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Theistic Panpsychic Communicative Rationality  [PDF]
Maduabuchi Dukor
Open Journal of Philosophy (OJPP) , 2011, DOI: 10.4236/ojpp.2011.12013
Abstract: The difference between a scientific system and the non scientific system is only a matter of forms of rationality: so also the difference between empirical system and non empirical system explainable in terms of the kinds of rationality systems in their structures. Similarly, the classification of civilized cultures and primitive cultures or the black civilization and western civilization is all about forms of rationalizations. That is because the form of explanation of European Society is different from the form of explanation of the Black African animistic society. However, structural functionalism is an attempt on a large scale to combine the methods of both functionalism and structuralism which is not only extant in African philosophy but also embedded in the practice of tradition. Indeed Theistic Panpsychic rationality is culturally structural and functional thereby qualifying to be described as structural functional Panpsychic communicative animism.
Philosophical Bases of African Freedom beyond Black and White  [PDF]
Maduabuchi Dukor
Open Journal of Philosophy (OJPP) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ojpp.2014.44065
Abstract: The aim of this chapter is to philosophically and critically examine and outline the bases of African freedom. The approach will adopt the following sub-headings: Introduction, Metaphysical Basis of African Freedom, Beyond “Black” and “White” to Pluralism, African Philosophy and the Paradox of African Freedom. The philosophical basis of African freedom consists essentially in the categorical assertion and defense of the freedom of man. The philosophical basis of African freedom is to seek the theoretical, metaphysical, ideological and scientific bases or justification for African freedom. Hence the intention is an attempt to establish the universality of mankind and ipso facto examine the propositions and ideologies that justified African freedom. We shall first of all take up the issue that the African race is an inferior race and a different “species” of being from the white man and then assert the common ancestry of man or humanity of man.
Adam Exists in the Mind of Man: The Existential Phenomenological Ontology of Human Predicament  [PDF]
Maduabuchi Dukor
Open Journal of Philosophy (OJPP) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/ojpp.2015.52015
Abstract: The road map from Abrahamic order is phenomenologically a trajectory to a world of disorder. Order and disorder in the age of globalization is not hanging on a vacuum but is deeply embedded and historically structured in the creation story which Biblical and Quranic literatures are the main original sources, which the sciences complemented in a most profound theoretical and observational global context though philosophically and phenomenologically empty. The sin and disobedience of the ancient and early Christian and Islamic accounts explain the current human misery and insecurity as episodes or consequences of unnatural actions; a punishment from the unseen hand whose mercy is not reducible to any known planet-earth ruler, but to human nature, intuition and wisdom not found in science and technology.
Epistemic Investigation into the Problems and Challenges of Philosophy in Nigerian Society  [PDF]
Olisa Raphael Maduabuchi, Eugene Anowai
Open Journal of Philosophy (OJPP) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/ojpp.2018.84029
Abstract: This paper sought to examine the problems and challenges of Philosophy in Nigeria. Philosophy is an abstract discipline whose relevance is grossly contested in the world. In Nigeria, philosophy is misconceived as a fruitless academic venture without any practical utility. Nigerian philosophers are facing many problems and challenges in this 21st century. The work recommended that Nigerian philosophers should stand up to their responsibility and confront the challenges bedeviling their disciplines in order to solve the problems of Nigerian society.
John Dewey’s Instrumentalism and Techno-Scientific Development: Its Implications to Man and Society  [PDF]
Raphael Olisa Maduabuchi, Eugene Anowai
Open Journal of Philosophy (OJPP) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/ojpp.2018.85038
Abstract: This work sought to examine the implications of John Dewey’s instrumentalism on techno-scientific development. Instrumentalism is John Dewey’s aspect of pragmatism. Dewey’s idea of pragmatism is anthropomorphic naturalism. Anthropomorphic naturalism is an argument for a reconsideration of the place of man in the world through some adjustments in the practice of science. In the view of John Dewey, scientific findings have extended the confines of man as an end in itself. Dewey was convinced that there is a gap between the desire to improve man’s wellbeing through scientific discoveries and inventions and the commitment to ensure that these improvements do not consistently threaten the well being of man and his environment. This referred to as abysmal gap between the theory of science which focuses on the wellbeing of man and his environment, and the practice of science which ignores this wellbeing in the long term. Thus, a question deserves our attention: “Do we continue with this ‘pull’ to discover and invent, even to our own detriment while ignoring the evident fact that this ‘pull’, when not monitored by values and principles, portend danger for mankind as fictitiously represented in Frankenstein’s monster?” The aim of this study is to examine the relationship between the theory of science which focuses on the wellbeing of man and environment, and the practice of science which ignores this wellbeing in the long term. His idea of anthropomorphic naturalism draws attention to the need to integrate values into the practice of science. This work posits that Dewey’s pragmatic or humanistic naturalism offers a solution to the existing paradox of advancement for self harm or destruction.
