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Burning Ourselves to Death
1 day ago

Burning Ourselves to Death

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In the early hours of Saturday, April 14, 2017, charred remains of prominent New York lawyer, David S. Buckel, were found in Prospect Park. According to the note he left …
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Taking Back Hyperbole from Trump: “Truthful Hyperbole” is Hyperbolic Projection
1 week ago

Taking Back Hyperbole from Trump: “Truthful Hyperbole” is Hyperbolic Projection

While the never-ending debate about whether Trump is a compulsive eight-year-old with a Twitter account or a diabolical media operator rages on, perhaps another focus ought simply to be on …
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“But Does that Really Matter?”
2 weeks ago

“But Does that Really Matter?”

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This is an increasingly familiar question in the face of overwhelming social and political challenges. This question and its variations—“but is that the most important issue?” and “is that worth …
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Happiness? No, Thanks!
3 weeks ago

Happiness? No, Thanks!

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If there is a figure which stands out as the hero of our time, it is Christopher Wylie, a gay Canadian vegan who, at 24, came up with an idea …
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Disorientation at the End of Normative Limits
4 weeks ago

Disorientation at the End of Normative Limits

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Many people feel disoriented in this political environment. They tack back and forth between rage and hopelessness. The President and those who support him seem to offer an outrage to …
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China’s Political Meritocracy under Xi Jinping
1 month ago

China’s Political Meritocracy under Xi Jinping

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Having successfully lobbied the removal of presidential and vice-presidential term limits in China, Xi Jinping now looks set to join the ranks of other populist authoritarian leaders like Turkey’s Recep Tayyip …
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Dialectics of Moralism
1 month ago

Dialectics of Moralism

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On the surface, the ongoing wave of denouncing male sexual aggression, and the wave of firing influential people on accusations of such aggression, is not an issue for a philosopher’s …
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Climbing and the Cooptation of Desire
2 months ago

Climbing and the Cooptation of Desire

“It’s not just about money, and I can’t give you the answer. You have to look at how the whole system works.” —Ueli Steck

The 2016 NY subway ad campaign …
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Black Panther as a Red Herring
2 months ago

Black Panther as a Red Herring

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Marvel’s latest (2018) installment of the super-hero Black Panther is essentially a fully-fledged special effects story of a man, this time a black man, fighting for the One of the …
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A Reply to my Critics Concerning an Engagement with Jordan Peterson
2 months ago

A Reply to my Critics Concerning an Engagement with Jordan Peterson

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Just a couple of remarks in reply to numerous critiques of my comment on Jordan Peterson in The Independent.[1]

The leitmotif of my critics in mentioning the link between Peterson …
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