In the pursuit of knowledge by description, wrong assumptions are possible. When we try to discuss the knowledge of truths, it becomes clear that this type of knowledge, as opposed to the knowledge of things, has a problematic opposite called ‘error’. There exists a dualism; we believe things falsely as well as truly. Since many people hold different and incompatible beliefs, some of them must be erroneous. The urgent question on this issue is how to distinguish truly held beliefs from those falsely held. Perhaps, no satisfactory answer is possible, but before approaching possible answers, there must first be an investigation into the meaning of the concepts of truth and falsehood. This article is an approach to explain the human analysis and knowledge of the thought – ‘truth’.
Before you decide to go for higher study in abroad, you need to have a PURPOSE and you have set your GOAL accordingly. Jobs and career prospects are the things on the mind of every student who graduates from University. In this highly informative piece M Murshed Haider explains the tribulations one needs to go through to attain a niche in their career path, one such trial to achieve this goal is the decision to study overseas.
As we near the 75th anniversary since the end of World War II, Edinburgh based author Adam McMurchie thinks it is an appropriate time for the world to reflect on its progress to peace. Adam argues that 75 years on and the same underlying symptoms that plague the human race with inequality, ignorance, hate and war still exists in its airtight bubble of patriotism. He explores how like cancer, patriotism has endured all attempts to halt its spread, and why at present no remedy exists to free human race from the curse of patriotism.
Wisdom Iyekekpolo discusses the political origin of the Nigerian insurgency group, the notorious Boko Haram. Through an evaluation of the current political climate, the ruling and opposition party are argued to both be capitalising on the terror inflicted onto the Nigerian state.
Regular contributor Sam Hennessy shares with Alochonaa his biggest personal demon – the drink. Sam recounts a simple stroll to his local coffee shop and the confronting fair-trade poster which hit home hard. This demon was not his own – it was his whole nation’s.
Democratic elections can throw up huge uncertainties in the form of powerful and charismatic leaders while autocratic systems sometimes provide remarkably stable and robust leadership during times of transition. We can see aspects of this paradox through the political leadership of the two Asian giants, India and China. In this age of widespread knowledge and expertise, political systems that entrust fate of billions of people on single leaders surely need to be questioned.