Victor C. A. Nweke is an academic philosopher and political theorist. His major research interest includes Postcolonial African philosophy, global political theory, intercultural philosophy, applied logic and normative ethics. He has presented invited lectures on topical issues in these areas and related subjects in academic conferences and workshops. He has also published his ideas in reputable academic platforms. His peer-reviewed publications (articles and chapters in reputable journals and edited books) attempt to interrogate and (re)conceptualize articulate perspectives on right conduct and human flourishing in a complex world using ideas in African philosophy as a focal point of departure. Victor is a foundational member, and affiliate researcher of the Conversational School of Philosophy (CSP). He is also a member of the Editorial Board of Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions. He is currently a researcher/Ph.D. candidate at the Institute of Cultural Studies, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany. His Ph.D. research is the focus of his work as member of a transdisciplinary project, ‘Diversity, Power and Justice: Transcultural Perspectives’, funded by the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, the German Research Foundation).
Besides the CSP, Victor is a member of relevant academic associations. These include Association for Political Theory (APT), African Philosophy Society (APS), Philosophers Association of Nigeria (PAN), Canadian Philosophical Association (CPA), Global Ethics Network, Association for Informal Logic and Critical Thinking (AILACT), International Society for African Philosophy and Studies (ISAPS), etc. His role as a peer reviewer for refereed publications in his area of research interest has continue to increase overtime. Most of his academic publications can be accessed on his page in the website of several academic networks.
- Links to Web page in Selected Academic Networks:
- ORCIRD ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6661-9242
- Conversational Philosophy Research Themes (CPRT):
As a foundational member of the CSP, Victor has continued to contribute to the development of Conversational Philosophy by engaging with the works of Jonathan Chimakonam Okeke – who is the originator and foremost exponent of Conversational Philosophy as a school of thought. So far, he is committed to:
- The development and projection of Conversational Curriculum for teaching and learning in a diverse, dynamic and intricately interconnected world.
- The development and projection of Conversational Philosophy as a Postcolonial Tradition of Philosophy.
- The development and employment of Conversational Thinking as a Postcolonial Methodological Orientation for cross-cultural understanding, transcultural analysis and global normative theory.
The above three broad issues have continued to influence the basic focus of Victor’s research and publications since 2012. His novel personal and collaborative -contributions buttress the need for a ‘glocal’ approach to academic philosophy and its implications for education and right conduct in a complex world of intricate interconnections between diverse individuals and peoples. Feel free to contact him for further discussion and collaborative research on any of these issues. Victor is also interested in any discussion on the history and prospects of extant and emergent works on Conversational Philosophy.