Dr. Famakinwa is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. The M.A. Thesis focuses on the meta-ethical debate between moral realists and moral anti-realists. The PhD thesis examines the core issues in communitarianism and liberalism in political philosophy. The thesis is a detailed discussion of the communitarian and liberal views on issues such as the community, the individual, the common good, equality, justice, rights, autonomy and state neutrality.
Dr. Famakinwa is the author of ‘The Liberal Common Good’ (Diametros 2007), ‘The Moderate Communitarian Individual and the Primacy of Duties’ (Blackwell 2010), ‘Is the Unexamined Life worth Living or Not?’ (Cambridge University Press 2012), ‘The Communitarian Community Membership and the Support for an Entry Visa’ (Taylor and Francis 2015), ‘Revisiting Community Membership in the New Communitarian Global Community’ (International Association of Greek Philosophy 2016).
He recently co-authored ‘A Critique of Gyekye’s Critique of Normative Cultural Relativism’ (Accepted for publication). Between 2007-2009 he served as a visiting scholar in the Department of Philosophy and Classics, University of Ghana, Legon. The Department of Classics and Philosophy, University of Cape Coast, Ghana also appointed him to serve in the same capacity 2013-2014 academic sessions. Dr. Famakinwa is a product of IFE School of Analytic Philosophy and a member of several International Philosophical Associations.