Philosophy routinely finds itself charting a course between two seemingly irreconcilable positions, a middle way between extremes. The first update in a new series: a daily reading of Kant and Nagarjuna as two exponents of the 'Middle Way.'
In this second essay in the Trump to Biden series, I address the deep challenges facing the US, the illnesses of which the transition was a symptom.
From Trump to Biden: A Brief History of the Immediate Past. The first in a five part series.
The 21st century is likely to be the most eventful century in human history. This coming decade will set many of its long-term trends and determine whether we thrive as a planet or collapse into ruin. Either way, a new world is about to be born.
We spend days, months, even years looking for answers. People who find the answer are celebrated as geniuses, prophets and inventors. The world beats a path to their mousetrap. In contrast, we don’t spend much effort looking for questions.
In my previous essay, I introduced the concept of cosiety and suggested it’s a better framework for understanding the ‘pillars of Indian society’ such as caste than the concept of society itself. The first step is to reveal traces of…
There’s just one continuum from the neural to the social. That’s just for starters: give it time and the continuum will go all the way from cells to continents. Cosiety zindabad!
Can we say something new about caste as a system? How has it changed as a result of being fully absorbed within the capitalist system?
We take worlds for granted. Science reduces them; literature shrinks them and philosophy ignores them. And yet, without the world we would be nothing. The weltist returns to the world from the universe. They are more worm than eagle.
Horizontal epistemology is the norm in the age of big data. It's not enough to perform one experiment but to have uniform standards for a family of experiments.