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Paul Nnodim, Ph.D

Professor, Philosophy

 

photoAbout Me:

Professor Paul Nnodim holds a Ph.D in Philosophy, English, and American Studies from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany. 

He is very passionate about teaching. His research interests include contemporary theories of justice, continental philosophy, corporate social responsibility (CSR), and  African philosophy.

He is the author of three scholarly books, two children's books, numerous articles, and book chapters. 

Professor Nnodim's works have been honored with both international and local awards, such as the American Philosophical Association's Edinburgh Fellowship Award (2010-2011); The International Award for Excellence in interdisciplinary social sciences by The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences (2007); and the MCLA Faculty Research Award (2006), etc.

 

Selected Publications

Books: 

Corporate Social Responsibility, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation

New York: Routledge (2012 & 2015)

 

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 Rawls' Theorie der Gerechtigkeit (Rawls's Theory of justice)

Oberhausen (Germany): Athena Verlag (2004)

 

Articles and Book Chapters:

  • “College Accessibility Based on Gender, Race, and Socio-economic Identities.” -forthcoming (with Katherine Duval)
  • Ubuntu: An African Humanistic Praxis in the Light of Rawlsian Theory of Justice -forthcoming (with Austin Okigbo)
  • Kant’s Transcendental Idealism and the “Death” of Metaphysics” Thesis XII, 2018 forthcoming
  • “Utilitarian Dilemmas in the Literature of Scapegoats.” Thesis XII, 2016
  • “The Concept of Person in African Philosophy.” In: Life, Body, Person and Self: A Reconsideration of Core Concepts in Bioethics from an Intercultural Perspective. Graetzel and Guhe (Eds.), Freiburg: Karl Alber, 2015
  • “Boko Haram, Fuel Subsidy Removal, and the Chatter About Civil War.” com, 2012
  • “Abuja, Omelas, and the Burden of Denial.” Sahara Reporters, 2011
  • “Nigerian Leaders Under the Veil of Ignorance: Justice, Peace, and Good Governance” The Leader, 2011
  • "Corporate Social Responsibility in Supply Chains" Journal of Business Ethics, 2008 (with Kenneth Amaeshi)
  • "Corporate Control and Accountability in supply chains of Multinational Corporations: Clarifications and Managerial Implications. International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ICCSR), Nottingham University Business School, England, UK, 2007 (With Kenneth Amaeshi)
  • "Revisiting Rational Choice and Rationality Debate in the Social Sciences" The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 2007 (with Kenneth               Amaeshi and Bongo Adi)
  • “Husserl and Heidegger on the Meaning of Phenomenology” Thesis XII, 2007
  • “Global Justice and the Absence of Universal Morality: Rawlsian Perspectives on International Relations and Human Rights” The Mind’s Eye, 2006
  • “Rawls’ Theorie der Globalen Gerechtigkeit und die Notwendigkeit einer rueckwirkenden kulturellen Legitimation fuer Menschenrechte.” In: Gerechtigkeit: Auf der Suche nach einem Gleichgewicht ed. Neumaier, Sedmak und Zichy. Frankfurt a. M: Ontos Verlag, 209-225, 2005
  • “Public Reason as a Form of Normative and Political Justification.” The South African Journal of Philosophy, 2004

Contact Information

Paul.Nnodim@mcla.edu

Office: 100 Porter Street, Room 5

413.662.5316

 

Office Hours Spring 2018

Mondays, Wednesdays

2:00pm - 3:00pm

or by appointment 

 

Education

Ph.D, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany: Philosophy, English and American Studies (joint honors), 2003

B. Phil (honors), Pontifical Urbanian University, Rome: Philosophy, 1992

 

Courses Taught

PHIL 480: German Philosophy & Language

PHIL 400: Kant Seminar (Honors)

PHIL-485: African Philosophy through Literature

PHIL-301-51: Philosophical Anthropology

Phil-385-01: Theories of Justice

PHIL- 385-02: Continental Philosophy

PHIL-285: Phenomenology & Existentialism

PHIL-200-01: Logic and Critical Reasoning   

PHIL-242-01: Modern Philosophy

CCHH-100-01: A First Course in Philosophy