The former name for my blog, “Unspoken Words,” has served me very well right since I published my first post six years ago. The name perfectly represented my situation back then; this blog was home to my thoughts and analysis written in words I would seldom use in everyday speak in the traditional Indian society in which I was raised — unless I was among close friends who knew how to agree to disagree.
However, things are different now; and I’m glad to say that I’m in a place where a lot of my individualistic thoughts have a larger audience, if not an always-sympathetic one. As a result, I think it is time this blog be renamed to reflect something that is more representative of its spirit now; a name that represents reason, rationality, and objective thought more than an outlet for my unspoken words. Therefore, I’ve renamed it as “Noesis”.
“Noesis” is the Greek word for “the exercise of reason;” and in psychology, it means “cognition” or “the functioning of the intellect.” In summation, the name serves its purpose here perfectly. It also seems befitting to use a Greek word for a place where I share my philosophy with the world — after all, Greece is where most of the Western philosophical traditions find their roots.
So, regardless of whether you agree or disagree with what is said here, feel free to join in the discussion. I do not censor comments or criticism — unless there is a personal attack involved on me or any other person who has shared his or her thoughts.
See you around!