Philosophy
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Physical Address: Main Campus, University of Nairobi, 3rd Floor, Mahatma Gandhi building

Contact: Dr. S. I. Akaranga, Head of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies; Tel. +254 20 318262 Ext 28137

Email: Philosophy@uonbi.ac.ke

 

Brief History

The philosophy thematic unit was established in the Faculty of Arts of the University of Nairobi in 1969 as part of the larger Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies under the Chairmanship of Professor Stephen Neil. In its earlier years, the composition of the academic staff was predominantly expatriate, but since the 1980’s, a strong and successful programme of Kenyanization was implemented. The Department continued to grow steadily and was split in 1980 into two separate departments: (i) Department of Philosophy and (ii) Department of Religious Studies. In 2005, the two departments were merged with the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies of the College of Education and External Studies based at Kikuyu campus to form a current combined Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies.

 

Vision, Mission and Core Values

Vision: A respected and internationally acclaimed unit committed to excellence in teaching, research and the development of holistic students and society

Mission: To provide a conducive environment for scholarly articulation of wisdom, beliefs, values and ideals of humanity with a focus on how these may contribute to the quest for a just, peaceful and prosperous world

Core Values:

  • Objectivity and fairness
  • Commitment to human values
  • Quality education
  • Team work and collegiality
  • Professionalism

 

Head of the Thematic Area

Prof. Joseph Major Nyasani 

 

Members of Staff

Prof Nyasani, Joseph    

Prof Clement M P Oniang'o  

 

Prof Odhiambo Jack A 

 

 

Prof Monyenye Solomon 

 

 

Dr Oriare Nyarwath 

 

Dr Mbugua Karori

 

 

 

Dr Nyabul Patrick 

 

 

Dr Oduor Reginald Moses Juma

 

 

Dr J B Ndohvu

 

 

Dr Wanyama Joseph Situma

 

 

 

Dr Owakah Francis E A 

 

 

 

Dr Jacinta Mwende Maweu

 

   

Dr Muyila Jackson Wafula 

 

 

Mr Michael Mwandia

 

 

Mr. Kennedy Miencha

 

 

 

Programmes Offered

Certificate in Philosophy 

Diploma in Philosophy

BA in philosophy

Masters in Philosophy

PhD in Philosophy  

 

Service Charter

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Newsletter

The University of Nairobi Philosophy and Religious Studies Newsletter

 

Annual Report

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Contacts

Head of Department

 

Alumni

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Completed Projects    

   

 Publications

 

Journal

Thought and Practice: The Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya

 

Conference

  • The Odera-Oruka Symposium, Tuesday 19th to Thursday 21st November, 2013, Goethe auditorium, the German Cultural Center, Nairobi 

 

Mainstream Consultancy

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Teaching and Research facilities

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Career in Philosophy

Careers in philosophy are diverse/wide-ranging since philosophy gives you the skills most employers want:

The ability to think critically and objectively;  write clearly and effectively;  present your case logically convincingly;  organize material with attention to detail and pleasing style;  analyze issues for constencies and accuracy; ability to detect fallacies and irrelevancies; ability to develop creative solutions to unique problems.

Careers in philosophy include but are not limited to:

 

  • Management/Administartion
  • Public and social policy drafter
  • Advisory service
  • Lecturing
  • Researcher
  • Public Service