Why Nehru matters more than ever - OPINION -
The HinduWhy Nehru matters more than ever - OPINION - The HinduThe HinduUnremembering Jawaharlal Nehru is to forget that there is an alternative to narrow nationalism.and more »
Posted on 8 August 2017 | 1:46 pm
Why Nehru matters more than ever - The Hindu
The HinduWhy Nehru matters more than everThe HinduWhat the philosopher Jürgen Habermas calls the 'public use of history' should be, for this reason, subjected to strong evaluations. Since the craft has a bearing on the human condition, we ought to distinguish between histories that inspire a ...
Posted on 7 August 2017 | 1:41 pm
Will TV Popularity Be the End of German
Big ThinkWill TV Popularity Be the End of German Philosophy?Big ThinkMedia-friendly philosophers like Richard David Precht and Jürgen Habermas are taking German philosophy out of the ivory tower and into living rooms across Germany, both on Precht's self-titled television program and in the pages of popular books and ...
Posted on 5 August 2017 | 9:32 am
Is Germany a normal country? Its citizens
New StatesmanIs Germany a normal country? Its citizens are finding that a painful questionNew StatesmanNear my flat in Berlin, six cobblestone-sized plaques glint from the pavement. The first reads: “Here lived Maria Witelson, née Zuckermann. Born 1892. Deported 1942. Murdered in Majdanek.” Each of the others commemorates one of her five teenage ...
Posted on 3 August 2017 | 12:42 am
This One Photo Perfectly Sums Up Why We
PJ MediaThis One Photo Perfectly Sums Up Why We Needed Trump's Military Transgender BanPJ MediaLinguistically oriented philosophers like Jurgen Habermas call such snafus "performative contradictions": the pragmatic presuppositions of the act of enunciation (i.e., the fact that only God could perform the action of truthfully speaking the sentence ...
Posted on 26 July 2017 | 11:59 am
The Conversable World: Finding a Compass in
Borradori, Philosophy in a Time of Terror: Dialogues with Jurgen Habermas and Jacques Derrida , p. 35). Although we have the ontological capacity to learn to listen and heed others, for a variety of reasons (faulty socialization, schools that do not ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 6:55 pm
Punched Bloody by a Hand We Think Is
With a wonderment somewhat like Hegel's, the German political philosopher Jurgen Habermas marveled at this "constitutional patriotism" in American citizens who possessed what Gibbon described as "that public courage which is nourished by the love of ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 10:36 am
Labour’s voter ‘purge’ proves
This was nothing short of political authoritarianism. In the words of the German intellectual Jurgen Habermas: the outcome is disgraceful because forcing the Greek government to agree to an economically questionable, predominantly symbolic privatisation ...
Posted on 21 August 2015 | 12:31 am
Clone me up, Scotty: A brief satirical
Even famous philosophers like Jurgen Habermas jumped on the clonist bandwagon. Just to make sure human dignity was absolutely protected many countries, like Germany (sporting its reinvented ethical leadership colours), also created crippling legislation ...
Posted on 20 August 2015 | 1:54 pm
Benedict XVI and Christian Europe, as seen
At the same time, Benedict did not hesitate to dialogue with thinkers such as the German philosopher Jurgen Habermas and the Italian Social Democrat and atheist Paolo Flores d’Arcais. “In his opinion, a dialogue does not automatically mean a compromise ...
Posted on 15 August 2015 | 12:13 am