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Ramze Endut

Terlibat dalam penyelidikan mengenai sistem, budaya, ingatan dan trauma. Selain merupakan pemenang Zamalah Asian Foundation Intellectual (API) 2009/2010, beliau juga adalah penyelidik di IKMAS, UKM. Beliau boleh dihubungi menerusi ramze@ukm.edu.my.

Naratif Malaysia: Sebuah Tugas Pengumpulan

Perlu kita sedari bahawa tukang kumpul pada awalnya tidak mempunyai motivasi asas pengumpulannya, selain daripada motivasi ringkas seperti minat, hiburan atau apa-apa saja kebetulan. Malah, peringkat awal seorang tukang kumpul adalah dipenuhi dengan ketidaktahuan, ketidakpastian dan kekaburan. Pepatah menyatakan, ignorance is bliss, maka begitu juga dengan tukang kumpul yang permulaan pengumpulannya bermula dengan “initial blindness.” Bahkan, kita boleh pergi lebih jauh dengan menyatakan tradisi kumpul-mengumpul ini sebagai “the basic of human feature”; yang membezakannya hanyalah apa benda yang dikumpul dan apa makna benda yang dikumpulkannya.

Luhmann and Morality: A Reflection on the Sociology of Amorality

“Are we born with a moral code?” is the title of CNN’s article on February 14, 2014. The content of the article, including its video, inform us that babies can actually distinguish between good and evil, even as young as 3 months old. The research was conducted by Yale University’s Infant Cognition Center, also known as “The Baby Lab”. The researchers claim that babies are in fact born with an innate sense of morality. Nevertheless, they said, their parents and society can play a role in developing a belief system in babies.

Hegel, Geuss and Benjamin: The Continuity and Discontinuity of History

If Hegel correctly defined our historical development, it means that the “maturity of reality” is progressing in our society. For instance, it is famously well-known that Francis Fukuyama’s The End of History and the Last Man is spirited in this Hegelian sense. Although the thesis could still be debatable, but it is undoubtedly true that his book is inspired by Hegelian’s historical idealism which highly regards reason as the central orientation of society. All in all, Hegel’s concept of history provides us with an optimistic view for the future of world history.