Leadership and the lessons from an empire in decline – in 10th century Baghdad

by Rashmee

Posted on April 9, 2020


This is the first global crisis in more than 50 years where no country is …

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Should a class in practical ethics be compulsory for politicians?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 12, 2019


I was reading bioethics professor Peter Singer’s piece on practical ethics when I remembered ‘The …

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What is bias? Is it perspective? Say, the view that being brown is not disqualifying?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 31, 2018


Donald Trump denunciation of Google for “RIGGED” search results against him are an extreme sort …

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Trump Googled himself, got Obama. Bit like Aristotle vs Plato in Arab world

by Rashmee

Posted on August 30, 2018


America’s child-man president is livid about the unfairness of internet searches. The Guardian reports that …

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#Helsinki, #Trump and an age-old story, the parable of the drunken mystic

by Rashmee

Posted on July 23, 2018


When Presidents Trump and Putin spoke to journalists in Helsinki exactly a week ago today, …

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It’s not democracy Vs epistocracy: The elected should seek expert advice

by Rashmee

Posted on May 11, 2018


  One of the most famous images in philosophy concerns something we recently discussed: rule …

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Why are we comparing the virtues of democracy Vs epistocracy?

by Rashmee

Posted on May 9, 2018


  David Runciman, a politics professor at Cambridge, recently defended democracy by warning against rule …

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How old would little Emma really be? Born in Nov, she was conceived in 1992

by Rashmee

Posted on January 29, 2018


How old would little Emma really be? Born last month, she was conceived in 1992.…

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Fake news? Socrates gives it the finger. Lessons for the mainstream media

by Rashmee

Posted on February 21, 2017


A piece in The Guardian the other day made a key point about the angst …

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Trump-ism & philosophy. Lessons from the 10th cent & its insistence on thinking for oneself

by Rashmee

Posted on January 22, 2017


This blog is NOT about President Donald Trump and philosophy (even though his aides had …

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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