Category Archives: Philosophy

50 shades of activism

All that remains is (my and our) humanist hope, without proof. (Ingrid Hoofd) Freedom Freedom You got to give for what you take (George Michael: Freedom) Let me start by unequivocally saying that I have very little patience—bordering on disdain—for

50 shades of activism

All that remains is (my and our) humanist hope, without proof. (Ingrid Hoofd) Freedom Freedom You got to give for what you take (George Michael: Freedom) Let me start by unequivocally saying that I have very little patience—bordering on disdain—for

No Future Now

Denah Johnston’s book, No Future Now, shares part of its title with a song by proto-punks The MC5 (“Future Now” from their High Time album from 1970); punk avatars The Sex Pistols’ (“No Future” from their 1976 Never Mind the

No Future Now

Denah Johnston’s book, No Future Now, shares part of its title with a song by proto-punks The MC5 (“Future Now” from their High Time album from 1970); punk avatars The Sex Pistols’ (“No Future” from their 1976 Never Mind the

Yasmin How You Know?

Almost 4 years after Yasmin Ahmad’s untimely departure, Yasmin How You Know? uncovers the legacy of the storyteller behind films such as Sepet and Gubra and distills it into the form of a book. This is no easy task, but

Yasmin How You Know?

Almost 4 years after Yasmin Ahmad’s untimely departure, Yasmin How You Know? uncovers the legacy of the storyteller behind films such as Sepet and Gubra and distills it into the form of a book. This is no easy task, but

In conversation: Relational Syntax

  Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=jI-lbHknXgI Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaO3rKlYZO8 Jeremy Fernando chats with Marco and Adam in the reading room at Tembusu College, NUS about writing, art, music, and the edited collection Relational Syntax. Relational Syntax: Aesthetic awareness and ideological experience in

In conversation: Relational Syntax

  Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=jI-lbHknXgI Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaO3rKlYZO8 Jeremy Fernando chats with Marco and Adam in the reading room at Tembusu College, NUS about writing, art, music, and the edited collection Relational Syntax. Relational Syntax: Aesthetic awareness and ideological experience in

The Reader as Neophyte Mystic

In a way, the book’s subtitle, “Conversations with Yahia Lababidi,” is misleading. Ostensibly, the book comprises Alex Stein’s dialogues with Lababidi on the literary luminaries Franz Kafka, Charles Baudelaire, Friedrich Nietzsche, Rainer Maria Rilke, Vilhelm Ekelund, and Søren Kierkegaard. But

The Reader as Neophyte Mystic

In a way, the book’s subtitle, “Conversations with Yahia Lababidi,” is misleading. Ostensibly, the book comprises Alex Stein’s dialogues with Lababidi on the literary luminaries Franz Kafka, Charles Baudelaire, Friedrich Nietzsche, Rainer Maria Rilke, Vilhelm Ekelund, and Søren Kierkegaard. But

Why you should read: Plato’s Phaedrus

In this piece, Jeremy Fernando argues that, instead of going to a dating coach, or reading a self-help book from a ‘pick up artist’, one should go to the master himself–Socrates–and in particular his teachings from Plato’s Phaedrus. Is that

Why you should read: Plato’s Phaedrus

In this piece, Jeremy Fernando argues that, instead of going to a dating coach, or reading a self-help book from a ‘pick up artist’, one should go to the master himself–Socrates–and in particular his teachings from Plato’s Phaedrus. Is that

Vedic scapegoating

This slim volume condenses and extends Girard’s path-making theory on mimesis – ideas that have set the standards in anthropological philosophy for much of the past thirty years. Sacrifice is translated from the 2003 French text, and Matthew Pattillo and

Vedic scapegoating

This slim volume condenses and extends Girard’s path-making theory on mimesis – ideas that have set the standards in anthropological philosophy for much of the past thirty years. Sacrifice is translated from the 2003 French text, and Matthew Pattillo and