Dr. M.Oke


Dr. M.Oke

Areas of Research: Epistemology, Metaphysics, African Philosophy,
Linguistic Philosophy, Wittgenstein.

Major Publications

A. Theses

1. M. A. Thesis, (1983), “Wittgenstein’s Conceptions and Critiques of Philosophical Scepticism”, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

2. PhD Thesis (1990), “A Critical Study of the Viability of Phenomenalism as an Alternative Theory of Perception”, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

B. Monograph

1. Òkè, M., (2001), The Nature of Political Concepts and Ideologies, Ibadan: Hope Publications (Monograph Series).

C. Book

2. Òkè, M., & Amodu, A. A., (2006), Argument and Evidence: An Introduction to Critical Thinking, Ibadan: hope Publications

D. Contribution to Books

3. Òkè, M., (1988), “Awolowo’s Metaphysics”, Chapter 11 in O.O. Oyelaran, Toyin Falola, et al (eds.), Obafemi Awolowo: The End of Era?, Ile-Ife: Obafemi Awolowo University Press: 238-273

4. Òkè, M., (1988), “The Concept of Sustainability in Agro-ecosystems Myth or Reality”, Chapter 1 in M. Adetola Badejo &. Adeniyi O. Togun (eds.), Strategies and Tactics of Sustainable Agriculture in the Tropics, vol. 1, Ibadan: College press Ltd. 1-8.

5. Òkè, M., (2002), “Modeling the Contemporary African Philosopher: Kwasi Wiredu in focus”, Chapter 2 in O. Oladipo (ed.), The Third Way in African Philosophy: Essays in Honor of Kwasi Wiredu, Ibadan; Hope Publications: 19-25

6. * Òkè, M., (2003), “Conceptual Issues in the Growth of Science in Africa”, in Ayo Fadahunsi (ed.), Philosophy, Science and Technology, Ibadan: Hope Publications: 104 – 122.

E. Published Articles

7. Òkè, M., (1984), “Electoral Process and Political Obligation in a Liberal Democracy”, The Nigerian Journal of Philosophy, vol. 4, nos. 1 & 2: 64-74

8. Òkè, M., (1988), “Wiredu’s Theory and Practice of African Philosophy”, Second Order: An African Journal of Philosophy (new series), Vol. 1, No. 1: 91-107.

9. Òkè, M., (1988), “Self-interest as the ground of Moral Obligation”, Second Order: An African Journal of Philosophy (new series), vol. 1, No. 2: 79-103.

10. Òkè, M., (1989), “Logic of Yoruba Conjunction”, Ogun Journal of Arts, vol. 2: 116-129.

11. Òkè, M., (1995), “Towards an African (Yoruba) Perspective on Empirical Knowledge: A Critique of Hallen and Sodipo”, International Philosophy Quarterly, vol. xxxv, no.2: 205-216.

12. Òkè, M., (2003), “An Existential Reading of Ola Rotimi’s The Gods are not to Blame”, Odu: A Journal of West African Studies, vol. 42: 121-142.

13. * Òkè, M., (2002), “Economic Justice and the Growth of Science: Nigeria as a Case-Study”, SAPIENTIA: Journal of Philosophy, (University of Uyo, Nigeria), Vol. 1, No. 2: 65 – 79.

14. Òkè, M., (2002), “A Philosophical Approach to Positive Religious Tolerance”, Asia Journal of Theology, vol. 16, no. 2: 357-374.

15. Òkè M., (2006), “From an African Ontology to an African Epistemology: A Critique of J.S Mbiti on the time conceptions of Africans”, Quest: An African Journal of Philosophy, vol. xviii, nos. 1-2: 25-26.

16. Òkè, M., (2006),”The Logic of Lying”, Sorites: A Digital Journal of Analytical Philosophy, Issue #17: 27-30.

17. Òkè, M., (2006), “Cultural Nostalgia: A Philosophical Critique of Theories of Re-Making Africa”, Nordic Journal of African Studies, vol. 15 (3): 332-343.

18. Òkè, M., (2007), “An Indigenous Yoruba African Philosophical Argument against Capital Punishment”, Journal of Philosophy, Science & Law, vol. 7: 1-19.

19. Òkè, M., (2007), “Precepts for Tenure Ethics in Yoruba Egungun (Masquerade) Proverbs”, Journal of Pan-African Studies, vol. 1, no. 9: 85-102.

20. Idowu, W., & Òkè, M., (2008a), “Theories of Law and Morality: Perspectives from Contemporary African Jurisprudence”, In-Spire Journal of Law, Politics and Societies, Vol.3, No. 2 – 2008: 151 – 170. www.in-spire.org

21. Idowu, W. & Òkè, M., (2008b), “Multiculturalism, Legal Pluralism and the Sepability Thesis: A Postmodern Critique of ‘An African Case for Legal Positivism’”, 2008(2) Law, Social Science & Global Development (LGD).

22. + Òkè, M., “Judicial Cross-examination in Yoruba Culture: A Philosophical Critique”, Toyin Falola and Adebayo Oyebade (eds), Yoruba Fiction, Orature, and Culture: Essays in Honor of Oyekan Owomoyela, (Trenton, NJ, USA: Africa World Press): Ch. 26: 410 – 42. Also to appear in African Journal of Legal Theory.

23. + Òkè, M., and Idowu, W., “Pan-Africanism, Consciencism and the Challenges of Development in Africa: A Philosophical Appraisal”.

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