1. Uchenna Ogbonnaya is an Igbo-African researcher. He has a PhD from the Department of Philosophy, University of Calabar – Calabar. His areas of specialization and research interest include African Philosophy, metaphysics and logic. He is a member of the Conversational School of Philosophy (CSP), Calabar Circle, wherein he serves as the assistant secretary, as well as the coordinator of the Monthly Scholarly Gathering (MSG) Lecture Series, of the organisation. He has some articles and book chapters in academic journals and edited books. Ogbonnaya has presented papers in some international and local conferences. He is also an editorial assistant: Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions.
  2.  Links to:

Research Gate – https://researchgate.net/profile/Lucky_Ogbonnaya

Academia.edu – https://independent.academia.edu/LuckyOgbonnaya

  1.  ORCID ID




  1. Chimakonam, Jonathan O. and Ogbonnaya, Lucky Uchenna. “A Conceptual and Contextual Meaning of Mmadu in Igbo Reality Scheme”. Vol. 34. No. 3-4. (2014). 268-285
  2. Ogbonnaya, Lucky Uchenna. “What makes African Philosophy African? A Conversation with Aribiah David Attoh on ‘the Foundational Myth of Ethnophilosophy’”. Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religion. Vol. 3. No. 1 (December, 2018). 108-108.ISSB 2276-8386.
  3. Ogbonnaya, Lucky Uchenna. “The Question of Being in African Philosophy”. Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religion. Vol. 3. No. 1 (January-June, 2014). 108-108.ISSB 2276-8386
  4. Ogbonnaya, Lucky Uchenna. “A Critique of Sartre’s Notion of Being and Nothingness from the perspective of Ibuanyidanda Ontology”. Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religion. Vol. 2. No. 2. (July-Dec. 2013). ISSB 2276-8386
  5. Ogbonnaya, L. Uchenna and Eric Ndoma Besong. “Appraising the Religious State of Nigeria in the Light of Chris Ijiomah’s Harmonious Monism”. Sapientia: Journal of Philosophy. Vol. 9. 95-105. ISSN 1595-4943
  6. Ogbonnaya, Lucky Uchenna. “A Critique of Ozumba’s Spiritocentric Metaphysics”. Journal of Integrative Humanism-Ghana. Vol. 4. No. 1. (October, 2014). 1-21.ISSB 2026-6286.
  7. Ogbonnaya, Lucky Uchenna. “Anaximander’s Urstuff and the Idea of Nke-Mbu in Integrative Humanism”. Journal of Integrative Humanism-Ghana. Vol. 4. No. 1. (October, 2014). 142-161. ISSB 2026-6286.
  8. Etim Okon and Ogbonnaya, Lucky Uchenna. “African Ontology, Religion and Ethics”. Review of Psychology and Social Problems. Vol. 2. No. 1. (January, 2015). 66-81.ISSB 5696-1550
  9. Ogbonnaya, Lucky Uchenna. “Sartre’s Contingency of Being and Asouzu’s Principle of Causality”. Sophia: African Journal of Philosophy and Public Affairs. Vol. 14. No. 2. (April, 2014). ISSB 1119-443X
  10. Ogbonnaya, Lucky Uchenna. “Doctrinal Controversies and Ecumenical Councils”. Sophia: African Journal of Philosophy and Public Affairs. Vol. 14. No. 2. (April, 2014).ISSB 1119-443X
  11. Ogbonnaya, Lucky Uchenna. “Ecclesiology in Liberation Theology”. Sophia: African Journal Philosophy and Public Affairs. Vol. 15. No. 1. (September, 2014).62-68. ISSB 1119-443X
  12. Ogbonnaya, Lucky Uchenna. “Asouzu and Unity of Subject Matter of the Sciences”. Igwebuike: An African Journal of Arts and Humanities.Vol. 2. No. 5. September, 2016.20-36. ISSB 2448-9210 (Online) 2504-9038

Books and/or chapters in books

  1. Ogbonnaya, Lucky Uchenna. “Between the Ontology and Logic Criterion of African Philosophy”. Method, Substance and the Future of African Philosophy. Ed. Edwin Etieyibo. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. 113-135. ISBN 978-3-319-70225-4
  2. Ogbonnaya, Lucky Uchenna. “Asouzu’s Ibuanyidanda Ontology: A Postmodern Interpretation”. Ka Osi So Onye: African Philosophy in the Postmodern Era. Eds. Jonethan O. Chimakonam and Edwin Etieyibo. Vernon Press, 2018. 253-272.ISBN 1-62273-366-5
  3. Ogbonnaya, Lucky Uchenna. “Protagoras’ Relativism and Asouzu’s Complementary Philosophy”. A Critical History of Philosophy: Ancient to Medieval. Eds. Andrew Uduigwomen & Christopher Udofia. Calabar: Ultimate Index Publishers, 2014.ISBN 978-8073-03-4
  4. Ogbonnaya, Lucky Uchenna. “A Reaction to Mesembe Edet’s Afroxiology, Conceptual mandelanization and the Conversational Order in African Philosophy”. Mesembe I. Edet. Ed. Afroxiology, Conceptual Mandelanization and the Conversational Order in the New Era of African Philosophy.Calabar: 3rd Logic Option Publishing, 2017. 65-66. ISBN: 978-978-52850-3-1
  5.  Conversational Philosophy Research Themes (CPRT)

Conversational Philosophy (CP) is a philosophical method and system developed by Chimakonam and Adopted by the conversational school of philosophy. In some of my manuscript under-review and in progress, I have sought to engage in conversational philosophy proper. In the article titled, ‘Conversational Thinking as a Postmodern Enterprise’, I argue that conversational thinking reflects postmodern disposition in its approach to philosophy (against absolutisation of knowledge/truth claim) as well as transcends it (by reconstructing knowledge). This is apparent in the conversation that takes place between the nwa nsa (proponents) and nwa nju (opponents) – the two epistemic agents in CP. In another article titled ‘How Conversational Philosophy Profits from the Particularist and the Universalist Agenda’, contrary to the positions of the particularists and universalists, I note that CP conceives African philosophy as a philosophy tradition that is both selectively particular and universal in nature in which ideas are conceptualised using linguistic resources from African worldviews but with universal applicability. In the third article, ‘Conversational Thinking as a Theoretical Framework for Consensus Democracy’, it is noted that conversational thinking can be employed as a philosophical cum methodological system for explaining consensus democracy, which has been an operational democratic system in pristine Africa.