Humility Comes from Realising that All Understanding is Biased

By Ooi Kee Beng

March 2017 EDITORIAL
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“The Present” is a strange concept. For one thing, it is really not possible to think of “The Present” without relying on images of “The Past” and imaginations of “The Future”. They are after all three sneaky sides of the same strange coin. (Yes, a coin has three sides). Memories and expectations are always present at the very moment we see, hear, smell, taste or touch something. So when we look at our adult children, imprints of them as infants...

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Ooi Kee Beng

is the Executive Director of Penang Institute. His recent books include The Eurasian Core and its Edges: Dialogues with Wang Gungwu on the History of the World (ISEAS 2016). Homepage: wikibeng.com


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