Interview with Academics #3: Chiara Martini

[ID: a photo of Chiara Martini] Chiara Martini – DPhil Philosophy (in progress, Pembroke College), BPhil Philosophy (Somerville College), MA Philosophy (Università di Bologna), BA Philosophy (Università di Bologna & Université de Dijon-Bourgogne). Website: https://chiaramartini.eu How did you come to philosophy & your particular specialisations and/or interests? I am currently writing a DPhil thesis on Aristotle’s … Continue reading Interview with Academics #3: Chiara Martini

Book Review: Zulhaqem Zulkifli on ‘Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth’

"Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth", is a translation of Ibn Qudamah al-Maqdisi's "Mukhtasar Minhaj al-Qasidin", which is an expounding and commentary on Ibn al-Jawzi's "Minhaj al-Qasidin". As the title denotes, this is a text dedicated to the softening of hardened hearts and to rain upon spiritual droughts. The author lists extensively the qualities that … Continue reading Book Review: Zulhaqem Zulkifli on ‘Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth’

Interview with Academics #2: Chong-Ming Lim

[ID: a photo of Chong-Ming Lim] Chong-Ming Lim – DPhil in Philosophy (2020). Equality and Diversity Graduate Representative, and Minorities and Philosophy Officer (2019-2020). Upcoming appointment (from September 2020): Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University, McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society. Website: http://www.cmlim.info How did you come to philosophy & your particular specialisations and/or interests? One … Continue reading Interview with Academics #2: Chong-Ming Lim

Interview with Academics #1: Maya Krishnan

[ID: a photo of Maya Krishnan] Maya Krishnan — DPhil in Philosophy (in progress), BPhil in Philosophy, All Souls College How did you come to philosophy & your particular specialisations and/or interests? My current interests are in Kant, theology, metaphysics, and epistemology. One of the themes I work on concerns the limits of thought  — … Continue reading Interview with Academics #1: Maya Krishnan

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’