Category Archives: Philosophy

Libertarian Versus Liberal: The Fight For Liberty

ALEX HORSMAN The Libertarian vs Liberal debate is confusing for some, but once you understand it, it’s clear as day. While both of these political thought processes have some areas that overlap, you’ll soon understand the fundamental differences between the history, modernization, and 20th century belief systems behind them.   DEFINING A LIBERTARIAN   The foundation of Libertarianism is […]

Robert Nocizk: Rembrandt Of Libertarianism

ALEX HORSMAN Robert Nozick was one of Harvard’s most distinguished professors, a president of the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association, and the author of several influential books. Robert Nozick quotes, while not as numerous as those of better-known libertarian thought leaders [Murray Rothbard and Friedrich Hayek come to mind] are nevertheless illuminating. Nozick was born to […]

They Have A Different Charm

RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR Most successful people, we know, pursued their dreams, not just academics. This was, indeed, their ticket to success and eternal glory. Picture this. Most of our great, successful men and women never went through the 12-year educational ‘expedition’ our kids currently go through, along with their much-glorified percentage points. But, the best part […]

The Wood In The Trees

VENKATESH GOVINDARAJAN The tussle between the neoclassical economist — that stubborn, unyielding breed and the ecological economist — the rebellious change-seeking breed — has been going on for several decades now. It has just reached a climax. As per the former — Robert Solow, Joseph Stiglitz and John Hartwick among them —capital has to be […]

All About Horse Worship

GAYATRI PAGDI Each time the old year trots away, the new comes galloping in. As wishes surge, better times are hoped. If you appreciate Vedic imagery, the white steed of the Sun shows up on the New Year’s daybreak. As you inventively look at the horizon, several powerful milky-white steeds draw the Sun’s golden chariot […]

The Quintessential Madhvacàrya

RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR Madhvacàrya, or Madhva, in the context of Indian philosophy, holds a pre-eminent place as the proponent ‘absolute’ of the Dvaita, or Dualist, school of Vedanta. A philosopher among philosophers, Madhva was no straight-line thinker. He was a pioneer — one who went against a host of established standards, or norms. What led him […]