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Theism and the Existence of Evil in St. Augustine: A Critique

The Problem of Theism and the Existence of Evil in St. Augustine: A Critique Abstract This work looks into the different mysteries of life as experienced by man, specifically, the reality of evil in the world created by Omnipotent, Omniscient and all-loving creator, these evils in the world have caused division among thinkers; theists, where […]

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Kant’s Ethics and the Resolution of Immorality Crisis in Nigeria

A Critical Evaluation of Kant’s Ethics and the Resolution of Immorality Crisis in Nigeria ABSTRACT Lust after material things have taken over the rightful moral act living in Nigeria. Morality no longer act the way it should, because most Nigerians, if not all, now believes in immorality or immoral life, because they now think that […]

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Inter-Religious Relations in Nigeria

Inter-Religious Relations in Nigeria (1960-2015)   CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background to the Study With a population of over 120 million people, Nigeria has been described by Archbishop Tessier of Algiers as “the greatest Islam Christian nation in the world”. By this, he means that there is no other nation where so many Christians and Muslims […]

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Existence as Preceding Essence in Jean Paul Sartre

The Concept of Existence as Preceding Essence in Jean Paul Sartre: its Philosophical Implication GENERAL INTRODUCTION The question of ontological precedence of essence over existence or existence over essence has been a mind-boggling issue over the centuries. Philosophers as a matter of fact were intellectually at one another each trying to proffer a robust argument […]

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Instincts and their Vicissitudes in Sigmund Freud

Instincts and their Vicissitudes in Sigmund Freud CHAPTER ONE I.0     INTRODUCTION The insatiable quest for knowledge, associated with the marvels of nature, introduced man into critical inquiry into things and their causes, human experience and man’s role and prospects in life. In the anal of history, quest for meaning as a quest for knowledge has […]

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Plato’s Concept of the Ideal State: the Nigerian Experience

Plato’s Concept of the Ideal State: the Nigerian Experience CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1     STATEMENT OF PROBLEM Man is the source, the center, the end and the purpose of all social institutions. According to Aristotle, “man is by nature a political animal.”[1] He is born in the society and he cannot be treated as though he […]

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Philosophy in Peirce’s Pragmatism

Practical Relevance of Philosophy in Peirce’s Pragmatism GENERAL INTRODUCTION STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM Since the birth of philosophy at the sea-port of Miletus, this enterprise of reason, first delved into by the Ionic cosmologists, has been laden with various problems. Being a critical rational thinking based on the power of man’s natural reason, philosophical studies, […]

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Freedom of the Will to Do Evil as a Proof against the Concept of Determinism

The Freedom of the Will to Do Evil as a Proof against the Concept of Determinism INTRODUCTION Freedom.: It was the 18th century philosopher, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, who in his very famous book, The Social Contract, opined “man is born free and he is everywhere in chains.”1 Rousseau’s assertion indirectly points to the problem of freewill […]

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The Functional Role of Ofo in Igbo Land

The Functional Role of Ofo in Igbo Land CHAPTER ONE 1.0     INTRODUCTION Role of Ofo – There is always in man a religious instinct, which inspires him always to seek the divine. These religious instincts are also noticed among the Igbo, since they are also human beings. They desire like others to communicate directly with […]

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Crisis in Adolescence in Erick Erickson’s Psychological Theory

Faith Crisis in Adolescence in the Light of Erick Erickson’s Psychological Theory CHAPTER ONE  GENERAL INTRODUCTION 1.1     Introduction        There is this common saying that everybody has his or her own life to live. This is a plain truism especially when it comes to the aspect of one’s relationship with the creator from whom one derives […]

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