Prof. Y. K. Salami

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Prof. Yunusa Kehinde Salami (Head of Department)

Areas of Research: Epistemology, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Social Sciences, African Philosophy, Marxism, Social and Political Philosophy and Ethics.

Ph.D Thesis: "Towards a Marxist Epistemology"

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Major Publications

Books and Monographs

(i) Gbadegesin, Enoch O., Salami, Yunusa Kehinde and Abimbola, Kola (eds.) 2016 Exploring the Ethics of Inidividualism and Communitarianism: Multidisciplinary Essays in Honour of Professor Segun Gbadegesin (Mitcheville, Maryland: Harvest Day Publications)

(ii) Salami, Yunusa Kehinde et al (eds.) 2015 Nationalism and Economic Justice in Nigeria (Ile Ife: Obafemi Awolowo University Press) 

Contribution to Books

(iii) Salami, Yunusa Kehinde (2016) “Statehood, Nationhood, and Nation-State: A Conceptual Analysis” in Gbadegesin, Enoch O., Salami, Yunusa Kehinde and Abimbola, Kola (eds.) Exploring the Ethics of Inidividualism and Communitarianism: Multidisciplinary Essays in Honour of Professor Segun Gbadegesin (Mitcheville, Maryland: Harvest Day Publications)

(iv) Salami, Eyitoyosi Olayemi and Salami, Yunusa Kehinde (2015), "The Opiumic Messages in Fagunwa's Novels" in Adeoti Gbemisola (ed.) Inside African Forests: New Perspectives on D. O. Fagunwa's Novels. (Leeds: Universal Books), pp 107-117

(v) Salami, Yunusa Kehinde (2015) "Capitalism, Economic Inequality and National Liberation in Fashina's Philosophy" in Salami Y. K. et al (eds.) Nationalism and Economic Justice in Nigeria (Ile Ife: Obafemi Awolowo University Press) pp 1-8

(vi) Salami, Yunusa Kehinde (2013) "MacIntyre's Challenge to Traditional Epistemology: A Sociological-Anthropological Approach" in Uwasomba C. et al (eds.) Existentialism, Literature and the Humanities in Africa: Essays in Honour of Professor Benedict Mobayode Ibitokun (Gottingen: Cuvillier Verlag) pp 414-421

(vii) Salami, Y. K., (2012) "Globalization, Foundationalism, Multiculturalism and the Quest for National Identity in a Multicultural Africa" in Babawale Tunde et al (eds.) Multiculturalism and the Prospects for Africa and African Diaspora Development, Vol. 1 (Lagos: CBAAC), pp 271-292

(viii) Salami Yunusa Kehinde (2009) “Anyiam-Osigwe on Citizenship and Questions of Rights” in Oladipo Olusegun et al (eds.) The Development Philosophy of Emmanuel Onyechere Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe Vol.2 (Ibadan: Department Of Philosophy) pp 105-117

(ix) Salami Yunusa Kehinde (2008) “Globalization, Foundationalism and African Philosophy” in Agbakoba J.C. et al, (eds.) Four Decades of African Philosophy: Issues and Perspectives: (Ibadan: Nigerian Philosophical Association) pp 195-214.

(x) Salami Yunusa Kehinde (2007) “African Gnosis in a Globalised Epistemic Order” in Babawale Tunde (ed.) The Place of Research and Studies in the Development of Africa and the African Diaspora (Lagos: CBAAC) pp 132-153

(xi) Salami Yunusa Kehinde (2006) “Globalization, Foundationalism, and Ethno- Cultural Discourse in Nigeria” in Akinrinade S.A. et al, (eds.) The Humanities, Nationalism and Democracy (Ile-Ife:Faculty of Arts) pp 363-375

(xii) Salami Yunusa Kehinde (2005) “A Politico-Economic Analysis of the Rise in the Phenomenon of Religion in Nigeria”, in Feridun Mete, and Akindele S.T. (eds.), Nigerian Economy: Essays on Economic Development (Morrisville, North Carolina: Lulu Press) Chapter xxii, pp 603-620

(xiii) Salami Yunusa Kehinde (2004) “Ethnic Pluralism and National Identity in Nigeria” in Coates Rodney D. (ed.) Studies in Critical Social SciencesVolume2: Race and Ethnicity, Across Time Space and Discipline (Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers) pp 397-406

Published Journal Articles

(xiv) Salami, Yunusa Kehinde (2010), “An Epistemic critique of Ifa as a Revelatory Source of Knowledge” Abibisem:Journal of African Culture and Civilization, Vol.3, pp 80-88 (Ghana)

