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Name

Dr. Uti Ojah Egbai

Department

Philosophy

Designation

Senior Lecturer

Email

[email protected]


About Dr. Uti Ojah Egbai

Dr. Uti Ojah Egbai holds a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy of the University of Calabar in 2000. He bagged an M.A and Ph.D degrees in Philosophy of Science in 2005 and 2008 respectively. He started his academic career as an Assistant Lecturer with the Department of Philosophy University of Port Harcourt in 2008. He transferred his service to the University of Calabar in 2010. He is currently a Senior Lecturer and teaches Philosophy of Science to both Undergraduate and Postgraduate students. Dr. Egbai is a member of the Philosophical Association of Nigeria (ANA) and Society for Academic Excellence since 2009 and 2012 respectively. He is the current Director, Centre for General Studies and Communication Skills, University of Calabar, a position he assumed since 2015. He has published twenty two papers in both Local and International Journals. He has attended and presented papers in local and international conferences. He is an editor of two books and a co-author of one. He has served in various committees and task forces in University of Port Harcourt and the University of Calabar. Dr. Egbai has successfully supervised/ co-supervised over three graduate students. Dr. Egbai is married to Lucy and is blessed with four children.


S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
FSLCPCN Primary School, Akpet Central, Biase Local Government Area, Cross River State19791984
SSCEGovernment Secondary School, Akamkpa, Akamkpa Local Government Area, cross River State19861992
BA (Hons) PhilosophyUniversity of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State19962000
MA (Philosophy of Science)University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State20042005
PhDUniversity of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State20052008

S/N Publication
Jonathan Chimakonam, Uti Egbai, Samuel Segun & Aribiah D. Attoe. “New Conversations on the Problems of Identity, Consciousness and Mind”. Springer, 2019.
Egbai, Uti Ojah. “Why African Philosophers should build systems: An Exercise in conversational thinking”. In Filosofia Theoretica Journal of African philosophy, Culture and Religions, 7(1) May 2018, 34-52.
Ada Agada, Uti Ojah Egabi. “Language, Thought and Interpersonal Communication: A Cross-Cultural Conversation on the Question of Individuality and Community In Filosofia Theoretica Journal of African philosophy, Culture and Religions, 7(2) August 2018, 141-161.
Egbai, Uti O. “The Place of Science and Technology in Africa’s Developmental Drive” International Journal of Advances in Scientific Research. 4(8) (September, 2018). Pp. 55-59
Egbai, Uti Ojah. “Women in the Kitchen of Philosophy: Re-asking the Question of African Philosophy”. In J. Chimakonam & Louise du Toit (Eds). Routledge African Studies: African Philosophy & the Epistemic Marginalization of Women. London: Routledge Group. 2018, 207-218.
Samuel Asuquo Ekanem, Egbai Uti Ojah. “History & Philosophy of Technology”. Frontier Digital Press, 2018.
Egbai, Uti Ojah. “Schrodinger and Indeterminancy in Quantum Physics”. Contemporary Journal of Arts and Science: COJAS Journal, 6(4) May 2017, 555-563
Egbai, Uti Ojah. “Egyptian-Greek Mathematics and the Deductive System.” In Contemporary Journal of Arts and Science: COJAS Journal, 6(4) May 2017, 564-575.
Egbai, Uti Ojah. “Questioning the Group-Based Approach to Social Equality in the Post-Apartheid South Africa”. In Filosofia Theoretica Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions, 6(2) July-Dec. 2017, 59-84.
Akpan, Chris O. & Egbai, Uti O. “Communicative Reflection on Plato’s Transcendental Forms, As Matrix for Epistemic Consciousness”. AJAPHIL Akungba Journal of Applied Philosophy. 1(1) (June 2017): 200-220.
Chimakonam Jonathan O. & Egbai Uti Ojah. “The Value of Conversational Thinking in Building a Decent World: The Perspective of Post-colonial Sub-Saharan African” Journal of the International Society for Universal Dialogue, 25(4) April 2016, 105-117,
Egbai, Uti Ojah “Hempel’s Covering Law Theory and Thermodynamics.” In Contemporary Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 6(5) September2016, 216-220.
Egbai, Uti Ojah. “Philosophy of Science: Physics, Chemistry and Biology”. In Ephraim Essien & Egbai Uti (Eds) History & Philosophy of Science. Uyo: Akwa Ibom State University Press 2016, 122-147.
Egbai, Uti Ojah. “The Philosophy of Space and Time”.In Ephraim Essien & Egbai Uti (Eds) History & Philosophy of Science. Uyo: Akwa Ibom State University Press 2016, 321-336.
Egbai, Uti Ojah, “Origin of Man and the Universe”. In: Ephraim Essien & Egbai Uti (Eds) History & Philosophy of Science. Uyo: Akwa Ibom State University Press, 2016, 29- 57.
Egbai, Uti Ojah “Origin and Causes of Corruption”. In: Egbai Uti Ojah (Ed), Anti-Corruption Studies II, Corruption: Prevention and Control. Radiant Ventures Nig. Ltd., Calabar: 2016, 1-7.
Ephraim Stephen Essien & Egbai Uti Ojah.“History & Philosophy of Science”. Akwa Ibom State University Press, 2016.
Egbai, Uti Ojah. (Ed.) “Anti-Corruption Studies 1”: A Book of Reading, Steve Faith Print & Suppliers Company, 2016.
Egbai, Uti Ojah. (Ed.) “Anti-Corruption Studies 1”: A Book of Reading, Steve Faith Print & Suppliers Company, 2016.
Akpan Chris O. &Egbai Uti Ojah. “A Critical Examination of the Moral Intrigues in Collaborative Research in the Humanities”. American Journal of Social Issues and Humanities, 5(2) (June 2015), 437- 443
Egbai, Uti Ojah & Abel Ushie. “The Brain-drain Phenomenon: Perils & Prospects” In Contemporary Journal of Arts & Science, 1(2) March 2015, 167-173.
Egbai, Uti O. “On the Rationality of the Indubitability of Cartesian Mathematical Propositions”. In International Journal of Research in Arts and Social Sciences (IJRASS), (Nsukka), 8(1), April, 2015, 300-306.
Edor, Edor J. &Egbai, Uti O. (2015). “Superstition: An Impediment to Development”. In Sapientia: Journal of Philosophy, (Uyo) 5(1) July, 2015, 43-51.
Egbai, Uti Ojah. “History and Issues in Modern Science”. In: G. O. Ozumba & K. A. Ojong (Eds).The Mirror of Philosophy. Calabar: El-Johns Publishers. 2014, 238- 256.
Egbai, Uti O. & Doreen, Green N. “The Physician Oath: Impediments and Prospects”. In African Journal of Culture, Philosophy and Society: Aworom Annang, (Ghana) 3(1) September, 2013, 46-59.
Egbai, Uti O. (2012). “A Comparative Study of Modern Physics and African Science”. In Journal of Complementary Reflection: Studies in Asuozu, (Ghana) 3(1) September, 2013, 46-59.
Egbai, Uti O. “A Critique of the Legal System as the Ideal type of Law”. In Integrative Humanism Journal, (Ghana) 2(1) May, 2012, 64-75.
Egbai, Uti O. “An Examination of the Nature of the Moral Subject in Immanuel Kant”. In Integrative Humanism Journal, (Ghana) 1(1) April, 2011, 81-89.
Egbai, Uti O. “A Critical Appraisal of the Most Suitable Philosophy of Education for Nigeria”. In African Journal of Religion, Culture and Society,(Calabar) 2(1) June, 2008, 97-106.
Egbai, Uti O. “Complementary Rationalism as a Mediation between Rational Explanation and Supernaturalism”. In African Pentecost: Journal of Theology, Psychology and Social Work, (Calabar), 1(2) June, 2008, 86-92.
Egbai, Uti O. “An Excavation of Political and Economic thought in Gandhi’s Philosophy”. The International Research: In A Multi-Disciplinary Journal of the Graduate School, University of Calabar, (Calabar), 1(2) November, 2008, 241-244.
Egbai, Uti O. “The Emergence of Subjectivism in Physics and the Possible" Implication”. In Sophia: An African Journal of Philosophy and Public Affairs,(Calabar) 10(1) September, 2007, 104-106.
Egbai, Uti O. “Psychoanalysis and Science”. In African Journal of Religion, Culture and Society (Calabar), 1(2) September, 2007, 39-41.
Egbai, Uti O. “Is Quantum Mechanics a Complete Theory? A Philosophical Defence of Einstein’s Position”, In Sophia: African Journal of Philosophy.(Calabar) 8(2) April 2006, 14-19.

