Archive for the 'Philosophy' Category

Apocalypse 2012 Redux

This is 2011 already  and  for all we know the world may end before the end of 2012, as presaged by increasingly frequent reports of earthquakes, tsunamis, fires, floods and other global catastrophes from Haiti, Chile, the Gulf of Mexico to Russia, Pakistan, Australia and beyond. All this was  predicted by some ancient mystics and […]

Claude Lévi-Strausse, almost 101, dies

The famous Anthropologist and Structuralist philosopher, who celebrated his 100th birthday last November, died Friday near Paris; his death was announced after his private funeral on Tuesday this week. It was a rather low buzz news item with sparse coverage even in the more serious media or in the blogosphere. This is not exactly surprising, […]