The Joker and The Philosophy of Terrorism

“You don’t really understand an antagonist until you understand why he’s a protagonist in his own version of the world” – John Rogers Introduction Every good story is like an essay. Each character signifies some philosophical thought which is then being tested throughout the narrative. A villain symbolises an objection or a counterargument to theContinue reading “The Joker and The Philosophy of Terrorism”

Is ‘Neoliberalism’ Real?

A spectre is haunting Europe — the spectre of neoliberalism. All the powers of old Europe have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this apparition: the unions and the poor, Corbyn and Mélenchon, French radicals and British intellectuals. Where is the party in government that has not been decried as neoliberal by its opponents?Continue reading “Is ‘Neoliberalism’ Real?”

‘Music is the language of emotions’: A Darwinian Argument for Expressionism

“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I see my life in terms of music.” – Albert Einstein How does music provide us with pleasure? The whole process seems to be very mysterious in and of itself. In a sense, a cluster of wavelengths roamContinue reading “‘Music is the language of emotions’: A Darwinian Argument for Expressionism”