African Journal of
History and Culture

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Hist. Cult.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6672
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJHC
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 187

Full Length Research Paper

A discourse on the fundamental principles of character in an African moral philosophy

Oyebade Oyewole
  • Oyebade Oyewole
  • Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos State, Nigeria.
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Azenabor Godwin
  • Azenabor Godwin
  • Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos State, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 22 February 2017
  •  Accepted: 05 April 2018
  •  Published: 30 April 2018

References

Abimbola W (1975). "Ìwàpele: The Concept of Good Character in Ifa Literary Corpus." W. Abimbola Ed. Yoruba Oral Tradition: Poetry in Music, Dance and Drama. Ibadan: Ibadan University Press. pp. 389-420.
 
Abimbola W (1977). Ifa Divination Poetry. New York: Nok Publishers Ltd.
 
Abimbola W (1988). The Concept of Destiny in African Traditional Religion, Paper delivered at Ogun State Public Service Forum.
 
Abraham RC (1970). Dictionary of Modern Yoruba. London: University of London Press.
 
Ajadi A (2012). Omoluwabi 2.0: A Code of Transformation in 21st Century Nigeria. Ibadan: Bookcraft.
 
Ajayi JFA, Akintoye SA (2006). "Yoruba in the Nineteenth Century." Ikimi, O. (Ed.)Groundwork of Nigerian History. Ibadan: Heinemann Educational Books (Nigeria) Plc. pp. 280-302.
 
Anyanwu KC (1983). "Presuppositions of African Socialism." Nig. J. Philosop. 3(1 & 2):49-68.
 
Aristotle (1955). The Nicomachean Ethics, trans. by J.A.K. Thomson, The Ethics of Aristotle,edited by E.V. Rieu. Maryland: Penguin Classics.
 
Awoniyi TA (1975). "Omolúàbí: The Fundamental Basis of Yorùbá Traditional Education." W. Abimbola Ed. Yoruba Oral Tradition: Poetry in Music, Dance and Drama,Ibadan: Ibadan University Press, 357-388
 
Azenabor GE (1999a). "An African and Western Conceptions of God and The Traditional Problem of Evil," J. Afr. Philosop. Stud. 2(3):14-30.
 
Azenabor GE (1999b). "African Theory of Mind-body: An Esan Cultural Paradigm." Afr. Quart. 39(4):121-133.
 
Azenabor GE (2008). "The Golden Rule Principle in an African Ethics and Kant's Categorical Imperative: A Comparative Study on the Foundation of Morality." Helmat va Falsafeh, 4(2):51-62.
 
Bewaji JAI (2006). "Ethics and Morality in Yoruba Culture." Wiredu, K. (Ed.), A Companion to African Philosophy. USA: Blackwell Publishing Limited. pp. 396-403.
 
Drewal MT (1992). Yoruba Ritual. United States: Indiana University Press.
 
Dagobert R (1971). Dictionary of Philosophy. New Jersey: Littlefield, Adams & Co.
 
Fayemi AK (2009). Human Personality and the Yoruba Worldview: An Ethico-Sociological Interpretation." J. Pan Afr. Stud. 2(9):166-176.
 
Idoniboye DE (1973). The Idea of an African Philosophy: The Concept of Spirit in African Metaphysics. Second Order. 11(1):83-89.
 
Idowu EB (1962). Olodumare: God in Yoruba Belief. London: Longman Group Limited.
 
Ilawole OJ (2006). The Golden Rule Principle in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics and Orunmila's Ifa Morality: A Comparative Analysis. Ph.D Thesis, University of Lagos.
 
Momoh CS (2000). Substance of African Philosophy. Auchi: African Philosophy Projects Publication.
 
Ndubuisi FN, Okoro C (2005). Reflections on Epistemology & Scientific Orientations in African Philosophy. Lagos: Foresight Press.
 
Ogundeji RA (2009a). Ede Yoruba Gege Bi Oko Ti A Fi N Tu Ìwà Omoluabi Gunle Sebute Ayo Lawujo." Ogundeji, A.& Akangbe, A. Omoluabi: Its Concept and Education in Yoruba Land. Ibadan: Ibadan Cultural Study Group. pp. 69-88.
 
Ogundeji A, Akangbe A (2009b). Omoluabi: Its Concept and Education in Yoruba Land. Ibadan: Ibadan Cultural Study Group.
 
Ojo A (1978). "Ìwà Omoluabi." O. Olajubu, (Ed.) Iwe Asa Ibile Yoruba. Longman Nigeria Limited. pp. 18-22.
 
