Living the Natural contract as Gratitude

The fact that humans are parasitical in the non-human world is but natural that humans have to adopt an attitude of gratitude. The parasitic relations do not involve mutuality. They are unidirectional and involve only taking and no giving. The realization that humans have their life and being in a parasitic relationship with the non-human world strikes a definite...

The Embedded and Embodied Humans

Human exceptionality as discovers of the secrets of all births of everything along with the ontology of inseparability inside oneself and outside of natural and the cultural (embodied and embedded nature of humanity) existence manifests a contract with nature. The natural contract was unfortunately set aside and forgotten by the social contract of modernity. The social contract of modernity...

Thinking Indians (III)

What is the kind of thinking that we need today as Indians? This question is not unnecessary but is relevant to the difficult times that we find ourselves  today. We may ask: what is truly Indian? Thinking that fragments Indians on the basis of culture and faith or one that embraces difference and diversity on the basis of our...

Teaching to Transgress: Grammatology as a Pedagogy (III)

The non-phonetic moment in writing challenges the metaphysic of the proper (self-possession). It is chiefly concerned with speaking pictures. We are still into logocentrism as we are into philophemes of sight and voices. This realization is in indeed important because what we call Big Data Analytics desemiotizes, squeezes, and hollows out speaking pictures and converts them as figures of...

The Imperative of Dialogue: towards a Phenomenlogy of being able (un Homme Capable)

Our society stands in need of dialogue. This dialogue is vital for peace, harmony and progress. This dialogic exchange is not based on Platonic or Hegelian dialectic. Neither it is to be based on Habermasian communicative rationality. We do not so much need rational meaning. What we need is relational hermeneutical meaningfulness. What we need is a radical openness...

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Dreams, Determination and Deeds lead us to beautiful Destinations.

- Fr Victor Ferrao