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Name: Joseph Agbakoba
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About Prof Joseph Agbakoba

Joseph C.A. Agbakoba is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Nigeria. He has been visiting professor and scholar at Goethe University, Frankfurt, and the University of Cape Coast. Professor Agbakoba has held many research fellowships, which include the Georg Forster Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Bayreuth Academy Fellowship, and a grant/fellowship of the Volkswagen Foundation from 2005-2009. He has been Head of Department of Philosophy, Dean of the School of General Studies at the University of Nigeria, and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Madonna University, Nigeria.

He is a former president of the Nigerian Philosophical Association; member of the Steering Committee (Committee of Directors) of the world philosophy body, FISP (International Federation of Philosophical Societies); Regional Coordinator for Africa for CRVP (Council for Research in Values and Philosophy) Washington DC; Vice President for Africa of COMIUCAP (Conférence Mondiale des Institutions Universitaires Catholiques de Philosophie). Agbakoba’s many publications and forthcoming publications span the continents of Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America. His latest book is Development and Modernity in Africa: An Intercultural Philosophical Perspective, published in 2019 in Köln, Germany, by Rüdiger Köppe Verlag. His current research focus is in the area of philosophy of development and intercultural philosophy.