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Books I Read in 2018 (and My Top 5)

[1] Kurunmi (Three Crowns) by Ola Rotimi Genre: Historical Play Kurunmi is a historical war play staged sometimes in the 19thcentury. Aare Kurunmi, the protagonist, occupies the position of war-general-cum-defense-minister of the disintegrating Oyo empire of the West Africa. The author (knowingly or unknowingly) explores the skin-in-the-game philosophy, where leaders lead with their skin in the game. Read More

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Philosophical Morsels: An Epistemic Lesson From My Grandma’s Goat.

One: The 2-ways of knowing. Friends permit me to start with Hume’s fork [1]. He pontificated that there are two ways of knowing (justified propositions), 1) ‘matters of facts’, and 2) the ‘relations of ideas’. In the latter, he means logic, mathematics, proof and everything in between – all bachelors are unmarried, that kind of Read More

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Blog Series: Philosophical Morsels

Friends, over the next months, I will be writing a blog series titled ‘Philosophical Morsels’. As the name hints, it’s going to be series of philosophical essays where I will hop around philosophy in it’s two main conceptions. 1) philosophy as a subject matter i.e. what we know that we know, how we know what Read More

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Photo Essay: Mount Rainier, A Day in the Summer

Over the summer, I visited Seattle in Washington State to present the progress of one of my doctorate research projects at the 14th Annual Conference of the Metabolomics Society. After the conference, with the great help of two adventurous friends, we dropped by the famous Mount Rainier. The Journey Begins…   It was my first-time Read More