Work Experiences

Professor John Inyang is an experienced administrator that has contributed to the success of several organizations, within and outside the University. Listed below are his experiences:



The Nigerian Philosophical Association: 2008 Biennial General Meeting and Conference, University of Calabar.

The Nigerian Philosophical Association: 2012 Biennial General Meeting and Conference, Abuja.
Title of Paper Pesented: The Indispensability of Foundations in Epistemic Justification.

PHILHIST' 13 Conference DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Centre), Mimar Sinan Fine Art University, Istanbul, Turkey.
Title of Paper Presented: The Scientific Paradox in Hume's Rejection of Causality and Induction.


PHL 3111

Comparative Philosophy - 1998-1999

PHL 2041

History of Ancient Philosophy - 1998-2002

PHL 1012

Introduction to Philosophy - 1998-2000.

PHL 3082

History of Ancient Philosophy - 1998-2002

PHIL 1021

Introduction to Logic 1 - 1999-2007

PHL 3082

History of Modern Philosophy 1998-2014

PHL 3101

Social and Political Philosophy 1999-2000

PHL 2031

Symbolic Logic 1 2002-2014

PHL 2032

Symbolic Logic 2 2001-2014

PHL 3111/2

Comparative Philosophy1/2 2003-2005

PHL 3075

Philosophy of Language 2003-2007 .

PHL 3071

Epistemology 2007-2008

PHL 3092

Sociobiology 2009-2014


Epistemology 2009-2014

PHL5062 (PG)

Seminar in the History of Ancient Philosophy 2009-2011

PHL5062 (PG)

Philosophy of Law 2011-2013

GSS 1121

Philosophy and Logic 1 1998-2014

GSS 1122

Philosophy and Logic 2 1998-2014

GSS 1131

History and Philosophy of Science 1 1998-2014

GSS 1132

History and Philosophy of Science 2 1998-2014


Topic: The Indispensability of Foundations in Epistemic Justification.
(M.A.Thesis — 2002)

The research was aimed at solving epistemological problems using the theory of foundationalism. Findings were that knowledge can only be justified with basic criterion needing no further proof. Such criterion was discovered to be empirical in nature.

Topic: Kant's Categorical Imperative: A Principle for Democratic Governance in Nigeria.

The research was aimed at solving the fundamental problems experienced in the practice of democracy in Nigeria using Immanuel Kant's moral theory the 'Categorical Imperative' findings were that the democratic instability and other associated problems experienced in Nigeria are due to the absence of a fundamental moral consciousness (moral law) in both the leaders and followers. With Kant's Categorical Imperative, the ideals of democratic governance such as justice, Equality, Freedom, Fairness, etc. are likely to be attained and sustained.

Topic: Foundationalism and the Theory of Justification in Epistemology (Published in 2017).

The research was focused on solving epistemic problems. That is problems surrounding the certainty of knowledge. Findings from the research indicates that if certainty is not established in our knowledge claims, then we create room for scepticism which often raise doubts by questioning the bases for holding onto a particular knowledge of belief. The research thus, provided the much desired evidence, reason or justification for our knowledge claims by exploring the theories of justification and settled on 'Foundations' that requires no further evidence. This foundation from a critical analysis is empirical. Unlike other theories of justification, foundationalism as a theory establishes a non-evidential or non-referential justification. This solves other problems of regressive or circular justifications that open more doors for scepticism. .

Topic: Kant's Ethics Simphfied(Published in 2016).

The research dwelled on the German Philosopher Immanuel Kant's moral philosophy. His moral philosophy is one of his most important contributions to the history of thought. The work made great attempts to demystify Kant's Ethics in a concise, simplified and easy to understand approach. Its scope touched virtually all major areas of Kant's ethics.

Topic: Morality and Politics in Nigeria: The Kantian Perspective. (Published in 2016).

The research focused on the identification of major problems experienced in Nigeria particularly as it affects politics. Strictly, it targeted the wobbling nature of democratic governance in Nigeria. The root cause(s) of the problems were identified in moral decadence. Thus, the book is an analytical, investigative and prognostic exploration of the origin, nature, causes and ramifications of the moral malaise that have afflicted our nation over the years. The solution was for us to revisit our moral foundations that will help in changing our attitudes. The approach was simply to adopt the Kantian moral principle of 'categorical imperative' especially its tenets on universalizing our actions founded on the goodwill. .

Afrocentric Science: A Philosophical Exploration of African Culture. (On-Going)

The research is focused on a critical investigationinto African culture and tradition with a view to discovering latent scientific elements and practices in Africa. It is hoped that when completed, African science will not only be established but exposed as subject for further research and expansion of human knowledge.



Ministry of Lands and Urban Development (2015 to date)

Sub Dean

Faculty of Arts (2012 to 2014)


ldomi Development Union, Calabar Branch. (2006 to 2015)


Special Task Force on the Development of ldomi Community (2005 to 2007)


ldomi Development Union, Calabar Branch. (2002 to 2004)


Result/Thesis Vetting Committee, Graduate School (2012 to 2013)


Dept, of Philosophy Graduate School Board (2008 to date).

Course Coordinator

GSS 1121/1122 (Philosophy and Logic), Centre for General Studies (2010 to 2012)


Faculty of Arts Curriculum Review Committee. (2011 to date)

Examination Officer

Department of Philosophy, University of Calabar. (2008 to 2011)


Committee on Facilities/Technical Matters. Faculty of Arts. Unical. (2014 to date)


Faculty of Arts Journal Publication Committee (Ndunode) University of Calabar. (2004 to 2006)


Faculty of Arts Merit Award Committee, University of Calabar. (2002 to 2004)


Faculty of Arts Staff Board, University of Calabar. (1998 to date).


Faculty of Arts Students Association (FASA). (2001 to 2003)


Academic Staff Union of Universities (Asuu) Electoral Committee University of Calabar. (2004 to 2011).


Go1 Association of Academics, Faculty of Arts, University of Calabar (2009 to date).


Department of Philosophy Academic Staff Board University of Calabar. (2002 to 2006).