Tag: Politics

May 9, 2014

De L’Infini : A Foreigner’s Metaphysics

Book IV — Beyond the I’s : A Foreigner’s Metaphysics
— Part 1

The fact is so evident that we have managed to explore foreignness extensively without discussing it in depth : foreignness is a matter of space…

December 6, 2013

An Ethics of Love – Part 2
The loved Other is external to me. She is what comes before me, in front of my eyes, just like my near future is before me, unveiling before my mere observation. The loved Other is the one who will call for all my hopes and expectations. Hope (espoir in French) is a wait (esperar in Spanish), that is, hope is irremediably a turn to the future…

December 6, 2013

Justifying Corruption – Introduction
What have in common an Indian mole in Pakistan, an international arms agent and an alcohol mogul in North India? This rhetoric is clumsy but the point is even more evident: many, many would be all those who have corruption as their common denominator. A classical target of the utopian dreams of the Enlightenment Century, corruption is, four hundred years later, ubiquitous, present in multiple and complex forms all around the globe…

December 6, 2013

Justifying Corruption – Part 1
“The mafia doesn’t care about generating revenue for the government. In my case, I care a lot about the government. I run this business and add huge sums to the state exchequer.” — Ponty Chadha

November 4, 2013
September 20, 2013

“… form has acquired its own content: tacking back and forth between the vernacular near and the cosmopolitan far, and the vivid sense of commensurability this modulation generates, are the objective correlates of a much larger politics of culture” (Sheldon Pollock)…

November 30, 2012

Reason and the Senses :
A Dialogue Between Buddhism and Christianity
— Part 1

The question of authority is not one involving only politics and the critique of concrete powers; it is also a proper philosophical problem. Through the setting of a hierarchy of authority, a community shows its capacity to put into practice its fundamental principles and maintain its heritage…