Kocaali for If she chooses not to act, she nonetheless will be acted upon. Two possibilities present themselves: the theorist may become a passive passenger who naively or unconsciously reinforces the common vocabulary and predominant ideology of her time and place, or she may actively question the status quo and engage in the (trans)formation of the mores that structure political life. This theoretical and inherently political endeavor demands courage and measured judgment, for it cannot be grounded in certain knowledge. The theorist must act when the justice of every deed is precarious and the identities of both self and other remain open to challenge. Suggested Readings Hannah Arendt. The Life of the Mind Raymond Aron. The Opium of the Intellectuals ideology and irony 2 3 9 Daniel Bell. Kocaali 2016.