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Better, a response that calls into question, at their most fundamental level, the most deep-seated conceptual presuppositions in philosophical discourse”. , a reflection on philosophy, most notably on political philosophy and its heritage. A philosophical response is very much necessary for understanding social problems. The occurrences in Ayodhya, Gujarat and Kashmir, the terrorist attack on Ayodhya complex, serial bomb attacks in London, mean that international terrorism has to be taken seriously and tackled vigorously.

Finally, interaction, no matter whether between cultures or individuals, implies readiness to change ourselves. Bringing our experiences to a shared universality means submitting them to some kind of plastic force, it means feeding them into a mechanism that is likely to change them utterly. Rationalization of experience forces the empirical subject, individual as well as social or cultural, to challenge its concrete form, its configuration and its ‘self’. It requires us to be prepared to take hold of our self and our own flesh, to force our compulsions and desires, to change our ego in the name of the chance to interact and communicate, in the name of a universality of meaning, of a reciprocal understanding therefore, which is the fundamental element of mutual trust and human sociability.

The occurrences in Ayodhya, Gujarat and Kashmir, the terrorist attack on Ayodhya complex, serial bomb attacks in London, mean that international terrorism has to be taken seriously and tackled vigorously. The best way to tackle terrorism is to accept the diversity and multiculturalism of societies and the practice of the freedom that we value so much. We must be open to people and to ideas from around the world. Terrorism should not be equated with any nation or religion. Philosophers argue that terrorism may be considered as a psychological and metaphysical state.

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