THEME: A search for the definition of law, Socrates: Tell me, what is law? Companion: To what kind of law does your question refer? Socrates: What! Is there any difference between law and law, in this particular point of being law? For just consider what is the actual question I am putting to you. It is as though … Continue reading Minos! (Synopsis – highlights & unredacted quotes lifted from the Socratic dialogue by Plato, Translated by W.R.M. Lamb, Delphi Complete Works of Plato (Illustrated) (Delphi Ancient Classics Book 5)
13.3 Zilu asked, “If the Duke of Wei were to employ you to serve in the government of his state, what would be your first priority?” The Master answered, “It would, of course, be the rectification of names (zhengming ).” Zilu said, “Could you, Master, really be so far off the mark? Why worry about … Continue reading THE ENTICING SPECTACLE OF “DEMOCRACY”: A SOCRATIC CRITIQUE!!!
“…As a mortar is made by a mortar-maker, so a citizen is made by a citizen-maker…” There are two preliminary core inquiries that ought to be posed and settled first to the best of our understanding. These are: What is a complete citizen, and what is a State (in the strictest and/or best terms) … Continue reading The Quest for a Complete Citizen: Her Making!!!
We are going, no doubt, to state straight away the thesis I hope to advocate in this paper: for every unjust act, notwithstanding its probable miniature aspect and the ghastly ripples effects it sends across our polity, in some sense the entire community within which this unfortunate act has had the occasion to emerge is, … Continue reading EPISTEMIC INJUSTICE, TESTIMONIAL EVIDENCE AND THE DUAL ASPECT OF RESPONSIBILITY OF AGENTIAL IDENTITIES– AN ANTI-REDUCTIONIST VIEW!!!!!!!!
“One may understand by humanism a theory which upholds man as an end-in-itself and as the supreme value.” Jean-Paul Sartre Certainly the above title is not merely an assertion, nor has it been conjured up purely accidentally. The title is above all else an invitation to dialogue, though of course it is also, to say … Continue reading ALAS!!! HIA IS NOT YOUR TYPICAL PROGRAM OF INDOCTRINATION
By Immanuel Lokwei, A peculiar thing I’m noticing about most of my fellow countrymen (and women if you’re a gender-sensitive reader) is the way they express their non-domestic complaints; they complain enthusiastically. You could easily dispel this observation by pointing out that this quality is commonplace among many nationalities across the globe and therefore the … Continue reading THE FIRST TALK: THE ECONOMY OF MOB JUSTICE, LYNCHING
By Immanuel Lokwei, Are the majority of contemporary conflicts within and among nation-states actors indeed modern? This question would have most certainly been in your mind if you were at the Jan Karski Foundation and had heard Mr. Eugeniusz Smolar’s account of the history of international relations since the end of World War I, and … Continue reading Are There Any Safe Havens for Minorities? Considering Societies or Nation-States
By Immanuel Lokwei, GENRE: Futuristic, Fiction Some people have heard of the Tyranny of Numbers and have rebuffed it and have killed the messenger. Personally, I shy away from such actions for I am a messenger myself. Statistics don’t rub well with you unless they are favorable. Well, I will tell you what you cannot … Continue reading The Second Morning After Kenya’s March 4th
By Immanuel Lokwei, GENRE: Solipsistic, Fiction (From Anecdotes of An “Ethnic Warrior” Who Never Was!) There have always been people on both the giving and receiving ends of oppression. When I see some people on the latter end, I wonder whether it is not a double tragedy to waste their misfortunes, to fail to make … Continue reading My New Kingdom Is In You: Exploits in New York
Oh Men, I have not been able to do my best for poetry, I don’t know what has gone wrong with me, I fell ill last night, for my poetry these days is about fire and bullets I now feel like a storm with thunder and lightening I feel like a castaway. I would like … Continue reading “I fell ill last night, for my poetry these days is about fire and bullets.”
(Can we re-enact last weekend at 15 Danforth this weekend?) By Immanuel Lokwei, Kensap is not only a hub of intellectual and athletic growth, but is also reputed both within its membership and without for its principled-revelers, the die-hard hedonistic partygoers of a uniquely Kenyan variety. Last weekend, as dubbed by Kate Kemboi on her … Continue reading What Will Become of KENSAP After John Manners’ and Prof. Mike Boit’s Leadership?
By Immanuel Lokwei, One of the most disheartening dispositions of the majority of Kenyan citizenry is their weakened (and the operative word is weak) interest in engaging in political debates. They are disinterested, indifferent and unmotivated and see many talks involving politics as a bother. We emphasize that it is a weakened interest because once … Continue reading Why Introducing Philosophy Classes In Our Kenyan High-School Curriculum Can Help Solve Most Of The Eco-Political Issues Affecting Us