Prof. Olu-Owolabi K .A.

 

 

 

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Prof. OLU-OWOLABI, Kolawole Aderemi

Academic and Professional Qualifications

B.A (Lagos), LL.B (Ife), B. L. (Abuja), Ph.D (Lagos)

Office: Department of Philosophy Faculty of Arts University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

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Major Scholarly Publications or breakthrough

 

(a)Dissertation and Thesis

 

(i)Owolabi Kolawole Aderemi, ''Revolution Solution to Political Problems in Marx's Philosophy.''  A Final Year Essay submitted to the Department of Philosophy, University of Lagos June, 1983.

 

(ii)Owolabi Kolawole Aderemi, "Trancedental Subjectivity as the Foundation of Knowledge: A critique of EDMUND HUSSERL'S Epistemological Foundationalism." Ph.D Thesis defended at the University of Lagos, Nigeria, May 1989.

 

(iii) Owolabi Kolawole Aderemi, “A Critical Analysis of the Legal Framework for the Management of Petroleum Resources in Nigeria'' LL.B Project of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria 2007.

 

(iv) Owolabi Kolawole Aderemi '' A Critical Analysis of the Legal Framework for the Management of Corruption in Nigeria'' LL:M Dissertation, Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife. Nigeria 2010.   

 

(b) Books or Chapters in Books; Technical Reports and or Monograph Already Published

 

1. OWOLABI, K .A. (Ed.) (2000)   Issues and Problems in Philosophy,    (Ibadan,Grovacs Network.) (With 3 Essays including an Introduction).2000

 

2. OWOLABI, K. A.(1993) “If Democracy is the Answer, What is the Problem?

Demystifying Democracy for Development in Africa,” in L. A. Thompson (ed.) Democracy, Democratization and Africa, (Ibadan, Afrikalink), pp. 108-124.

 

3. OWOLABI, K. A.(1994) “From Autonomous Self to Urban Anarchy: A

Philosophical Analysis of the Foundation of Urban Crisis in Africa” I. A. Albert et al. (ed.) Urban Management and Urban Violence in Africa, Vol. 1, (Ibadan, French Institute for Research in Africa/African Book Builders. ) pp. 53-61,

 

4. OWOLABI, K. A.(1996) “ Because of our Future: The Imperative of  

 Environmental Ethics for Sustainable Environment in Africa,” I.F.RA     Monograph Series (Ibadan, French Institute for Research in Africa/African  Book Builders).

 

5. OWOLABI, K. A.(1997)“The Phenomenological Movement” in A. Fadahunsi(ed.) Philosophy: An Anthology. (Lagos: Ark  Publisher) pp279-297.

 

6. OWOLABI, K. A.(1999) “The Quest for Democracy in Africa: A theoretical

Exploration.” African Studies Monograph. Lagos. 1999.

 

7. OWOLABI, K. A. (1999) “The Crisis of Democracy in Contemporary Africa,”

in M. Falaiye (ed.) Africa’s Political Stability Ideas, Values and           Questions. (Lagos. Panaf Publishing Inc.) pp.285-303.

 

8. OWOLABI, K. A.(1999) ”Problems and Theories of Epistemology” in Irele.

D. Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Reasoning. (New Horn limited, Ibadan.) pp.22-38.

 

9. OWOLABI, K. A.(2000) “An Insight into Hussel’s Phenomenology” in G. O.

Ozumba  Great Philosophers. Vol. 3 (Awka, R& K Publishers). 2000 pp.131-146.

 

10. OWOLABI, K. A.(2000) “ Privatization and Public Morality: Professional

Ethics and the Privatization of Tertiary Education in Nigeria” In Yaan Lebout and M. Ogunsanya (eds.) The Dilemma of Post–Colonial Universities, (Ibadan: French Institute for Research in Africa/African Book Builders.)  pp. 289-300.

11. OWOLABI , K. A. (2003) “Can the Past Salvage the Future: Indigenous Democracy and the Quest for Sustainable Democratic Governance in Africa.”in J. Obi Oguejiofor (ed.), Philosophy, Democracy and Responsible Governance in Africa, (Germany,Munster: Die Deutsche Bibliothek) pp. 431- 444.

12. OWOLABI, K.A. (2004) “How to Write Grant- Winning Proposals in the Humanities  Wale Oyedele et al (eds.), Repositioning  the Arts Faculty for Excellence, (Ago- Iwoye: Faculty of Arts, Olabisi Onabanjo University, 2004).pp 98-108

13. OWOLABI, K. A (2005) “Philosophy and other Disciplines” in F. A. Adeigbo, Philosophy and Logic: A Critical Introduction Ibadan: Loud Books (Publishers) pp.13-28.

