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The wrong kind of activism

As I start writing this, I am sitting in the inner courtyard of a beautiful hotel is Santiago (Chile); what I’m planning to write has been stirring in my mind for much too long… © 2019 Ana Tijoux. Cacerolazo: a

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Posted in Ethics, Politics, Psychology

Essentialism and Compassion

What’s the relation between identity and essentialism? Why is compassion so rare? What links the TERF-wars with UK’s Labour party alleged Antisemitism? I can’t stop lucubrating on such questions. Thus, I need to write my thoughts down. As usual, I

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Changing my mind: the big list

How do we change our minds? I find this question fascinating and important. To start: only fools never change their mind. Secondarily, it is surprisingly hard to remember on what I actually did change my mind, and equally difficult to

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Posted in Ethics, Philosophy, Premises, Psychology

Corbyn, #Brexit and the “clever” long game that doesn’t exist.

The Brexit clock is ticking. As David Allen Green correctly states, Brexit will automatically happen, unless “something exceptional” will prevent it. It is still possible to #StopBrexit, many routes are still open and public opinion is probably shifting, but exceptional

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Inequality and progress, privilege and barnacles

I’ve recently been to Cape Town, for work. It is impossible for someone like me to visit South Africa without asking “What am I doing with my privileges?” (see previous post). The scale of abject poverty would be overwhelming in

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Posted in Evolution, Philosophy, Politics, Science

Naïve philosophaster: on method and privilege

In which I start counting my privileges and reflect on how I am trying to use them. … That’s correct, I did write “use [my privileges]”. This expression is questionable and relies on important implicit assumptions. In fact, one purpose

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