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  • Introduction: Yorùbá Philosophy and Contemporary Nigerian Realities

    December 14, 2018

    Introduction: Yorùbá Philosophy and Contemporary Nigerian RealitiesAdeshina Afolayan Department of Philosophy University of Ibadan adeshinaafolayan@gmail.com Abstract Beginning from Marx’s understanding of the relationship between philosophy and reality, this Introduction to the special edition of the Yoruba Studies Review explores the inevitable but complex relationship that exists between philosophy and its place. ...
  • Anchored in Justice: Yorùbá Philosophy and the Politics of a Diverse State

    December 13, 2018

    Anchored in Justice: Yorùbá Philosophy and the Politics of a Diverse StateSegun Gbadegesin Department of Philosophy Howard University, United States agbadegesin@howard.edu Abstract As a major ethnic nationality in the multinational state cobbled together and christened by Lord Frederick Lugard, the Yoruba have been an integral part of the politics of the Nigerian diverse state since 1914. From ...
  • Contemporary Nigeria and the Deficit of Deliberative Democracy: Exploring the Indigenous Value of Àgbájọ ọwọ́ as Collegiality

    December 12, 2018

    Contemporary Nigeria and the Deficit of Deliberative Democracy: Exploring the Indigenous Value of Àgbájọ ọwọ́ as CollegialityRonald Olufemi Badru Department of Politics and International Relations Lead City University, Ibadan, Nigeria femmydamak@gmail.com Abstract The paper advances three groups of interrelated claims. First, a fundamental deficit of democratic practice in contemporary Nigeria is that electoral choices/candidates are largely disconnected from the spirit of vibrant ...
  • Disability and Human Diversity: A Reinterpretation of Ẹni-òòṣà1 Philosophy in Yorùbá Belief

    December 11, 2018

    Disability and Human Diversity: A Reinterpretation of Ẹni-òòṣà1 Philosophy in Yorùbá BeliefOmotade Adegbindin Department of Philosophy University of Ibadan, Nigeria tadegbindin@yahoo.com Abstract As an exercise in African philosophy, this paper examines and demonstrates the limitations of the two popular extremes in disability studies, namely, the medical and social models of disability. While the former is essentialist ...
  • Adapting Yorùbá Epistemology in Educational Theory and Practice in Nigeria

    December 10, 2018

    Adapting Yorùbá Epistemology in Educational Theory and Practice in NigeriaOluwatoyin Vincent Adepoju Comparative Cognitive Processes and Systems (Compcros) http://danteadinkra.wixsite.com/compcros toyin.adepoju@gmail.com Abstract What is the value of Yoruba epistemology, theory of knowledge, particularly its philosophy of perception, to humanity in general, and to contemporary Nigeria, in particular? How does Yorùbá epistemology connect with educational theory ...
  • Demographics and the Irony of Existential Profiling in Yorùbá Thought: Policy Considerations for Nigeria

    December 9, 2018

    Demographics and the Irony of Existential Profiling in Yorùbá Thought: Policy Considerations for NigeriaWale Olajide Department of Philosophy Ekiti State University ashaolu54@yahoo.co.uk Abstract This essay interrogates what can be described as Yorùbá population philosophy, within the context of Yorùbá existential thought, and the effects it has on Nigeria’s population explosion. The essay explores the seemingly contradictory proverbs that ...
  • Àsùwàda Principle and Inter-Ethnic Conflict in Nigeria

    December 8, 2018

    Àsùwàda Principle and Inter-Ethnic Conflict in NigeriaYunusa Kehinde Salami Department of Philosophy Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria yunusalami@gmail.com Abstract This paper examines the àsùwàdà principle as an indigenous social theory, which is based on alásùwàdà, a body of doctrines according to which the creator of human beings and everything in nature, dá ...
  • Ọmọ Tí A Kò Kọ́: Globalization and Cultural Education among New Generation Nigerian Yorùbá

    December 7, 2018

    Ọmọ Tí A Kò Kọ́: Globalization and Cultural Education among New Generation Nigerian YorùbáMichael O. Afolayan M & P Educational Consulting International mafolayan@yahoo.com Abstract This essay 1critically explores the semantic, phonological and philosophical implications of the sound “kọ”́ (build) in the Yorùbá proverb—Ọmọ tí a kò kọ́ ni yóò gbé ilé tí a kọ́ tà (the child ...
  • The Depersonalized as Vanishing Hero and Heroine in Yorùbá Moral Placards

    December 6, 2018

    The Depersonalized as Vanishing Hero and Heroine in Yorùbá Moral PlacardsOlatunde Bayo Lawuyi Department of Archeology and Anthropology University of Ibadan, Nigeria oblawuyi2008@yahoo.com Abstract The paper critically examines the relationship between the idea of moral placards and the existence of Yorùbá heroes and heroines. It takes as its starting point the philosophical import of ...
  • Political Communication and the Nigerian Democratic Experiment: Critical Insights from Yorùbá Philosophy

    December 5, 2018

    Political Communication and the Nigerian Democratic Experiment: Critical Insights from Yorùbá PhilosophySharon Adetutu Omotoso Institute of African Studies University of Ibadan, Nigeria sharonomotoso@gmail.com Abstract Nigeria’s political sphere is fraught with violence, electoral frauds, unfulfilled promises and negligence on the part of the ruling class, hence political communication in Nigeria have been faced with hostility from ...