Back to the origins, that sounds like a program. And in this introductory effort to explore relations between methodology, epistemology and cosmology this program will be pursued taking the word “origin” in two senses. Religion has a way of trying to comprehend the nature of the universe, perhaps not the very origin in doing so, but certainly shaping and being shaped by people’s minds much before anything called explicit and systematic science entered the arena. And then there is “origin” in the second sense: the origin of the universe, how did it all start?
Reproduced from: http://thenewsnigeria.com.ng/2017/04/the-humanities-and-the-redemption-of-africa/ Professor Godini G. Darah (of Department of English and Literary Studies, Delta State University, Abraka), delivered this Faculty of Arts Distinguished Lecture, University of Lagos, on 28 March, 2017. Tel. 234-803-608-8913; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org INTRODUCTION The choice of the topic for this lecture was informed by the imperative need for the African intelligentsia to… Read More