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

Category Archives: Applied Philosophy

The Mideastern Roots of Modern Democracy

[First appeared May 26th Daft Blogger. More on humility soon.] Is it possible that it was not the rediscovery of Greek thought that brought equality, human rights and democracy to … Continue reading

2013-09-08 · 1 Comment

Google Palestine & Sociological Jurisprudence

[First appeared May 13, 2013 on Fair Observer. Start with comments there.] Google’s decision Friday May 3rd to change google.ps’s tagline to “Palestine” implicitly recognized it as a state. It … Continue reading

2013-05-27 · Leave a comment

Equality & Political Ecology: From Spinoza to Politdoche

Feeling and ideas are renewed, the heart expands, the human spirit develops only through the reciprocal action of human beings on one another. Alexis de Tocqueville Referring to the prevalence … Continue reading

2013-05-14 · 1 Comment

InsideOut OutsideIn: Long-Mileage Tips for Language Learning & Beyond

Learning a language we’ve all heard “Don’t translate!” and, the cliché, “only immersion works.” Yet seemingly everyone struggles with “easy languages” like French or Spanish. Why and what can a … Continue reading

2013-05-01 · 5 Comments

Redeeming Rousseau: Politdoche & General Will

Recently on Daft Blogger I fell hard on the word “government” and offered a replacement, “politdoche.” This article demonstrates why it fares better as an ideal and how it would … Continue reading

2013-04-19 · 2 Comments

Is the word “government” the problem?

“The wise know that foolish legislation is a rope of sand…that the state must follow, and not lead, the character and progress of the citizen.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Our prejudices … Continue reading

2013-04-11 · 2 Comments

Gonyea’s “Mr. Tillerman’s World”: Our Trembling Tyrants Within

Art is by nature polysemic, the more so the more engrossing. Political art especially needs to pose multiple questions in order to keep our interest. If the questions can be … Continue reading

2013-03-10 · 9 Comments