Journal of
Philosophy and Culture

  • Abbreviation: J. Philos. Cult.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 0855-6660
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPC
  • Start Year: 2004

JPC Articles in press

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Tabooing insults: Why the ambivalence?

This paper examines insults, both verbal and non-verbal, on the premise that societies the world over have adopted an ambivalent attitude towards the creation and use of insult. The ambivalence argument is grounded in the sheer preponderance of both institutionalised and informal usages of verbal and non-verbal insults, through the arts mainly, as well as the tabooing regimes of insults in the same societies. The paper...

Author(s):Moses Nii-Dortey and Edward Nanbigne

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A Critique: Is it Curse or Philosophy?

Frederick Nietzsche, as a prominent philosopher of his time, is known for his attack on Christian values and morality, and he concluded as Christianity as a source for these sickly socio-moral values as a result of fabricated hatred of priests towards master traits of noble men. I argue that his total claim on it is as a result of either misunderstanding of Christian values or a deliberate retreat of Nietzsche to cope up...

Author(s):Temesgen Berhanu

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A critique phenomenon of Cultural Resistance in “On the post-colony” of Achille Mbembé.

The main purpose of this paper bears in the intuition that Africa’ post-colonial phenomena are deeply grounded in its colonial legacy without having, whatsoever, “banished” the traditional heritage that characterises African societies. By drawing on the growing field of political philosophy, I followed a critical and constructive dialogue to disentangle and make understandable the plurality of Africa society and thought....

Author(s):Saiba Bayo

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Indigenous knowledge interpretation of illnesses in Vhembe district Limpopo Province of South Africa

Illnesses such as Rigoni, an infant illness, are understood and interpreted by traditional health practitioners and indigenous knowledge holders in an African, cultural traditional manner within particular communities. The purpose of the study was to explore and describe the meaning and interpretation of Rigoni by traditional health practitioners in Vhembe district in Limpopo province of South Africa. The study used...

Author(s):Rikhotso, SR, Mulaudzi FM and Mogale, RS

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Socio-cultural perspectives on death announcements in Ghanaian newspapers: Some sociolinguistic evidence

Death announcements are presumed to provide a socio-cultural icon for examining the society’s collective attitude towards death and dying. The present study attempts to investigate the death announcement genre in Ghana from a sociolinguistic viewpoint in order to highlight the underpinning sociocultural perspectives. To accomplish this task, the study deployed both qualitative and quantitative content analysis of a data...

Author(s):Archibald Afful Joseph Benjamin

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The Feasibility of Self-Reliancism as a Foundation for Democracy

In popular discourse democracy often centres on concepts such as liberty, equality, consent, choice, rule of law, participation, accountability, and transparency, etc. This popular rendition, more often than not, excludes the notion of self-reliancism. I argue that the exclusion of this notion weakens the etymological foundation of democracy as government by the people and undermines the development of an authentic and...

Author(s):Usifoh Eric Eromosele

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The paradigm of male domination exemplified by the social relations between the sexes is structured in a way that men dominate and women submit. As such, these socio cultural relations presuppose a dyadic conception of domination in which women are subject to men. If male domination is seen as pervasive and women, docile, then the affirmation that women have power is a contradiction in terms. However, in line with...

Author(s):PETER ONI

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One of the good things that distinguish the modern society from the primitive one is the ability to plan for the future. This affects all aspects of human life. In today’s world, man plans for everything- his family, his cities and even the future of the world. Hence, today, one hears of family planning, development plan and strategic plan. The planning is purposely meant to enhance qualitative standard of living for all...

Author(s):A. A. AKANNI

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