Christopher Oyoo Yaye
What brought you to work or get interested in the Congress’ fields?
Being a young scholar and philosopher in Kenya, I got interested in the congress first, because it was a philosophical congress; and I wanted to have the feel of philosophical discussions and engagements at its apex.
Second, and more importantly, having learned western philosophy (in general at both undergraduate and graduate levels) I was interested in the various perspectives of philosophy of science; and so, meeting the philosophical gurus in these fields could have not been timelier.
What has your participation to the Congress brought you?
I was greatly challenged!
As a young lecturer in the university, I got a new impetus of how to approach the teaching of philosophy (of science) in Kenyan universities and colleges. While at the moment, Kenyan universities have not delved into teaching philosophy of science as such to candidates undertaking sciences (this is restricted to those doing philosophy at the 3rd and 4th year undergraduate levels-and postgraduates), I got challenged that, perhaps it is high time philosophy of science was made a compulsory component of the curriculum of sciences. This will be similar approach to that of faculty of education where all candidates are subjected to philosophy of education; in the same line, even those doing languages need to be subjected to do philosophy of language.
What is your opinion about your portrait?
The portraits are impressive!
The two attached portraits give the conference its greatest necessary value: the thinking component, characterised by critico-analytical pause is depicted by my portrait. The social component of the congress’ value where philosophers share together their ideas as they break for tea (meals?) is depicted by the other.
Thanks to Olivier Toussaint for his professionalism! I wish I would get more of the portraits.
Christopher Oyoo Yaye - Pwani University College