Penyair, esais, pelukis. Catatan Pinggir telah terhimpun dalam 14 jilid. Buku terbarunya, antara lain, Albert Camus: Tubuh dan Sejarah, Eco dan Iman, Estetika Hitam, Dari Sinai sampai Alghazali.
In an interview with the BBC in late 2014, Hawking said: “The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race…It would take off on its own, and re-design itself at an ever-increasing rate.”
Sidelines Edisi : Monday, 13 March 2023
During this virulent political antagonism, a person became a philosopher because he could not avoid reflecting upon what was going on. And he even thought hard about finding a way out—if there was any way out—of the human suffering around him.
Sidelines Edisi : Monday, 6 March 2023
It is right for us to oppose the death sentence, because the death sentence contains the haste to say “stop.”
Sidelines Edisi : Monday, 27 February 2023
The Islamic revolution in Iran projects the God of Islam as a forbidding force, anti-joy, suspicious of women, without mercy, and constantly alert. It is like the behavior of the God of the Old Testament: ‘a jealous God’.
Sidelines Edisi : Monday, 20 February 2023
Justice is not the never-ending search for retribution, but rather the desire for balance—even though this may be fragile and fleeting.
Sidelines Edisi : Monday, 13 February 2023
Justice is invaluable. It cannot be written off as mere fantasy. It is ‘real’ when those who tyrannize do not acknowledge it.
Sidelines Edisi : Monday, 6 February 2023
You were involved, Richard, but I do not want the State to punish you. You have changed. You were the one who revealed this scandal, whatever your motive might have been.
Sidelines Edisi : Monday, 30 January 2023
History seems to want to close wounds. As though wanting to wipe trauma, the past begs for forgiveness.
Sidelines Edisi : Monday, 23 January 2023
A Hans Christian Andersen’s story of a shadow that transformed into human.
Sidelines Edisi : Monday, 16 January 2023
In the The Drama of Sambo, it turns out that one important element in democracy (often forgotten) can actually be upheld: the armed forces, which are given the right to monopoly of violence, bow before those who hold authority without arms.
Sidelines Edisi : Monday, 9 January 2023
Birth is the beginning as yet untouched by history. When it symbolizes the arrival of a teaching, then that teaching can be assumed to be still ‘innocent’—as yet untested by interpretation, conflict, denial and violence.
Sidelines Edisi : Monday, 2 January 2023
Soccer is the globalization of capital and internationalization of teamwork. Boundaries of nation, citizenship and religion are no longer relevant. Money is the reformer that increasingly often shifts previously revered values.
Sidelines Edisi : Monday, 26 December 2022
The Criminal Code
Sex and love operate in the private world, in an area that cannot be scrutinized by ulema, pastors, village heads or the criminal police.
Sidelines Edisi : Monday, 19 December 2022
Among political 'analysts', the word “branding” often has negative connotations. The extravagant G20 meeting held in Bali has been mocked as nothing more than ‘branding’, President Jokowi style.
Sidelines Edisi : Monday, 12 December 2022
They are the ‘petite bourgeoisie’. Leftists mock them as fence-sitters. Rightists of feudal persuasion look down on them. In the Javanese poem the Wulangreh, cherished by aristocrats, they are described as having ‘merchant temperaments’.
Sidelines Edisi : Monday, 5 December 2022
There is no equity of pleasure and greed, but there is equity in the skin cancer and rising sea levels that swallow islands as the earth warms and the Poles melt.
Sidelines Edisi : Monday, 28 November 2022
People say that in the past, powerful nations—as the holders of hegemony—were able to keep international interaction orderly. But these days, powerful nations cannot always regulate the behavior of weak nations.
Sidelines Edisi : Monday, 21 November 2022
Mahatma Gandhi experienced a skin color based incident in South Africa. But he also once considered ‘black’ people savages. Why?
Sidelines Edisi : Monday, 14 November 2022
The ancient literati used apocalyptic pattern in their prophecies of social and political shocks.
Sidelines Edisi : Monday, 7 November 2022
On October 28, 1928, a group of young men daringly chose ‘bahasa Indonesia’—the new name that transgressed boundaries of ‘bahasa Melayu’—as the unifying language. At that moment, they showed the power of hybridity.