Book Review: Zulhaqem Zulkifli on ‘So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed’

"The snowflake doesn't feel guilt for the avalanche." Jon Ronson writes in the style of an investigative journalist narrative, interviewing people who have been shamed on social media for transgressions. His writing highlights to us the complex mechanics of shame, the ethics of shame and questions the legitimacy of certain shaming practices. I think most … Continue reading Book Review: Zulhaqem Zulkifli on ‘So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed’

Book Review: Zulhaqem Zulkifli on ‘Spiritual Titanism’

Titanism is an extreme form of humanism in which human beings take on divine attributes and prerogatives. The author surveys and evaluates explicit forms of Spiritual Titanism in major world traditions - the Jaina, Samkhya, Yoga traditions, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Daoism, and does some comparative references to a Nietzschean framework, which foregrounds the comparative endeavour. … Continue reading Book Review: Zulhaqem Zulkifli on ‘Spiritual Titanism’

Witch of the Week #2

getting ready for some revolutionary sunrise with our next **witch of the week**initiative-stricken fierce thinker ashley singh hexes us (AND oxford) with her determined curiosity, vision, and ability to get things done. with our immense gratitude, she’s communally powered to co-director of oxford public philosophy, scouting idea, collaborations, and artistic aesthetic curation. what a witch. … Continue reading Witch of the Week #2

OPP Reading Group HT20

Oxford Public Philosophy, a publication associated with PWIP, is organising reading groups! The Facebook event can be found here: come and LEARN, DISCUSS & DEBATE crucial topics & methods that are neglected from our philosophy curriculum!  featuring: speakers, media, introductions, readings, resources and peers eager to learn...   ALL are welcome! reading is recommended … Continue reading OPP Reading Group HT20

PWIP Supports Striking UCU Workers

the witches of pwip write, speak, stand in support of and solidarity with UCU University workers striking from 25th november – 4th december 2019. we both push for their conditions to be met and urge immediate public discussion and action towards remedying the underlying issues that Dr. Srinivasan eloquently touches upon in her following statement. … Continue reading PWIP Supports Striking UCU Workers