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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Vijay Tankha

The function of the tragic in art is what it does to, and for, the audience
Mon, Oct 21, 2019

Greek tragedy was a spectacle, performed seasonally in great festivals dedicated to gods, in huge amphitheatres (“spectators-all- around”) before thousands of people.

In Good Faith: Democracy and tyranny
Mon, Jun 17, 2019

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?
Mon, May 06, 2019

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
Mon, Apr 16, 2018

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

In Good Faith: The morality of jumping lights
Mon, Nov 20, 2017

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
Sat, Oct 07, 2017

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