Abiodun Paul Afolabi

Abiodun Paul Afolabi
Adekunle Ajasin University · Department of Philosophy

PhD Philosophy


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Abiodun P. Afolabi recently completed his Doctoral Research at Rhodes University, South Africa. In his dissertation, he focused on the Ethics of Climate Change. He specifically addressed how issues of cultural autonomy and cultural heritage devastation in Africa can best be treated in an overall conception of climate justice. His research focus in the past four years has been on global justice, climate ethics and environmental politics.
Additional affiliations
December 2016 - December 2018
Adekunle Ajasin University
  • Lecturer
January 2015 - June 2016
University of Lagos
Field of study
  • Philosophy of Language


Publications (5)
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In this article, we examine the intersection of energy and colonialism in Africa. Specifically, we argue that at the core, colonial projects are driven by the imperative to transform the potential energy stored in colonized (or colonizable) subjects into mechanical energy for the production of wealth. We cohere how the search for new forms of energ...
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Our objective in this paper is to examine the phenomenon of suicide, which is becoming a pervasive part of our contemporary social life. In spite of the comforts from human innovations and inventions in contemporary societies, disillusionment about life is still a problem. This calls for a sober reflection on the experience of suicide. Through hist...
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There has been plenty of time for philosophical brooding on the unfolding catastrophe that goes under the name of COVID-19. We have experienced heroism and kindness in some quarters, altruism and vulnerability in some other places, and likewise patient and attentive care in other locales. However, the coronavirus pandemic has also cast light on som...
Conference Paper
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Africa's vulnerability to climate change suggests an urgent need to finance adaptation activities. In recent times, very little financing for adaptation has been directed toward the region. Scholars have highlighted the problem of vested interests as the bane of global climate politics but not sufficiently addressed in the area of climate finance....