INTRODUCTION Philosophy as the love for wisdom beams its searchlight towards every aspect of human endeavour where knowledge could be acquired. However, to effectively carry out this task, it is sub-divided into different branches, with each focusing on a given aspect of reality. These divisions or branches of philosophy include Epistemology, Logic, Ethics, Aesthetic, and Metaphysics, etc. This work, however, centres on the branch of philosophy known as metaphysics. The aim is to undergo an extensive exposition of the meaning, nature, scope, and relevance of metaphysics to man and society. Accordingly, our discourse on the subject is categorized in that order. Experience has shown that the majority of those who misconceive and dread philosophy do so mainly with regard to the metaphysics aspect of it. Their grouse with metaphysics is that for them metaphysics is synonymous with occultism and mysticism. Besides, they complain that metaphysics is rife with abstract and hair-splitting terms. Part of the aim of this work is, therefore, to demystify metaphysics by presenting it in the simplest manner such that every class of people in the society can read and comprehend it without the assistance of a professional philosopher. Apart from presenting a detailed explanation of the meaning of metaphysics, other issues such as the sub-divisions of metaphysics as well as the basic elements or fundamental questions of metaphysics were adequately treated. The work was concluded with a consideration of the relevance of metaphysics to man and society.
Abstract The style of the man is the man and a skillful merger of, theme and style makes for the excellence of a literary style. Nwabueze appreciates the truth in this fact and, therefore, weaves a story that violates every known conversational principle but projects a pragmatic force that speaks more powerfully than ordinary words of the play, A Parliament of Vultures. This paper, therefore, explores the provisions of implicature in pragmatics to show how it is that Nwabueze uses ordinary words and sentences of English to send messages that have no direct relationship with the formal additive value of the linguistic medium of transmission. By this, the paper shows that language is an adaptable instrument for a fictional representation of events in real life.
In line with Jean Jacques Rousseau, sovereignty is reposed on the masses and not a few political elite or the Leviathan. It is, in his opinion, the will of the generality of masses that inhabit a state that should determine how laws are made to checkmate arbitrary behaviours of the "bad ones" in a state. However, the 1999 constitution of Nigeria does not tally with Rousseau's principle as it was made by undemocratic few (the military men) without adequate consultations. It is in line with the above that we say that the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is an aberration of the General Will.
Comparison Class and money The rover, partly as a point of comparison with john websters work. The Duchess of malfi, we consider the common themes of class and money. In Aphra behn’s rover although not a particularly romantic topic, the issue of money runs throughout the rover. The cavaliers constantly bemoan the fact that they do not have sufficient funds while don pedro picks a husband for his sister based almost solely upon fortune. Angelica Bianca, too, is obsessed with money, and must crucially decide whether for free, or hold out for the highest bidder. In comparison with websters work, we see the same theme for instance, the duchess argues that high class is not an indicator of a good man. At the time, Italy was moving into capitalism and one no longer needed into capitalism and one no longer needed to be born into wealth to obtain it. Though the duchess and her brothers are aware of this, her brothers, concerned with wealth and honour nevertheless strive to dismantle her marriage to Antonio while disapproving of their sisters love life. Ferdinand is particularly obsessed with the idea of inheriting the fortune to which his sister is entitled because it would protect his social and financial status ultimately the duchess is put to death for remarry into the lower class.
compare and contrast Jacobean Revenge Tragedy and Restoration Comedy using The Rovers by Aphra Behn and The Duchess of Malfi by John Websters
The early Christian sermons that Luke summarized and recorded form to a very great extent the basis for a reconstruction of the kerygma, and from this point of view, the gospel records were made. Luke's account of how Christianity made its way among Gentiles without discarding the more vital points of Judaism did much toward establishing unity. The account of Paul's arrest in the city of Jerusalem and the trials that followed clearly vindicate Paul in the eyes of any impartial reader. The end of the book is somewhat disappointing because one would expect to read about Paul's trial in Caesar's court, but the account ends rather abruptly. Some people think that Luke intended to write a third volume of his history but was unable to do so. Of this we cannot be certain. However, we are indebted to Luke in no small measure for the two accounts of Christianity that he did write.