(xv) Salami, Yunusa Kehinde (2009) “The Political Economy of Nigeria and the Continuing Agenda of Recolonization: A Challenge for Critical Knowledge Production” in Journal of Pan African Studies (JPAS) http://www.jpanafrican.com Vol. 3 Number 3, pp131-143 (USA)

(xvi) Salami, Yunusa Kehinde (2008) “Traditional Epistemology within A Marxist Epistemic Paradigm” in Journal of Philosophy and Related Disciplines Vol.3 Nos1&2, pp 93-116 (Nigeria)

(xvii) Salami, Yunusa Kehinde (2007) “Predestinação e a metafísica da identidade: um estudo do caso Iorubá” (“Predestination and the Metaphysics of Identity: A Yoruba (African) Case Study”), Afro Asia Vol.35, pp 263-279 (Brazil)

(xviii) Salami, Yunusa Kehinde (2006) “Use and Meaning in Wittgenstein’s Language-Game” UNAD Journal of Languages and Literatures (Nigeria)

(xix) Salami, Yunusa Kehinde (2006 )“The Democratic Content of Yoruba Politico-Cultural Heritage” Journal of Pan African Studies (JPAS) http://www.jpanafrican.com Vol.1, No.6, pp67-78 (USA)

(xx) Salami, Yunusa Kehinde (2005) “Predestination and the Metaphysics of Identity: a Yoruba (African) case Study” Africa: Revista Do Centro de Estudos Africanos 24/25/26, pp211-224 (Brazil)

(xxi) Salami, Yunusa Kehinde (2005) “Globalization and Sustainable Knowledge Production in Africa” Obitun: Journal of Humanities Vol.4 No.1, pp7-26 (Nigeria).

(xxii) Salami, Yunusa Kehinde (2004) “Foucault and Epistemology: Knowledge, Discourses, and Power” Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research Vol.21 No.1, pp 29-40 (India)

(xxiii) Salami, Yunusa Kehinde (2004) “Yoruba Proverbs and Democratic Ethos” in Proverbium: The Year Book of International Proverb Scholarship Vol.21, pp 315-328 (USA)

(xxiv) Salami, Yunusa Kehinde (2002) “Review of Barry Hallen’s ‘A Short History of African Philosophy’” in ODU: A Journal of West African Studies, Vol.43, pp 126-130 (Nigeria)

(xxv) Salami, Yunusa Kehinde (2002), “The Right of the Deformed In Yoruba Socio-Metaphysical Setting” in Ife Journal of the Institute of Cultural Studies, No 8, pp.246-271 (Nigeria).

(xxvi) Salami, Yunusa Kehinde (2000), “Human Person, Death, Reincarnation and Immortality: A Case in Yoruba (African) Metaphysics” ODU: A Journal of West African Studies, No.40, pp.207-214 (Nigeria)

(xxvii) Salami, Yunusa Kehinde (1999) “A Critique of Rorty on Epistemology” Darshana International: An International Quarterly, Vol. XXXIX, No.3, pp. 4- 13 (India)

(xxviii) Salami, Yunusa Kehinde (1998) “Review of Olusegun Oladipo’s Philosophy and the African Experience: The Contributions of Kwasi Wiredu” Ibadan Journal of Humanistic Studies, No. 8, pp. 134-135 (Nigeria)

(xxix) Salami, Yunusa Kehinde (1998) “Are the Affluents Morally Obliged to Feed the Starving?” Journal of Philosophy and Development Vol.4, pp 92-101 (Nigeria)

(xxx) Salami, Yunusa Kehinde (1998) “Yoruba Proverbs as Mechanism for Social Regulation” Afrikanistiche Arbeitsh Papiere (AAP) No. 56, pp.147-161 (Germany)

(xxxi) Salami, Yunusa Kehinde (1997) “Review of Akin Onigbinde’s Human Exploration an introduction to Philosophy, Journal of Philosophy and Development. Vol. 3 pp 160-162 (Nigeria)

(xxxii) Salami, Yunusa Kehinde (1996) “Predestination, Freedom and Responsibility: A Case in Yoruba Moral Philosophy” Research in Yoruba Language and Literature Vol.7, pp 5-14 (USA)

(xxxiii) Salami, Yunusa Kehinde (1991) “Anomalous Monism and the Mind-Body Problem” Quest: Philosophical Discussions Vol. V. No.2 pp. 106-114 (Netherlands)

(xxxiv) Salami, Yunusa Kehinde (1991), “Human Personality and Immortality in Traditional Yoruba Cosmology” Africana Marburgensia Vol. XXIV, No. 1, pp 4-15 (Germany)

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