Vijay Tankha

Articles By Vijay Tankha

In Good Faith: Democracy and tyranny

There is an intimate connection between the two seemingly opposed concepts.

On the birthday of Socrates, what can be said about the philosopher whom nobody has read?

Refashioning the oracular imperative — know thyself — the real Socratic question turns out to be not about him but about ourselves.

In Good Faith: Terms of unfreedom

How do ideas of metaphysical and political freedom align themselves? Is dissent the essence of freedom?

In Good Faith: The morality of jumping lights

Often, traffic violation has little to do with being in a hurry. It’s about the opportunity to leave the fellow traveller behind.

In good faith: If you know what’s good for you

Can morality be reconciled with self-interest? The ancients tried to have their cake and eat it too