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Apology dialogue (Synopsis – highlights & unredacted quotes lifted from the Socratic dialogue by Plato, Benjamin Jowett translation)
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Apology dialogue (Synopsis – highlights & unredacted quotes lifted from the Socratic dialogue by Plato, Benjamin Jowett translation)

Let the judge decide justly and the speaker speak truly… Charges levied on Socrates, through the mouthpieces of Meletus (represents poets), Anytus (represents craftsmen) and Lycon (represents rhetoricians) …): (Ancient slanderers) tell of one Socrates, a wise man, who speculated about the heaven above, and searched into the earth beneath, and made the worse appear … Continue reading

Meno dialogue (Synopsis – highlights & unredacted quotes lifted from the Socratic dialogue by Plato, Benjamin Jowett translation)
Socratic Dialogues - Synopses :)!

Meno dialogue (Synopsis – highlights & unredacted quotes lifted from the Socratic dialogue by Plato, Benjamin Jowett translation)

Whether virtue is acquired by teaching or by practice, or whether it comes to man by nature or in what other way… Whether virtue is natural or acquire… Socrates: he makes the claim that he does not know what virtue is… wants to know the nature of virtue as a whole… Meno attempts at defining … Continue reading

Philebus dialogue (Synopsis – highlights & unredacted quotes lifted from the Socratic dialogue by Plato, Benjamin Jowett translation)
Socratic Dialogues - Synopses :)!

Philebus dialogue (Synopsis – highlights & unredacted quotes lifted from the Socratic dialogue by Plato, Benjamin Jowett translation)

Philebus thesis: That enjoyment and pleasure and delight, and the class of feelings akin to them are a good to every living being. That pleasure and delight and enjoyment and the like were the chief good. That pleasure is the true end of all living beings, at which all ought to aim, and moreover that … Continue reading

THE ENTICING SPECTACLE OF “DEMOCRACY”: A SOCRATIC CRITIQUE!!!
Philosophy and Literature / The Forum

THE ENTICING SPECTACLE OF “DEMOCRACY”: A SOCRATIC CRITIQUE!!!

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 Quest for a Complete Citizen: Her Making!!!
Philosophy and Literature

The Quest for a Complete Citizen: Her Making!!!

“…As a mortar is made by a mortar-maker, so a citizen is made by a citizen-maker…”[1]   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

Dissecting “Being” in a Capitalist Democracy: Freireian lens!!!
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Dissecting “Being” in a Capitalist Democracy: Freireian lens!!!

Dissecting “Being” in a Capitalist Democracy: Freireian lens!!! Saying Yes to life even in its strangest and hardest problems, the will to life rejoicing over its own inexhaustibility even in the very sacrifice of its highest types—that is what I called Dionysian, that is what I guessed to be the bridge to the psychology of … Continue reading

THE VIRTUES OF “SUSPENDING JUDGMENT” IN ACTION AND STEADFAST EXISTENTIAL INQUIRY!
The Forum

THE VIRTUES OF “SUSPENDING JUDGMENT” IN ACTION AND STEADFAST EXISTENTIAL INQUIRY!

“But it is bad to stop, hard to be satisfied with a single way of seeing, to go without contradiction, perhaps the most subtle of all spiritual forces. The preceding merely defines a way of thinking. But the point is to live.” Albert Camus[1] And, “To endure uncertainty is difficult, but so are most of … Continue reading

EPISTEMIC INJUSTICE, TESTIMONIAL EVIDENCE AND THE DUAL ASPECT OF RESPONSIBILITY OF AGENTIAL IDENTITIES– AN ANTI-REDUCTIONIST  VIEW!!!!!!!!
Philosophy and Literature

EPISTEMIC INJUSTICE, TESTIMONIAL EVIDENCE AND THE DUAL ASPECT OF RESPONSIBILITY OF AGENTIAL IDENTITIES– AN ANTI-REDUCTIONIST VIEW!!!!!!!!

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

Al-Kitab Rafik MusiQ the Eternal Recurrence! : ALSO FORMERLY CALLED ‘OUR ORIGIN IS A WOMAN IN HER MOTHERLY ESSENCE.’
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Al-Kitab Rafik MusiQ the Eternal Recurrence! : ALSO FORMERLY CALLED ‘OUR ORIGIN IS A WOMAN IN HER MOTHERLY ESSENCE.’

“Inner harmonious peace is like a woman, it is beautiful and full of life.” Turkana saying I’m the Snake that must recur, fondly known to many by my most recent non-de guerre Al-Kitab Rafik. But today is my birthday. That’s what they don’t understand. After waiting for 25 solid years, my first birthday anniversary finally … Continue reading

ALAS!!! HIA IS NOT YOUR TYPICAL PROGRAM OF INDOCTRINATION
Philosophy and Literature

ALAS!!! HIA IS NOT YOUR TYPICAL PROGRAM OF INDOCTRINATION

“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

The Specters Of Kabongo and Starting Over A New History Of Man
LONG MOUTH PUBLICATIONS @ KASS WEEKLY NEWSPAPER

The Specters Of Kabongo and Starting Over A New History Of Man

By Immanuel Lokwei, While the spirits of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engel, as Jacques Derrida argues, haunt the global social reality, on a micro level, certain specters quite contrary in nature to that philosophy of responsibility and radical critique espoused in Marx’s and Engel’s ideologies have taken center stage in Kabongo village. These are the … Continue reading

TURKANA’S CONCEPT OF ICHAKUN AND THE STEREOTYPES BEHIND IT
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TURKANA’S CONCEPT OF ICHAKUN AND THE STEREOTYPES BEHIND IT

By Immanuel Lokwei, The Jews in diaspora, who lived in the Iberian Peninsula, were generally referred to as Sephardi Jews. Turkana of the north rift region in Kenya call their expatriate tribesmen and tribeswomen, of course imbued with derogatory inflammations, the Ichakuns. I could easily qualify as an Ichakun if one is a victim of … Continue reading