Friday, September 23, 2005

Raja Halwani

Professor of Philosophy at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, will be blogging soon! Check back for updates!


  • Dear Mr. Halwani:

    I read your piece, "Lies, Double Standards, and Culpable Falacies" on the EI site. It is so true that an organic movement can never be disbanded, it can only morph into whatever the need requires it to become. It is such a helpless feeling to see and read all that is happening, knowing that all the screaming in the world seems to fall on def ears.

    I'm a student without a teacher. Thank goodness I have the internet. I'm learning everyday about the history of the Middle East and it is so painful to see the disaster unfold on such a rich and vital center of humanity.

    I'll look for more of your writings in the days to come and thank you.

    By Anonymous Ginger, at 2:36 PM  

  • Dear Raja.

    I cannot find an email adress for you anywhere on this blog or the SAIC site. I am writing this posting to see the possibility of doing an independant study with you this summer. Are you available?
    I am in the VCS program @ SAIC & would like to do an independant study on phenomenology and its precursors this summer if you are available. If not this summer, then possibly in the fall?
    my email address is

    thanks much,
    Bret Schneider

    By Blogger Lisa, at 8:36 AM  

  • Hi Raja,

    This is Nancy you remember me? I survived my brain surgery and I am back to bother you.

    It is your fault because when I need help with some thing like this, you are the person I think of and have the most confidence in.

    I consider this a philosphical, moral and ethical subject.
    I am completely dedicated to it and hope you can find a way to help me get the word out.

    Any advise will be greatly appreciated.



    Some issues transcend sides. Some problems are purely human. Some answers can come from everyone.

    Such is the case of, "The List Project", a grass roots organization formed to help Iraqi Allies and their families find safety and new hope in the United States.

    These are the people of Iraq who worked alongside US troops and officials in their country with joyful optimism and with the hope of aiding in the creation of a new, free, Saddamless Iraq. These are the people who believed that by doing this, their children would grow up in an environment where fear would decrease, opportunities would increase, and living become more open.

    Instead; they are hunted, threatened, marked. In hiding. Paralyzed by circumstance. Voiceless except for a laptop secreted with them, and subject to short spurts of electricity to make their pleas heard. Praying that a visa will come through by way of past contacts before assassination silences them and they succumb to the realm of statistics.

    They are not alone in this. Their spouses and children are also considered prizes if exterminated. So they huddle together, weeping inside for what they have seen and endured, never sleeping for fear of what is to come next. Sneaking out for chips and rice and crackers to eat and if lucky, some eggs.

    And the children? The children are inside. Always. Two and three year olds who have never played outside, who can't conceive of walking down a street holding a parents' hand. Confined to a single room. Listening to explosions outside while sitting in a father's lap and looking up for assurance that the explosions will not come inside. Will not end their family. Will not shatter what little they have.

    The Allies parents, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, cousins and friends are subject to the retaliation. They are linked to the traitors who collaborated with the enemy. They are chained to terrors that they drag around with every step.

    These are the people of The List Project. These are the people who need your help now, while the government takes it's time figuring this thing out. These are the people whose time imprisoned is endless and whose time to be helped is here.

    To meet the people in this story, go to To be a part of this story, join

    Some stories deserve a happy ending. These Allies deserve a chance. A life.

    By Blogger Nancy, at 9:22 PM  

  • Raja, email me so you can enlighten me in person! We miss you-

    By Anonymous Abby, at 8:57 AM  

  • Dear Raja:

    Thsi si John Elia, Editor of The Journal of Homosexuality. I cannot find your e-mail address. Would you kindly write to me, as I would like you to review a few manuscripts that have been submitted to the journal. My e-mail address is

    Thank you,


    By Blogger John, at 7:25 AM  

  • On Romantic Love:

    Raja, dear sweet wonderful lasagna-eating Raja....I have succumbed to it. If you need a reason to come to New Orleans, your old student Heather Pardew here is getting hitched. I felt it only apt to hunt down the professor that listened to my argument against Romantic love - Here's one for it. Hope you are well!

    Love the blog.

    By Blogger heady, at 6:19 AM  

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