There are certain kinds of human activities that we observe behaviourally and then describe as ‘leadership.’ We call the people who do these activities ‘leaders.’ And as we describe leadership, we shape the parameters of what who recognize and ‘observe’ as leaders. Observation, description, and back again. Around and around it goes; a feedback loop. …
Or: when I say ‘evidence-based’, what do you think I am saying?
A little whiteboard wisdom posted at the office this morning. However, in defence of philosophy, I feel obliged to argue that sometimes questioning without action is a critical and important action in and of itself — such as when action, directed without sufficient knowledge and perspective, would inflict greater harm than not doing anything at …
There are interesting implications however you answer the question. Several writers — Alain De Botton and Peter Sloterdijk come to mind — have considered the plight and future of the secular practice of community. The fulcrum of the discussion seems to boil down to commitment. Membership in a religious community is ‘transactional’ — a declaration …
How do the courts decide when one person’s human rights seem to violate or compete another person’s human rights?
Who is your ‘true self’? The ‘self’ who is doing the searching or the ‘self’ you’ll supposedly find?
What would it take for nation known for its diversity to change its inclusionary policies?
What if we didn’t define identities by creeds, cultures, colours, or countries?
Do you care enough about the truth to abandon your current beliefs?
Humanity is animated by a voracious curiosity about the products of its own imagination.