Dr. Ada Agada


Best known as the major proponent of consolationism, Dr Ada Agada is the author of the original work Existence and Consolation: Reinventing Ontology, Gnosis, and Values in African Philosophy (St Paul, MN: Paragon House, 2015), a 2015 winner of the prestigious Outstanding Academic Title award from CHOICE, the scholarly magazine of the American Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), the largest division of the American Library Association (ALA). He is the recipient of fellowships and grants from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH), the John Templeton Foundation (JTF), the Global Philosophy of Religion Project (GPRP) hosted by the University of Birmingham, the prestigious Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS), University of Johannesburg and the Institute for Advanced Study, Central European University, Budapest. He is a past recipient of the African Humanities Programme (AHP) doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). His recent monograph Consolationism and Comparative African Philosophy: Beyond Universalism and Particularism (London and New York: Routledge, 2022) has been well received as a landmark contribution to African ideas. Dr Agada is a senior lecturer in the Department of Philosophy, Federal University Otuoke, Nigeria. He is a major voice of the Conversational School of Philosophy, Calabar, Nigeria, where he was a senior researcher. Before joining Federal University Otuoke, he was a researcher with the Centre for Leadership Ethics in Africa, University of Fort Hare, South Africa.

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