Category Archives: Ideas of philosophy

My personal approach towards life.

Andermatt: a place not for everybody?

Christina/ April 15, 2018/ Categories, Ideas of philosophy

Leonidas Bieris documentary starts with a historical indexing of the meaning of the village Andermatt from the 19th century to the termination of the Cold War. Whereas the place in the Swiss Alps became a sophisticated at the turn of the century and played an important role in the second World War as a base for the Swiss army, Andermatt

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Where is the revolution?

Christina/ April 3, 2018/ Categories, Ideas of philosophy

“Where’s the revolution” Depeche Mode is asking on their CD “Spirit”. The British pop band has always been state-of-the-art with its witty lyrics and one again they hit the bull’s eye. At no time the question for a revolution has been more justified than now, when the world seems to have turn upside down. To begin with the twilight of

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Last saturday

Christina/ November 17, 2015/ Ideas of philosophy

Last saturday was different from all the saturdays before. Although it started like always. I went swimming, I went shopping and was enjoying a cup of coffee in front of my computer when I heard the news. Nothing exceptional until I listened to the news: the attacks in Paris on Friday night. The report on many victims. That was the

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Cogito, ergo sum

Christina/ October 30, 2015/ Ideas of philosophy

It used to be a must, nowadays I rarely turn them on: newscast on TV. Why? Tired of the media in general, a news overkill, an escape from reality? I might have doubts about what I can see on TV daily, the fact that a newscast that last for 15, 20 or 30 minutes does not reflect the objective truth

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Saudi Arabian urban life unexpectedly normal by U.S. standards

Christina/ June 6, 2015/ Ideas of philosophy

Unbelievable but true: An American exchange student in Saudi Arabia, explicitly in Riyadh, discovered much to his surprise that “urban life is unexpectedly normal by U.S. standards” over there. In a blog entry that happens to be a namesake of my blogMiddle East Messenger, the American student Cody Knipfer writes about his experience in Saudi Arabia, a desert state widely

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Was hat Menschenhandel mit dir zu tun?

Christina/ June 6, 2015/ Ideas of philosophy

What has human trafficking to do with you? You might be thinking “absolutely nothing”. Question: Did you ever buy cheap meat in a supermarket? Did you ever buy cheap clothes at Primark? Did you ever visit a brothel? Did you ever hire a nurse or a cleaning person from East Europe? In case you answer one or more of those

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Quo vadis Europe?

Christina/ May 31, 2015/ Ideas of philosophy

Refugees, flows of refugees and their destinies, all that I knew so far only from TV, i.e. with much distance from real events, admittetly. What it means to be directly faced with the “refugee situation” itself I could experience recently on my way back from South Tyrol to Munich and at last yesterday watching the play “Fliehen & Forschen” on

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A question of identity

Christina/ December 1, 2012/ Ideas of philosophy

Allowdley I was a little bit excited last thursday. What would be the outcome of the voting at the UN General Assmbly I wondered. In preparation of that voting I was happy to learn that brave European countries such as Italy, France, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Luxemburg, Norway and Denmark declared to support the Palastinian suit. In my mind those

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A close look into the abyss called soul

Christina/ April 3, 2012/ Ideas of philosophy

Travel guides are an important device. They are good for orientation on-site. They deliver important information on budget hotels, on shopping malls and hip restaurants. Sometimes, however, they can do even more: they initiate the encouter with (the own) history and therefore with the past. The changeful German-French history seems to be particular present in the Alsace. Already in 357

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