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Relasi Ilmu dengan Kebebasan Individu dalam Perspektif Anything Goes

May 13, 2008

Qusthan Abqaryi Abstract Enlightenment always taken for granted as divesting project. Its emphasizing at reason often accepted as something freeing for scientists or researchers. The relationship between science and political structure prominently does not express individual liberty. Thereby this relationship always important to be examined. Feyerabend well-known as a controversial philosopher because he campaigned for methodological anarchism and anything goes. Anything goes inherently stands in methodological anarchism which is, according to Feyerabend, medicine for science in two conditions like fascist or chauvinistic. This ...

Welfare State: Lumpuh sekaligus Melumpuhkan

May 11, 2008

QUSTHAN ABQARYi Abstract Welfare state on traditional or modern form still remain some weakness. On traditional form, welfare state emerged high burden on state budget. On the other hand, modern form of this idea was failure to finishing some classic problem-unemployment and poverty as such. This paper explores some critiques to welfare state ideas. And the most important thing is, welfare state paralysing individual's autonomy for the sake of a reason which embodied as so called commodity: welfare. Keywords: welfare state, modern, ...

Neither Desi nor Ismet


Opinion and Editorial - March 13, 2008 It was interesting to read Desi Anwar's opinion published in The Jakarta Post on Feb. 19. Why? Because it represented a form of misleading on morals. Desi rejected when Deputy Major Ismet Amzis said that Valentine's Day celebrations were banned in Bukittinggi. Ismet said "the Valentine's Day celebration is not our culture as it usually relates closely to 'immoral acts' where, during the celebration, young couples kiss each other". Desi disagreed, saying "... at least, it's ...