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Dr. CHRIS OFFONG AKPAN

SENIOR LECTURER
Philosophy
akpanchriso@unical.edu.ng

1.   Employment History: Dr Christopher Offong Akpan is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy University of Calabar and was employed as a Graduate Assistant in the University of Calabar in November 2002.2      Education:  BA (1st Class Hons.) in Philosophy (2001):  MA (Epistemology) – 2005 and Ph.D (Philosophy of Social Science)- 2009, from the University of Calabar.3.    Grants / Awards: University of Calabar Study Fellowship award, 2002 – 2004 (for Masters Programme), and 2005 – 2008 (for Ph.D programme).4.     Awards / Honours:  Vice Chancellor’s award for the Best Student of the 1999/2000 Graduating Class;  Rev. Dr. Camilus Etuk Udo’s Award for the Best Student in Philosophy(1999/2000), and Madam Magdalene Asuquo Otu’s Award for the Best Student in Religious Studies and Philosophy Department (1999/2000);5.      Teaching Experience: Undergraduate Programme in Philosophy and some General Studies courses from 2003 to date;  Post Graduate Programme from 2012 to date. 6.      Talks: I have given a number of Academic Talks both at social and Professional forum.7.     Journal Editorial and Review Experience: Editorial Secretary and Senior Editor of Sophia: African Journal of Philosophy and Public Affairs from 2005 to date;  Editorial Member - American Journal of Social Issues and Humanities.8.      Academic Mentorship: Between 2012 and 2017, I have mentored and supervised four Master’s Students in Philosophy, and all have successfully defended their thesis.  I have also mentored three (Ph.D) students who have also graduated. Three Masters Students and 2 Ph.D Students are currently under my mentorship. 9.   Conferences Attended: I have attended nine conferences - foreign and local respectively.10    Conferences Organized:  I have been a member of Local Organizing Committees for about four Conferences.11      Research Projects: (i) “Feyerabend's Epistemological Anarchism and Its Implications for African Epistemic Heritage” (an MA Thesis); (ii)  “An Appraisal of Asouzu’s Principle of Complementary Reflection as a Model of Explanation for the Social Sciences (a Ph.D thesis), etc. 1.      Collaborations:  I have collaborated with the like of Prof A. F. Uduigwomen, Dr. Chris Udofia, Dr. Uti Ojah Egbai, Godwin Ogabo, Dr. Mary Egbai, etc, to work on research topics; some of which have been published in reputable journals.13    Professional Associations: i am a member of  (i)Philosophical Association of Nigeria (PAN); (ii) Research International Assistant (RIN); (iii) Faculty of Arts and Humanities Association of Nigeria Universities (FAHANU); (iv) International Society for Development and Sustainability (ISDS) 14   Publications: Dr. Chris O. Akpan currently has eighteen articles in reputable Foreign Journal; ten articles in Local Journal, eighteen Book Chapters and one Edited Book.  

Akpan, Chris O. “Ambivalence of Human Existential Situation: A veritable Index of Rational Explanation”. American Journal of Social and Management Sciences.2.1 (2011): 1-10ISSN:2156-1540, USA.


Akpan, Chris O. “The Method of African Science: A Philosophical Evaluation”. American Journal of Social and Management Sciences.2.1 (2011):11-20ISSN No:2156-1540, USA.


Akpan, Chris O. “Frantz Fanon’s Black Race Philosophy: How Relevant in 21st Century Africa?” Integrative Humanism Journal 1.2 (2011):129-140; ISSN No:2026-6286, Ghana.


Akpan, Chris O and Mary J. Egbai (2010). “Complementary Ethical Reflection and the ‘Culture of Normalizing Anomalies’ in Nigeria”. Journal of Complementary Reflection: Studies in Asouzu 1.1 (2011) 33-40ISSN No:2026-6545, Ghana.


Akpan, Chris O. “Traditional African Epistemic Categories and the Question of Rationality: A Case for Reconceptualization”. Aworom Annang: African Journal of Culture, Philosophy and Society. 1.1 (September, 2011): 63-70; ISSN No:2026-6553, Ghana.


Akpan, Chris O and Lucky U. Ogbonnaya. “Between Sartre’s Cat and Mouse Ontology and Asouzu”s Ibuanyidanda: How not to implore inter-personal Relationships. American Journal of Social Issues and Humanities 3.3(2013)140-147;ISSN No:2276-6928, USA.


