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Victor Nweke


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Biographie

Victor Nweke studied Philosophy in Nigeria. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in 2008 from Ebonyi State University Abakaliki – with the thesis, “Logic and Science as Elements of Culture: A Defense of the Rationality of the African Mode of Knowledge”. He later proceeded to the University of Calabar, where he obtained his Master’s degree in 2016, with a thesis on “The Ontological Foundation of Logic and its effects on Cross-cultural Understanding: A Consideration of Chris Ijiomah’s Harmonious Monism”.
Between 2008 and 2013, Victor worked as a part-time research assistant, high school teacher, peer educator’s trainer as well as a community development manager with different researchers and institutions in Nigeria. He was also a research assistant with the Conversational School of Philosophy, University of Calabar (June 2014 to April 2017). He is a member of the editorial board of Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions. He is also a member of many academic bodies such as Conversational School of Philosophy (CSP)), International Society for African Philosophy and Studies (ISAPS), Nigerian Philosophical Association (NPA), Canadian Philosophical Association (CPA) and Association for Informal Logic and Critical Thinking (AILACT)
Victor is currently working as a research assistant/doctoral candidate in the DFG Project: ``Diversity, Power, and Justice: Transcultural Perspectives``. His doctoral research focuses on the subproject “Ubuntu and the Struggle for Social Justice”. The primary focus of his doctoral research is on the construction of what could be regarded as a plausible normative theory of justice from the context of African philosophy and political thought, using the concept of Ubuntu as the focal point of departure.

Forschungsschwerpunkte

• African philosophy
• Practical philosophy
• Political theory
• Intercultural philosophy
• Postcolonial theory

Publikationen

Nweke, Victor C. A. (Forthcoming). “Global Warming as an Ontological Boomerang Effect: Towards a Philosophical Rescue from the African Place.” In: African Philosophy and Environmental Conservation, edited by Jonathan O. Chimakonam and Thaddeus Metz, London: Routledge.

Uduma, Oji U and Nweke, Victor C. A. (Forthcoming). “Ndubuisi: An Igbo-African Understanding of the Value of Human Life and its Implication for the Death Penalty Question.” In: The Death Penalty from an African Perspective: Views from Zimbabwean and Nigerian Philosophers, edited by Jonathan O. Chimakonam and Fanois Mangena, Wilmington, DE: Vernon Press.

Uduma, Oji U and Nweke, Victor C. A. (Forthcoming). “Momoh’s Theory of Many-Many Truths as a Prototype of Postmodern Thinking in African Philosophy.” In: Ka Osi So Onye: The Challenge of Reason and Postmodern Thinking in African Philosophy, edited by Jonathan O. Chimakonam and Edwin Etieyibo, London: Routledge.

Okolie, Charles N. and Nweke, Victor C. A. (2017). “A Russellian Perspective on the Socio-Political Challenge of African Philosophy” In: International Journal of Innovative Research and Development, Volume 6, Issue 1, Pp. 13-19.

Nweke, Victor C. A. (2017). “Postmodernism and Logic: Is it a Wolf-Sheep or Dog-Cat Relationship?” In: Critical Essays on Postmodernism, edited by G. O. Ozumba, P. J. Mendie, M. Uka & C. A. Udofia, Pp. 73-84. London: E-RIC.

Nweke, Victor C. A. and Uduagwu, Chukwueloka S. (2017) “Posthumanism, Postfeminism and Postmodern Thinking” In: Critical Essays on Postmodernism, edited by G. O. Ozumba, P. J. Mendie, M. Uka & C. A. Udofia, Pp. 366-379. London: E-RIC.

Nweke, Victor C. A. (2017). “Ekweme as a Principle of Mandelanism: An Interrogation and Contribution to M. I. Edet’s Theory of Afroxiology.” In: Monograph of the Conversational School of Philosophy, Volume 2/1st Distinguished Scholarly Lecture Series of the CSP, Pp. 62-64.

Nweke, Victor C. A (2016). “Mesembe Edet’s Conversation with Innocent Onyewuenyi: An Exposition of the Significance of the Methods and Canons of Conversational Philosophy.” In: Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions, Volume 5, Number 2, Pp. 54-72.

Nweke, Victor C. A (2016). “Questioning the Validity, Veracity and Viability of the Case For “Cogno-Normative (Complementary) Epistemology”: A Conversation with Chimakonam.” In: Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions, Volume 5, Number 1, Pp. 109-117.

Uduma, Uduma O. and Nweke, Victor C. A. (2016). “Logic and the Challenge of Africa in the Global Village: An essay on Etuk’s Philosophy of Relevance.” In: Humanism, Globalization and the Relevance of Philosophy, edited by O. U. Uduma and Francis Etim, Pp. 8-40. Uyo: COMM-Watch Productions.

