AN UNHEEDED WARNING TO DALIT STUDENT MOVEMENT BY BABASAHEB AMBEDKAR

OR How Bahujan Activism Ruined Dalit Literary Movement in Karnataka April 10th, 2017 (written for commemorating 126th Ambedkar Jayanti) By PRAKASH DEV, (mailtopdev@gmail.com) In the recent UP elections, BSP’s debacle despairs the Dalit community across the country. What should Dalit-bahujan do? Now it’s time to revisit the basics. The Bahujan activism has misread Babasaheb Ambedkar’s … Continue reading AN UNHEEDED WARNING TO DALIT STUDENT MOVEMENT BY BABASAHEB AMBEDKAR

What the Tortoise Said to Achilles

"What the Tortoise Said to Achilles, written by Lewis Carroll in 1895 for the philosophical journal Mind, is a brief allegorical dialogue on the foundations of logic."$ ACHILLES had overtaken the Tortoise, and had seated himself comfortably on its hack. "So you've got to the end of our race-course?" said the Tortoise. " Even though … Continue reading What the Tortoise Said to Achilles

Illustrations of the Logic of Science

Popular Science Monthly Volume 12 January 1878  (1878) Illustrations of the Logic of Science II By Charles Sanders Peirce *** By C. S. PEIRCE, ASSISTANT IN THE UNITED STATES COAST SURVEY.   SECOND PAPER.—HOW TO MAKE OUR IDEAS CLEAR. I. WHOEVER has looked into a modern treatise on logic of the common sort, will doubtless … Continue reading Illustrations of the Logic of Science

Democracy and Hindu social system

An excerpt from BAWS, Vol.4 There are various forms of Government known to history—Monarchy, Aristocracy and Democracy to which may be added Dictatorship. The most prevalent form of Government at the present time is Democracy. There is, however, no unanimity as to what constitutes Democracy. When one examines the question one finds that there are … Continue reading Democracy and Hindu social system

Ur-Fascism

By Umberto Eco  But who are They? If we still think of the totalitarian governments that ruled Europe before the Second World War we can easily say that it would be difficult for them to reappear in the same form in different historical circumstances. If Mussolini’s fascism was based upon the idea of a charismatic … Continue reading Ur-Fascism

Physicists Are Philosophers, Too

In his final essay the late physicist Victor Stenger argues for the validity of philosophy in the context of modern theoretical physics

Excerpt: Einstein letter to Robert Thornton

“I fully agree with you about the significance and educational value of methodology as well as history and philosophy of science. So many people today – and even professional scientists – seem to me like somebody who has seen thousands of trees but has never seen a forest. A knowledge of the historic and philosophical … Continue reading Excerpt: Einstein letter to Robert Thornton