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S/N Conference Description Started Finished
The Nigerian Philosophical Association 2008 Biennial General Meeting and Conference.The Nigerian Philosophical Association 2008 Biennial General Meeting and Conference, University of Calabar. 2008-10-092008-10-10
Professional Values and Empowerment for Academic StaffWorkshop on “Professional Values and Empowerment for Academic Staff” held in University of Calabar Centre for Teaching and Learning Excellence. 2012-08-152012-08-16
Conference on Perspective in Religion, Terrorism and DevelopmentResearchers International Network International Conference on “Perspective in Religion, Terrorism and Development” held in the University of Calabar. Paper presented:“The Brain Drain Phenomenon: Perils and Prospects”. 2014-10-132014-10-16
Repositioning Research in Arts and Social SciencesSociety for Research and Academic Excellence Conference on “Repositioning Research in Arts and Social Sciences” held in University of Nigeria Nsukka. Paper presented: “On the Rationality of the Indubitability of Cartesian Mathematical Truths” 2015-02-162015-02-19
Globalization and Democratic Values in Africa1st Faculty of Arts International Conference on “Globalization and Democratic Values in Africa: Perspectives in Humanities” held in Calabar. 2016-04-132016-04-13
The International Society for Universal Dialogue XI World Congress on “Values The International Society for Universal Dialogue XI World Congress on “Values 2016-07-112016-07-15
Inter-disciplinary Studies on “Africa: Our untold StoriesPan-African Conference on Inter-disciplinary Studies on “Africa: Our untold Stories” held in Onitsha. Paper presented: “The Place of Science and Technology in Africa’s Developmental Drive”. 2017-09-202017-09-23
Society for Research and Academic Excellence 8th International ConferenceSociety for Research and Academic Excellence 8th International Conference held in University of Nigeria, Nsukka . Paper presented: “The Rational and Non-rational Dimensions of Modern Science”. 2018-02-052018-02-08
The Arts/Humanities: Past, Present and FutureFaculty of Arts International Conference, University of Calabar 2018 on "The Arts/Humanities; Past, Present and Future" held in Calabar." Paper Presented: "The Right to Life: Its Implications in View of Fulani Herdsmen Blood-Letting in Contemporary Nigeria". 2018-04-092018-04-13