Undoubtfully, Edward Said was the one of the most important thinker of late 20th and early 21st centuries. His main contributions generally accumulate on the analysis of orientalism. In his book, the Orientalism, he tries to answer questions related to that analysis, for example why the West needs to analyse, or let’s say inspect, the… Continue reading On The Book “Yeni Binyılda Filistin Sorunu (Eng:The question of Palestine in New Millenium)”, by Edward Wadie Said
Friedrich August von Hayek, Austrian economist who lived in the 20th century, was one of the most annotated intellectual wrote his ideas mainly related to the classical liberal school. He critiqued various thinkers, from range to contractarians to socialists. He had ideas not only about economics, but also philosophy. His ideas on is mainly about… Continue reading Question: How can we relate Hayek’s theory of Social Evolution with his understanding of freedom and progress?
Karl Marx, who was a philosopher lived in the 19th century, has influenced the whole political, economic and sociological theories with his ideas stemmed from his historical materialism approach on relations of production. According to Marx, men labour to survive in the life. As we are labouring creatures, we can change the world. In his… Continue reading Liberal “Political Emancipation” and Marxian “Human Emancipation”
In his book, Elements of the Philosophy of Right, Hegel (1991) articulates three stages of the movement of the Idea (or the Spirit); the Family, the Civil Society and the State. State resembles the last stage in which the universalisation of the Idea occurs in its highest point. He concludes the state as an ‘moral… Continue reading Hegelian Organic State and Individual Rights
G. W. F. Hegel, a German philosopher who lived between late-18th and early-19th century, has affected Western Philosophy with his major contribution of the system of thought, the Dialectic. If we read Hegelian philosophy and the Dialectic, we can understand that he was successful to connect different ideas, which can be exemplified as German Romanticism… Continue reading Individual as Subject of History and World-Historical Individuals
In their book, A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things, Raj Patel and Jason Moore (2017) concluded seven important things which commodified by the capitalism. In the chapter called “Cheap Food” they conclude that the ’transformation of food systems’ is main thing that had been processed, by capitalism and still it is going… Continue reading How the emergence of capitalist world-economy shaped food production and consumption patterns?
In Nineteen Eighty-Four, Orwell’s dystopian novel, there is a society ruled by a totalitarian party regime headed by “The Big Brother”, and every individual is screened by the government. With this massive monitoring, the government detects who thinks against and opposite, and sentences them by the law of “Thoughtcrime”. Hopingly, we have not faced with… Continue reading John Stuart Mill, the Harm Principle and the Crime of Thought
During the 2007-2009 period, big financial capitals of the globe had witnessed and dragged into a massive and dramatic recession. In these years, many of financial systems faced with enormously slumps and significant number of banks and investment institutions were bankrupted or were rescued by bailout programs issued by governments. Many of investment management firms… Continue reading Bridgewater Associates LP: An Organisational Analyse of the Most “Successful” Player in Capitalist World
Aviation effected human societies in terms of various social dimensions: economic, social, politics, etc. As a social scientist, I will try to explain these in a discussive way. Developments in Aviation During World War One In this part, It is tried to explain developments in aviation during World War One, from perspectives based on technology… Continue reading Aviation: A Brief History from the Eyes of A Social Scientist.
Kafamda bir ikilem hakim. Ya insanlar birtakim gereksiz seylerle uğraşıyorlar, ya da ben paranoyak, egoist manyağın tekiyim. İnsanlarin birbirine guvenmediği bir topluluğun arasında birey olmak, herkesin nemrut suratıyla yüzleşip siyasal gerçekliklerin insan psikolojisine nasil yansıdığını gözlemlemek beni bir gözlemci kılıyor. Yaradılışından beri insanoğlu , ki doğru ya da yanlış olması farketmez, evreni anlamlandırmaya çalışıyor, ve… Continue reading İkilem