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Research Publications

Becoming political: Spinoza's vital republicani...

1 June 2020


Huang Zongxi: Making it Safe Not to be Servile

16 April 2020

In: pp. 83-91, 2020, ISBN: 9781350040373.

Political power and depoliticized acquiescence:...

1 April 2020


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Aristotle on Hierarchy and Reciprocity
“Aristotle on Hierarchy and Reciprocity” Kazutaka INAMURA Associate Professor of Political Science Waseda University ...
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Reconciling Feminism and Islam
“Reconciling Feminism and Islam” Fatema Amijee Associate Professor of Philosophy, National University of Singapore 6 ...
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The Transcendent Dao and the Nature of Language
  “The Transcendent Dao and the Nature of Language” Alexus McLeod Associate Professor of Philosophy and Asian/As...
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Skepticism about Philosophy in Late Classical India
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  • From Philosophical Investigations
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein

Philosophy unravels the knots in our thinking; hence its results must be simple, but its activity is as complicated as the knots that it unravels ”

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