Mawi Sonna met with Rachel Hermes to discuss art, the “artistic process,” and Rachel’s etching “Overcome,” which was published in the previous edition of Live Ideas. Below is the an edited transcript of their interview.
Jakob Hanschu met with Suan Sonna to discuss Suan’s background, philosophy, and previous contribution to Live Ideas. Below is an edited transcript of their conversation.
A retrospective look on the effects of emotional abuse during childhood.
Paradigms construct the lenses through which we view the world. These fundamentally-orienting assumptions need to be reflected on, challenged, and most of all, poked. De- and re- construct them. Always, continuously.
Rousseau and Voltaire, influential enlightenment-era philosophes, tackle the threat that violent religious fanaticism poses to the stability of civil society. While Voltaire champions the enlightening power of reason as the way to stop fanaticism, Rousseau claims that there is more positive potential in fanatical energy than meets the eye.
Now I’ve found what will be the next chapter of my life; my service and my civic duty is far from over. I owe it to my nation to advocate on behalf of land and wildlife conservation. I want to keep the wild places, wild.