Philosopher Farhan Idris returns to Political Agenda to discuss with PJ Thum and Sean Francis Han (Wake Up Singapore) how liberation of the mind goes hand in hand with liberation of the body, and how Bras Basah Open tries to create spaces where people can come together and engage in new modes of humanistic inquiry, discussion and critique for collective freedom. He also discusses his life, being a philosopher in Singapore, his experiments with truth, and Bras Basah Open’s upcoming events at the Singapore Writers Festival.

Books Mentioned:

  • Dialectic of Enlightenment by Adorno and Horkheimer (1944)
  • The Place of Nusantara in the Sanskritic Buddhist Cosmopolis by Andrea Acri (2009)
  • Nagarjuna
  • Angela Davis
  • Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paolo Freire (1968)

Bras Basah Open’s SWF events:

This episode is a collaboration with Wake Up Singapore. You can find out more about them online on their websiteFacebook and Instagram.


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