Okoro C (Unpublished). The Logic and Epistemology of Life-Force in African philosophy.
 
Okoro C (2008). Essays in Epistemology and Philosophy of History: An Exercise on the Critique of Cognition. Lagos: Soladem Printers Limited.
 
Oladipo O (2002). Rethinking Yoruba World-view and Ideals of Life." O. Oladipo (Ed.), The Third Way in African Philosophy, Ibadan: Hope Publication. pp. 155-168.
 
Olatunji FO (2011). Reconceptualising the Basis for Character-Building in Yoruba Educational Ideology Towards Development. Enwisdomisation J. 5(1):1-13.
 
Oluwole S (1984). The Rational Basis of Yoruba ethical Thinking." The Nigerian Journal of Philosophy. Journal of the Department of Philosophy, University of Lagos, 4(1&2):14-25.
 
Omoregbe JI (1993). Ethics: A Systematic and Historical Study. Lagos: Joja Educational Research and Publishers Limited.
 
Omoregbe JI (2001). Philosophy of Mind: An Introduction to Philosophical Psychology. Lagos: Joja Educational Research and Publishers Limited.
 
Owolabi KA (2000). Wisdom is Mightier than Might: Fagunwa's Narrative and the Yoruba Communal Philosophy. J. Cult. Stud. 3(2):574-585.
 
Ozumba GO (1995). "African Ethics." A.F. Uduigwomen, (Ed.) Footmarks on African Philosophy. Lagos: Obaroh & Ogbinaka Publishers Limited. pp. 52-61.
 
Sobande A (1978). Eewo," In: O. Olajubu, (Ed.) Iwe Asa Ibile Yoruba. Longman Nigeria Limited.
 
Unah JI (2002). African Philosophy: Trends and Projections in Six Essays. Lagos: Foresight Press.
 
Wiredu K (1995). Custom and Morality: A Comparative Analysis of Some African and Western Conceptions of Morals. A.G. Mosley, African Philosophy: Selected Reading. New Jersey: 

Abimbola W (1975). "Ìwàpele: The Concept of Good Character in Ifa Literary Corpus." W. Abimbola Ed. Yoruba Oral Tradition: Poetry in Music, Dance and Drama. Ibadan: Ibadan University Press. pp. 389-420.

 

Abimbola W (1977). Ifa Divination Poetry. New York: Nok Publishers Ltd.

 
 

Abimbola W (1988). The Concept of Destiny in African Traditional Religion, Paper delivered at Ogun State Public Service Forum.

 
 

Abraham RC (1970). Dictionary of Modern Yoruba. London: University of London Press.

 
 

Ajadi A (2012). Omoluwabi 2.0: A Code of Transformation in 21st Century Nigeria. Ibadan: Bookcraft.

 
 

Ajayi JFA, Akintoye SA (2006). "Yoruba in the Nineteenth Century." Ikimi, O. (Ed.)Groundwork of Nigerian History. Ibadan: Heinemann Educational Books (Nigeria) Plc. pp. 280-302.

 
 

Anyanwu KC (1983). "Presuppositions of African Socialism." Nig. J. Philosop. 3(1 & 2):49-68.

 
 

Aristotle (1955). The Nicomachean Ethics, trans. by J.A.K. Thomson, The Ethics of Aristotle,edited by E.V. Rieu. Maryland: Penguin Classics.

 
 

Awoniyi TA (1975). "Omolúàbí: The Fundamental Basis of Yorùbá Traditional Education." W. Abimbola Ed. Yoruba Oral Tradition: Poetry in Music, Dance and Drama,Ibadan: Ibadan University Press, 357-388

 
 

Azenabor GE (1999a). "An African and Western Conceptions of God and The Traditional Problem of Evil," J. Afr. Philosop. Stud. 2(3):14-30.

 
 

Azenabor GE (1999b). "African Theory of Mind-body: An Esan Cultural Paradigm." Afr. Quart. 39(4):121-133.

 
 

Azenabor GE (2008). "The Golden Rule Principle in an African Ethics and Kant's Categorical Imperative: A Comparative Study on the Foundation of Morality." Helmat va Falsafeh, 4(2):51-62.

 
 

Bewaji JAI (2006). "Ethics and Morality in Yoruba Culture." Wiredu, K. (Ed.), A Companion to African Philosophy. USA: Blackwell Publishing Limited. pp. 396-403.

 
 

Drewal MT (1992). Yoruba Ritual. United States: Indiana University Press.

