Rethinking Tan Malaka's Madilog

Rethinking Tan Malaka's Madilog

by Qusthan Abqary

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Rethinking Tan Malaka's Madilog
by Qusthan Abqary

Some people ignore one thought base on like or dislike or even political or economical preference of the thinkers. I believe this kind of attitude could make big barriers especially not only in social sciences but also philosophy as well. One prominent thinker, politician, and even philosopher in the modern Indonesia is Ibrahim Datuk Tan Malaka who also was a communist for the most of his life time. His political preference on communism could be the unnecessary and unimportant barrier for others in discussing and exploring his thought not only in the New Order Regime but also during the Reformation process since 1998. I would like to say that Tan Malaka as a philosopher rather than politician, not only because he was failed as a politician – in order to gain the power because Soekarno is the one who was succeeded to take the power as president – but also he is success in explaining his philosophical thought through his magnum opus Madilog.

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BN ID: 2940012236173
Publisher: Apps Publisher
Publication date: 03/05/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 659 KB

About the Author

Qusthan Abqary is currently freelance editor, associate researcher in The New Indonesia Foundation (Yayasan Indonesia Baru) and deputy director in Freedom Foundation. Moreover, I am a writer who hold a degree in philosophy and am contributor for Open Knowledge and Education. Some of my research area is philosophy of (social) science, political philosophy, and democracy. I think that philosophy might be best describe as the worse than the wrong interpretation is the correct explanation whiles the worst is when falsehoods have the sword of wisdom in one hand and a shield of religion in the other hand (H. R. Rasyidi).

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