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South Asianist, polyglot, amateur programmer, urban farming entrepreneur, development analyst, philosopher, control freak, coffee addict, etc. etc.


Dec
19
awarded  Yearling
Mar
21
comment To what can we trace the idea of “civic responsibility”?
Brilliant and concise answer! Thank you :) Any specific titles of Gramsci and Foucault I should look into?
Mar
19
comment To what can we trace the idea of “civic responsibility”?
Also it is important to distinguish the existence of ideas in literature and their actual enactment in society. Even the idea of civic responsibility exists in Rome, did it exist in practice continuously from then till now, or was it interrupted and then re-introduced?
Mar
19
comment To what can we trace the idea of “civic responsibility”?
I am interested here in societies where the idea of civic duties and participation in the construction of a state / public common is wide spread and includes all levels of society. For instance--and you may disagree--we accept and follow traffic rules because we know that an ordered traffic will contribute to our own ease of transport. Also I will not dump my trash in the middle of the street because I know it will disturb my neighbours and my relationship with them. These behaviours are not everywhere observable: can we trace ideas underlying them historically / regionally?
Mar
19
revised To what can we trace the idea of “civic responsibility”?
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19
asked To what can we trace the idea of “civic responsibility”?
Sep
26
awarded  Teacher
Sep
26
comment What surface area per person is required for hunter-gatherers?
Yes exactly, I didn't expect one number indeed, but an approximate depending on roughly defined habitats.
Sep
26
revised Was democracy present in India before British colonization?
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Sep
24
awarded  Editor
Sep
24
revised Was democracy present in India before British colonization?
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Sep
24
awarded  Supporter
Sep
24
answered Was democracy present in India before British colonization?
Sep
23
awarded  Student
Sep
23
asked What surface area per person is required for hunter-gatherers?
Sep
23
awarded  Autobiographer