Philosophical Papers and Review

  • Abbreviation: Philos. Papers Rev
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-663X
  • DOI: 10.5897/PPR
  • Start Year: 2009

PPR Articles in press

Purism: Desire as the Ultimate Value, Part Two: An Appeal to Intuition

Article in Press

In this two-part article I aim to demonstrate that a special category of desire – a state which is sought unconditionally, for arbitrary or nil purpose – is the only ultimate value that logical observers can conceive upon consideration of sufficient conceptual depth. In the first part, I attempt to demonstrate this through appealing to logical reason. In the second part, I subsequently introduce two thought experiments...

Author(s): PRIMUS


Article in Press

The study engages Aristotle’s dictum that man is a political animal. It sees Aristotle’s view as a philosophical import of his political orientation. It presents clear (and concise) discussions on Aristotle’s categorization of man -- both for and against. It argues that Aristotle and the commentators alike, i.e. the defenders, and the critics, have failed to pay attention to the fact that Aristotle’s dictum does not...

Author(s):David A. OYEDOLA

Existence and mankind in Hafez's existential thought

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Hafez (1325-1390) has dealt with various issues of anthropology and ontology and has expressed contradictory views in his poems. Issues such as determinism, destiny, freedom, suffering, love and man's invitation to hedonism. Sometimes he speaks of failure and despair, and sometimes he tries hopefully to change the world and the foundation of life. Sometimes he speaks of suffering and sometimes he invites for love, potatory...

Author(s): jamalipour hossein

Between theory and logic: Can linguistic competency be linked to Reincarnation?

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The word "reincarnation" derives from Latin, literally meaning, "entering the flesh again". The Greek equivalent metempsychosis (μετεμψύχωσις) roughly corresponds to the common English phrase "transmigration of the soul" and also usually connotes reincarnation after death, as either human, animal, though emphasising the continuity of the soul, not the flesh. Alulo uwa according to the Igbo view is a widely...


Decentralisation and constitutionalism in Africa: A theoretical exploration for sustainable distributive justice

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Central to the problem of most of the states in Africa as a whole and Nigeria in particular is the excessive centralization of the federal system. The centralized federalism denied the opportunity for self-expression, autonomy and by extension prevented avenues for negotiations towards attaining equity and justice. Similar to this is the defect on the constitution which is meant to define what is right by creating a system...

Author(s):Moses Aderibigbe

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