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Philosophy of Fearism in African Nation

Philosophy of Fearism in African Nation

Pradip Menyangbo 

[This article, which I have translated into English is published in one of the main newspapers of Nepal Kantipur Daily (02/13/18) in Nepalese language. Translated with the permission of the author/reporter] [Assistant translations by Surya Prakash Pangdhak Limbu; also edited by R. Michael Fisher] 

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February 13, 2018 

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Fearpoliticology And Democracy's Fragility

The recent dialogue (on the FMning) on initial ideas surrounding Fearcriminalysis brought forward thinking about the relationship of law and crime and safety and security enforcement, etc., with politics, and especially with thinking about democracy and the future, as things are getting tense around the world and liberal republics (and democracy) are showing signs of breakdown and being over-taken, more or less, by forces of fundamentalism of one kind or another, often with…

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About my lecture On Fear

Since 2014 I organise philosophical meetings (in Dutch) regularly. Both moderated debates and philosophical walks. My aim with these activities is, in the first place, to encourage people to exchange their ideas with others in a philosophical way, seen from their own life experiences.
I have no academic background. Just passionate about philosophy. Practical Philosophy in particular.

In November last year I gave a lecture about Fear.

I started with the question: “Why…

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Forum

Department of Integral & 'Fear' Studies: Archives

To my surprise today, I found the old Department of Integral & 'Fear' Studies webpages operating, which they have been shut down for over 2 years [1]. Not knowing when this website (Center for Spiritual Inquiry & Integral Studies) will once again shut down, I decided to at least copy some of it for archival purposes, and as a reminder of one venture I founded in 2009 that never got off the ground really. Here is the front page of the Department I created there as an alternative higher…

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a new (first?) course on 'fear'?

Hello fearless folk! Greetings from the UK! I've just been asked to draft an 11 week (x 2 hrs) undergraduate lecture/seminar course on fear/'fear' at the University of Winchester.  That's a thoroughly great opportunity.  Of course, there's a process to go through and it'll all need validating - but that means I've got around 12 months to devise it. I'd be very keen to hear any suggestions you might have as to key texts, or resources (story, poetry, art, film, on-line stuff).  I've been reading…

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Blog Index (Titles by RMF) Aug. 9, 2017- Jan. 9, 2018

The last blog Index and other Indexes can be seen at: Blog Index (Titles by RMF)- Feb. 22 - Aug. 8, 2017This Blog Index (Titles by RMF) includes (Aug. 9, 2017 – Jan. 9, 2018) Shaking Foundations of the "World Soul" Forum Sep. 25, 2017 The Fearology Institute: Future Vision/Critical Thinking Forum Dec. 25, 2017 A Panexperientialist View of Fear Forum Jan. 2, 2018 How Would You Define the Fear Problem? Posted by R.Michael Fisher on January 9, 2018 at 11:46pm Issue of Adequatio: Fearlessness…

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The Fearology Institute: Future Vision/Critical Thinking

This Forum (discussion) is about my own excitement to see signs of growing interest in the field of Fearology. Of course, it is all very tentative and in the early stages of manifesting with more precision and confidence in the world. Kalu's (2017) book, see recent FM blog post (above), is one indication of a healthy and vigorous "fearology" just waiting to unfold onto the planet and show that there is indeed a 'real' contingent of edge-futurist thinkers convinced that we need to understand…

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R.Michael Fisher posted a blog post
Dr. Jonathan Metzl, a psychiatrist and Director of the Center for Medicine, Health and Society (Vanderbilt University, TN)
 https://www.vanderbilt.edu/mhs/faculty/jonathan-m-metzl/
I just watched an interview with Dr. Metzl on Democracy Now on the i…
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R.Michael Fisher posted a photo
I'd love you all to have a go at interpreting this metaphoric-image I created for my own conceptualization of 'fear' (note: not just "fear(s)"... make comments and I'll respond, and later share how I interpret this art installation as depicting 'fea…
15 hours ago
R.Michael Fisher commented on Hugo Janssens's blog post About my lecture On Fear
"Hugo,
You started your lecture with asking: “Why philosophize about a theme like Fear?”
I think that is a deep question as well as a pragmatic one. From a fearist perspective, Subba and I have asked (more or less), "Why has philosophy not taken on t…"
15 hours ago
R.Michael Fisher commented on R.Michael Fisher's blog post Fearcriminalysis Dialogue Series (Pt. 1): Subba, Kumar & Fisher
"Pooja, based on your comment here, I ask: Do you think myself, Subba, and/or others are not making the "effort to exhibit the idea that fear is 100% positive" (i.e., as some originary conceptualization, from some particular perspective)? "
15 hours ago
R.Michael Fisher commented on R.Michael Fisher's blog post Fearpoliticology And Democracy's Fragility
"Maria, good points there, and I think Plato's notion of a Republic was getting at that too a few thousand years ago. I think "education" is the key to this new informed society, but it has to be an education of the citizenry that is not dominantly c…"
19 hours ago
B.Maria Kumar commented on R.Michael Fisher's blog post Fearpoliticology And Democracy's Fragility
"Levitsky & Ziblatt’s inference that ‘democracies cannot be taken for granted’ is in congruence with Dunning-Kruger effect which theorizes about the inability of democracies to offer best governments since the electors, most often, lack competence, k…"
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R.Michael Fisher commented on R.Michael Fisher's blog post Fearcriminalysis Dialogue Series (Pt. 1): Subba, Kumar & Fisher
"Hey, I'm into it - very interesting! Also reviewed my criminology material from '74. When done I'll pass some interesting theories on, etc. Thanks again for asking me to contribute.
Here are some theories and schools of thought, generally, on crimin…"
yesterday
R.Michael Fisher left a comment for winterolympicslive
"Hello, 
As moderator of this FMning, I notice you have not offered a personal name, and if you are a business or corporate entity only looking for advertising, I will delete your membership very quickly. So, I'll assume you really are interested in…"
yesterday
winterolympicslive is now a member of Fearlessness Movement
yesterday
Pooja Soni commented on R.Michael Fisher's blog post Fearcriminalysis Dialogue Series (Pt. 1): Subba, Kumar & Fisher
" I would like to add that there must be an effort to exhibit the idea that fear is 100℅positive, in that it is a natural experience of saving the self from potential danger based on prior understanding of the entity causing fear. However, when fear…"
yesterday
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Philosophy of Fearism in African Nation
Pradip Menyangbo 
[This article, which I have translated into English is published in one of the main newspapers of Nepal Kantipur Daily (02/13/18) in Nepalese language. Translated with the permission of the a…
Thursday
R.Michael Fisher posted a blog post
The recent dialogue (on the FMning) on initial ideas surrounding Fearcriminalysis brought forward thinking about the relationship of law and crime and safety and security enforcement, etc., with politics, and especially with thinking about democracy…
Wednesday
R.Michael Fisher commented on R.Michael Fisher's blog post Fearcriminalysis Dialogue Series (Pt. 1): Subba, Kumar & Fisher
"Michael,
"...the dialogue on policing and fear sounds interesting.  Although I'm not an academic or scholar in the field of criminology, I certainly had to overcome fear during my marginal investigations and convictions into organized crime initiate…"
Tuesday
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OSINAKACHI AKUMA KALU liked Hugo Janssens's blog post About my lecture On Fear
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