A couple of questions-
1] Sachin scored a double century yesterday and I wanted to ask a friend if he was celebrating this as a ‘1square ton’. But before putting my foot in my mouth, I thought a little more and realized that 1square is not 2 and neither isContinue reading “Foxed”
The eventual plan is to open an investigation of POMOism. In order to begin to understand what Post Modernism might be meaning, I suggest that perhaps we ought first to have some idea of what Modernism was trying to do. I feel that only by contrast with or in continuation of MODERNISM can we make sense of the Post- Modern.
Very briefly (and perhaps somewhat crudely) Modernism could be characterized as that tendency in Western art and literature that moved away from the endemic certainty of classical art (stemming from a firm faith in science and Reason) as also from a firm faith in a compassionate , all powerful Creator who supervised the orderliness of the universe.Continue reading “POCO, POMO, POPOMO – But What About the MO itself ?”
When I was three years old my grandmother would often put me to bed by saying,” Look, the sun has already gone to bed under the blanket of the sea and the moon, his mother, having put off the lights in the sky, is watching over him while he sleeps.” For quite some years thereafter, this was an entirely satisfactory explanation of the sunset for me.Continue reading “Go Figure – A Note on Explanation”
The Free Will v/s Determinism controversy hinges round the concept of Causation. Science assumes that all events have a cause. If an event has a cause, then it is determined by the cause. ‘All events’ include human action – more specifically – humans exercising ‘choice’ between actions. If all acts are thus determined by antecedent causes, then there is no room for free will.Continue reading “Opening on Free Will/Determinism”
Ethics and religion are two different things. In fact, religion and philosophy are two different things too. The difference lies in the aims of the subjects.Continue reading “A Short Note on Ethics”
I’m just putting some old posts of mine scattered all around cyberspace together here for now. Will edit and organize neatly a bit later.
ATTEMPTED INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
Philosophy perhaps is the only subject that has yet not agreed upon what is its subject matter or even what it aims to achieve in spite of it being the oldest science in civilization.Continue reading “Old Posts”
Stepping (gingerly) into this strange and brave new world not knowing what it holds. Tic tac toeing on the keyboard and hoping to connect, confabulate and to learn much from this colloquy.
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