Fila Sophia

applied philosophy, deep democracy, sustainability / by A.R.Teleb

A European Europe?

With the frenzy in Europe and parts of the United States, after the Pegida demonstrations and the Charlie Hebdo attacks, it is worth pausing to consider what a de-Islamized Europe … Continue reading

2015-01-23 · Leave a comment

The Journey: Cavafy’s Ithaka

What does this poem mean? The question is rhetorical. Journey, Odyssey: The journey as destination is a cliche that says nothing. The question is rhetorical, because an answer is death. … Continue reading

2015-01-22 · Leave a comment

Why can’t they love our bombs?

In honor of Dr. King, I want to remind us of something he certainly would have. 2015 begins the 25th year of our bombing of Iraq–yes, 25–the 15th of our … Continue reading

2015-01-19 · Leave a comment

Citizens’ Initiative Reviews: Democracy via Vicarious Deliberation?

Although there has been much discussion (or rather speculation) in deliberative democracy circles on the potential and possible pitfalls of “intensive” citizen deliberation–especially on Equality by Lot–there has been less … Continue reading

2015-01-17 · 1 Comment

Debugging the System

A review of Manuel Arriaga’s Rebooting Democracy [A] long habit of not thinking a thing WRONG, gives it a superficial appearance of being RIGHT. Thomas Paine, Common Sense Rebooting Democracy … Continue reading

2015-01-14 · Leave a comment

Plus ça change?

Can you guess which American party had this platform and when? The conditions which surround us best justify our cooperation; we meet in the midst of a nation brought to … Continue reading

2014-10-19 · Leave a comment

A Lesson for Michael Moore

[and Noam Chomsky too!] Multimedia is unusual for Filasophia but the occasion is quite special. Without looking for conspiracies or evil-doers, without cinema gimmicks, this 45-minute documentary (French with English … Continue reading

2014-10-18 · Leave a comment
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