Lawrence Ogbo Ugwuanyi

Professor Lawrence Ogbo Ugwuanyi is a Professor of African Philosophy and Thought at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Abuja, Nigeria and founder of the Centre for Critical Thinking and Resourceful Research in Africa ( He has over 45 academic publications in journals and books and was a visiting scholar at the University of South Africa in 2005 and visiting associate professor at the Great Zimbabwe University in 2014. His research interests are: African philosophy, African thought and Culture, African Modernity, and Theorizing Difference.

Recent publications (*key publication)
Ugwuanyi,L.O (2018) “Theoretical Foundations of Nation Building in Africa” in Palgrave Handbook on African Politics,Governance and Development, Chapter 7,  (eds.) Toyin Falola and Samuel O.Olouruntoba, Palgrave Macmillan, USA

*(2014) “The Question of Happiness in African Philosophy”, South African Journal of Philosophy, South Africa, Volume 33, Issue 4, December 2014, pp.513-522

*(2013) Ugwuanyi,L.O “Advancing Human Science in Africa through Fresh Theoretical Insight”- St. Augustine Papers, Johannesburg, South Africa, Vol.14,No.2,pp.43-68.

(2013)Ugwuanyi,L.O “The Philosopher-King and the Modern State in Africa” West African Review, USA, Issue 22 , ISSN: 1525-4488, pp.48-69.