open letter for diversifying the philosophy faculty and curriculum at oxford

We are a collective of students that has come together to write this letter in order to push for swift and systemic representational and curriculum change within the philosophy faculty. We are made up of both undergraduate and graduate level philosophers from a wide range of degree subjects, with a shared passion for diversifying the … Continue reading open letter for diversifying the philosophy faculty and curriculum at oxford

SOLIDARITY WITH BLACK LIVES MATTER: JOINT STATEMENT OF SUPPORT

Minorities and Philosophy Oxford Philiminality Oxford people for womxn* in philosophy oxford public philosophy Minorities and Philosophy Oxford, Philiminality Oxford, people for womxn* in philosophy, and oxford public philosophy strongly condemn the murder of George Floyd by the Minnesota Police. This abhorrent behaviour is neither the first instance of police violence against Black members of … Continue reading SOLIDARITY WITH BLACK LIVES MATTER: JOINT STATEMENT OF SUPPORT

Book Review: Zulhaqem Zulkifli on ‘On Divine Wisdom and the Problem of Evil’

The classical Islamic scholar, theologian, and jurist, Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya, writes on God's divine wisdom (he calls it "dazzling wisdom") and uses it to answer the classic problem of evil question. He argues that there is no absolute evil and that things are not evil in-and-of-themselves. Instead, there is relative evil, and that things seen … Continue reading Book Review: Zulhaqem Zulkifli on ‘On Divine Wisdom and the Problem of Evil’

Book Review: Zulhaqem Zulkifli on ‘Religion and the Human Prospect’

Alexander Saxton considers 4 institutions, science and technology, governments of nation-states, the industrial apparatus and religion with its institutional attachments, as potential sources to avert and overcome the impending crises that are to beset mankind. The first, he argues, lacks power to implement its knowledge, whilst the next two are too entrenched in the industrial … Continue reading Book Review: Zulhaqem Zulkifli on ‘Religion and the Human Prospect’

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