 
 

Dagobert R (1971). Dictionary of Philosophy. New Jersey: Littlefield, Adams & Co.

 
 

Fayemi AK (2009). Human Personality and the Yoruba Worldview: An Ethico-Sociological Interpretation." J. Pan Afr. Stud. 2(9):166-176.

 
 

Idoniboye DE (1973). The Idea of an African Philosophy: The Concept of Spirit in African Metaphysics. Second Order. 11(1):83-89.

 
 

Idowu EB (1962). Olodumare: God in Yoruba Belief. London: Longman Group Limited.

 
 

Ilawole OJ (2006). The Golden Rule Principle in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics and Orunmila's Ifa Morality: A Comparative Analysis. Ph.D Thesis, University of Lagos.

 
 

Momoh CS (2000). Substance of African Philosophy. Auchi: African Philosophy Projects Publication.

 
 

Ndubuisi FN, Okoro C (2005). Reflections on Epistemology & Scientific Orientations in African Philosophy. Lagos: Foresight Press.

 
 

Ogundeji RA (2009a). Ede Yoruba Gege Bi Oko Ti A Fi N Tu Ìwà Omoluabi Gunle Sebute Ayo Lawujo." Ogundeji, A.& Akangbe, A. Omoluabi: Its Concept and Education in Yoruba Land. Ibadan: Ibadan Cultural Study Group. pp. 69-88.

 
 

Ogundeji A, Akangbe A (2009b). Omoluabi: Its Concept and Education in Yoruba Land. Ibadan: Ibadan Cultural Study Group.

 
 

Ojo A (1978). "Ìwà Omoluabi." O. Olajubu, (Ed.) Iwe Asa Ibile Yoruba. Longman Nigeria Limited. pp. 18-22.

 
 

Okoro C (Unpublished). The Logic and Epistemology of Life-Force in African philosophy.

 
 

Okoro C (2008). Essays in Epistemology and Philosophy of History: An Exercise on the Critique of Cognition. Lagos: Soladem Printers Limited.

 
 

Oladipo O (2002). Rethinking Yoruba World-view and Ideals of Life." O. Oladipo (Ed.), The Third Way in African Philosophy, Ibadan: Hope Publication. pp. 155-168.

 
 

Olatunji FO (2011). Reconceptualising the Basis for Character-Building in Yoruba Educational Ideology Towards Development. Enwisdomisation J. 5(1):1-13.

 
 

Oluwole S (1984). The Rational Basis of Yoruba ethical Thinking." The Nigerian Journal of Philosophy. Journal of the Department of Philosophy, University of Lagos, 4(1&2):14-25.

 
 

Omoregbe JI (1993). Ethics: A Systematic and Historical Study. Lagos: Joja Educational Research and Publishers Limited.

 
 

Omoregbe JI (2001). Philosophy of Mind: An Introduction to Philosophical Psychology. Lagos: Joja Educational Research and Publishers Limited.

 
 

Owolabi KA (2000). Wisdom is Mightier than Might: Fagunwa's Narrative and the Yoruba Communal Philosophy. J. Cult. Stud. 3(2):574-585.

 
 

Ozumba GO (1995). "African Ethics." A.F. Uduigwomen, (Ed.) Footmarks on African Philosophy. Lagos: Obaroh & Ogbinaka Publishers Limited. pp. 52-61.

 
 

Sobande A (1978). Eewo," In: O. Olajubu, (Ed.) Iwe Asa Ibile Yoruba. Longman Nigeria Limited.

 
 

Unah JI (2002). African Philosophy: Trends and Projections in Six Essays. Lagos: Foresight Press.

 
 

Wiredu K (1995). Custom and Morality: A Comparative Analysis of Some African and Western Conceptions of Morals. A.G. Mosley, African Philosophy: Selected Reading. New Jersey: Prentice-Hall Inc. pp. 389-406

 
 

Yoloye A (2009). The Philosophy of the Nigerian Education System and Relevance to the Concept of the Yorùbá Omolúàbí." Ogundeji, A.& Akangbe, A. (ed.) Omoluabi: Its Concept and Education in Yoruba Land. Ibadan: Ibadan Cultural Study Group.

 

Prentice-Hall Inc. pp. 389-406
 
Yoloye A (2009). The Philosophy of the Nigerian Education System and Relevance to the Concept of the Yorùbá Omolúàbí." Ogundeji, A.& Akangbe, A. (ed.) Omoluabi: Its Concept and Education in Yoruba Land. Ibadan: Ibadan Cultural Study Group.