John Ayotunde (Tunde) Isola Bewaji (BA, MA and PhD Philosophy, Certificate in Philosophy for Children, PGDE and MA Distance Education) is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston 7, Jamaica. He is Member of CODESRIA College of PhD Mentors in Africa and Senior Research Associate, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. He was Carnegie/CODESRIA Visiting Professor in Philosophy to Department of Philosophy, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria (2016) and Currently Carnegie/CODESRIA Visiting Professorial Fellow to the Institute of Cultural Studies, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria (2021); Former Jay Newman Endowed Visiting Professor of Philosophy of Culture, Brooklyn College – CUNY, USA (2011-2012); Guggenheim Research Fellow in Philosophy of Culture (2010); Member, Global Summit of Bioethics; Chairman, National Bioethics Committee of Jamaica (NBCJ-UNESCO); founding Editor, Caribbean Journal of Philosophy (CJP); founding President, International Society for African Philosophy and Studies (ISAPS), USA. His books include Beauty and Culture (2003); An Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge (2007); Narratives of Struggle (2012), Ontologized Ethics (2013, co-edited with Elvis Imafidon); Black Aesthetics (2013); Introduction to Philosophy and Logic (2014, co-edited with others); The Rule of Law and Governance in Indigenous Yoruba Society (2016); The Humanities and the Dynamics of African Culture in the 21st Century (2017, co-edited with others); Media Theory, Practice and Ethics (2017, with P. B. Adedara); Identity Recreation in Global African Encounters (2019, edited with Doyin Aguoru) and Fragmented Identities of Nigeria (2021, edited with Rotimi Omosulu). He is Fellow of Jamaica Institute of Management (FJIM) and Executive Member of Nigerian Academy of Letters (MNAL). He is also an afficionado of Yoruba Ayo Board game.
The University of the West Indies, Montego Bay, Montego Bay, Saint James, Jamaica