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Professor Monyenye Solomon is Associate Professor of Philosophy

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Personal Information

Areas Of Specialization

Philosophy of Education

Research Interests

Philosophy of Education, Ethics and Social Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Indigenous Education and Cultural Values, Integrity and the Promotion of Good Governance

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Publications


2010

  2010.  ETHICAL DILEMMA IN USING PLACEBO FOR DRUG RESEARCH. UNESCO, Regional Centre for Documentation and Research on Bioethics, Proceedings of the International Conference on Bioethics. :130-136., Egerton Universityethical_dilemma_in_using_placebo_for_drug_research.pdf

2006

Monyenye, S.  2006.  The Initiates’ Seclusion Period. Website
  2006.  Impediments in the War on HIV/AIDS Among the Rural and Urban Poor in Kenya. Journal of Scholarly and Scientific Perspectives. 2(1):45-66.impediments_in_the_war_on_hiv.pdf
in and(eds.), AMJSR.  2006.  The Role of Initiation Ceremonies in a Changing Social Environment”,. Vanishing Cultural Heritage and Ethnography of an African Community: The Gusii of Western Kenya . , New York: New York, The Edwin Mellen Press, 2006the_role_of_initiation_ceremonies_in_a_changing_social_environment.pdf
SOLOMON, PROFMONYENYE.  2006.  Gusii Circumcision Ceremonies. J. S. Akama and R. Maxon (eds.), Vanishing Cultural Heritage and Ethnography of an African Community: The Gusii of Western Kenya (New York, The Edwin Mellen Press).. : Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences(PMMS)
SOLOMON, PROFMONYENYE.  2006.  The Initiates. J. S. Akama and R. Maxon (eds.), Vanishing Cultural Heritage and Ethnography of an African Community: The Gusii of Western Kenya (New York, The Edwin Mellen Press).. : Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences(PMMS)

2005

  2005.  Education and the Development of Nationhood in Kenya. Re-invigorating the University Mandate in a Globalising Environment: Challenges, Obstacles and Way Forward . , Nairobi: DAADeducation_and_the_development_of_nationhood_in_kenya.pdf
SOLOMON, PROFMONYENYE.  2005.  Education and the Development of Nationhood in Kenya.. Ruth Bett (ed.), Re-invigorating the University Mandate in a Globalising Environment: Challenges, Obstacles and Way Forward (Nairobi, DAAD, 2005), pp. 326-342.. : Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences(PMMS)

2004

SOLOMON, PROFMONYENYE.  2004.  Rites of Passage: Controversy Over the Role of Initiation Ceremonies for Cultural Identity Among Some Kenyan Societies: The Case of the Abagusii Community of South Western Kenya. Bahemuka, Judith M and Joseph L. Brockington (ed.), East Africa in Transition: Images, Institutions and Identities (Nairobi, University of Nairobi Press, 2004), pp.245-265.. : Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences(PMMS) Abstract
Many communities mark transition from childhood to adulthood with elaborate rites of passages. For some of these communities, these rites involve circumcision for boys and clitoridectomy for girls. There is now a worldwide outcry against such practices, the loudest being that against clitoridectomy. This article attempts to show: (a) that the communities which perform such rites still continue to believe that these rites bestow upon the individual a certain specific social identity without which the individual cannot be allowed to perform certain specific roles as a member of that community, (b) why the practice of bestowing this identity is attracting controversy in modern societies and, finally, (c) how the controversy could be resolved by identifying the educational role such rites of passage are meant to perform among the communities that practise them. 

2003

SOLOMON, PROFMONYENYE.  2003.  Education as a Process of Growth: An Examination of the Problems of the Theory and it. Hekima:Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. II, No. 1 pp. 57-66.. : Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences(PMMS) Abstract
This article reveals that the concept of education as a process of growth is a difficult one. Philosophers are, therefore, justified in being weary when pondering over its meaning, both in theory and practice. By way of conclusion, the article appreciates the complexities inherent in the growth theory of education, summarizing its major strength and weaknesses. Then it cautions educational planners and practitioners to be weary when, and if, they translate the theory into practice, so that they utilize the strengths inherent in the theory whilst paying attention to the dangers of its inherent weaknesses.

2002

SOLOMON, PROFMONYENYE.  2002.  Rites of Passage, Old and New: The Role of Indigenous Initiation Ceremonies and the Modern Education System, with special Reference to Abagusii Community of South Western Kenya. Gail Presbey et al. (eds.), Thought and Practice in African Philosophy. Nairobi: Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, pp. 191-204.. : Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences(PMMS) Abstract
This article reveals that the concept of education as a process of growth is a difficult one. Philosophers are, therefore, justified in being weary when pondering over its meaning, both in theory and practice. By way of conclusion, the article appreciates the complexities inherent in the growth theory of education, summarizing its major strength and weaknesses. Then it cautions educational planners and practitioners to be weary when, and if, they translate the theory into practice, so that they utilize the strengths inherent in the theory whilst paying attention to the dangers of its inherent weaknesses.

