Monthly Archives: April 2013

About Tariq Ramadan and the CILE

To the extent that the Habermassian concept of post-secularism can be legitimately applied beyond the Western context (a possibility that Habermas seems to acknowledge),  Tariq Ramadan can be characterized as one of the most articulated contemporary post-secular intellectuals. In some … Continue reading

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How not to get bored: read “conservative”/ “politically incorrect” thinkers

Sometimes my liberal friends are asking me why I study horrible reactionary/ PI thinkers. There are many reasons why they are important. One of them is that by their more or less radical criticism of western liberal democracies, they do … Continue reading

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Leo Strauss on “Reason and Revelation”

“Revelation or faith is not compelled, by its principle, to refute philosophy. But philosophy is – threatened by the very possibility of revelation which it cannot refute.” Leo Strauss, “Reason and Revelation”, quoted in Heinrich Meier, Leo Strauss and the … Continue reading

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Today the most important contributions to political science

“Today the most important contributions to political science – not in the academic but in the noetic sense – come from archeology, from the investigations of myths and ethnology, from the history of the Ancient Orient, classical Antiquity and the … Continue reading

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New french translation of Swami Karpatri

The french publisher “Les Editions du Cerf” is announcing the release of a french translation (pdf) of two writings by Swami Karpatri, one on the symbolism of the Linga and the other on the Sri Vidya tradition. A review of … Continue reading

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