EZUGWU UMEZURIKE JOHN, Ph.D, Csp
I am a native of Ede-oballa in Nsukka L.G.A, Enugu State, Nigeria. I graduated from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, in the Department of Philosophy, with a Second Class Upper Division. I obtained my Masters and Ph.D, in the Department of Philosophy, University of Calabar. I am a member of Conversational School of Philosophy, and also a member of Research and Development Committee in the Nigeria Maritime University Okerenkoko, Delta State, where I was employed as Lecturer 11, in the General Studies Unit (Philosophy). I have attended national and international conferences, and have articles in local and international journals, with chapters in books. My areas of research include: African philosophy, Ethics, Philosophy of education and Metaphysics.
LIST OF PUBLICATIONS:
Ochulor, C. L. Ezugwu, U. J. & Ajor, E. E. “The Futility of Any Radical Rejection of Metaphysics” Intergrative Humanism Journal 1.2(2011): 29-41.
This was published by the Department of Classics and Philosophy, University of Cape Coast, Ghana, in September, 2011.
Elijah Okon John & Umezurike John Ezugwu. ‘’The Place of Aristotelianism in Africa’s Political Development: A Critical Evaluation” International Journal of African and Asian Studies. Vol 17 (2016): 69-71.
Ezugwu, Umezurike John. “Asouzu’s Notion of Unintended Ethnocentric Commitment as Further Critique of Value Oriented Bias in Inquiry”. Igwebuike : An African Journal of Arts and Humanities. Vol.2 No 5 (2016).
This was published by Augustinian Institute in collaboration with AAtrepscholars, in September, 2016
Umezurike John Ezugwu. “Ethnocentric Bias in African Philosophy vis-a vis Asouzu’s Ibuanyidanda Ontology” Filosofia Theoretica Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religious 3.1 (2014) 41-49.
This was published by the Calabar School of Philosophy (CSP), Department of Philosophy, University of Calabar, Nigeria, in June, 2014.
Ezugwu Umezurike John and Ujoh Emmanuel Raphael. “A Philosophical Appraisal of Abortion Using Kant’s Categorical Imperative. Professor Bassey Andah Journal of Cultural Studies. Vol 7.8 (2014-2015):182-191.
Uchenna A. Ezugwu and Umezurike J. Ezugwu. “General Studies: Towards an Integrative Humanism”. International Journal of General Studies IJGS. Vol.1.1 (2018) 143-148.
Uchenna Azubuike Ezeogu, Umezurike John Ezugwu & Daniel Ugochukwu Obi. “Herder-Farmers Conflict in Nigeria: Applying Martin Buber’s Dialogic Approach”. A Journal of the Department of Philosophy, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka. Vol 11.1 (2019): 132-145.
Umezurike J. Ezugwu and Uchenna A. Ezeogu. “A Reflection on the Question of Objectivity and Rationality of Indigenous African Science”. Sapientia Journal of Philosophy. Vol. 9 (2019): 171-179
CONVERSATIONAL PHILOSOPHY RESEARCH THEME WITH MY METHODOLOGICAL AND THEMATIC CONTRIBUTIONS TO CONVERSATIONAL PHILOSOPHY:
NORMS AND LEADERSHIP IN POST-COLONIAL AFRICAN SOCIETY: A CONVERSATIONAL APPROACH
In this paper, I argue that there is failure of leadership in the various sub-Saharan African states due mainly to the ambivalence of human interest in African leadership circles promoted by the individualistic orientation of colonial culture. I show that this situation is against the norms and values of the various Africa cultures which promote responsible leadership and citizenry, solidarity and complementary ideas. I contend that these African complementary values have been eroded in the post-colonial times where individualistic ontology now mediates the orientation of leadership and even followership leading to bad leadership, extreme poverty, crimes, lack of education and under-development on the continent. I show that this situation has created the problems of corruption, self and other dichotomy, ethnicism and religious bigotry which are tearing various African states apart. To proffer a solution, I employ conversational thinking, an approach that prioritizes critical and creative behavioral dynamics to show how relevant African cultural norms and values are, and how they can be re-integrated in the post-colonial polity to promote responsible, sensitive, intelligent and efficient leadership and followership in the sub-Saharan Africa.
Keywords: Norms, Values, Leadership, Conversational approach, Post- colonial Africa society
THE AREA I AM APPLYING THE METHOD OF CONVERSATIONAL THINKING:
The Significance of Chimakonam’s ‘Benoke Point’ in Conversational Thinking