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Chris O. Akpan is a Nigerian, and a contemporary African Philosopher. He holds a BA(1st class Hons) in philosophy, an MA(Phil of science/ Epistemology) and a Ph.D(Phil of social science) from the University of Calabar, Nigeria. He lectures in the same University. His areas of research interest include: Logic, Epistemology, African philosophy, philosophies of science, social science, culture, and Research Methodology. He has published many articles and chapters in reputable journals and philosophy books respectively; and a co- editor of some major philosophy books. He is a senior Editor of Sophia: an African Journal of Philosophy, and The American Journal of Social Issues and Humanities. He is a major proponent of a Calabar School of Philosophy called Eclectic Complementarism. He is a devout Christian, and is married with wonderful children.


Publications by CHRIS OFFONG

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 @ 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

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The Nigerian Philosophical Association
2008 Biennial General Meeting and Conference, University of Calabar,
Start: Thursday 9th October, 2008
End: Friday 10th October, 2008
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
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

Grants Received

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