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Dive deep into Mark Lilla's The Stillborn God with extended analysis, commentary, and discussion.
Hobbes, in Lilla’s view, was the author of what Lilla calls the “Great Separation,” since Hobbes showed the way for talking about both politics and religion in naturalistic terms, in place of considering nature and politics from the perspective of theology. Even those, such as philosopher John Locke, who disagreed with the view of the nature of humanity presented by Hobbes tended to follow Hobbes in focusing on human experience rather than on divine order. After Hobbes forced faith and authority apart, Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Immanuel Kant brought them back together
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I speak with the sociologist Avijit Pathak on interdisciplinary research, my interest in Gandhi, writers and politics, and more:
Why today's grand show of opposition unity to mark HD Kumaraswamy’s swearing-in leaves me cold? My article on the tested, tried and tired template of grand alliance.
Please read and share. https://t.co/HEgOARlN2E via @thetribunechd
I've been repeating this point: Citizenship Act Amendment Bill is unconstitutional, as it is based on two nation theory. Pl read @pbmehta on why we need to pay attention.
Assam is sitting on ethnic volcano. BJP wants to ensure it errupts, so as to swing marginal votes in 2019. https://t.co/8nqsLaTYhH
Why replacing politicians with experts is a reckless idea https://t.co/DN2HgXKfZl Excellent read/analysis --for those dolt experts:))) RT
Researchers reason that things spread through social networks because they are appealing, not because they are true https://t.co/wanbAM2TY5
#Event: Renowned author and economist @sanjeevsanyal speaks on satire and how fiction imitates life. https://t.co/82sWiM9LTK
Disgusting article. Sexist upper crust garbage. https://t.co/LiVPhmbtCw
This indian illustrator is challenging all the norms of beauty, body and gender. His work is beautiful and so strong !
Replacing Babasaheb Ambedkar with Deendayal Upadhyay Shows BJP's Hatred Toward Babasaheb Ambedkar https://t.co/i2PfgM7LP5
Chakras are related to the hierarchy of the 5 senses, which describe multiple planes of existence from gross to subtle. This idea, originally from the Sāmkhya system, is unique to Indian systems of philosophy. The Dēvas are the principal components across each of these planes.
We don't follow things written in any Hindu scripture because of Macaulay effect. We hesitate wearing any religious symbol because that makes us look uncool. But we badly fear Islam and Sharia and want to chill in Malls. So we are self certified great Hindus. Okay!
Brilliant! I will go further & say that Gandhism & its progeny RSS are not products of Vedic Shakti-worship but of Christian masochism transmitted to them via Ramakrishna Mission & Left-wing guilt-mongering. https://t.co/Yxzx9wlyQd
General attitude of revering Islam & Christianity while looking down on Hindu nationalism. It seems to have had major impact via Golwalkar & now even Modi.
A new way to measure the five death-blows Earth dealt to its life https://t.co/ojwYN6Dwy2 https://t.co/ZOmEAXTCAe
How neoliberalism colonised feminism – and what you can do about it https://t.co/QfHppyCBOx https://t.co/Rz105M6E5E
Powerful subject, gripping reportage & writing that smashes it out the park #mustread https://t.co/gObMQ8Bual
This Day Last Year - 23rd May - An object of fascination & at times reverence in Europe’s cultural centre — France, the timeless creator and tireless giver she is, India should shed her passivity & effectively project all that is precious in her heritage. https://t.co/dAIVJw8ouG
Hugo, Quinet and Michelet were part of the Romantic movement in one way or another. So were the poets Lamartine, de Vigny, Leconte de l’Isle, and many others who all liberally drank deep at India’s fountains, some to the point of inebriation. -Michel Danino
Open Letter to India: Looking Back in Time (Part 1) https://t.co/YLLv4iU4VU #culturalintegrationindia #psec
For decades Thomas Kuhn struggled to square the thought of an independent reality with the thesis of a changing world. He died feeling like a failure. https://t.co/i3UNmCam1E
Such a lovely essay by @RoshniBajaj Brought back memories of Bombay https://t.co/PPTK5bmDp2
The illusion of prosperity-China’s orgy of infrastructure spending
Absolutely must read for fans of state capitalism
Root for capitalism, not state capitalism. For freedom by right, not a little more by permission.
Teaching Race: On Stereotypes and Privilege - by Laura A. LeVon https://t.co/vGCm3qBeAB
Achieving disagreement: A conference on overcoming polarization & orthodoxy & achieving constructive debate. https://t.co/4akhbPRY6S
What a fabulous, evocative, cover of @davidfrawleyved's book, "Gods, Sages, and Kings" (much better, IMO, than the one used for the Indian edition!)
Tune into AuroMusic to listen to Sri Aurobindo Gayatri Mantra
Hymn to Maa Durga by Sri Aurobindo in Bengali https://t.co/BXrVXAGMTQ
JAYA MIRE - a Prayer to The Mother.
A musical offering in Sanskrit. Lyrics and direction: Sampadananda Mishra, music: Pavitra Kumar. Recorded in Cuttack, Orissa. Produced by Sri Aurobindo Society. https://t.co/IO57ieqh9J
Recitation of Sri Aurobindo's lyrical poem (VIDEO CLIP + AUDIO) https://t.co/WPl40sTvaT
Marketime: Men feel entitled to our bodies https://t.co/SoS5Z5luS4 @NathTusar @mediacrooks @RajeevSrinivasa @acorn
This mire must harbour the orchid and the rose,
From her blind unwilling substance must emerge
A beauty that belongs to happier spheres.
- Sri Aurobindo ("SAVITRI")