Fila Sophia

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

The Making of Homo Probabilis

A review of Ivan Ascher’s Portfolio Society Ascher, Ivan. 2016. Portfolio society: on the capitalist mode of prediction. New York: Zone books. Portfolio society is such a well-written book of … Continue reading

2016-12-22 · Leave a comment

How We Will Come to Appreciate Donald Trump

Sometimes the sense of external oppression acts as a challenge and arouses intellectual energy and excites courage. – John Dewey The United States will experience a significant economic boom over the … Continue reading

2016-11-24 · Leave a comment

The Silver Lining: Twelve Gifts from Trump to Progressives

A shorter version appeared on openDemocracy here. Now that they have had some time to mourn, clamor, or lick their wounds, progressives should begin to see the silver lining from … Continue reading

2016-11-16 · Leave a comment

Islamophobia Lite or Trump’s Academic Enablers

A review of Kelsay’s Islam & War John Kelsay. 1993. Islam and War. Westminster John Knox Press. As we reflect on the increased visibility of racist, xenophobic, Islamophobic, and anti-semitic … Continue reading

2016-11-11 · Leave a comment

To Awaken Democracy

As Democracy Spring and Democracy Awakening begin a week of sit-ins and civil disobedience on Capitol Hill and as your inbox fills up with spam via the End Citizens United … Continue reading

2016-04-11 · Leave a comment

Creating a Framework for Sortition

Originally posted on Equality by lot:
Dr. Roslyn Fuller is a lecturer in International Law based in Ireland. She is a regular contributor to Irish and international media on world…

2015-09-27 · Leave a comment

Sortition and Legitimate Coercion

Originally posted on Equality by lot:
In an address called “What is Political Science For?” at the 2013 American Political Science Association’s Annual Meeting, APSA President Jane Mansbridge mentioned sortition…

2015-03-30 · Leave a comment