On Taqiyya or How Not to Lie


Friends, fellows and foes :) Please enjoy my recent journal article on the notion of taqiyya (religious dissimulation/white lies) in the Shia Islamic tradition here (http://www.assumptionjournal.au.edu/index.php/PrajnaVihara/article/view/2211). Have a great Ramadhan. Cheers, QF

Ironi Satu Juni


Qusthan Firdaus Ironi merupakan penyimpangan atau pembalikan dari makna sesungguhnya atas satu situasi atau kejadian. Hal ini bisa terjadi karena orang yang membuat ironi defisit pengetahuan atau memiliki selera humor. Setiap awal Juni sejak tahun 2017, bangsa Indonesia mengalami ironi yang nampaknya berdasar pada kurangnya pengetahuan seputar "kelahiran Pancasila" ketimbang humor. Pada saat Joko Widodo kuliah Pendidikan Pancasila di Universitas Gadjah Mada dalam dekade 1980an, buku Risalah Sidang BPUPKI memang belum terbit (1995). Dalam buku ini, Soekarno mengakui bahwa ia mendapatkan istilah Pancasila dari ...

Perkembangan Filsafat Akal


Judul buku : Philosophy of Mind in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries: The History of the Philosophy of Mind Editor : Amy Kind Penerbit : Routledge Tebal : xviii + 326 ISBN : 978-0-429-50812-7 Tahun terbit : 2019 Volume : 6 Kegandrungan pada narasi akal sehat sepanjang kampanye pilpres 2019 lalu sebaiknya berkembang ke ranah filsafat akal. Sebab, orang tidak bisa arbitrer mengklaim akal sehat bila tuna grahita pada filsafat akal. Bunga rampai berisi 12 artikel ini mendedah pelbagai seluk beluk ihwal philosophy of mind (filsafat akal) pada abad kemarin yang memang spesialisasi dari volume keenam. Tidak mudah ...

On Taqiyya or How Not to Lie


Friends, fellows and foes :) Please enjoy my recent journal article on the notion of taqiyya (religious dissimulation/white lies) in the Shia Islamic tradition here (http://www.assumptionjournal.au.edu/index.php/PrajnaVihara/article/view/2211). Have a great Ramadhan. Cheers, QF

Happy Good Friday!


Saying happy Good Friday is controversial to some Muslims. To be fair, let us consider some following premise concerning religions and politics: 1) Religions are various one of which is Catholicism (A = B) 2) Catholicism has the Supreme Pontiff or the Greatest Priest viz., the Pope (B = C) 3) The Pope is also the Head of State of Vatican (C = D) 4) A state is an institution of politics (D = E) 5) Therefore, religion is politics in Catholicism (A = E) Please stop developing a peculiar claim that religions and politics should be distinguished to the extent you cannot reject those five premise. Anyway, happy Good Friday! Yours in solidarity, QF

Miripisme, Filsafat dan Simpanse


Dear everyone, Mr. Jaya Suprana gave a comment on my writing entitled Meringkus Gerungisme. As a consequence, I made a reply to his response that you can find here (https://rmol.co/read/2019/02/26/380017/Miripisme,-Filsafat-Dan-Simpanse-). Have a good day. Best wishes, QF