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  1. J. O. Famakinwa (2012). Is the Unexamined Life Worth Living or Not? Think 11 (31):97-103.
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  2. J. O. Famakinwa (2011). How Moderate is Kwame Gyekye's Moderate Communitarianism? Thought and Practice: A Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya 2 (2).
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  3. J. O. Famakinwa (2011). Interpreting the Right to Life. Diametros 29 (29):22-30.
    What does the right to life mean? The article considers three interpretations: (i) the right to life as the right to life-sustaining essentials, (ii) the right to life as the right not to be killed,s and (iii) the right to life as the right not to be killed unjustly. The article argues that (i) and (iii) accurately define the human right to life. The primary method is philosophical analysis. The article concludes that the right to life is best defined or (...)
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  4. J. O. Famakinwa (2010). The Moderate Communitarian Individual and the Primacy of Duties. Theoria 76 (2):152-166.
    Gyekye argues for the moral supremacy of certain duties. The individual is, as a natural member of the cultural community, morally obligated to respect community values; co-operate with fellow community members, be sensitive to the economic plight of others and morally expected to respect the elderly. Though Gyekye recognizes the moral need to respect certain individual rights, in the case of a moral clash between those rights and the values cherished by the community, the latter must be upheld. I wish (...)
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  5. J. O. Famakinwa (2008). Philosophy Relevance in the Contemporary World. Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 4:29-46.
    If philosophy is conceived as a method, seeing it beyond the traditional issues it addresses, issues that are not, strictly speaking, peculiar to it, then philosophy need not share the same criteria of relevance with science and technology. The paper argues that the generally held major criteria of relevance – utility, suitability, and social acceptability grounded on human desires and need are not philosophically satisfactory. The paper also argues that the Universalist conception of philosophy is, like science and technology, capable (...)
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  6. J. O. Famakinwa (2007). The Liberal Common Good. Diametros 12:25-43.
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