 

14. OWOLABI, K. A.  “Ethics of Democracy and Development Ethics: Philosophical Foundation of Developmental Democracy  in Africa.” Paper Presented as part of 1st CODESRIA Annual Social Science Campus. November 2002.

 

15.`OWOLABI, K. A.(2007) “ Knowledge Production, Cultural Identity and Globalisation: African Universities and the Challenges of Authenticity and Transformation in the Twenty- First Century” in The Idea of an African University: The Nigerian  Experience, Washington D.C: The Council for Research in Values and Philosophy.pp.79-94

 

16. Olu-Owolabi, K:A: (2009) ''A Critical Reconstruction of Anyiam-Osigwe,s Environmentalism'' in O: Oladipo and A.B. Ekanola, The Development Philosophy of Emmanuel Onyechere Osigwe,,Vol.1, Ibadan Hope Publications: pp.108-121.

 

17.Olu-Owolabi, K:A: (2009) ''Constitutionalism and Political Order: Visions and Tensions in Anyiam-Osigwe's Philosophy of Socio-Political Order in Nigeria'' in O: Oladipo and A.B. Ekanola, The Development Philosophy of Emmanuel Onyechere Osigwe, Vol. 2, Ibadan: Hope Publications. Pp 166-182.

c.  Articles in learned Journals)

 

18. OWOLABI, K. A.(1992)“The dichotomy between The Natural Attitude and the Phenomenological Attitude in the Philosophy of Edmund Husserl,” in The Nigerian Journal of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of Lagos.  Vol. 12, Nos. 1&2 pp. 50-64.

 

19. OWOLABI, K. A.(1993) “On the Myth Called Negro-African Mode of Knowing,”in The Bodija Journal, a publication of the SS Peter and Paul Major Seminary , Ibadan. No.. 5,  pp.38-50.

 

20. OWOLABI, K. A.(1993)“A Review Article on The Idea of African Philosophy

by Segun Oladipo,” in Quest: Philosophical Discussions, University of Groningen ,Netherlands. Vol. VII, No.2. pp 121-127.

 

21. OWOLABI, K. A. (1993,1994) “Foundationalism and Coherentism; Two

Misconceptions of Knowledge and Its Justification” in The Nigerian Journal of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of Lagos. Vol. 13, Nos. 1-2. pp.21-32.

 

22. OWOLABI, K. A. (1995) “Edmund Husserl’s Rehabilitation of Cartesian

Foundationalism,” in Indian Philosophical Quartely, University of Poona, India. Vol. XXII, No. 1,  pp. 13-24.

 

23. OWOLABI, K. A. (1995) “Cultural Nationalism and Western Hegemony: A

Critique of Appiah’s Universalism,” in Africa Development, Journal of CODESRIA, Dakar, Senegal.  Vol. XX, No. 2, pp. 113-123 

 

24.   OWOLABI, K. A.(1995) “The Dearth of Public Morality in Africa: Towards

Restoration and Restitution” in Africa Quarterly, Journal of the Indian Council on Cultural Relations, India.Vol. 35, No. 3, 1995, pp. 1-18.

 

25. OWOLABI, K. A.(1996) “Regional Integration and the Imperative of Cultural Rehabilitation: A philosopher’s Response to the Issues of Dependency and Integration in Africa,” in Ufahamu, Journal of African Activist, University of California. U.S.A., Vol. XXIV Nos. II & III. Spring/Fall. pp. 82-96.

 

26. OWOLABI, K. A.(1996)“ African Philosophy and the African Crisis,”

in Quest: Philosophical Discussions..University of Groningen , Netherlands, Vol. IX No3.pp.82-96.

 

27. OWOLABI, K. A. (1999) “Avoiding Anarchy: Social Conflicts, Social Justice

and the Challenge of Social Transformation in 21st Century Africa” in International Journal of African Culture and Ideas. Department of General Studies Ladoke Akintola University Ogbomoso.Vol.2. Nos 1&2 pp153-167.Also in Africa and Globalisation Towards the Millenium. Vol. 2 of the collected Papers of the International Conference.  University of Central Lancashire Preston, England.  


 

28. OWOLABI, K. A.(1999)"Two Themes in African Philosophy in Journal of

Philosophy and Development Journal of the Department of Philosophy, Ogun State University, Ago-Iwoye, Vol. 5. Nos. 1&2,. pp.22-33.

 

29. OWOLABI K. A (1999) “Orientations in African Philosophy: A Critical Survey” in Indian Philosophical Quartely, University of Poona,         India. Vol.XXIV, No 1.pp.59-70. 

 

30. OWOLABI, K.A.(2000)  “From Chaos to Community: African Problems and

Future Prospects” in Journal of Future Studies. Educational Development Center, Taiwan. Vol.5 No. 2 .pp.145-156.

