Monthly Archives: July 2008
Derrida: “Is love the love of someone or something?” Žižek: “‘I love you more than anything else!’ In this quite formal sense, love is evil!”
One of the modules I use to develop both my own and my students’ abilities to engage in critical thinking through argumentation focuses on the ‘anti-globalisation’ or, and more accurately, the ‘alter’-globalisation movment. One of the many areas we are challenged to critically … Continue reading
Ivan Illich meets Pink Floyd: “Many students, especially those who are poor, intuitively know what the schools do for them. They school them to confuse process and substance. Once these become blurred, a new logic is assumed: the more treatment … Continue reading
According to one personality test, based on Jung- Myers-Briggs typology, I am “Introverted, iNtuitive, Feeling, Judging” or more simply : INFJ. INFJ’s have been analysed as follows: “Beneath the quiet exterior, INFJs hold deep convictions about the weightier matters of … Continue reading
Anarchism has produced a group of characters of marvellous beauty. Both Elisée Reclus and the peerless Piotr Kropotkin were not only two of most striking and most expressive of anarchists, they were also geographers too.
Serge Latouche (Le Monde Diplomatique, Dec 2003) : “What if they very idea of growth – accumulating riches, destroying the environment and worsening social inequality – is a trap? Maybe we need to aim to create a society that is … Continue reading