Volume 7, Issue 4, December 2019, Page: 151-159
Philosophy and Culture as Quest for Global Peace
Oluwadare Abiona Akeju, Faculty of Arts, Department of Philosophy, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria
Taiwo Martins Ayedero, Faculty of Arts, Department of Philosophy, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria
Joseph Olurotimi Fasoro, Faculty of Arts, Department of Philosophy, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria
Received: Jun. 24, 2019;       Accepted: Nov. 6, 2019;       Published: Nov. 12, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijp.20190704.13      View  34      Downloads  26
Abstract
How can we enhance global peace through philosophy and culture? This question is very relevant to the contemporary world given the crises situation of world peace and the challenge of using philosophy and culture to enhance global peace. This paper is of the view that the crises being witnessed in the world can be alleviated if there is a concerted examination and understanding of philosophy and culture since crises or wars pervading the world are products of culture. But the praxis of enhancing global peace needs the theoretical and systemic examination of culture and philosophy. Peace is a necessary catalyst for the overall development of human existence. This paper, therefore, argues that philosophy and culture can be used to enhance world peace if they are taken as two basic principles guiding the conception of peace are strictly understood and adhered to. But do people have a political and philosophical culture that will promote the enhancement of global peace? The systematic analysis of philosophy and culture reveals that they could be used as theoretical and critical tools for the realization of global peace. The paper, therefore, advocates for a complete reorientation of humans in philosophy and culture as capable of promoting global peace since a proper understanding of philosophy and culture will enable human beings, especially world leaders, to be genuine participants in promoting global peace.
Keywords
Philosophy, Culture, Peace, Governance, Terrorism, Impunity
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Oluwadare Abiona Akeju, Taiwo Martins Ayedero, Joseph Olurotimi Fasoro, Philosophy and Culture as Quest for Global Peace, International Journal of Philosophy. Vol. 7, No. 4, 2019, pp. 151-159. doi: 10.11648/j.ijp.20190704.13
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