Gregory Emeka Chinweuba (PhD), Jerry C. Nwobodo


The pandemic insecurity in Nigeria and irresponsive approach to it exposes the tolerance of Nigerian Federal Government. These make the protection of human lives and properties in Nigerian State appear unimportant. But to what extent can tolerance be allowed in human society? With philosophical method of analysis, this paper set to answer this critical question in the light of Karl Popper’s paradox of tolerance. The study analytically unveils the extent tolerance can be displayed by government in order to keep to its duty of protecting lives and properties. This extent exposes the paradox in Popper’s philosophy; as a limit to tolerance contradicts the being and meaning of tolerance. The paper however concludes that tolerance ought to have a limit; for its limitlessness aids the intolerant in destroying the tolerant society and tolerance itself.


Challenges, Insecurity, Karl Popper, Paradox, Tolerance, Nigeria

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