditional Moral Values and Philosophy”. pp. 197-206.

SUMMARY:

The attempts here are to carryout a wide-spectrum observation of the progress made so far in the building of the Nigerian nation. We noted the areas of progress and retrogression and offered comprehensive metaphysical frameworks for achieving a greater Nigeria in the year 2010. The pragmatic tools this achievement are however highlighted.


OZUMBA, G. O.,

“Nigerian: Vision, prospects for 2010 and Beyond” pp. 335-346.

SUMMARY:

The attempt here is to carry out wide-spectrum observation of the progress made so far in the building of the Nigerian nation. We noted the areas of progress and retrogression and offered a comprehensive metaphysical framework for achieving a greater Nigeria in the year 2010. The pragmatic tools for this achievement are however highlighted.


OZUMBA, G. O.,

“Our Revulsions about Nigeria politics and the way forward”. pp. 347-351.

SUMMARY:

This is a philosophical disquisition on the causes of our national fallings. Poor leadership, mismanagement of resources, shamelessness are the root causes of our national malaise. This chapter advocated the enthronement of “Philosopher-kings”, that is, the intellectual, morally and politically qualified to steer the ship of our state. A politicalphilosophy of “Shamefulness” is advocated. Our future leaders must be those who are able to show in practical terms that they are ashamed of our present backwardness and are resolved to move our country forward. * Items 55-59 are in Ozumba, G. O., Felix Eteng, and Mike Okom, Nigeria: Citizenship Education, (edited), Aba, AAU Vitalis Book Company, 1999.


OZUMBA, G. O.,

“Definition in Logic”.

SUMMARY:

The major definitions like Lexical, Nominal, Real, Extensional, intentional, Denotative, etc, are examined. * Items 60 is an additional chapter in Uduigwomen, A. F., and Ozumba, G. O. A ConciseIntroduction to Philosophy and Logic, Calabar, Centaur Publishers, 1996.


OZUMBA, G. O.,

“An Outline Reflection on Bertrand Russell’s Philosophical Positions”.

SUMMARY: It is an attempt to cover in one fell swoop Russell’s views on epistemology, metaphysics, Religion, politics, language, etc. A critique is offered on his wide-ranging and occasionally changing views.


OZUMBA, G. O.,

“Thomas Kuhn and the Rationality of Science”.

SUMMARY:

A fairly detailed conception of the rationality of science from Kuhn’s perspective is outlined. We examined his normal and revolutionary science, paradigm shifts, cumulative and non-cumulative episodes inscience. The whole issue of incommensurability of theories is critically examined.


OZUMBA, G. O.,

“The Political Philosophy of Nnamdi Azikiwe”.

SUMMARY:

Nnamdi Azikiwe’s biography, his political thought, his involvement in politics and his role in achieving self-rule for Nigeria are highlighted. His political mistakes are also pointed out.


OZUMBA, G. O., “Simplification of Kant’s philosophy”.

SUMMARY:

Immanuel Kant is undoubtedly an abstruse thinker and writer. We attempted a simplification of Kant’s philosophy.


. OZUMBA, G. O.,

The key way of understanding Aristotle’s Metaphysics is by capturing his departure from Plato. While Plato is more abstract minded, Aristotle is more concrete. His views on change, potentiality and actuality, substance, universals, etc, are examined. * Items 61-65 are chapters in OZUMBA, G. O., (edited) The Great Philosophers Vol. 3. Awka, R


OZUMBA, G. O., “Ancient Period of Philosophy” pp. 48-82.

SUMMARY:This paper is an incisive examination and presentation of the ancient period of Greek Philosophy. These include the lonian philosophers (Pre-Socrates), then Socrates, Plato, Aristotle. Pre-Socratic philosophy includes the atomist and the sophist. All these are treated therein.


OZUMBA, G. O.,

“What is Philosophy” in Philosophy and Logic Today. pp. 1-7.

SUMMARY:

As an introductory book, the idea here is to discuss the concept of philosophy of tracing the background and origin of the concept of philosophy. We rounded up by attempting a specification of some of the possible aims of philosophy.


OZUMBA, G. O.,

“Philosophy After Aristotle” pp. 83-91.

SUMMARY:

After Aristotle, the philosophical scene was dominated by a number of schools. Notable among these are the peripatetic, epicureans, the cynics, the stoics and the skeptics. This chapter examines and analyses each of these schools with an attempt to harness them philosophical imports.


OZUMBA, G. O.,

“The spirit of contemporary African Philosophy”. A colloquium on African philosophy vol.1 (Ed) G. O. Ozumba. Calabar: pyramid publishers 2003 pp. 1-116.

SUMMARY:

Our attempt here is argued that African philosophical legacy was stolen, instead we should concern ourselves with forging a universal spirit of brotherhood which should focus on solving universal humanproblems like poverty, violence, terrorism, break done of law and order, moral decadence, AIDS epidemic, international domination newcolonialism and imperialism.


OZUMBA, G. O.,

“The Concept of Relativism in Modern Science: Its philosophical pp. 349-375 understanding in history and Philosophy of science Ed. Princewill Alozie. Lagos: El Sapphire, 2006.