Akpan, Chris O and Peter T. Etta. “Asouzu’s Complementary Ontology as a Panacea to the Problem of Ethnic Idolization in Nigeria”. British Journal of Arts and Social Sciences 15.2(September 2013): 122-1327;ISSN No:2046-9578, United Kingdom.


Okeke, Jonathan Chimakonam and Chris O. Akpan “An Inquiry into the Moral Question of Xenotransplantation”. Online Journal of Health Ethics 8.1 (2012): 1-13; 7;ISSN No:1551-4218, USA.


Akpan, Chris O and Chris A. Udofia. “Reforming Education in Africa: The Liberative Pedagogy Perspective”. British Journal of Education, Society and Behavioural Science. 6.1 (2014): 71-777;ISSN:2278-0998, United Kingdom.


Akpan, Christopher O and Godwin Adinya Ogabo. “Who is the EducatedMan? A Comparative Inquiry on the African and Western Conceptions”. American Journal of Social Issues and Humanities 4.5 (September, 2014): 335-3437;ISSN:2276-2928, USA.


Akpan, Christopher O. & Sylvester S. Apologun. “An Assessment of Nigerian Educational Problems in the Light of some Philosophical Orientations”. Journal of Emerging Trends in Educational Research and Policy Studies. 6.1(Feb. 2015):89-95; ISSN:2141-6990, United Kingdom.


Akpan, Christopher O. “An Eclectic Complementarist Approach to Understanding Religious Violence”. Contemporary Journal of Inter-disciplinary Studies.2.2 (February, 2015): 336-345;ISSN:2408-5944, Netherland.


Akpan, Chris O and Uti O. Egbai. “A Critical Examination of the Moral Intrigues in Collaborative Research in the Humanities.”  American Journal of Social Issues and Humanities. 5.2 (June 2015) ;ISSN:2276-6928, USA.


Akpan, Chris O. “Quantum Mechanics and the Question of Determinism in Science.” SOPHIA: African Journal of Philosophy 8.2 (2005): 72 – 79; ISSN:1119-443x.


Uduigwomen, Andrew F. and Chris O. Akpan. “Obscenity as an Aesthetic Category in African Art: Questioning its Value: African Journal of Religion, Culture and Society 1. 2(2007): 76-82;ISSN:1595-1340.


Uduigwomen, A. F,F. E.Uboh, and Chris O. Akpan. “An Appraisal of the‘Publish or Perish’ Mantra in Tertiary Institutions.” SOPHIA: African Journal of Philosophy and Public Affairs 10.1 (2007): 196 – 2000;ISSN:1119-443x


Akpan, Chris O. “The Question of Value-freedom in the Social Sciences: A Philosophical Reflection.” African Pentecost: Journal of Theology, Psychology and Social Work. 1.2 (2008): 140 – 146.;ISSN:118-5597.


Akpan, Chris O “The Problem of ‘the One and the Many’ in Relation to Traditional African Philosophy”. African Pentecost: Journal of Theology, Psychology and Social Work, 3.2 (2010):88-96;ISSN:1118-5595.


Akpan, Chris O. “A Philosophical Inquiry into the Place of Civil Disobedience in Nigerian Democracy”.The Leajon: An Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies 2.2 (2011): 249-259;ISSN:2141-3479.


Akpan, Chris O. “An Inquiry into the Influence of Metaphysics on the Development of Modern Science”. Ndunode: Calabar Journal of The Humanities 8.1 (January 2009):109-124;ISSN:1117-5621.


Ekeopara, Chike A, Chris O. Akpan & L. Uchenna Ogbonnaya. “An Evaluation of Some Philosophical Problems in Anthropology. Sankofa: Journal of the Humanities. 5.1. (January 2016): 40-57.


Akpan, Chris O and Uti O. Egbai. “Communicative Reflexion on Plato’s ‘Transcendental Forms’ as Matrix for Epistemic Consciousness.” AJAPHIL: Akungba Journal of Applied Philosophy 1.1 (June, 2017): 200-220.


