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Biafra Agitation: Any Justification?

Biafra Agitation: Any Justification? CHAPTER TWO BIAFRA AGITATION AS LED BY CHIEF RALPH UWAZURIKE Having explained about Uwazuruike and this New Biafra in the introductory part of this work, we are going straight to the causes of the agitation.  2.1 The Causes of the Agitation Uwazuruike’s reasons for the agitation as contained in the August […]

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Machiavellian Principle and Nigerian Society

A Comparative Analysis of Machiavellian Principle and Nigerian Society ABSTRACT Niccolo Machiavelli appears to have generated more controversy than any of his contemporaries. So much notoriety has gathered around his name that the charge of being a Machiavellian still remains a serious accusation in current political debate. Political thinkers from time immemorial had propounded one […]

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Social Status in Plato’s Ideal State

Social Status in Plato’s Ideal State: Its Relevance to Nigerian Society   CHAPTER TWO 2:0    LITERATURE REVIEW Man is naturally a social animal; that is why Aristotle said, “He who is unable to live in society or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself must be either a beast or a god”1. […]

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Social Status in Plato’s Ideal State

Social Status in Plato’s Ideal State: Its Relevance to Nigerian Society   CHAPTER TWO 2:0    LITERATURE REVIEW Man is naturally a social animal; that is why Aristotle said, “He who is unable to live in society or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself must be either a beast or a god”1. […]

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Man in a Sciento-Technological Era

The Fate of Man in a Sciento-Technological Era (A Philosophical Examination Of The Ideas Of Alexander Denis)   CHAPTER TWO 2.0 Mechanisms and Meaning In the chapter two of his book ‘Beyond Science’, Alexander Denis alludes that science and its application can in no way say all about (man) human life and nature at large. […]

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Justice In John Rawls: Nigerian Democracy

Justice In John Rawls Vis-À-Vis Nigerian Democracy CHAPTER TWO CONCEPTUAL ANALYSIS 2.1     GENERAL NOTION OF JUSTICE It is obvious that the idea of justice lies at the heart of moral and political philosophy from time immemorial. Indeed, it is a cardinal virtue that regulates individuals in their relationship with others. Infect, it a principal virtue […]

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MAN IN ARISTOTLE: THE BASIS OF MAN’S LIFE CRISIS

THE PLACE OF MAN IN ARISTOTLE: THE BASIS OF MAN’S LIFE CRISIS (An Evaluative Rediscovery) CHAPTER TWO DESCRIPTION OF MAN           2.1           Aristotle’s Notion of Man Received in an atmosphere of natural science, Aristotle felt the urge to unify the masses of data that he encountered in course of his education. Hence, he had recourse […]

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Golden Mean: Critic of Aristotle

How to Be Happy:  A Critical Evaluation of Aristotle’s “Golden Mean” CHAPTER TWO  2.0     NATURE OF HAPPINESS 2.1     POPULAR NOTION OF HAPPINESS Happiness means different things for different people. When someone says, “I am happy,” he leaves people with the task of trying actually to determine what he really means. However, what popularly comes to […]

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Freedom in Jean Paul Sartre

Notion of Freedom in Jean Paul Sartre CHAPTER TWO 2.0     GENERAL NOTION OF FREEDOM 2.1     DEFINITION OF THE TERM FREEDOM           By very nature of the term freedom, it possesses many different meanings. It can refer simply to the absence of physical or social restraints. This simply means, those areas or activities within which a […]

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Change and Permanence in Aristotle

Notion of Change and Permanence in Aristotle CHAPTER TWO 2.0       EXPLICATION OF TERMS CUM HISTORICAL        PERSPECTIVES AMONG ANCIENT PHILOSOPHERS  For a profound internalization of this paper we shall start-off by making clear what we mean by the two key terms that make up our title.  2.1 REALITY AND NATURE OF CHANGE    From the […]

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