From Fear to Compassion: Contradictions in the Time of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Dr. Rey Ty has a wide experience in academia and practical approaches to interfaith peacebuilding, human rights, gender, environmentalism, and social justice issues, with a focus on training peace activists. He is currently the Program Coordinator of Building Peace and Moving beyond Conflict of the Christian Conference of Asia. Rey has an interdisciplinary background. He… Read More From Fear to Compassion: Contradictions in the Time of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Unpacking Derrida’s “Structure, Sign, and Play”

    “language bears within itself the necessity of its own critique” Today I got stuck into reading Derrida’s seminal text: “Structure, Sign and Play in the Discourse of Human Sciences”. While I am yet to completely grasp the argument put forth by Derrida, here is a meager attempt at understanding what the text is… Read More Unpacking Derrida’s “Structure, Sign, and Play”

Jordan Peterson on myth as a matrix of meaning

    We are all living a story which we do not understand. What if human beings, although not fully aware, are acting out a narrative? For Peterson the world has a deeply meaningful structure. But it might not be so apparent in this nihilistic postmodern world which claims “everything is subjective”; “everything is relative”.… Read More Jordan Peterson on myth as a matrix of meaning

Book Review: The Protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism

Weber Max, and Talcott Parsons. The Protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism. BN Publishing, 2008.   The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism has been popular among the scholars of relgion and sociologists in establishing the prominence of ideas over the centrality of material conditions in the making of history. Weber argues that… Read More Book Review: The Protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism