philosophy

Silicon Valley: the ultimate goal, or the beginning of the end? (Part two)
Opinion

Silicon Valley: the ultimate goal, or the beginning of the end? (Part two)

There is no doubt that technology has made our lives easier. From communicating with others despite miles of separation, to…
What can be done about society’s ongoing crisis of values?
Opinion

What can be done about society’s ongoing crisis of values?

It is so painful, so inexpressible when I look at what our relationship with “the other” has become; when I…
Islamic Rationalism: A Missed Opportunity?
Opinion

Islamic Rationalism: A Missed Opportunity?

On one of my visits to Germany, while walking in the streets of Munich, I bumped into a sheikh whom I know…
The surviving sect… its origins and connotations
Opinion

The surviving sect… its origins and connotations

What if Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) were to see the condition of Islam and Muslims today; would we be greeted with…
Row over ‘traitor’ philosopher Kant roils Russian hometown
World

Row over ‘traitor’ philosopher Kant roils Russian hometown

German philosopher Immanuel Kant has sparked an unexpected controversy in his Russian hometown over the prospect of naming the airport…
Report: Famed Iranian philosopher Shayegan dies at age 83
Middle East

Report: Famed Iranian philosopher Shayegan dies at age 83

Iranian state media are reporting that philosopher Dariush Shayegan, known for his book “Cultural Schizophrenia,” has died at the age…
The dharma of dollars: What Buddhism says about money and meaning
Life & Style

The dharma of dollars: What Buddhism says about money and meaning

Buddhism, which holds that wealth is temporary and no path to happiness, might not sound like the best source for…
If Rawls had written the Constitution
Opinion

If Rawls had written the Constitution

American political philosopher John Rawls had a nice idea about how material and non-material rights should be allocated across individuals…
A young Egyptian writer retires
Books

A young Egyptian writer retires

Kareem al-Sayyad, a 31-year old Egyptian writer, recently announced his retirement through a Facebook event, saying that he would devote…
What will art do about change? Oh wait, but what is change?
Art news

What will art do about change? Oh wait, but what is change?

In his lecture performance at the Alexandria Contemporary Art Forum’s symposium “Times are changing, what will art do about it?”…
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