Uduigwomen,A. F and Chris O.Akpan (Eds.). (2012). Metaphysics: A Book of Readings.  Calabar: Ultimate Index Book Publishers Limited. ISBN: 978-8073-98-0


Akpan, Chris O. “A Comparative Analysis of Causality in Buddhism and  African Philosophy.”Educational Research 2.1(2011): 721-729 @ http.www.interesjournals.org/ERISSN:2141-5161. United Kingdom.


Akpan, Chris O. “Feyerabend’s Philosophy of Science and its Implications for National Development in Africa.” Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research (JICPR) XXII.4 (2005): 45-64.ISSN:0970-7794, India.


Ojong, K. A. and Akpan, Chris. “The Problem of Scientific Realism vis-à-vis the Probabilistic Interpretation of Realities in Quantum Physics.” Annals of Humanities and Development Studies 1.1 (2010): 298 – 310ISSN:2141-4343 China


Akpan, Christopher O. “The Morality of Same-sexMarriage: How not to globalize a Cultural Anomie.” Online Journal of Health Ethics. 13.1 (2017): 1-15. ISSN No: 1551-4218, USA

No Results for Research Works done

Showing All Conferences Attended

The Nigerian Philosophical Association
2008 Biennial General Meeting and Conference, University of Calabar,
Start: Thursday 9th October, 2008
End: Friday 10th October, 2008
(2) Education Trust Fund Research Methodology Capacity Building Workshop for Lecturers of Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria at Bayero University, Kano. May, 17 – 21, 2010.
An eye opener and instructive.
Start: Monday 17th May, 2010
End: Friday 21st May, 2010
Faculties of Arts/Humanities Association of Nigerian Universities (FAHANU) ‘UNICAL 2018’ Maiden International Conference
Arts and the Humanities: Yesterday and Today
Start: Monday 9th April, 2018
End: Thursday 12th April, 2018
(6) Faculty of Arts International Conference, University of Calabar, Nigeria, (April 12- 15, 2016) Paper Presented: “The Morality of Same-sex Marriage: How not to Globalize a Cultural Anomie.”
Paper was presented in the University of Calabar conference centre.
Start: Tuesday 12th April, 2016
End: Friday 15th April, 2016
International Conference on “Interactions in the History of Philosophy”
Held in Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Meclis-1 Mebusan Cad, Findikh, Istanbul, Turkey, Paper presented: “Man or the Machines – who is in control? A Re – evaluation through Philosophical Buffers”
Start: Friday 8th November, 2013
End: Saturday 9th November, 2013
5) Society of Research and Academic Excellence International Conference Held in University of Nigeria, Nsukka, (February, 2015) Paper Presented: “A Critical Examination of the Moral Intrigues in Collaborative Research in the Humanities”
Society of Research and Academic Excellence International Conference Held in University of Nigeria, Nsukka,
Start: Tuesday 10th February, 2015
End: Thursday 12th February, 2015
Nigerian Philosophical Association (NPA) Biennial Conference on “Philosophy in Africa Today”
held in University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. Paper Presented: “Is Child Abuse a Social Construct? A Critique of the Cultural Relativistic Disposition”
Start: Wednesday 26th October, 2016
End: Friday 28th October, 2016
Education Trust Fund Research Methodology Capacity Building Workshop
For Lecturers of Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria at Bayero University, Kano.
Start: Monday 17th May, 2010
End: Friday 21st May, 2010
“CALABAR ACADEMIA 2014”: International Conference on “Perspectives in Religion, Terrorismand Development”
organized by Researchers International Network. Hosted in University of Calabar in Collaboration with Cross River University of Technology, and College of Education, Akamkpa, Cross Rive State. Paper presented: “An Eclectic Complementarist Approach to Understanding Religious Violence”
Start: Monday 13th October, 2014
End: Thursday 16th October, 2014
(3) International Conference on “Interactions in the History of Philosophy” Held in Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Meclis-1 Mebusan Cad, Findikh, Istanbul, Turkey, from November 8-9, 2013
Educating and instructive.
Start: Friday 8th November, 2013
End: Saturday 9th November, 2013
Paper Presented: “Narrative Knowledge, Human Development and Contemporary African Philosophy”
2nd African Philosophy World Congress held in University of Calabar and jointly hosted by Nnamdi Azikiwe University and The University of Witwatersrand.
Start: Wednesday 12th October, 2016
End: Friday 14th October, 2016
No Results for Grants/Awards Received