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Towards an Igbo metaphysics

Author: Emmanuel M P Edeh
Publisher: Chicago : Loyola University Press, ©1985.
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Edeh, Emmanuel M.P.
Towards an Igbo metaphysics.
Chicago : Loyola University Press, ©1985
(OCoLC)562193817
Online version:
Edeh, Emmanuel M.P.
Towards an Igbo metaphysics.
Chicago : Loyola University Press, ©1985
(OCoLC)606356651
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emmanuel M P Edeh
ISBN: 0829404600 9780829404609
OCLC Number: 11235729
Description: x, 182 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents: A continent --
Map of Africa --
Igboland vegetation and major cities map --
West Africa --
Modern Nigeria --
The Igbos --
Historical survey of the Igbos --
Outside origin --
Onitsha-Igbo --
Aro-Chukwu-Igbo --
Ancient origin hypothesis --
''Ibo'' or ''Igbo'' --
pt. 1 The emperical method --
Field work --
Emperical research on the Nkanu --
Ancestor worship and traditional rites --
Empirical research on Igbo metaphysics conducted in 1980 --
The Igbo language, culture, and socio-religious milieu --
Igbo language --
Igbo oral usage --
Igbo proverbs --
Igbo folklore --
Igbo culture --
Community --
Tradition --
The Igbo socio-religious milieu --
The Obi (umunna) --
The Ofo --
The kindred --
The village-unit (Ogbe) --
The town-unit (Obodo) --
pt. 2 --
Toward a description of metaphysics --
The origin, structure and purpose of the universe --
The origin --
Existence of two worlds --
The idea of reincarnation --
The Igbo concept of death --
The Igbo theory of duality --
The theory of duality and the soul-body unity in man --
Mkpulu-obi hypothesis --
Chi hypothesis --
Muo hypothesis --
Ife-melu-ife-ji-di --
The purpose of matter --
Critical reflection --
An Igbo understanding of being --
The concept of being in the Igbo lannguage --
Onye hypothesis --
Ife hypothesis --
The categories of ife-di --
Being and man's understanding of being --
A notion of being derived from the concept of man --
The problem of evil --
An Igbo understanding of evil --
The cause of evil --
A possible reconciliation of evil --
With the goodness and casuality of God --
Being and God --
From a holistic view of the universe to the ultimate cause --
Casuality --
The ''Gods" --
The symbolic meaning of the earth-God --
The existence of God (Chukwu) --
Possible ways of arriving at the existence of Chukwu --
Through the things of nature --
Through Igbo nomenclature --
Through the Igbo concept of Chi --
Through the Igbo idea of "life and death" --
The seven ways of naming Chukwu --
Onye-Okike --
Okasi-akasi --
Amama-amasi --
Ife-anyi --
Eze-ogholigho-anya/Omacha --
Chi-gboo --
Eke-ji-mma --
The Igbo knowledge of God --
The name Chi-na-eke --
The name Osebuluwa (God's care and support for creatures --
The name Chi-ukwu --
The problem of participation --
The Igbo attempt at a reconciliation of autonomy and independence --
Igbo metaphysics in retrospect --
A way of handling the Igbo problem of the universals with some western categories --
Freedom and determinism --
Igbo orthography.
Responsibility: Emmanuel M.P. Edeh.

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