Is Another World Possible?

We are haunted by racism, casteism and discriminatory nationalism. These and other indignities that are afflicting humans have their roots in philosophy. The way we have been philosophizing is at the root of these evils. Philosophy has produced our world. It has contributed immensely to our world but has also in several ways led to evil ways. Another world...

The Death of Philosophy

What has philosophy done to us? has it led us astray ? What has this friendship/ love with/of wisdom given us and our world. Could our world be different? If so how? Perhaps to usher in another world , philosophy has to die. The paradox is that all these above questions are philosophical. Perhaps it is time to question...

Dharmic Thinking

Indian civilization has produced fertile Dharmic traditions. Dharma has been mistranslated as religion. Dharma is dhr (saskrit root) meaning to hold fast to one’s being or duty. Because dharma evokes duty perhaps it is also thought to be eternal law. I think that the all-embracing meaning of dharma is being one’s true self. It is a way of being...

Accidental State

Can there be a society where we have no division between oppressors and oppressed, dominant, and dominated? Such a society appears to be too true to be real. A division less society appears to be apolitical. Yet French anthropologist Pierre Clastres presents such a society that is profoundly political as fruit of his ethnological studies. Besides, such a society...

Our Universe is Locally Unreal

Our universe is not locally real. You heard it right. Three Scientists John F. Clauser, Anton Zeilinger and Alain Aspect were given Noble Prize in 2022 for just demonstrating this. It reminds us of the legendary Richard Feynman who once said, ‘if you think that you have to understand quantum physics, you don’t understand it.’ In fact, Albert Einstein...

Understanding Temporal Sovereignties

Time is omnipresent. It lives in us and we live in time. Time sets the tempo of life. It vilifies our hopes and electrifies our desires and aspirations. There are several lines of time co-occurring along the sides. Each of us aligns our life to these times flowing through other humans, livings things and our cultural forms and institutions....

Theology of Migration

Migration is an important phenomenon of our times. Unfortunately, it not so much welcomed in our days. Migrants are looked upon as burden by countries. What could be a Christian response to migration? is there a theology of migration. Migration is a sign of our times and is a challenge of pastoral care. Existentialists tell us that humans as...

De-imperializing Writing

Writing can be an act of imperialism. Feminists have alleged that writings are patriarchal. Anti-race and anti-caste activists have demonstrated that writings are also race or caste laden. Like Martin Heidegger who thinks that our language is already metaphysical, several thinkers think that our language is already value laden and as such is already biased towards the interest of...

Writing with Signs

Everything emits Signs. The primordial form of writing that is inscribed into things that we experience is one of signs or signals emitted by them. These signs are not of the same kind and do not have the same way of appearance and do not allow themselves to be deciphered in the same way. Signs, therefore, are not homogeneous...

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