 

31. OWOLABI, K. A. (2001) “Globalisation, Americanization and Western

Imperialism:Between Imperialism and Communitarianism” in Journal of Social Development in Africa. School of Social Work, Harare, Zimbabwe. Vol.16 No.2, pp71-91

 

32. OWOLABI,  K.A (2001)"The Quest for Method in African Philosophy: A

Defense of the Hermeneutic-Narrative Approach" in The Philosophical Forum, City University of New York, New York. U.S.A.. Vol. XXXII, No. 2. pp147.163.

 

33. OWOLABI, K.A.(2001)  "Wisdom is Mightier than Might: Fagunwa's

Narrative and the Yoruba Communal Philosophy" in Journal of Cultural Studies, African Cultural Initiatives, Lagos. Vol. 3, No.2.pp.574-585.

 

34. OWOLABI, K.A   (2003)         “Philosophy in Africa: Pure or Applied” in Humanities Review Journal , A Publication of Humanities Research Forum.  Vol.3 No.1.pp.11-20.

 

35. OWOLABI,  K.A.(2003) “Fictional Tribes and Tribal Fiction: Ethnicity, Ethnocentrism and the problem of Other in Africa” in Identity, Culture and PoliticsBangladeshVol.4 (1), July 2003.pp.85-109

 

36. OWOLABI, K.A. (2004), “Edmund Husserl’s Reconciliations and Reconstructions in Traditional Epistemology” in Bodija Journal No.7   pp.91- 105.

 

37.  GBADEGESIN, A. & OWOLABI, K.A (2004), “Oil Resource Management and Social Justice in Nigeria” in Journal of Development Alternatives and Area Studies, U.S.A.Vol. 23(1/2), March/June 2004. pp.91-123.

 

38. OWOLABI, K.A. (2005), “Phenomenological Contextualism As a Viable Theory of Epistemic Justification” in West African Journal of Philosophy, Vol.7 

 

39. OWOLABI, K. A., ASOLO A.A,(2007) Performance Measurement in Management Organisations and the Doctrine of Peer Judgement in African Traditional Philosophy in International Journal of Management Sciences. Vol. 2  Nos. 1&2, pp.91-97. 

 

40. OWOLABI, K:A: Olu-Owolabi F.E. (2009) Corporate Responsibility and the        Crisis of Development in Africa in Journal of Sustainable                                Development in Africa. U.S.A. Vol:10 No.4.p p.

 

 (d) Forthcoming books

 

41. Petroleum Law in Nigeria: The Challenges of Social Justice and Sustainable Development

 

42: Introduction to Logic and Critical thinking

(B) National Conferences Attended (with paper presented and date)

 

a.Attended the Conference on Democracy organised by the Department of Classics, University of Ibadan, Ibadan. in Collaboration  with the Classical Studies Association of Nigeria.  Ibadan, June 1992.Presented a paper titled: “If Democracy is the Answer, What is the Problem? Demystifying Democracy for Development in Africa,”

 

b. Attended International Conference on Urban Management and Urban

Violence, Organised by French Institute for Research in Africa, (I.F.R.A) Ibadan, November 1994.Presented a paper entitled “From Autonomous Self to Urban Anarchy: A Philosophical Analysis of the Foundation of Urban Crisis in Africa”

 

c. Attended the International Conference on African Philosophy Throughout the

Ages, at the SS Paul and Peter Seminary Bodija Ibadan, March 1995, Presented a paper titled: Narrative and the Search for African

Philosophy: The Fagunwa Paradigm.

 

d. Attended the French Institute for Research in Africa (I.F.R.A) conference on

 Restructuring of Education in Nigeria, Ibadan Nov. 1998. Presented a paper

 entitled: “Privatization and Public Morality: Professional Ethics and

 the Privatization of Tertiary Education in Nigeria” 

 

e. Attended the 2nd International Philosophy Conference at Bigard Memorial

Seminary,Enugu 18th-22nd November 2002 Presented a paper :“Can the Past Salvage the Future: Indigenous Democracy and the Quest for Sustainable democratic governance in Africa.”

 

Public lectures and Presentation at the national level:

 

(i)  Owolabi, K.A.  All Humans are Humans: Human Nature and the Demystification of Differences in the Globalised World” Paper presented at the University of Abuja, Abuja Nigeria on the 2007 UNESCO World Philosophy Day. 