1988

SOLOMON, PROFMONYENYE.  1988.  Philosophy Belongs to You. The Standard, (Nairobi: June 24, 1988), p. 14.. : Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences(PMMS) Abstract
This article reveals that the concept of education as a process of growth is a difficult one. Philosophers are, therefore, justified in being weary when pondering over its meaning, both in theory and practice. By way of conclusion, the article appreciates the complexities inherent in the growth theory of education, summarizing its major strength and weaknesses. Then it cautions educational planners and practitioners to be weary when, and if, they translate the theory into practice, so that they utilize the strengths inherent in the theory whilst paying attention to the dangers of its inherent weaknesses.
SOLOMON, PROFMONYENYE.  1988.  Why African Surrogate Concept is Most Ideal. The Standard (Nairobi: June 27, 1988), p. 14.. : Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences(PMMS) Abstract
This article reveals that the concept of education as a process of growth is a difficult one. Philosophers are, therefore, justified in being weary when pondering over its meaning, both in theory and practice. By way of conclusion, the article appreciates the complexities inherent in the growth theory of education, summarizing its major strength and weaknesses. Then it cautions educational planners and practitioners to be weary when, and if, they translate the theory into practice, so that they utilize the strengths inherent in the theory whilst paying attention to the dangers of its inherent weaknesses.
SOLOMON, PROFMONYENYE.  1988.  African Legal Systems Need African Ethical Base. The Standard (Nairobi: July 1, 1988), p. 14.. : Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences(PMMS) Abstract
This article reveals that the concept of education as a process of growth is a difficult one. Philosophers are, therefore, justified in being weary when pondering over its meaning, both in theory and practice. By way of conclusion, the article appreciates the complexities inherent in the growth theory of education, summarizing its major strength and weaknesses. Then it cautions educational planners and practitioners to be weary when, and if, they translate the theory into practice, so that they utilize the strengths inherent in the theory whilst paying attention to the dangers of its inherent weaknesses.
SOLOMON, PROFMONYENYE.  1988.  The Moral Dilemmas. The Standard, (Nairobi: July 4, 1988), p. 44.. : Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences(PMMS) Abstract
This article reveals that the concept of education as a process of growth is a difficult one. Philosophers are, therefore, justified in being weary when pondering over its meaning, both in theory and practice. By way of conclusion, the article appreciates the complexities inherent in the growth theory of education, summarizing its major strength and weaknesses. Then it cautions educational planners and practitioners to be weary when, and if, they translate the theory into practice, so that they utilize the strengths inherent in the theory whilst paying attention to the dangers of its inherent weaknesses.
SOLOMON, PROFMONYENYE.  1988.  How stiff Thought Colors Viewpoint. The Standard, (Nairobi: July 29, 1988), p. 21.. : Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences(PMMS) Abstract
This article reveals that the concept of education as a process of growth is a difficult one. Philosophers are, therefore, justified in being weary when pondering over its meaning, both in theory and practice. By way of conclusion, the article appreciates the complexities inherent in the growth theory of education, summarizing its major strength and weaknesses. Then it cautions educational planners and practitioners to be weary when, and if, they translate the theory into practice, so that they utilize the strengths inherent in the theory whilst paying attention to the dangers of its inherent weaknesses.

1985

SOLOMON, PROFMONYENYE.  1985.  "The 8-4-4 Getting Down to the Real Business". The Sunday Times,(Nairobi:January 13,1985),p.4.. : Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences(PMMS) Abstract
This article reveals that the concept of education as a process of growth is a difficult one. Philosophers are, therefore, justified in being weary when pondering over its meaning, both in theory and practice. By way of conclusion, the article appreciates the complexities inherent in the growth theory of education, summarizing its major strength and weaknesses. Then it cautions educational planners and practitioners to be weary when, and if, they translate the theory into practice, so that they utilize the strengths inherent in the theory whilst paying attention to the dangers of its inherent weaknesses.

1984

SOLOMON, PROFMONYENYE.  1984.  Indoctrination and Children. The SundayTimes,(Nairobi:September9,1984), p. 4.. : Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences(PMMS) Abstract
This article reveals that the concept of education as a process of growth is a difficult one. Philosophers are, therefore, justified in being weary when pondering over its meaning, both in theory and practice. By way of conclusion, the article appreciates the complexities inherent in the growth theory of education, summarizing its major strength and weaknesses. Then it cautions educational planners and practitioners to be weary when, and if, they translate the theory into practice, so that they utilize the strengths inherent in the theory whilst paying attention to the dangers of its inherent weaknesses.

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