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How power is applied and diffused in the roads of Lebanon.

Beirut, Lebanon.

Not a long time ago, I was driving in Beirut, I entered a one-way street, but a car, driving the wrong way, blocked “my way”. 1,436 more words


The Politics of Historical Vision - Marx, Foucault, Habermas

Human beings have never been without history. In the paradoxical formulation of phenomenology, the only unchanging structure of human existence is its capacity to change and evolve—its “historicity.” According to philosophical anthropology, human beings differ from “merely” natural beings because their existence is not limited only to instinct and passive adaptation to the natural environment. 42 more words


Prevention and control of crime – revision notes with evaluative points

Surveillance is used to prevent and detect crime through

  • physical surveillance and
  • technological surveillance

Physical surveillance

  • includes CCTV cameras which are used by local authorities, shop-keepers as well as homeowners in order to deter crime…
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Thoughts of a Sunday morn

A good philosopher starts with defining a concept. I am a good philosopher, so I know that every human has their own definition of any concept, and, whilst we can agree to a fixed definition when we want to use a concept for a specific purpose and we need a solid foundation to start from, at the end of the day, all is relative. 597 more words


Theory: P o w e r R e l a t i o n s

Since I talked a little bit about the structure of my MA thesis in one of the last posts I was thinking I would start with a little theory. 563 more words


Christianity as a paradigm shift: Reflections on Paul Veyne

One of the exciting theses of Paul Veyne’s [*] ‘little’ book on Christianity (When Our World Became Christian [1], the French original was apparently a best seller in France) is that, contrary to the received wisdom, Christianity was not a reaction to the need of the times, or the needs of society, or development of the historical trends etc. 1,075 more words