SUMMARY:

Here we examined the concept of Relativism from its various philosophical meanings to its application in science which culminated, in Enstein’s theories of relativity (special and General).


OZUMBA G. O.,

“Ethics of Political Engineering political science: An Introductory Reader. Ed. Celestine Oyom Bassey and Godfrey O. Ozumba pp. 43-55, Calabar: Wusen Press. Let 2007. This work is an investigative and prescriptive study of ethical aberrations that characterize our political landscape and how to come out of the woods.


OZUMBA, G. O.

“The question of Objectivity and subjectivity in social inquiry” the paper tries to make a case that social science inquiry can be objective within certain consensual parameters as may be determined by the social science community. Published in same as above pp. 65-74.


OZUMBA, G. O.,

“Political philosophy” attempt is made to show what the contents of political philosophy are. And to show its relationship to political science,Published in same as above pp. 171-185.


OZUMBA, G. O.,

“Kiergegaard’s Existentialism and its Relevant to the Nigerian Situation”. In Nigerian Journal of Research and Production, Vol. No. 1 October, 2004, pp. 27-38.

SUMMARY:

In this paper, we tried to examine the whole gamut of Kierkegaard’s existentialism and its relevance to the Nigerian situation recurrent themes like existence, death, freedom, anguish, anxiety, absurdity.Meaninglessness of life subjectivity of the individual, etc. are discussed.


OZUMBA, G.O.,

“Philosophy, Language and Understanding” in African Journal of Religion, Culture and Society Vol. 11 No2 2008.


OZUMBA, G.O.,”

The Church and the Problem of Leadership” in African Journal of Religion, Culture and Society. Vol .1 No1 August, 2006


Ozumba, G. O.

“Party Politics in Nigerian: The Path to Evolutionary Filtering: 1999 to the Present in Journal of Integrative Humanism Vol 6 No 1, 2015.


Ozumba, G. O.

“Review of Cloths, Clothing and Dress codes” in Journal of Integrative Humanism No 6 No 1, Oct. 2015.


Ozumba, G. O.

“Logic and Arguments in National Sciences: An Integrative Humanist Approach” Vol 5 No 1 Oct., 2015.


Ozumba, G. O.

“Integrative Humanism and the metaphysics of spiritocentricism” in Journal of Integrative Humanism” Vol 4 No 1 Oct., 2014.


Ozumba, G. O.

“Ozumba’s Spiritocentric Humanism: A conceptual Critique – A Rejoinder” in Journal of Integrative Humanism vol 3 No 1 May 2013.


Ozumba, G. O.

“Integrative Humanism: The Spirit of Contemporary philosophy” in Journal of Integrative Humanism Vol 2 No 1, 2012


Ozumba,G.O.

“Recapitulating pat Utomi’s Socio-Political Philosophy from the Integrativist Humanist Perspective” in Nigeria’s Political Economy and the courtship with poverty (eds) Michael Okon, Godfrey Ozumba, Victor Lukpata and S. Ijor. Calabar. Pumoh Publsihers, 2015.


Ozumba,G.O.

National Consciousness, value Re orientation and Identity: An Integrative Humanist Approach” in Contemporary Journal of Arts and Science Vol 1 No 2 March 2015.


Ozumba,G.O.

“Economic Diversification as A Necessary Means of Sustaining Delta Beyond Oil” in contemporary Journal of Arts and Sciences Vol 3 No 1 (forthcoming)


Ozumba,G.O.

“Proposal for Nigerian Brand of Democracy in Journal of Integrative Humanism Vol 7. No 1 (forthcoming).


Ozumba,G.O.

“Logic and Arguments in Natural Sciences” in Argument and Evidence: A Multi Disciplinary Approach Uyo: Iwela Ventures, 2015.


. Bassey,C.O and Ozumba,G.O.

Political Science: An Introductory Reader Lagos: Concept Publications Ltd, 2013


Ozumba,G.O.

The Question of Objectivity and Subjectivity in Social Inquiry” in Political Science: An Introductory Reader


Ozumba,G.O. and Janathan Okeke,

“Postmodernism and the Development of Political Science” in Political Science: An Introductory Reader.


Ozumba, G. O.

“National consciousness, value Reorientation and Identity: An Integrative Humanist Approach” in Journal of Integrative Humanism March, 2014. Vol 3 No 2.


Ozumba, G. O.

“National consciousness, value Reorientation and Identity: An Integrative Humanist Approach” in Journal of Integrative Humanism March, 2014. Vol 3 No 2.


Ozumba, G. O.

“National consciousness, value Reorientation and Identity: An Integrative Humanist Approach” in Journal of Integrative Humanism March, 2014. Vol 3 No 2.


Ozumba,G.O.

“Epoke’s Socio-political Leadership style: An intergrative humanist Insight in the Dynamics of Educational Engineering in the 21st Century: A Colloquium in Honour of Professor James Epoke edited by Okon, Michael, Godfrey Ozumba, Cyril Ndifon and Emmanuel Eremi.


Ozumba, G. O.

“Analyzing Terrorism from the Integrative humanist perspective” in contemporary Journal of Inter-disciplinary studies Vol 2 No 2 Feb 2015.