 

(ii) Owolabi, K.A., ''Transparency, Accountability and Good Governance: Ethical and Legal Framework for the Management of Corruption for Sustainable Developmental-Democracy in Contemporary Nigeria.'' Paper presented for the Government of Cross- River State organised workshop for Chairmen and members of local governments in Cross -River State,2008:                  

(i)   Owolabi, K. A.,'' Corporate Governance: Transparency and Accountability:'',  Paper presented at the Nigerian Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, 2008 Paper presented at the Niger Owolabi, K.A., ''Enabling Effectiveness of National Policies and Strategies: The Legal Perspective.'' Paper presented at the Nigerian Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Jos. Nigeria.2008

 

(iv)  Owolabi,  K.A.and S: Ochigbo,'' Legislative Oversight and Carrying Out Oversight Function'' Paper presented at the UNDP and  Nigerian Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies organised workshop for State Legislators in Nigeria. December 2008- May 2009.Kuru Jos Nigeria.

 

(v) Owolabi, K.A.and  S. Ochigbo., ''The Role of House Committees in Effective Legislation.''  Paper presented at the UNDP and Nigerian Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies organised workshop for State legislators in Nigeria, December 2008- May 2009, Kuru, Jos Nigeria.

 

(vi) Owolabi, K. A. and S. Ochigbo, ''Basic Skill in Legislative Research and Need Assessment'' Paper presented at the UNDP and  Nigerian Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies organised workshop for State Legislators in Nigeria. December 2008- May 2009.Kuru Jos Nigeria.

 

(vii) Owolabi, K.A. and S. Ochigbo, ''The Role of Legislators in the Fight Against  HIV AIDS.'' Paper presented at the UNDP and  Nigerian Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies organised workshop for State Legislators in Nigeria. December 2008- May 2009.Kuru Jos Nigeria.

 

(viii) Owolabi, K. A., ''Medical Negligence and the Law of Tort''  Paper           presented at the Nigerian Medical Association of Oyo State Monthly               Lecture, May 2009.

 

(ix) Owolabi, K. A.; ''Ethical Issues in the Management of Sickle Cell                 Anaemia'' Lead Lecture presented at the 37th Scientific and Annual General Meeting of the The Nigerian Society for Haematology and Blood Transfusion, 21st August 2009 at the Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.

 

(E) International Conferences Attended and Papers Presented (with dates)

 

a.Attended the IDRC/ECOWAS/International Conference on Regional Integration in Africa, Dakar, Senegal, January 1993. Presented a paper entitled: “Regional Integration and the Imperative of Cultural Rehabilitation: A philosopher’s Response to the Issues of Dependency and Integration in Africa,”

 

b. Attended CODESRIA Summer Institute Fellowship on “Adjustment,Democratization and Governance.” July-September,  1993, Dakar,.Senegal

 

c. Attended the International Fellowship for United States Studies/

University of  Iowa  Conference. Presented a paper titiled “Globalisation, Americanization and Western Imperialism:Between Imperialism and Communitarianism” University of Iowa, Iowa City, United States of America.

 

d. Attended the CODESRIA International Conference on Crisis, Conflicts

and Transformation,” July 1995. Presented a paper titled: “Group Interests Versus Social Cohesion, Democracy and the Deepening Crisis of Social Order in Africa.” Dakar  Senegal

 

e. Attended 1st CODESRIA Annual Social Science Campus, November 2002. Presented a paper entitled: “Ethics of Democracy and Development Ethics: Philosophical Foundation of Developmental Democracy in Africa.”

 

f.  Attended the CODESRIA 30th Anniversary Humanistic Conference on Canonical Works and Continuing Innovation in African Art and Humanities, 17th -19th Sept.2003. Legon, Ghana. Presented a paper   entitled : 'Between Cultural Nationalism and Globalisation: a   critical interrogation of Appiah's Cannonical work.'

 

 g.  Attended the Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility and Diversity, Universioty of Cape Town, South Africa.27-30 June 2003.Presented a paper entitled: “The quest for Corporate Social Responsibility in Plural Societies: Towards an Ethical Foundation of Sustainable Democracy and Development in Africa.

 

h. Attended the CODESRIA General Assembly and International

Conference, 2006 at Maputo Mozambique, Presented a paper entitled, What is Sustainable Development? Why do we need it in Africa today?

 

 i. Attended  the second CODESRIA Institute Alumni Conference on the theme: Governing the Urban Process in Africa.

Sept 17-19. 2008: Brazaville, Congo. Presented  a paper entitled:

''When Does Anarchy Produce Order: Urban Crisis, Civil Society and the   Quest for Community for the Realisation of Developmental Democracy in Africa.''

n Attended CODESRIA; APISA; CLACSO organised t International Conference on 'Hegemony, Counter Hegemony and Alternatives to Hegemony:Implications for the  South', Kuala  Lumpur, Malaysia 24-26 January 2009. Presented a paper             entitled:  'Hegemon and its others:International Law and Conventions and the future of Global (Dis)order.