Mr. Emmanuel Kofi Ackah

Associate Professor of Classics

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Education or Qualification

PhD (Philosophy), University of Glasgow, UK, 1988-1991

M. Phil. (Philosophy), University of Glasgow, 1986-1988

BL (Barrister-at-Law), Ghana School of Law, 1984-1986

B.A. (Classics and Law), University of Ghana, 1988–1984

 

Research Interests

Issues of the contemporary relevance of Graeco-Roman culture

Issues of human and national development in Africa

 

Academic Awards/ Fellowships

2004 Commonwealth Fellowship, 2004

 2000  Alexander S. Onassis Foundation Fellowship, 2000

1984 British Council Fellowship, 1986-88

 

Publications: Books Authored

Ackah, Kofi. 2013.  God is a Thinking of Thinking. Accra: Dwumfuor Publications

Ackah, Kofi. 2011.  A Guide to Ancient Roman Literature. Accra: Dwumfuor Publications

Ackah, Kofi. 2011. Civilisations of Antiquity. Accra: Dwumfuor Publications

Ackah, Kofi. 2010.  An Introduction to Ancient Rome. Accra: Adwinsa Publications Ltd

Ackah, Kofi. 2010.  A Guide to Ancient Greek Literature. Accra: ProWriting Ltd.

Ackah, Kofi. 2004.  An Introduction to Ancient Greece: With Reflections on Import for Developing Societies. Accra: Adwinsa Publications.

Ackah, Kofi. 2004. Living the Examined Life: Introducing Socrates. 2nd Edition. Accra: Adwinsa Publications

 

Book Chapters

Ackah, Kofi. 2017. “Conscience in Nkrumah’s Consciencism. In Disentangling Consciencism: Essays on Kwame Nkrumah’s Philosophy, edited by Martin Odei Ajei, 15-44.  Lanham, USA: Lexington Books.

Ackah, Kofi. 2014. “The Theological Origins of Western Philosophy.” In A Celebration of Philosophy & Classics, edited by M. C. Simpson, H. M. Majeed, Kofi Ackah, and E. I. Ani. UK: Ayebia Clark Publishing Limited.

Ackah, Kofi. 2013. “Reason and Emotion in Euripides’ Medea.” In A Celebration of Philosophy & Classics, edited by M. C. Simpson, H. M. Majeed, Kofi Ackah, and E. I. Ani. UK: Ayebia Clark Publishing Limited.

Ackah, Kofi. 2005. “Plato on Why Discourse is Possible.” In Language and Communication: A Philosophical Study, edited by Sandhya Basu & Madhuccanda Sen, 21-29. Kolkota, India: Rabindra Bharati University Publication.

 

Peer-review Journal Articles

Ackah, Kofi. 2017. “Euripides’ Medea and Jason: A Study in the Social Power of Love.”  Phronimon. DOI: 10.17159/2413-3086/2017/1956

Ackah, Kofi. 2014. “Antiquity versus Modernity.” Legon Journal of Humanities 25: 1-22

Ackah, Kofi. 2010. “Aristotle on God.” Philotheos: International Journal for Philosophy & Theology, Vol.10: 91-111

Ackah, Kofi. 2008. “Socrates, the Moral Expert in the Crito.” Philotheos: International Journal for Philosophy & Theology, Vol. 8: 75-88

Ackah, Kofi Emmanuel. 2007. “The Trial of Socrates: A Study in Legal Moralism.” Nigeria and the Classics: Journal of the Department of Classics at Ibadan, Vol. 23: 83-91

Ackah, Kofi Emmanuel. 2006. “Was Plato’s Socrates a Teacher of Morality?” Nigeria and the Classics: Journal of the Department of Classics at Ibadan, Vol. 22: 17-34

Ackah, Kofi. 2006. “Classics in Aid of Development.” Legon Journal of Humanities. Special Edition. Pp. 53-72

Ackah, Kofi. 2006. “Did A Biased Jury Convict Plato’s Socrates?” Phronimon: Journal of the South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities, Vol. 7(2): 17-27

Ackah, Kofi. 2005. “Plato’s Socrates and Socratic Piety.” Scholia: Studies in Classical Antiquity, Vol. 14: 17-34

Ackah, Kofi. 2004. “Plato and the Rule of Law.” Legon Journal of Humanities, Vol. 2: 123-133

Ackah, Kofi Emmanuel. 2003. “Socratic Wisdom.” History of Philosophy Quarterly, Vol. 20 (2): 123-147 

Ackah, Kofi. 2002. “Language, Logic, & Reality in Parmenides.” Legon Journal of Humanities, Vol. 13: 63-73

 

 

 

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