Inadequate Human Formation and the Challenge of Societal Disorder


  • Eribo Nosakhare Monday Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma


Every society has at least a collection of ideas upon which the human person are raised up in order to attain a stable and orderly society. Some raised up persons on the basis of an individualistic model of child grooming while other in the divide did theirs on the basis of communal value systems. The first favours our present 21st century model of child upbringing, the later tends to reflect the Africa old communal ways of child ie. Human person grooming which allows for the inculcation of communal values in the person, instead of allowing the person to chose the path of values for himself as he grows up thereby becoming the lone, isolated or atomistic personality possessing all traits of individuated human person having no adequate community sense in himself. The answer to which type of up bringing can bring about an ideal society where social order is sustainable leads Leapold Sedar Senghor to advocate for a communal social system. Senghor believed in a mutual or a symbiotic relation between the individual and the community. He fines a harmony than a parasitic relation between the individual. And the community. Senghor felt that the individual fines a meaning only as he lives in the community and outside it, life is meaningless. This paper attempts to unveil why Human should be raised up in a proper manner for the purpose of attaining social cohesion and advocated for the inculcation of communal values for an adequate human formation as the only surest means to achieve a corporate human personality requisite for societal order. To realize this the paper concluded that moral mix should be innociated and inculcated on Human persons for an adequate formation and training else the human society will slide into the Hobbean state of nature where life is brutish, nastic and short. This goal the paper argues, will come to place through corporate personality. Corporate personality is achieved only in communal social arrangement. The paper uses the critical analytic method of inquiry.

Author Biography

Eribo Nosakhare Monday, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma

Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma,
Faculty of Arts,
Department of Philosophy,
P.M.B. 14