Featured Philosophy Students
Emmanuel Ukaegbu Onuoha, Philosophy & Religion
"Emmanuel Ukaegbu-Onuoha is my name. I hold a B.A. honors degree in Philosophy, a B.D. honors degree in Theology (Urban Pontifical University, Rome), and an L.S.S. honors degree (Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, Madrid). Currently I am a dual degree candidate at Claremont Graduate University. I am working on my masters’ degree in Philosophy and on my Ph.D in Religion with specialization in Old Testament Biblical Studies (Jewish Scriptures)."
"After my B.A. and B.D., I taught “Fundamental Readings in Philosophy” and “Theodicy” for a while at the Seat of Wisdom Major Seminary, Owerri, Nigeria before leaving for further studies in Europe."
"I have published some interesting articles in academic periodicals and bookwork. Some of these include: “Indigenous Technology: A prerequisite for durable Democracy” (1991); Technological determinism and the Human Person” (1993); “Home made Videos and Sexual Immorality” (2001); “The evils of pornography on children and the Youth” (2004); “The Priest in the World: A perspective reading of Jeremiah 1:1-19” (2009), et al."
"I consider the opportunity I have found at CGU to complete the third circle of my academic pursuit and to deepen my intellectual quest as a treasure for which I am so grateful to CGU and its staff."
"The wide range of academic exposures I have received from my professors here makes CGU a tall citadel of learning. The gains from the transdisciplinary courses and the freedom to personalize academic researches and/or pursuits have made me intellectually more capable in my handling of Texts and in navigating across disciplines."
"I cannot quantify how the intellectual gains I have made from the resources available in the department of Philosophy have enabled me to have a clearer vision of what could redefine my intellectual brand. As my graduate work at CGU progresses, it is difficult to not see myself as a student of human nature and the human condition. As a priest serving a liberating God, the support being provided by my philosophical studies at CGU conditions me to hear the cries of humanity, the lamentations of both the oppressor and oppressed, to identify injustice and the iron hands of bondage when I see, read and hear them. And it is my objective, with the hermeneutical method I am currently trying to digest, to unfold and write “into being” the peoples whose stories I read and perceive in the literary pieces and narratives that I encounter in the texts and scriptures that I handle."