Prof. Ukpokolo I.E.

Ukpolo I.E.||University of Ibadan

UKPOKOLO, Isaac Ehaleoye


Academic and Professional Qualifications

B.A, M.A, PhD (Ib)




Area of Specialisation




Department of Philosophy, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.


Tel: 234-802-337-0467, 234-807-655-5252


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Research Projects/Activities


In Progress


Dissertation and Thesis

  1. The Problem of Justification and the Idea of Naturalized Epistemology. 
  2. Beyond Positivism and Anarchism: Towards a Humanistic Rationality.



  1. Ukpokolo I.E. (1997) “Methodological Anarchism”: An Exposition of Paul K. Feyerabend’s Contribution to Contemporary Epistemology in G.O. Ozumba (ed.) The Great Philosophers Volume II, AAU Industries Abba, PPIU7-108.
  2. Ukpokolo I.E. (1999), “Epistemology and Education” in A.F. Uduigwome (ed.) Philosophy and Education ,Obaroh and Ogbinaka Publisher, Lagos, PP. 55 – 60
  3. Ukpokolo I.E. (1999) “Metaphysics, Meaning, Nature and Scope” in Dipo Irele (ed.) Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Reasoning New Horn Press, Ibadan, PP. 39 – 46
  4. Ukpokolo I.E. (2000)  “Philosophy of Science: Nature and Programme” in K.A. Owolabi (ed.) Issues and Problems in Philosophy, GROVACS NETHLORICS, Ibadan, PP. 208 – 220
  5. Ukpokolo I.E. (2004) “ Globalisation and the Search for Cultural Philosophy for Contemporary Africa” in Duro Oni etal (eds.) Nigeria and Globalisation: Discourses on Identity, Politics and Social Conflict, Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization (CBAAC) Stiriling Horden, Ibadan, PP. 275 – 290
  6. Ukpokolo I.E. (2004) “ The Idea of Science” in F.A. Adeigbo (ed.) Philosophy and Logic, General Studies Programme, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, PP. 131 - 141 
  7. Ukpokolo I.E. (2009) “Personal Values, Self-Mastery and Development in the Light of Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe’s Sagacity ”  in Olusegun Oladipo and A.b Ekanola (eds) The Development Philosophy of Emmanuel Onyechere Osigwe Anyiam Osigwe, Vol.1 (Ibadan: Hope Publications Ltd). PP.83-90.
  8. Ukpokolo I.E. (2009) “Towards a viable political culture for Africa: Echoes from Emmanuel Onyechere Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe”  in Olusegun Oladipo and A. B Ekanola (eds) The Development Philosophy of Emmanuel Onyechere Osigwe Anyiam - Osigwe Vol 2 (Ibadan: Hope Publications Ltd). PP. 60-68.
  9. Ukpokolo I.E. (2009) “ The Nature and Method of Science in Olusegun Oladipo and Jonathan Olobatoke (eds)  Introduction to Philosophy and Logic, (Oyo: Ajayi Crowther University,)PP. 61-80.
  10. Ukpokolo I.E. (1998) “ On the Contemporary African Experience: Towards A Humanistic mode of Philosophy for Africa”  Sophia, An African Journal of Philosophy  Volume 1, No.1 PP. 41 – 46 (Department of Philosophy, University of Calabar, Nigeria)
  11. Ukpokolo I.E. (2000) “ The Received View of Rationality: A Conceptual Survey from Descartes to RussellNigeria and the Classics, Ibadan Journal of Classical and Related Studies, Volume 5, PP. 43 – 51 (Department of Classics, University of Ibadan.
  12. Ukpokolo I.E. (2001) “ Science as Paradigm of Rationality: An Expository Survey,”  Sophia: An African Journal of Philosophy Volume 6 No. 2 PP.63 – 76 (Department of Philosophy, University of Calabar, Nigeria)
  13. Ukpokolo I.E. (2002) “Imperatives of Environmental Ethics”, Castalia, Ibadan Journal of Multicultural / Multidisciplinary Studies, Volume 12, No. 2, PP. 31 – 40
  14. Ukpokolo I.E. (2004) “The Hidden Agenda of Postmodernism and the Search for a Development Paradigm in the Twenty first Century Africa”, African Journal of Contemporary Issues .Vol. 2, No. 3, PP. 368 – 372
  15. Ukpokolo I.E. and Agulanna C.O. (2005) “ Philosophy Integrates African Culture: In Search of Justification for the Extended Family System in twenty first Century Nigeria” West African Journal Philosophical Studies (WAJOPS) Vol. 8, Publication of Anglophone Episcopal Conference of West Africa. PP. 113 – 122
  16. Ukpokolo I.E. (2006) “ Epistemological Functionalism and the Rational Basis for indigenous knowledge”, West African Journal, Vol. 9, PP. 96 – 104
  17. Ukpokolo I.E. (2004) Philosophy Interrogates Culture: A Discourse in Philosophical Anthropology, Monograph Series
  18. Ukpokolo I.E. (October 2009) “Feminism and the search for an Epistemmic self – portrait,” Lumina, and Interdisciplinary research and scholarly Journal of Holy Name University, Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philipines Vol 2, No. 2  PP. 137 – 139.
  19. Ukpokolo I.E. (March 2010) “Of Terrorism and Rationality: In Search of an Epistemological Foundation” Lumina, and Interdisciplinary research and scholarly Journal of Holy Name University, Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philipines Vol 21, No. 1  PP. 1-12.