Advanced Philosophy

Aristotlean Logic

FOUR STANDARD FORM CATEGORICAL PROPOSITIONS Categorical propositions tell us about the relationship between classes. They tell us whether a particular class is included in another class or it is excluded from it, wholly or partially. A class is a collection of objects with the same features(s) or characteristic(s). So, there is hardly an object that […]

Advanced Philosophy

The Truth about African Philosophy

AFRICAN PHILOSOPHY By: Sylvester I. ODIA INTRODUCTION The existence of African Philosophy is no more a subject for debate in contemporary times. African philosophers are currently involved in doing African Philosophy using various methods and approaches. In this section on African Philosophy, I do not intend to overflog the whole issue of whether or not […]

Second Order Discipline

Philosophy of Law

PHILOSOPHY OF LAW By: Peter OMONZEJELE This is the use of Philosophy in critically evaluating the principles of Law. The first question that comes to the mind of the Philosopher is that asked by Dennis Lloyd: Is Law necessary? According to D. Lloyd this may seem a simple perhaps unnecessary question but on further reflection, […]

Second Order Discipline

Philosophy of Politics

POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY   By: Peter OMONZEJELE Political Philosophy is a second-order discipline to Political science. There is the need to clarify the difference between Political Science and Political Philosophy. The Political scientist would ask questions such as: What is authority, democracy and sovereignty etc in empirical terms? The Political philosopher is interested in the conceptual […]

Branches of Philosophy

Epistemology in Philosophy

EPISTEMOLOGY People often disagree over many issues in religion, politics  ethics, sociocultural and so on. This then raises the fundamental question “what can I know?” The branch of Philosophy that treats knowledge claims in general is known as Epistemology. Etymologically, Epistemology, is frk  two Greek words: “Episteme”, meaning ” knowledge” and “logos”, meaning ” thought” […]