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

Tag Archives: linguistics

The Arabic in Everyday English

Below is a list of everyday, non-specialized words in the English language that are of Arabic origin. They can be put into three categories: 1) words that refer to plants, … Continue reading

2013-05-10 · 4 Comments

So, tell me about these “real numbers.” Plato, Therapy, Theory, & Ethnography

Last time I related Plato’s “ideas” to mathematics, in particular Calculus and Geometry. The value of Plato, and the “doctrine of ideas,” carries over into other realms as well, from … Continue reading

2013-02-24 · 2 Comments

Tolerance: A Few Words for a Dirty Word

A more playful title could be “Doing words dirty: de-riddling Derridian derisions.” “Tolerance,” first clich├ęd, was then dirtied by philosophers of wordplay, philosophers who would hold it only in the … Continue reading

2013-02-14 · 3 Comments