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Philosophy on Coursera

Here is what I am taking at the moment on Coursera and I would really like to recommend these to all of you. 1. Introduction to Philosophy This course is being … Continue reading

February 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Empathising with Islamophobia

After 9/11, the world was pushed into a forced and impetuous war on terror by the President of United States in 2001. A war on terror means nothing less than … Continue reading

November 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Journal Entry

Well, journal entries haven’t been very popular on this blog, in fact this blog hasn’t been very popular lately. Hadeelnaeem.com is an awesome present but my stats haven’t really been … Continue reading

May 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Will Pakistan Ever Truly Accept Its Christian Community?

I cringe every time I hear the word “minority.” It is true that religiously we are different from Christians, but must we create a social difference too? Minority stands for ‘few’ … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Islamophobia– Our Gravest Problem!

A version of this blog was published at the Express Tribune Blogs: It is not just the West, Islamophobia is on the rise in Pakistan too Only when we thought Osama … Continue reading

February 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Islamophobia is on the rise in Pakistan as well

I for one do not think the likes of Sam Harris, Pamela Geller and Richard Dawkins are propagating Islamophobia in the West?  Muslims of Pakistan, the Muslims of Afghanistan and Muslims … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dear Saudi Arabia, What the hell?

Dear Saudi Arabia! The insecurity of your religion is absolutely ridiculous! Science makes you tremble with fear. I fail to see why. Your cleric has an urge to prove that … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Grandfather’s Philosophies

Never has a post been this hard to write but this was long due. Great man! He left us in November, 2014. Cancer took him! It was stomach cancer, one … Continue reading

February 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

An Interview with Achmed the Dead Terrorist

Hadeel: Hello Achmed, this is Hadeel. I am a student of philosophy in Lahore. You are a really difficult man to get to but I am glad you got time … Continue reading

January 15, 2015 · 6 Comments

Zinda hai, BB! Zinda hai!

Benazir heralded the attack on innocent children in Peshawar. While the conservative governments and military leaders clouded our vision Benazir was the only one who saw it coming and she … Continue reading

December 27, 2014 · 17 Comments

Naya Pakistan has Finally Materialized

Amidst the hopelessness of this grave adversity, the heart-broken mothers and their tragic cries for the loss of their sons, the triumph of terror in this nation, there is still … Continue reading

December 20, 2014 · 3 Comments

Khan from 2012–Not for the Taliban-hearted!

Excerpts from a NY Times article on Imran Khan, published in the year 2012. Here is the link to the article: Imran Khan Must Be Doing Something Right. Khan’s campaign strategy … Continue reading

December 10, 2014 · 6 Comments

Replacing the VIP Culture

The VIP culture has pretty much been taken over by this new Jalsa Culture. This new culture, as the name suggests, points towards burning and stinging of some specific organs. … Continue reading

October 10, 2014 · 3 Comments

Problems with being Extremely Pakistani

If there is anything world politics has taught us it is that nationalism brings no good. Apparently, man has never learned this lesson. The term natio, in Latin, means race … Continue reading

August 11, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Religion of Pakistan

The religion of the people of Pakistan is a confused religion, almost as confused as the people of Pakistan. Of all the terrible ways we treat the minorities, the name-calling … Continue reading

August 5, 2014 · 18 Comments

Hypatia

Heladius Dignitary: The majority of us here… have accepted Christ. Why not the rest of you? It’s only a matter of time and you know it. Hypatia: Really? It is … Continue reading

May 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

Ibn Sina’s Forgotten Ontology

It is common to label Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109) the first proponent of the Ontological Argument even though Ibn Sina (980-1037) was actually the first one to put down in … Continue reading

April 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

On the Challenge of Cultural Relativism

The Roman Skeptic, Sextus Empiricus, was one of the first to propose this theory of Cultural Relativism. The theory suggests that there may not be any objective standard for right … Continue reading

April 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

Enlightenment Project

Alasdair MacIntyre’s “Enlightenment Project” is the establishment of a secular foundation for morality. That’s all.    

April 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sana Khawan-E-Taqdees Mashriq Kahan Hain?

You people are really lucky if you understand Jalib and this extract of his on the Women of the East.   “Ye Bhooki Nigahein Haseeno Ki Janib, Lapakte Howay Paon … Continue reading

March 20, 2014 · 4 Comments

The Story of my Wedding

As some of you probably know, I just got married on the 1st of March, 2014 and I did it the way I wanted to. Weddings are a real scene … Continue reading

March 20, 2014 · 15 Comments

On The Challenge of Cultural Relativism

The Roman Skeptic, Sextus Empiricus, was one of the first to propose this theory of Cultural Relativism. The theory suggests that there may not be any objective standard for right … Continue reading

March 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Chance

There is a power that is beyond our comprehension, beyond our control, it kills us when we least expect it and rewards us when we least deserve it. It is … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Recent Gruesome Highlights

Recent gruesome highlights, staring us in the face: 1. A 45 year old widow raped in the name of honor and on the orders of a panchayat. The ‘experienced elders’ … Continue reading

January 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Muslims define Islam!

Pakistan’s favorite argument: There are just a few people that are bringing shame to this country and our religion of peace. Eh, no, you are mistaken. There are more than … Continue reading

January 31, 2014 · 1 Comment

Growing up is a bitch!

I am not a patriot and excuse me for that. A girl has to sacrifice everything growing up in this country. There used to be a time when I had … Continue reading

January 29, 2014 · 4 Comments

What is The Republic Really About?

Note from a month ago, on The Republic of Plato Just read Bernard Williams account of the City/Soul analogy and an account of Ferrari’s reply to it. And I feel … Continue reading

January 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

Where did Socrates answer Thrasymachus?

The Republic is the most controversial of all political philosophy texts. In fact, as a philosophy student and not a fan of induction, I should avoid speaking in absolutes so … Continue reading

January 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Misinterpreted Tribute to Aitezaz

A version of this article was published by the Express Tribune at Ejaz Haider is right, we do not need more Aitizaz Hasans Ejaz Haider wrote an intelligent satire, paying … Continue reading

January 13, 2014 · Leave a comment
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