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Migration – A New Normal

A Muslim Perspective

Amira Abdin

you shall all return and then He will make you understand all that on which you have differed’ (5:48). Freedom of religious belief is absolute in the Qur'an, which says ‘there shall be no coercion in matters of faith’ (2:256), and ‘The truth is from

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The Dangerous Stupidity of the Unambiguous

The Polarity of the Proverbial Literature as a School of Wisdom

Ursula B. Rapp

is difficult for us, but precisely here the proverbs in their absolute way of stating things do not seem helpful. Polarisations show two poles, neither of which corresponds with reality. Reality occurs rather in the grey areas between the black and

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Creating the People as ‘One’?

On Democracy and Its Other

Marta Nunes da Costa

can identify in an absolute and uncontested manner its essential traits. In this light, we become aware that by speaking of democracy the concern that regulates our inquiry is not merely epistemological; instead, it is a concern moved by practical

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Ritual Infrastructure

Roads to Certainty in Two Brazilian Religions

Inger Sjørslev

socially as such. However, without the repetitive ritual manifestation, cosmological certainty could not be sustained. There is an absoluteness about the gods, which reveals itself in possession. 3 The presence of the gods in the possession ritual is

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Cary J. Nederman

splitter “separate[s] the good prince from the bad” in absolute terms that may not be crossed; kings are kings and tyrants are tyrants simpliciter ; (2) the lumper occupies a position directly opposing the splitter, denying the distinction between kings

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L’Aimé qui est l’aimée

Can Levinas’ Beloved Be Queer?

Robin Podolsky

locate Levinas’ thinking in the historical context of the Shoah and the revulsion against Absolutes that this catastrophe elicited in major Western thinkers. It is no accident that such postmodern luminaries as Jacques Derrida and Jean-François Lyotard

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Clay Clemens

–1998, 2005-present). Competing just in conservative Bavaria, the csu won absolute majorities in that state for five decades in federal and regional elections. Euphoria over longtime cdu leader Helmut Kohl’s reunification of Germany sustained broad support

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Between Two Truths

Time in Physics and Fiji

Naoki Kasuga

article then presents an alternative ontology for the activities of Viti Kabani—one in which the absolute separation between qualia and quanta has been ruptured. Developing this theme also allows me to offer some responses to various criticisms of the

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Putting-out’s return

Informalization and differential subsumption in Thailand’s garment sector

Stephen Campbell

-outers could realize profit only as absolute surplus value and thus could only obtain increased profits through an extension of hours worked. It was only when the site of production shifted from the home to the factory, and ownership of the means of production

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The Will of the People?

Carl Schmitt and Jean-Jacques Rousseau on a Key Question in Democratic Theory

Samuel Salzborn

large. However, it is not possible to calculate the most effective and sensible ratio in absolute terms, but only relative ones. The reason for this is that this phenomenon is qualitative and thus a social one, and cannot be resolved by simple