DOMUNI UNIVERSITAS

Joseph Thomas Ekong

Joseph Thomas Ekong

EDUCATION

  • B. A, Philosophy (FIRST CLASS HONOURS), SS. Peter and Paul Major Seminary, Bodija, Ibadan, in affiliation with the University of Ibadan, 1992-1996.
  • M.A Theology, Dominican Institute, Ibadan, in affiliation with Duquesne University, Pennsylvania, U.S.A, 1999-2000.
  • M.A. Philosophy, University of Ibadan, 2001-2002
  • Ph. D in Philosophy, University of Lagos, Akoka, 2007-2011

Teaching

  • Lecturer, Dominican Institute, Ibadan, since 2000
  • Lecturer, Adjunct Faculty, St. Louis University, Missouri, 2004-2006
  • Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, Don Bosco Institute of Philosophy, Ibadan, since 2012.
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, Dominican Institute, Ibadan, since 2016;
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, Dominican University, Ibadan, since 2017.
  • Course Advisor, 200 Level Philosophy Students, of the Dominican University, since 2018.
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, Dominican University, Ibadan.
  • Member of Appointments and Promotions Committee, Dominican University, since 2019.
  • Member of Examinations/Timetable Planning Committee, Dominican University, since 2019.
  • Member, Centre for Dominican Studies, Dominican University, Ibadan. 
  • Member, Senate Committee, Dominican University, Ibadan.

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION/SUB-SPECIALIZATION

  • Epistemology (Descartes’ Foundationalist Epistemology)
  • Philosophy of Science (Popper’s Falsificationism and Evolutionary Epistemology)
  • Kant’s Empirical Realism and Transcendental Idealism; the unifying role of the “synthetic a priori propositions” in Kant’s Philosophy; Kant’s Ontology and its pitfalls.

PUBLICATIONS 

  • Joseph T. Ekong, “On the Synthesis of Pure Sensibility and Pure Rationality, in Kant’s Epistemology.” Accepted for publication in Ibadan Dominican Studies: A Dialogue of Faith, Reason and Science, Dominican University, May, 2020. 
  • Joseph T. Ekong, “The ‘IS-OUGHT’ Controversy between Hart and Fuller, in the Philosophy of Law: Implications for Judicial Procedures and the Criminal Justice System.” Accepted for publication in Aquinas’ Day Series, Dominican University, May, 2020.
  • Joseph T. Ekong, “Philosophical Underpinnings of the Democratic Culture.” Accepted for publication in the Department of Philosophy Journal, University of Ibadan, May, 2020.
  • Joseph T. Ekong, “On the Use of the word ‘actual’ in Possible Worlds Metaphysics: A Contrastive Study of David Lewis and Alvin Plantinga.” Accepted for publication in the Department of Philosophy Journal, University of Ibadan, May, 2020.
  • Joseph T. Ekong, “Kant’s Theory of Human Transcendence and its Pitfalls.” Accepted for publication in Bodija Journal, A Philosophico-Theological Journal of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Major Seminary, Ibadan, May, 2020.
  • Joseph T. Ekong, “The Common Good as a Regulative Principle in Catholic Social Teaching and Political Administration: The Nigerian Experience,” in Aquinas’ Day Series, Michael Dempsey Centre for Social and Religious Research, 5: 92-126, 2017.
  • Joseph T. Ekong, “Perceptual Scorekeeping in Edmund Husserl and Robert Brandom: Ethical and Epistemic Implications for Information Technology,” in Aquinas’ Day Series, Michael Dempsey Centre for Social and Religious Research, No. 4: 41-72, 2016.
  • Joseph T. Ekong, “The Notion of Normativity in Kant’s Practical Philosophy: A Contrastive Study of Christine Korsgaard’s and Paul Guyer’s Perspectives,” in Ibadan Dominican Studies: A Dialogue of Faith, Reason and Science, 1, Issue 2: 66-89, 2016.
  • Joseph T. Ekong, “St. Paul’s Moral Philosophy: His Rhetorical Style and Battle with Ethical Relativism,” in Ibadan Dominican Studies: A Dialogue of Faith, Reason and Science, Vol. 1, Issue 2: 36-48, 2016.
  • Joseph T. Ekong, “Frege’s and Russell’s Logicism: An Appraisal,” in Ibadan Dominican Studies: A Dialogue of Faith, Reason and Science, Vol. 1, No. 1: 191-228, 2015.
  • Joseph T. Ekong, “Philosophical Critique of Formal Deductive Systems” in Ibadan Dominican Studies: A Dialogue of Faith, Reason and Science, Vol. 1, No. 1: 84-111, 2015
  • Joseph T. Ekong, Descartes’ Foundationalism and Popper’s Fallibilism: A Reconciliation (Saarbrucken, Deutschland: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2013).
  • Joseph T. Ekong, “Academic Standards in Nigerian Public and Private Universities,” in The Idea of a Nigerian University: A Revisit, Nigerian Philosophical Studies, III (Washington DC: Council for Research and Values in Philosophy, 2013).
  • Joseph T. Ekong, “A Critique of Edmund Gettier’s Account of Knowledge” in Essays in Epistemology and Philosophy of History, edited by Chiedozie Okoro, (Lagos: Soladem Publishers, 2008).
  • Joseph T. Ekong, “On the Nature of Scientific Inference: A Contrastive Analysis of Bayesianism and Error-Statistics” in Essays in Epistemology and Philosophy of History, edited by Chiedozie Okoro, (Lagos: Soladem Publishers, 2008).
  • Joseph T. Ekong, & Francis M. Isichei, “On the Nature and Challenges of Empirical Knowledge: Its Implications for Pedagogy in Nigeria” in the Journal of Educational Studies, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Vol. 6, No. 2: 17-32, 2006.