Ozumba,G.O.

“Ethics of political Engineering in political science: An Introductory Reader.

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Showing All Conferences Attended

3rd International/Inter-Disciplinary Conference
3rd International/Inter-Disciplinary Conference – March, 2018.
Start: Sunday 11th March, 2018
End: Friday 16th March, 2018
National Association of Philosophers’ Conference
National Association of Philosophers’ Conference at the University of Uyo, 2016. No paper presented.
Start: Thursday 7th April, 2016
End: Thursday 7th April, 2016
Paper Presented “Musings on Prof. Joseph Ushie as a poet and an activist”
Conference organized by Calabar Study group in honour of Prof. Joseph Ushie.April 2018.
Start: Sunday 22nd April, 2018
End: Saturday 28th April, 2018
Paper presented “from Multiculturalism to transculturalism in Public Administration problems and Prospects”.
Served as Chairman ICALEL conference which took place on the 3rd- 5th May 2016.
Start: Tuesday 3rd May, 2016
End: Thursday 5th May, 2016
International Conference on African Literature and English Language
International Conference on African Literature and English Language held at the University of Calabar in 2016, Represented the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Admin) and the Dean, Faculty of arts May, 2016.
Start: Wednesday 4th May, 2016
End: Saturday 7th May, 2016
Paper to have been presented at the conference “Orality and African Philosophy”,
Conference by English and Literary studies. now published in the Journal of Philosophy and Development.1997 vol. 3 Nos.1
Start: Sunday 4th May, 1997
End: Wednesday 7th May, 1997
Paper presented “Party Politics in Nigeria: The path to Evolutionary filtering: 1999 to the present
Annual Seminar Organized by St. Joseph Major Seminary Ikot Ekpene. . Lead paper – 2015.
Start: Sunday 12th April, 2015
End: Sunday 12th April, 2015
paper titled “Integrative Approach to Indigenous Knowledge in a Globalizing World”
Conference organized by Centre For Indigenous Knowledge and Organizational Development (CIKOD) and the Faculty of Arts University of Cape Coast, Ghana, I chaired the third session of the Conference. An outcome is in the offing.
Start: Wednesday 10th June, 2009
End: Monday 15th June, 2009
Paper presented “Restructuring the Nigeria Leadership through the Philosophical Enterprise”
Symposium organized by the National Association of Nigerian Students-Saint Joseph’s Seminary Ikot Ekpene.
Start: Thursday 3rd April, 2003
End: Thursday 3rd April, 2003
ICALEL @ 25 International Conference on African Literature and the English Language
ICALEL @ 25 International Conference on African Literature and the English Language, May, 2018.
Start: Wednesday 2nd May, 2018
End: Saturday 5th May, 2018
ICALEL-International Conference or African Literature and English Language held in May 2011
ICALEL-International Conference or African Literature and English Language held in May 2011. I chaired the opening session.
Start: Sunday 1st May, 2011
End: Thursday 5th May, 2011
Presented ‘’ Analysing Terrorism from the perspective of Integrative humanism’’
Conference organized by Researchers’ International Network at the University of Calabar Conference Center from the 13th to 16th October 2014.
Start: Monday 13th October, 2014
End: Thursday 16th October, 2014
Paper presented “Godfrey Ozumba’s Spiritocentric Humanism: A Conceptual Critique- A Rejoinder”
Departmental Seminar: Presented to a general academic audience put together by Graduate Research Forum, University of Calabar May,2012 Published in The Journal Of Integrative Humanism. 3.1, 2013.
Start: Saturday 5th May, 2012
End: Saturday 5th May, 2012
Paper presented “Economic Diversification as A Necessary means of sustaining Delta Beyond oil”
Researchers’ International Network: Venue:University of Cape coast, Ghana 2015.
Start: Friday 16th October, 2015
End: Monday 19th October, 2015
Faculty of Arts International Conference
Faculty of Arts International Conference held at the University of Calabar from 9-13th April, 2018.
Start: Monday 9th April, 2018
End: Friday 13th April, 2018
Paper presented “Pathways to rational Globalization through the Philosophy of Integrative Humanism
International Conference organized by Research International network in collaboration with the University of Dschang-Wertan Cameroun. 15th-17th May 2018.
Start: Tuesday 15th May, 2018
End: Thursday 17th May, 2018
Researchers International Conference
Researchers International Conference 2016 at the University of Benin.
Start: Saturday 15th October, 2016
End: Tuesday 18th October, 2016
Paper Presented “the Philosophy of Occultism and Spiritism”
Symposium organized by Deeper Life Campus Fellowship. .Now published in Sophia: an International JOURNAL of The Humanities. Also presented “Human Soul: Mortal or immortal?”
Start: Thursday 5th November, 1998
End: Thursday 5th November, 1998
Paper presented “Spirito-centric Humanism: A paradigmatic method for theory and Praxis in Contemporary Philosophising.
Conference Organized by The Nigerian Philosophical Association held in the University of Calabar in 2008.
Start: Thursday 7th August, 2008
End: Sunday 10th August, 2008
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