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Augustine Okwa

Department of Bachelor of Arts, Pontifical Urbaniana university, Lagos, Nigeria


  • Review Article   

    Author(s): Augustine Okwa*

    The difference inherent in every existing ?thing? is so overwhelming and yet we find a way of categorizing them. The question, ?What is a tree?? might seem pseudo prima facie, but in an attempt to proffer a laudable answer to this question, one is immediately confronted with myriads of difficulties. The name ?tree? refers to a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown. Now, does this phenomenal description bring to light a plant that serves as a quintessence for categorizing all others that possess the same properties or, these properties summing up to a single ?thing? are mere concepts without factual existence? If they possess factual existence, where do these quintessential ?things? reside? If we presume that their existence is not real, how do we account for the epiphenomenal representation of multifarious things in the world u.. View More»

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