Love Is The Only Way To Experience The External World

How can we be sure that we are experiencing the external world? While we may have conceptualised an external world within our own minds and interact with friends and family, but just like how my dog hears that I have come home and becomes excitable, experience is not merely forming concepts as a passive observer….

Introduction

This is the introduction to my upcoming book to be published mid-2019 that involves creative short-stories based on real events experienced by women at Aida refugee camp, West Bank, Palestine.   It was so exciting, so many various thoughts raced through my mind about the past, present and the future from I have no pads all…

Nafisa

I ran as quickly as I could, turning the corner to reach where he had told me to go so I can get home. “That way is probably the best way,” he muttered hastily, his eyes nervous as I was leaving the falafel shop. “There won’t be any soldiers that way.” ‘What will my mother…

Semiotics and Political Legitimacy

In the Book of Matthew, the disciples question why Jesus spoke to the people in parables, for which he responded with, “Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given… Therefore I speak to them in parables: because they seeing, see not;…

Turning Pain To Productivity

It has been difficult over the last few years to really explain the fragmented thoughts and emotions that I have been feeling, mostly because I was confused and did not understand them and even I am not sure why one person can make me feel so low, as though I were in mourning. Imagine that…

A Non-Conceptual Nature of Time?

The problem of time and whether it exists has remained a controversial topic in physics, cosmology, and philosophy. Is time relational as Leibniz espouses and therefore measured only in relation to motion, or is it absolute as Newton envisioned, where space and time were fundamental and independent from our perception of it? If we consider…