Open and Closed Futures

Open future makes us uncomfortable. We like a closed future that we can anticipate and control. In such a situation, the future is obvious. When the future is uncertain, it becomes unbearable. We desire a closed future. Even open future is unbearable when it is without other humans. Humans cannot be absolutely solitary. But future that is imagined for...

The Politics of Non-space

How do we understand space? What happens when we invest our belonging to a space? Do we mark our boundaries like other animals? Humans as-beings-in-the-world are territorial and territorialize to humanize. When we invest meaning and belonging to a space it becomes a place. There are several modes of territorializations. Some also involve deterritorialization. We have several archeologies of...

Figures of Thoughts and Electoral Bonds

We can see thinking as anticipating the futures to come. In some way thinking is foresight. Michel Serres thinks and anticipates the future through his figures of thought. Figures of thought are not generic patterns or tendencies. He thinks of them as algorithmic operators. They can produce infinite varieties of outputs from infinite varieties of inputs. He sees figures...

Euthanasia of the Reigning Government

We seem to be facing a heretical form of democracy. Democracy in our country is sick. If we cannot diagnose this fact, we may be ourselves sick and are suffering ideological illness. We have reached an exact opposite of anarchism. Anarchism thinks that we can live without centralized authority. We are actually facing an over centralization of authority. But...

The Big Data Bluff

Michel Foucault taught us how modernity made us subjects by subjecting us to diciplinary regimes. All these displinary regimes operated by confining individuals. Power was mainly exercised on the body of the individual. Modernity trived on instuitions that became spaces of confinement. Foucault studies prisons, hospitals, mad houses etc. He declared that modernity produced disciplinary societies. Gilles Deleuze teaches...

Thinking in Goa

Is there anything like Goan philosophy? Before answering this question may be we have the challenge to answer another question. Is there anything like philosophy of a territory? Does philosophy unlike mathematics and science has local features? I think there is some connection between philosophy and territory. Geographical boundaries do characterize ways of thinking. Gilles Deleuze teaches that thinking...

Other Writings

One of the puzzles that I faced is that some of my friends have told me that my writings are difficult to understand. Although, sentences and words that I write hang together, somehow they say that it is difficult to decipher the meaning of the texts. This lack of transparency does haunt my writings. This may be because my...

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Hypocrisy is the tribute that vice pays to virtue.

- Fr Victor Ferrao