Situs invertus totalis in a child with chronic sinusitis  [PDF]
Chinawa Josephat Maduabuchi, Ujunwa Fortune Amuche, Eze Chukwubuike Uzodinma
Open Journal of Pediatrics (OJPed) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ojped.2013.33041
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Background: Total situs inversus, (also called situs transversus or oppositus) known as mirror image dextrocardia, is characterized by a heart on the right side of the midline while the liver is on the left side. Situs Inversus Totalis (SIT) is a congenital anomaly characterized by complete transposition of abdominal and thoracic organs. Patients with this anomaly usually lead a normal life. We report a fourteen-year old Nigerian who was found to have dextrocardia with situs inversus totalis while presenting for treatment for a different problem. Conclusion: Situs inversus totalis is a rare finding. This report underscores the need for routine screening of children so that such congenital anomalies can be identified and complications that follow it averted timely.


Trade Liberalization, Exchange Rate Changes, and the Competitiveness of Carbohydrate Staple Markets in Nigeria
Maduabuchi Mkpado,C.J. Arene
International Journal of Agricultural Management and Development , 2012,
Abstract: This study examined the effects of trade liberalization andexchange rate changes on carbohydrate staples in Nigeria.Secondary data published from 1974 to 2006 on cassava exportsand rice imports as well as non-tradable carbohydrate stapleswere used. It was hypothesized that exchange rate changes andtrade liberalization via price relatives, trade intensity and nominalprotection coefficient have affected prices of carbohydrate staplesin Nigeria. Results show that the effects of trade liberalizationon prices of non tradable carbohydrate staples were mixed.Trade liberalization accounted for most changes in the price ofnon tradable rice than other crops. World prices positivelyaffected the prices of maize and non tradable rice. Also increasingexchange rate will lead to increase in price of non tradable ricedue to price competition with imported rice. The intensificationof liberalization exercise from the removal of quantitativerestriction to use of tariff, among other recommendations, shouldbe encouraged because it can be a remedy to the negativeimpact of increase in the trade intensity and erosion of nominalprotection coefficient on prices of the non tradable crops.
Effects of different heel heights on selected gait parameters of young undergraduate females
Maduabuchi Joseph Nwankwo,Afamefuna Victor Egwuonwu,Antoninus Obinna Ezeukwu,Chidubem Kamdilichukwu Nwafulume
Journal of Paramedical Sciences , 2012,
Abstract: The objective of this study was to determine the effects of different heel heights on selected gait parameters in a sample of young Nigerian females. A purposive sample of eighty apparently healthy undergraduates of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi Campus participated in the study. Their mean age, height, and weight were 21.98± 1.83 years, 1.65±0.06 meters, 59.50±9.34 kilograms respectively. An ex post facto design was used to investigate the effect of different heel heights (3.2cm, 7.8cm and 11.0cm) on selected gait parameters. This was done using a prepared protocol and measurement of gait parameters were taken with a tape rule and stop watch respectively. One-way ANOVA was used to compare differences across the groups. Level of significance was set at 0.05. There were significant differences in mean values of selected gait parameters across the different heel heights for stride length, step length, stride width, cadence, and velocity respectively. However, with post hoc test, no significant difference exist in mean values between bare foot and low heel of all selected parameters for stride length, step length, and cadence respectively, barefoot and mid heel (p=0.142), and mid and high heel for stride width (p= 0.162) respectively. There was a significant difference exists only between low and high heel on velocity. As heel height increases, gait parameters such as stride length and step length shorten while the cadence increases and the stride width widens. It is recommended that to maintain comfort and reduce the adverse side effects associated with wearing the different heel height, women are advised to minimize putting on heeled shoes particularly the mid and high heels.
Arsenic and Chromium in Canned and Non-Canned Beverages in Nigeria: A Potential Public Health Concern
J.-M. U. Maduabuchi,E. O. Adigba,C. N. Nzegwu,C. I. Oragwu,I. P. Okonkwo,Orish E. Orisakwe
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health , 2007, DOI: 10.3390/ijerph2007010005
Abstract: Numerous studies have described environmental exposure of humans to heavy metals in African populations. Little is known about the exposure to heavy metal toxins from processed or unprocessed foods consumed in Africa, and no data exists on the food concentrations of arsenic and chromium, which are potential carcinogens and systemic toxicants. This study determined the concentrations of arsenic and chromium in beverages and fruit drinks commonly sold in Nigeria. Fifty samples of commonly consumed canned and non-canned beverages (imported and locally manufactured) purchased in Nigeria were digested in nitric acid and analyzed by atomic absorption spectrophotometry (AAS). 33.3% of the canned beverages had arsenic levels that exceeded the maximum contaminant level (MCL) of 0.01 mg/L set by U.S. EPA while 55.2% of non-canned beverages had their arsenic levels exceeding the MCL. The arsenic concentrations ranged from 0.003 to 0.161 mg/L for the canned and 0.002 to 0.261 mg/l for the non-canned beverages. Whereas 68.9% of the non-canned beverages showed chromium levels that exceeded the US EPA’s MCL of 0.10 mg/L, 76.2% of the canned beverages had chromium levels that were greater than the MCL. The concentration range of total chromium in the canned beverages was 0.04 to 0.59 mg/L and 0.01 to 0.55 mg/L for the non-canned beverages. The sources of arsenic and chromium in the commercially available beverages are unclear and merit further investigation. This preliminary study highlights the need to study the toxicological implications of chronic low-level exposure to heavy metals from African markets.
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