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“But Does that Really Matter?”
2 months 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 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
4 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
4 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
4 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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The Actuality of Ernst Lubitsch
4 months ago

The Actuality of Ernst Lubitsch

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Theodor Adorno turned around Benedetto Croce’s patronizing historicist question about “what is dead and what is alive in Hegel’s dialectic.” If Hegel is really alive as a thinker, then the …
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The “World-Jewry” as a Misnomer for “The Globalists”:  Heidegger and Anti-Semitism
5 months ago

The “World-Jewry” as a Misnomer for “The Globalists”: Heidegger and Anti-Semitism

The publication of Martin Heidegger’s Black Notebooks is followed inevitably by an expanding industry of scholarly publications on Heidegger’s “anti-Semitism”. Exposed to the unabashed and loaded terms that he attributed …
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