Author: Jude Chua Soo Meng

Jude Chua Soo Meng

Dr. Jude Chua is an Associate Professor of philosophy at the Policy and Leadership Studies department, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is on occasion Visiting Research Scholar at Blackfriars Hall, Oxford University, and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS), London. He has been a Visiting Academic at the Institute of Education, London, and is a Fellow of the College of Teachers, (FCOT FCollT) London. He is an amateur enthusiast photographer and has an interest in how photography and philosophy connect.

Website: http://www.inquisitorsmanual.wordpress.com

Posts by Jude Chua Soo Meng:

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Clouds of Unknowing: Spotting Images in the Sky

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Looking at clouds and photographing them leaves me sometimes excited with surprising finds.  One recalls with a tinge of nostalgia days past when parents encourage you to see and spot shapes in these clouds.  Besides these—now—childish thrills, there may be more serious silver linings. The welcoming of the un-intended, un-anticipated, accidental, un-planned is something that…

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Tools of Torment: Captioning Images of Suffering

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The catholic theologian Edward Schillebeeckx had in his writings proposed that the history of the Church’s struggles against various great difficulties might become better brought out through liturgical reforms, and the non-bloody re-enactment of the Lord Jesus Christ’s own bloody sacrifice and the priest’s offering at Mass of His transubstantiated flesh under the appearance of…

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Peccata contra naturam: Lessons from Nature Photography

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Philosophical Daoism is in essence a certain world view inspired by the observation of nature.  Such a worldview had implications for one’s moral behaviour, and chief of these insights was the need to not over determine effects, in order to allow things to emerge of themselves, all of which was in the end beneficial.  The…

Caption: Here is a fridge magnet of the coat of arms of the University of Oxford, which I visit on occasion. It reads: "Dominus, Illuminatio Mea", which means, "The Lord is my Light", taken from the opening of Psalm 27

Stained Bloodline: Photographic Studies of Universities

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For fans of the movement described as Radical Orthodoxy is a war cry which goes, “Once, there was no secular…”  This represents, for the movement the call to expose false pretentions to secularity in modern thinking. John Milbank, who first wrote this in his Theology and Social Sciences, argues that the “secular” was an invention….

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Clouds of Unknowing: Spotting Images in the Sky

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Looking at clouds and photographing them leaves me sometimes excited with surprising finds.  One recalls with a tinge of nostalgia days past when parents encourage you to see and spot shapes in these clouds.  Besides these—now—childish thrills, there may be more serious silver linings. The welcoming of the un-intended, un-anticipated, accidental, un-planned is something that…

Jesus of Nazareth, often considered a sign of contradiction

Heretical Texts: Photographing the Unusual and Unconventional

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In the book On Leadership, James March and Theirry Weil explores characters past and present, real and fictitious, such as George Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan of Arc and Miguel Cervantes’ Don Quixote de la mancha. Their literary criticism of these texts sifts out the various kinds of logic based on which these characters operate, some…

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