Anti-abortion, pro-gun laws aren’t progressive but are they strictly anti-democratic?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 5, 2021


/ POLITICS & AMERICA The other day Ed Luce, the Financial Times’s US editor, warned …

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Ted Cruz’s push for belief over fact means Biden didn’t win, there was no moon landing, Elvis lives

by Rashmee

Posted on January 5, 2021


This week, Texas Senator Ted Cruz will lead nearly a dozen Republican colleagues in a …

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Philosophically speaking, John Gray is doing to cats what Thomas Nagel did to bats

by Rashmee

Posted on October 28, 2020


The other day I heard a philosopher do to cats what Thomas Nagel famously did …

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Like Trump, the 7th century Byzantine Empire invoked God

by Rashmee

Posted on October 9, 2020


Somewhat like Donald Trump, who was recently moved to discern the hand of God in …

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Everyone’s writing about philosophy. Especially the pundits

by Rashmee

Posted on September 23, 2020


On September 8, Washington Post columnist David Von Drehle wrote a piece on the lessons …

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Robinson Crusoe’s Arab Andalusian forbears?

by Rashmee

Posted on September 16, 2020


The story goes as follows. Ibn Tufail, a 12th century Arab Andalusian thinker, wrote a …

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Back to the culture wars then

by Rashmee

Posted on September 14, 2020


The gains from the Greek-to-Arabic translation movement were many. It proved to be a great …

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What was the logic of the Greek-to-Arabic translation movement?

by Rashmee

Posted on September 13, 2020


Why did the second Abbasid Caliph Al Mansur (r.754-775) initiate the Greek-to-Arabic translation movement? He …

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The Greek-to-Arabic translation movement: no expense spared

by Rashmee

Posted on September 12, 2020


The 200-year-old Greek-to-Arabic translation movement begun by the Abbasid Caliph Al Mansur (r.754-775) has no …

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Culture wars and cultural gaps: the Hellenic equation

by Rashmee

Posted on September 11, 2020


The culture wars between the Muslims and the Byzantines had decided effects. Often, they left …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK