Category: Humanities – Philosophy, Ethics, Consciousness


Sustainable Development in the Ovop Movement: Human Resource Development in Community Organizations in Japan

This study is concerned with sustainable development in the OVOP movement in Japan. The findings of the OVOP movement are compared and contrasted according to sustainable development approach. To support this aim, this study uses qualitative method of data collection which is in-depth semi-structured interviews. This method offers insight and help to explore unexpected phenomena


The Power and the Empowerment of Man: A Study of Human Nature in J.J. Rousseau’s Political Thought

J.J. Rousseau is known for his ardent critique of the Enlightenment. Following the First Discourse, in which he gives an analysis of how society had become corrupted by man’s own doing, i.e. art and science, Rousseau offers a genealogy of human society in the Second Discourse. According to Rousseau, man in the age of reason


Socio-Philosophical Evaluation of Conflict Resolution and Synergy: A Path to History

In the enlarged human society, the human person has always emerged out of struggle and conflict. Conflict and struggle are integral parts of human development. The human person, devoid of this essential human condition ceases to be in a state of human nature, thereby losing his basic feature as a creature. One of the hallmarks


An African Theory of Moral Conflict Resolution: A Kwesi Wiredu’s Paradigmatic Model

This paper interrogates Kwesi Wiredu’s theory of “Ethical Consensus” as a method of moral conflict resolution in indigenous African societies. It is an exercise in critical and comparative philosophy. Conflict is inevitable,based on differences in values, attitudes and belief systems. The African societies are today,bedeviled with moral crises and conflicts,characterized by group criminality,widespread violation of