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ODOZOR Samuel Uchenna 

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UCHE SAMUEL ODOZOR holds a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He is a member of the Nigerian Philosophical Association (NPA), and the Society for Peace Studies and Practice (SPSP). Currently, he is a lecturer at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Nigeria, where he teaches Logic, Ethics and Communication.

Research completed:

  1. Rethinking the Vehicular Conception of Language in Human Communication,    Logic and Argumentation           June, 2019
  2. Philosophical Perspectives on Improving Chronic Disease Self-Management: Implications for Nursing Practice       March, 2019
  3. Dewey’s Pragmatic Philosophy of Education and Twenty-First Century    Moral Learning and Social Development in Nigeria     January, 2019

Research in progress:

  1. Social and Cultural Development in Africa: Salient Lessons from Olusegun Oladipo’s Philosophy and Social Reconstruction in Africa.
  2. Hate Speech and Language for National Reconstruction: The Nigerian Context
  3. Rawls and the Primacy of Social Justice – A Critical Exposition
  4. Pragmatic Ethics and the Contemporary Nigerian Value System
  • Postgraduate School Research/Teaching Assistantship to the Department of Philosophy, University of Ibadan: 2006-2006
  • National Association of Teachers and Researchers in English as a Second Language (NATRESL):   2019-Date
  • Philosophers’ Association of Nigeria (PAN) 2006-Date
  1. Odozor, U.S., Atata, S.N. and Thompson, O.O. (2019): Social and Cultural Development in Africa: Salient Lessons from Olusegun Oladipo’s Philosophy and Social Reconstruction in Africa. Paper presented at the 2019 Fela Kuti International Conference on African Homelands and Social Theory on the theme “Rethinking African History: Knowledge Production and Political Sustenance in Post-Colonial Africa,” Institute of African Diaspora Studies, University of Lagos, Nigeria (5-7 July, 2019).
  2. Odozor, U.S. and Akintona, E.O. (2019): Rethinking the Vehicular Conception of Language in Human Communication, Logic and Argumentation. Paper presented at the 14th Annual English Language Teaching Today (ELTT) Conference of the National Association of Teachers and Researchers in English as a Second Language (NATRESL), with the theme: “Academic and Professional Communication in the Digital Age,” held from 25 to 28 June, 2019, at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria.
  3. Odozor, U.S., and Akintona, E.O. (2018): Dewey’s Pragmatic Philosophy of Education and Twenty-First Century Moral Learning and Social Development in Nigeria. Paper presented at the 2018 Biennial Conference of the Philosophers Association of Nigeria, in collaboration with UNESCO Regional Office in Abuja, held in Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria (14-17 November, 2018).
  4. Odozor, U.S. and Akintona, E.O. (2017): Philosophical Evaluation of the ‘Is/Ought’ Dichotomy in the Context of Language Usage. Paper presented at the 13th Annual ELTT Conference of the National Association of Teachers and Researchers in English as a Second Language, with the theme: “ELT: Innovations, Transformations and Technologies,” held from 4 to 7 July, 2017, at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria.
  5. Odozor, U.S. (2016): Re-evaluating the Political Philosophies of Plato and Wiredu for the Maximisation of Democracy in Nigeria. Paper presented at the Biennial Conference and General Meeting of the Nigerian Philosophical Association, Federal University of Abuja (16-19 October, 2016).
  6. Odozor, U.S. (2012): How Biology Guides Ethics. Paper presented at the Biennial Conference and General Meeting of the Nigerian Philosophical Association, Federal University of Abuja (22-24 October, 2012).
  • Dissertation and Thesis
  1. Odozor, U.S. (2012): Evolutionary Biology and the Determinants of Morality. Unpublished PhD Thesis. Department of Philosophy, University of Ibadan, Ibadan.
  2. Odozor, U.S. (2004): Pragmatic Ethics and the Contemporary African Value System. Unpublished M.A. Dissertation. Department of Philosophy, University of Ibadan, Ibadan.

Articles in Learned Journals:

