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.
Beyond Justice as Fairness
Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Group
Corporate Social Responsibility, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation
New York: Routledge (2012 & 2015)
Rawls' Theorie der Gerechtigkeit (Rawls's Theory of justice)
Oberhausen (Germany): Athena Verlag (2004)
Articles and Book Chapters:
- “Justice as Fairness and Ubuntu: Conceptualizing Justice through Human Dignity.”Ethical Perspectives" 27, no.1, 2020, pp. 69-91 (with Austin Okigbo - University of Colorado, Boulder).
- “College Accessibility Based on Gender, Race, and Socio-economic Identities.” Thesis XII, 2019 (with Katherine Duval, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts).
- “Identity Politics in American Higher Education: The Need for More Diversity, Recognition,
and Inclusion.” Identities. Christopher Nixon (ed). Freiburg: Karl Alber Verlag, 2019 (with Katherine
Duval, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts).
- “Kant’s Transcendental Idealism and the “Death” of Metaphysics.” Thesis XII, 2018.
- “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,
- “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, University of Cranfield,
- “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,
University of Cranfield, UK)
- “Revisiting Rational Choice and Rationality Debate in the Social Sciences” The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 2007 (with Kenneth
Amaeshi – University of Cranfield, UK and Bongo Adi – University of Tsukuba, Japan)
- “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
Nnodim, P. & Okigbo, A.: Ubuntu - A Comparative Study of an African Concept of Justice. Leuven: KU-Leuven University Press (under contract).
By appointment online