Timo Schmitz: “A very short introduction into African Philosophy and their main streams” (2017) [PDF]

What is African philosophy and what are the main streams of contemporary African philosophy? Although Africa has a very long and rich philosophical tradition, a modern philosophical approach focussing on Africa only started in the 20th century. However, it soon emancipated itself and also tried to go back to its pre-colonial roots on the one side, but doesn’t deny Western methodology on the other side. As a result, students of philosophy in Africa have an important advantage which students in the West don’t have. DOWNLOAD THE ARTICLE BELOW AND READ MORE!

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Timo Schmitz: “Azawad and the Touareg rebellions – A long walk for independence” (2017) [PDF]

Northern Mali and Niger belong to the areas with most natural wealth in the world, but at the same time has one of the poorest citizens. The tragedy goes back to colonialism when borders were artificially drawn. Soon after Mali’s independence, the Touareg sought to get their own state, or at least, autonomy. But instead, they were massacred in 1963. In 2012, they managed to get independent for the first time, but soon after, a foreign mission started in Northern Mali in pretense of fighting terrorism. Indeed, there are a few terrorists, but most people do not cooperate with them. All what the Touareg want is to live in peace and safety – something that Mali does not ensure!

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Timo Schmitz: “Who are the supporters of the Naxalites in India? – A social critique or a terrorist threat?” (2017) [PDF]

In India, the Naxalite movement, which is very active in Eastern and Northeastern India is fighting a civil war against the government forces. The Indian government banned the Naxalite forces and labels them as terrorists. This paper tries to show what motivates the people to join the war and why they received a large support in the last decade, when they reached 14 Indian states. In the end, I analyze why the movement decreased heavily in the last years and whether the Naxalite goals are a solution for India at all.

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Timo Schmitz: “A short summary of my own philosophy: the New Constructivist Communism” (2017) [PDF]

In this paper, I want to give a very quick introduction in my philosphy – the New Constructivist Communism, which was publisehd in my series “Individualism between Moral and Virtues, Government and Religion” from 2015 to 2016. In addition, several new ideas and minor corrections were proposed in 2017.

A short summary of the New Constructivist Communism

Timo Schmitz: “The economic situation of North Korea – 2017” (PDF)

In the beginning of 2015, I published an article in which I covered the modern economic history and presented major issues that appeared till the end of 2014. This paper tries to cover up the further development in between 2015 and 2017, as well as re-checking the facts of 2014. It especially tries to point out the severe failures and narrowness of North Korean reforms that just privileged a few, while the majority of the North Korean population seems to resign from any hope, and despite malnutrition which is already documented, new starvings are feared. Thus, although Kim Jong-un could benefit from the push-forwards of his father who strengthened the country and made a quite strong nation out of North Korea, his son quickly torn down everything to pieces, and the first time since 10 years, massive waves of homeless people and temporary workers are wandering around begging for food and searching for work.

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Timo Schmitz: “An assumed meaning of the title in ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night'” (2017) [PDF]

In 2014, Ana Lily Amirpour’s “A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night” stormed the cinemas, chaining the viewer to a multi-dimensional plot, filled with breath-taking images and music. This article shows, why the title already gives an overview about important key elements of the movie.

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Timo Schmitz: “The meaning of loneliness in ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night'” (2017) [PDF]

In 2014, Ana Lily Amirpour’s “A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night” stormed the cinemas, chaining the viewer to a multi-dimensional plot, filled with breath-taking images and music.One important aspect closely related to the core elements “life” and “death” is loneliness and the way to overcome loneliness for love.

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Timo Schmitz: “The meaning of life and death in ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night'” (2017) [PDF]

In 2014, Ana Lily Amirpour’s “A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night” stormed the cinemas, chaining the viewer to a multi-dimensional plot, filled with breath-taking images and music. One important core aspect of the whole film is the meaning of life and death. The film gives a lot of food for thought about life in general and the meaning of life. Though caught in a scene of despair and decay, there is still hope: the force of love – pure, true love.

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