Federal University of Lafia (FULafia)
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Philosophy, Faculty of Arts

Mr. Peter Echewija Sule

Lecturer II

Research Interest


African Philosophy

Ancient Greek Philosophy

Associated areas of Legal, Moral and Socio-Political Philosophy (particularly punishment theory, ethno-religious identities and issues of inclusion/exclusion)


Peter holds a B.A. in Religion and Philosophy (2007), and a Master’s Degree in Philosophy (2011) from the Benue State University, Makurdi and the University of Ibadan respectively. He currently teaches Philosophy at the Federal University Lafia, Nigeria having joined the Department as a faculty member in November, 2015. He has published widely and presented research papers at international conferences both within and outside Nigeria. Peter has teaching and research interests in Epistemology, African Philosophy and associated areas of Legal, Moral and Socio-Political philosophy, particularly punishment theory, ethno-religious identities and issues of exclusion.

Selected Publications in Scientific Journals

    1. “Human Rights in History.” In I.A. Kanu & J.O. Ndubisi (Eds.),
      Human Rights in Africa: Perspectives Within the Ecology of
      Religion, History and Governance. (Lap Lambert Academic
      Publishing, 2018). Pp. 11-40.

    2. “Plea Bargaining, Cost-Benefit Analysis and the Redefinition of
      Justice: The Nigerian Experience.” The Role of Philosophy in Africa (2018)

    3. Crimes Against Post-Colonial African States: A Feinbergian Critique
      of Crime Punishment in Nigeria’s Criminal Justice System.” Nasara Journal of Philosophy. Vol. 2:1, 2017. Pp. 59-79.

    4. “Plea Bargaining and the Administration of Criminal Justice in
      Nigeria: A Moral Critique.” The IAFOR Journal of Ethics, Religion
      and Philosophy. Vol. 3:2, 2017. Pp. 35-47.

    5. “When Criminals Count Gain: A Philosophical Critique of Criminal
      Justice in Nigeria.” Nasara Journal of Philosophy. Vol. 1:2, 2016. Pp. 69-

    6. “Extractive Versus Weak Institutions in the Development Crisis in Africa:Towards a Humanist Theory of Explanation and Recovery.” Developing Country Studies. Vol 6: No 7, 2016: http://iiste.org/Journals/index.php/DCS/article/view/31622/32495

    7. "Patriotism, Casualisation of Labour and Workers Rights: A Philosophical Analysis" (With Benedict Michael). Democracy, Politics and Economy in Nigeria: Essays and Biopic in Honour of Samuel Ortom, PhD. Eds. Wilfred Uji, Bem Audu and Elijah Ikpanor, Pp. 213-236.

    8. “Violence, Terrorism and the Invisibility of Sustainable Peace in
      Nigeria” (With Benedict Michael). Nigeria, Hundred Years After:
      Issues and Perspectives in Philosophical Discourse (Proceedings of the 2014 Biennial International Conference and Meeting of Nigeria
      Philosophical Association (NPA) 2014, Pp. 266-295.

    9. “National Patriotism and the Rights of Workers”. Discourses in
      Governance, Democracy and Development in Contemporary Nigeria.
      (With Benedict Michael) Nwaneogbo C. Jaja et’al (Eds). 2013. Pp 433-460.

    10. "Kingship Rotation in Traditional Idoma Society: Lessons for
      Democratic Practices in Nigeria.” NASORPHITES, Vol. 2.2008. Pp46 – 59).

    11. "The Hegelian Dialectics: An aid in Restructuring the Plaguing
      ‘Winner-Takes-All’ Syndrome in Nigerian Democracy.” NASORPHITES, Vol. 1. 2007. Pp 131-142.