Hungary and the EU: When streetfighters
Hungary and the EU: When streetfighters enter coffee-houses European Council on Foreign RelationsViktor Orbán may reject the EU's way of doing things. But the political maelstrom he has helped unleash could equally see him floored.
Posted on 18 March 2019 | 8:00 am
The Puzzling Poetic Praxis of JH Prynne -
The Puzzling Poetic Praxis of JH Prynne - Part II Scoop.co.nzThe need to lend a voice to suffering is a condition of all truth.” - Theodor Adorno, Negative Dialects .
Posted on 14 March 2019 | 8:18 pm
What Jeanine Pirro's comments about llhan
What Jeanine Pirro's comments about llhan Omar reveal about public religion in America The Week Magazine"Think about it," Fox News host Jeanine Pirro asked viewers of her Saturday night show: Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) "wears a hijab, which, according to the ...
Posted on 11 March 2019 | 11:31 am
Why did it take 10 years for America to
Why did it take 10 years for America to leave Michael Jackson's Neverland? SalonHad enough of Michael Jackson's never-ending afterlife here on earth? I figured I'd had more than enough as soon as it began, with his passing, in 2009.
Posted on 4 March 2019 | 12:00 am
How to Get the Best Results from Big Data
How to Get the Best Results from Big Data Analysis Knowledge@WhartonA good model can yield good analysis from reams of data. But the best analysis comes from applying multiple models, says author Scott E. Page.
Posted on 20 February 2019 | 12:00 am
How Saudi Arabia and the UAE are silencing
How Saudi Arabia and the UAE are silencing dissent Middle East EyeBeyond muting their own civil societies, the Gulf states are helping authoritarians throughout the region to double down on activists.
Posted on 11 February 2019 | 12:00 am
The Intertwined Pull of the Secular and
The Intertwined Pull of the Secular and Religious in a Divided America PatheosOn Wednesday, January 16th, at the Adam's Middle School in a small, bedroom community in Holliston, Massachusetts, a community conversation was held ...
Posted on 10 February 2019 | 12:00 am
Mellowbalisation - The Express Tribune
Mellowbalisation The Express TribuneSuggests that the steam has gone out of globalisation.
Posted on 9 February 2019 | 12:00 am
Netanyahu’s attack on mainstream media in
Netanyahu’s attack on mainstream media in controversial poster demonstrates its power HaaretzThere was a great deal of shock expressed these past few days over the election billboard that went up in Tel Aviv featuring pictures of four leading journalists ...
Posted on 20 January 2019 | 12:00 am
Islam between Culture and politics - Daily
Islam between Culture and politics Daily TimesIslam is both cultural and faith system but not a political ideology (Politicization). The politicization of Islam in past decades had created a distinction between ...
Posted on 17 January 2019 | 12:00 am
Social decline in the heart of Europe -
Social decline in the heart of Europe gulfnews.comGermany, Europe's most powerful nation, has become as unequal and classobsessed as Britain.
Posted on 16 January 2019 | 12:00 am
What Cafés Did for Liberalism - The New
What Cafés Did for Liberalism The New YorkerThey were essential social institutions of political modernity—caffeinated pathways out of clan society and into a cosmopolitan world, Adam Gopnik writes.
Posted on 24 December 2018 | 12:00 am
Distinguished Professor Elizabeth Loftus is
Distinguished Professor Elizabeth Loftus is awarded Dublin university's Ulysses Medal UCI NewsElizabeth Loftus, Distinguished Professor of psychological science as well as criminology, law & society, has been awarded the Ulysses Medal, University ...
Posted on 7 December 2018 | 12:00 am
Mob rule and democracy - The News
Mob rule and democracy The News InternationalWhen society runs out of ideas, it enters into its decaying phase. But when ideas are suppressed, society starts to deteriorate into mob rule. The most important ...
Posted on 2 December 2018 | 12:00 am
The Case Against Arguing About Politics With
The Case Against Arguing About Politics With Your Family at Thanksgiving Pacific StandardDonald Trump's surprise victory in the 2016 presidential election came just weeks before the second-most significant event in American political life: ...
Posted on 21 November 2018 | 12:00 am
The Finnish Basic Income Experiment –
The Finnish Basic Income Experiment – Correcting The Narrative • Social Europe Social Europe JournalAdvocates of a basic income have despaired at the Finnish government for not extending its promising experiment. But given the hostility and challenges the ...
Posted on 8 November 2018 | 12:00 am
A Departure With Consequences - Jacobin
A Departure With Consequences Jacobin magazineAngela Merkel has announced she will not seek another term as Chancellor. The candidates lining up to replace her suggest the transition will be anything but ...
Posted on 2 November 2018 | 12:00 am
Time to wake up: We are deeply concerned
Time to wake up: We are deeply concerned about the future of Europe and Germany Handelsblatt Global EditionAs nationalism threatens the European peace project, six leading German thinkers penned an open letter on how to save it.
Posted on 25 October 2018 | 12:00 am
"New" Perspectives For Europe •
"New" Perspectives For Europe • Social Europe Social Europe JournalI am invited to talk about New Perspectives on Europe, but new ones fail me, and the Trumpian decay afflicting even the core of Europe makes me seriously ...
Posted on 22 October 2018 | 12:00 am
Sabarimala opens today: Treatment of women
Sabarimala opens today: Treatment of women by protesters is something Mahatma Gandhi would have objected to FirstpostThe Sabarimala verdict has been rejected by hundreds of devotees, men and women alike. The protest has come in the form of review petitions, marches and ...
Posted on 17 October 2018 | 12:00 am
Open Question: Would you consider Jurgen
I'm currently writing something about him and I'm interested in people's opinions.
Also, what makes a philosophy "radical"?
Posted on 10 January 2016 | 10:34 pm
Open Question: Would you consider the
Also, how do you define "radical"? NOTE: I am writing a PhD thesis on Habermas and I'm interested in how people see his ideas. I'm not trying to get someone else to "do my homework".
Posted on 9 January 2016 | 12:40 pm
Open Question: Which label fits Jurgen
Posted on 5 October 2014 | 7:36 am
Resolved Question: What are your views of
"Society is dependent upon a criticism of its own traditions"
"According to the German philosopher Jurgen Habermas, modern society depends not only on technological advances, but also upon of ability to criticise and reason collectively about our own traditions.
Reason says Habermas, lies at the heart of our everyday communications. Somebody says or does something and we say, "Why did you do that ?" or "Why did you say that?"
We continually ask for justifications which is why Habermas talks about "communicative" reason. Reason, for him,is not about abstract truths, but about the need we have to justify ourselves to others. "
All that is a quote from a book I'm reading ...
B.Q. How does this notion sit with an era dominated by advertising and the mass media ...?
How does that sit the with concept Noam Chomsky alluded to when he said "If we choose, we can live in a world of comforting illusion "...?
My apologies in advance for the dryness of the question .
Posted on 22 July 2013 | 1:39 pm
Resolved Question: Explain and evaluate the
What did he revolutionized? I need help and ideas on writing an essay about Jurgen Habermas. Any help would be appreciated thank you
Posted on 15 April 2013 | 4:35 am