Accepting that philosophy, religion and art took root in the Orient — Persia, China, Egypt and India — Hegel suggested that India, like China, is a phenomenon which is antique as well as modern: “It has always been the land of imaginative aspiration and appears to us still as a fairy region, an enchanted world. In contrast with the Chinese state, which presents only the most prosaic understanding, India is the region of phantasy and sensibility.” However, after explorers, missionaries, traders and commercial companies conquered India, and the exotic became the known and the mundane, continued Hegel in a series of lectures on the ‘philosophy of history’, it became clear that India had nothing to offer the world. He said India cannot teach the West; its tradition is a matter of the past; it has never reached the level of philosophy and science which is a genuinely and uniquely European achievement. The history of philosophy in India, concluded Hegel, … [Read more...] about When Gandhi’s statue is removed in Ghana
"I am not going to sit there and say I am a professional footballer so I deserve a job, no, I will go down the correct routes and prepare as best as I possibly can, I will do all my qualifications and if in five to 10 years' time I am speaking to you again and I have not managed to get a job, then I might look at it differently. … [Read more...] about Black Lives Matter: Scottish football must take racism more seriously, says Marvin Bartley
“Actually there are some Catholics who have no idea what the Protestant story is. There’s a really positive Protestant story to tell: you could say it’s about freedom of thought, freedom of religion. They could point out that some of the earliest advocates of Irish independence were Protestant. Instead we have an eviscerated, inoffensive curriculum that occupies the middle ground and which is not recognisable to people when they go home and talk about their history.” … [Read more...] about Is the curriculum dividing Northern Ireland’s schools along Troubles lines?
Guardiola had made six changes from the side that had so impressively dismantled Liverpool 4-0 only last Thursday but it was one of those who remained, Gabriel Jesus, who was the most wasteful. For all the Brazilian forward’s valuable contribution to the team, and the qualities he possesses, he is no Sergio Aguero who may have spurned one or two of the chances that fell Jesus’s way – but not all of them. He would surely have scored. … [Read more...] about Impressive Southampton withstand constant Manchester City pressure for hard earned win
Preparation Anxiety: The concern that your clothing conveys the impression that you are not taking the meeting seriously enough. You can minimise this anxiety by wearing a crisply ironed shirt and a tie, but this can be also lead to perceptions of Abnormal Formality. … [Read more...] about A glossary of new Zoom language