  1. Odozor, U.S. and Akintona, E.O. (2019): A Hermeneutic Approach to the Problem of Illusion in Sense Perception. UJAH: Unizik Journal of Arts and Humanities. 20(1):71-96. ISSN: 1595-1413. Published by the Faculty of Arts, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria.[1]
  2. Odozor, U.S. and Akintona, E.O. (2018): Re-evaluating the Political Philosophies of Plato and Wiredu for the Maximisation of Democracy in Nigeria. Journal of Research in National Development. 16(2):64-71. ISSN 1596-8308. Published by the Transcampus Interdisciplinary Research and Study Group, Department of Maritime Management Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria.
  3. Akintona, E.O., Odozor, U.S. and Aina, A. (2018): The Argument from Illusion and the Challenges of Human Perceptual Experience. AJAPHIL: Akungba Journal of Applied Philosophy. 3(2):39-53. ISSN 2636-5510. Published by Department of Philosophy, Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State, Nigeria.
  4. Akintona, E.O. and Odozor, U.S. (2017): The ‘Self’ and ‘Others’ in Cultural and Epistemological Pursuit. Journal of Philosophy and Development. 16(1):13-28. ISSN 177-7678. Published by the Department of Philosophy, Onabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State, Nigeria.
  5. Odozor, U.S. and Akintona, E.O. (2017): Philosophical Evaluation of the ‘Is/Ought’ Dichotomy in the Context of Language Usage. English Language Teaching Today: Journal for Teachers of English and Communication Skills. 13:73-85. ISSN: 1119-0426. Published by the National Association of Teachers and Researchers in English as a Second Language.
  6. Akintona, E., Sotiloye, B. Bodunde, H. Odozor, U. and Aina, B. (2017): Quine’s Indeterminacy Thesis and the Problem of Semantics. English Language Teaching Today: Journal for Teachers of English and Communication Skills. 13:45-53. ISSN: 1119-0426. Published by the National Association of Teachers and Researchers in English as a Second Language.
  7. Odozor, U.S. and Akintona, E.O. (2017): ‘Sin’ in the Old Testament and Igbo Traditional Thought. Essence: Interdisciplinary International Journal of Philosophy. 11(1):13-22. Published by the Department of Philosophy, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State.
  8. Akintona, E.O., Odozor, U.S., Fapojuwo, O.E. and Akeredolu-Ale, B.I. (2016): Web 2.0 as an Instructional Tool in Teaching Large Classes at FUNAAB, Nigeria. Journal of Humanities, Social Sciences and Creative Arts. 11(1&2):26-37. Published by Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria.
  9. Akintona, E.O. and Odozor, U.S. (2016): Philosophy and National Development. The International Journal of Humanities & Social Studies. 4(12):323-328. Published by Redfame Publishing 9450 SW Gemini #9916 Beaverton, Canada. http://ijhss.redfame.com[2]
  10. Odozor, U.S. (2015): Nature on Trial: A Philosophical Interrogation of G.C. Williams’ ‘Mother Nature Is a Wicked Old Witch’. Journal of Humanities, Social Sciences and Arts. 10(2):54-68. Published by Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria.
  11. Odozor, U.S. (2015): Evolutionary Biology and the Determinants of Morality 2. Sophia: An African Journal of Philosophy. 15(2):20-28. Published by the Department of Philosophy, University of Calabar, Nigeria.
  12. Odozor, U.S. (2014): Is There a ‘Traditional’ African Philosophy? Journal of Philosophy and Nature. 10(1&2):77-98. Published by the Department of Classics and Philosophy, University of Cape Coast, Ghana.
  13. Odozor, U.S. and Metuonu, I.C. (2011): Evolutionary Biology and the Determinants of Morality. Sophia: An African Journal of Philosophy. 13(2):18-26. Published by the Department of Philosophy, University of Calabar, Nigeria.
  14. Odozor, U.S. (2010): African Philosophy in Search of Tradition: A Reappraisal of Odera Oruka’s ‘Sagacious Didactics’. International Journal of African Culture and Ideas. 10(2):61-74. Published by the Department of Philosophy, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho, Nigeria.
  15. Odozor, U.S. and Nwaorgu, O.G.F. (2009): Prospects for Evolutionary Philosophy. Journal of Philosophy and Nature. 5(1):82-108. Published by the Department of Classics and Philosophy, University of Cape Coast, Ghana.

Journal Articles Accepted for Publication

  1. Thompson, O.O., Nwaorgu, O.G.F, Afolabi, A.S, Aduradola R.R., and Odozor U.S. (2019): Fake News, Hate Speech and the Implications of Government Responses in Nigeria, 2015-2019. Journal of Communication and Media Research. 11(2). ISSN: 2141-5277. Published by the Association of Communication Scholars and Professionals of Nigeria. (Acceptance letter dated June 29, 2019).

Book:

  1. Onifade, C., Olaifa, T., Odozor, U. and Imhonopi, D. (2015): Studies in Arts and Social Sciences. Abeokuta: Jacob & Lydia Publishers. ISBN: 978-97849953-9-9. Sponsored by TETFUND.

Contributions to chapters in Books:

  1. Odozor, U.S., Aduradola, R.R., Thompson, O.O., and Akintona, E.O. (2019): A Conceptual and Ethical Approach to Corporate Social Responsibility in Africa’s Development Crisis: The Marange Experience. In S. Mugova and P. R. Sachs (eds.), Opportunities and Pitfalls of Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance. Switzerland: Springer. 197-214.
  2. Thompson, O.O., Aduradola, R.R., Odozor, U.S., Nwaorgu, O.G.F., Afolabi, A. S. and Ade-Ibijola, A.O. (2019): The World against Us: The Vulnerable Group, Marange Diamond Mines and the Corporate Social Responsibility Question. In S. Mugova and P. R. Sachs (eds.), Opportunities and Pitfalls of Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance. Switzerland: Springer. 123-138.

Papers in refereed conference proceedings:

  1. Akintona, E., Odozor, U., Sotiloye, B., Aduradola, R., Bodunde., H. and Akeredolu-Ale, B. (2017): Feminism and Unity of Opposites: Enhancing Good Leadership and Governance in Nigeria. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Management Leadership and Governance (ICMLG 2017). Edited by Dr Zanele Ndaba and Dr Thabang Mokoteli. 24-31. Published by Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited, Reading, UK. Hosted by Wits Business School, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. 16-17 March, 2017.

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