Nweke, Victor C. A. (2016). “100 Years of Motions without Movement: Centenary Nigeria’s Condition and the Need for an Integrativist Philosophy of Development.” In: Nigeria, Hundred Years After: Philosophical Issues And Perspectives – Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference of the Nigerian Philosophical Association edited by M. F. Asiegbu and J. C. Chukwuokolo. Enugu: Snaap Press.

Nweke, Victor C. A (2015). “David A. Oyedola and the Imperative to Disambiguate the term “African Philosopher”: A Conversation from the Standpoint of the Conversational School of Philosophy.” In: Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions, Volume 4, Number 2, Pp. 94-99.

Nweke Victor C. A. and Ojong, L. O. (2015). “The Prevailing Attitude in Contemporary Nigeria and it Effects: A Philosophical Discourse.” In: Globalization and Contemporary Issues: Opportunities for Sub-Sahara African Transformation and Development, edited by B. T. Aluko. Abuja: Cambridge Publications and Research International.

Nweke Victor C. A (2015). “Uneducated-Literates as a Challenge to Humanity: An Imperative for a Complementary Philosophy of Education.” In: Contemporary Journal of Arts and Science, Volume 1, Number 1, Pp. 175-182.

Nweke, Victor C. A (2015). “Postmodernism and the Objectivity of the Social Sciences: An Interrogative Conversation with Augustine Atabor.” In: Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions, Volume 4, Number 1, Pp. 79-81.

Nweke, Victor C. A. (2014). “From African Logic to the Development of Traditions of Logic in African Philosophy: An Integrativist Perspective.” In: Journal of Integrative Humanism Ghana, Volume 4, Number 1, Pp. 22-39.

Okolie, Charles N. and Nweke, Victor C. A. (2014). “The Plausibility and Challenges of Cosmopolitanism as a Contemporary Theory in Social and Political Philosophy.” In: Flash: Journal of Philosophy and Religion, Volume 8, Number 1, Pp. 17-32.

Nweke, Victor C. A. (2012). “African Logic: A Complementary Reflection on the Condition for its Existence and Nonexistence”. In Flash: A Journal of Philosophy and Religion, Volume 6, Number 1, Pp. 49-71.

Selected Conference Talk
Nweke, Victor C. A. “Unveiling the Intercultural Dimension of Conversational Philosophy and its Significance to the Question of Global Justice.” A paper for the 23rd Annual Conference of the International Society for African Philosophy and Studies (ISAPS), University of Vienna, July 10-11, 2017.

Nweke, Victor C. A. “Global Warming as an Ontological Boomerang Effect: Towards a Philosophical Rescue from the African Place.” Presented at the International Colloquium on African Philosophy organized by the Conversational School of Philosophy in collaboration with the Bassey Andah Institute of African and Asian Studies, University of Calabar and sponsored by the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, and the University of Calabar, Nigeria. Theme: Marginalization in African philosophy: Women and the Environment. Venue & Date: University of Calabar, September 20-24, 2016.

Nweke, Victor C. A. and Nnajiofor Osita G. “Appropriating Metz’s Afro-Communitarian Theory of Social Justice to Transform Africa in the Global Village.” Presented in the 22nd Annual Conference of the International Society for African Philosophy and Studies (ISAPS). Theme: Democracy, Justice and Development in Africa 50 Years After Independence. Venue & Date: University of Ghana, Legon-Accra, Ghana, August 11-22, 2016.

Nweke, Victor C. A. “Complementary Reflection vs. Binary Complementarity: An Interrogatory Discourse of the Problem of Anachronism in African Philosophy.” Presented at the International African Philosophy Conference organized by the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa and the University of Nairobi, Kenya. Theme: African Philosophy: Past, Present and Future. Venue & Date: Senate Building, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, September 9-11, 2015.

Uduma, Oji U. and Nweke, Victor C. A. “Ibuanyidanda Logic as an Algorithm for Peaceful Co-Existence and Good Governance in Africa.” Presented at the International Conference of the Council for Research and Values in Philosophy (CRVP), Catholic University of America, Washington D.C in Collaboration with the Department of Philosophy and Religion, Ebonyi state University, Abakaliki. Theme: African Philosophical and Intellectual Responses to the Development Crisis in Africa. Venue & Date: Faculty Law Auditorium, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, June 10-15, 2015.

Nweke, Victor C. A. “Beyond the Rationality Question: Exploring the Challenges of Africa’s Quest for Self-Definition in the 21st Century”. Presented at the 19th Annual Conference of the International Society African Philosophy and Studies (ISAPS). Theme: 50 Years of OAU/AU: Revisiting the Questions of African Unity, Identity and Development. Venue & Date: Faculty of Art Conference Hall, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, May 27-29, 2013.