Aims and Objectives

General Aims and Objectives

The aims and objectives of this programme agree with those set out in the preamble to Arts courses and were so arranged to achieve the following:

  1. To de-emphasize abstractions and system building in the programme and seek instead to bridge between academic and professional philosophy and social practice in Nigeria especially and Africa as a whole.
  2. To seek to discover and/or create and establish especially African contribution to the global philosophy.
  3. To take cognizance of the existence of other “philosophies” and introduce the students to them e.g. oriental philosophy.
  4. To provide courses which would be of interest to other departments and disciplines, as a way of encouraging an inter-disciplinary approach to the study of philosophy and of recognizing the wide-ranging nature of the subject?
  5. To provide a solid foundation in philosophy for those who want to do academic or professional philosophy.
  6. To provide a thorough instruction in the traditional quadrivium of philosophy viz: Epistemology and Metaphysics, History of Philosophy, Logic and Values, including Ethics and Aesthetics, Social and Political Philosophy.