Dr. G. Fasiku

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Areas of Research: Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind, and Philosophy of Language

Thesis/Dissertation: 

(i)    Fasiku Gbenga. 2004. “The Metaphysics of Natural Kinds”. M.A. Thesis, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, 176 pages. (Unpublished)

(ii)    Fasiku Gbenga. 2011. “A Study of Physicalism and the Hard Problem of Consciousness”. Ph.D Dissertation. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. 328 pages. (Unpublished)

Major Publications:

Chapters in Books:

  1. .Fasiku, Gbenga. 2004. “African Traditional Religions and Ethics in a New Global Order”. In S. Akinrinade, M.E.M. Kolawole, I. Mojola and D.O Ogungbile (eds.). Locating the Local in the Global: Voices on a Globalised Nigeria. Ile-Ife, Nigeria: Faculty of Arts, Obafemi Awolowo University: 226-232
  2. Fasiku, Gbenga. 2006. “Culture, and the Question of National Identity: An Anti-Essentialist Approach”. In Sola Akinrinade, Dipo Fashina and David Ogungbile, (eds.). The Humanities, Nationalism and Democracy. Faculty of Arts, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria: 87-102
  3. Fasiku, Gbenga. 2006. “The Problem of Natural Kinds”. In An Encyclopaedia of the Arts. Faculty of Arts, Lagos State University, Lagos, Nigeria. Volume 9, Number 3: 194-205
  4. Fasiku, Gbenga. 2006. “The Notion of Possible Worlds”. In An Encyclopaedia of the Arts. Faculty of Arts, Lagos State University, Lagos, Nigeria. Volume 9, Number 2: 82-92

Journal Articles:

  1. i.Fasiku, Gbenga. 2005. “Explanation: A Case Against ‘Unity of Method’ in Social and Natural Sciences”. Ife Journal of Theory and Research in Education. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Volume 8, Number. 2: 61-75.
  2. Fasiku, Gbenga. 2006. “Yorùbá Proverbs, Names and Consciousness”.   Journal of Pan African Studies. Volume 1, Number 4: 50-63.
  3. E.O. Gbadegesin and Fasiku, Gbenga. 2006. “A Theoretical Framework of the Meaning of Religious Expressions”. Journal of Religions. University of Ilorin, Nigeria. Volume 1: 1-12.
  4. Fasiku, Gbenga. 2006. “The Tensed Theory of Time and the Question of Truthmakers.” The Nigerian Journal of Philosophy. University of Lagos, Nigeria. Volume 22, Number 1: 21-39.
  5. Fasiku, Gbenga. 2007. “Essentialism and the Problem of Transworld Identity”. Uma: Journal of Philosophy and Religious Studies. Kogi State University, Anyigba, Nigeria. Volume 2, Number 1: 1-16.
  6. Fasiku, Gbenga. 2008, “African Philosophy and the Method of Ordinary Language Philosophy”. Journal of Pan African Studies. Volume 2 Number 3:100-116.
  7. Fasiku Gbenga. 2008. “Ethnicity in Nigeria”. Philosophia Africana.” Ball State University, Muncie, United States of America. Volume 11, Number 2: 141-156
  8. Fasiku, Gbenga. 2008. “Names, Natural Kind Terms and their Referents: The Plausibility of the Causal Theories of Reference”. Anyigba Journal of Arts and Humanities. Kogi State University, Anyigba, Nigeria. Volume 5: 85-106.
  9. Fasiku, Gbenga. 2008. “Moral Facts, Possible Worlds and Naturalized Ethics”. Etica & Politica /Ethics & Politics, Department of Philosophy, University of Trieste, Italy. Vol. 10, No. 2, pp.256-273
  10. Fasiku, Gbenga. 2010. “Redefining the Concepts of ‘God’ and ‘Evil’: Philosophical Approach”. Ife Journal of ReligionObafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Volume 6, Number 1: 66-79.
  11. Fasiku, Gbenga. 2010. “What, Then, is Consciousness?” Nebula: A Journal of Multidisciplinary Scholarship, Australia, Volume 7, Number 3, pp. 99-114
  12. Fasiku Gbenga, 2011. “The HOT Theories and Reductive Explanation of Phenomenal Consciousness” Sapientia: Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 3, pp. 12-35 


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