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Why Thoreau Is Still Alive at 200
3 months ago

Why Thoreau Is Still Alive at 200

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This year the world celebrates the bicentennial of Henry David Thoreau’s birth in Concord, Massachusetts, in 1817. Thoreau was a writer, a philosopher and one of the first naturalists to …
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Who’s Afraid of the Postfactual?
3 months ago

Who’s Afraid of the Postfactual?

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Kellyanne Conway, the advisor to President Donald Trump, must be credited for having coined a new philosophical concept: that of “alternative facts”. When confronted with the episode in which White …
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Being without a People
3 months ago

Being without a People

Last year, watching the news about the arrival of Syrian refugees at the island of Lesbos, a strong image remained in my heart. It was the image of an Imam …
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Fictitious Capital and the Return of Personal Domination
3 months ago

Fictitious Capital and the Return of Personal Domination

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Although Marx provided an unsurpassable analysis of capitalist reproduction, his mistake was that he counted on the prospect of capitalism’s final breakdown, and therefore couldn’t grasp how capitalism came out …
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Can Democracy Save the Planet?
3 months ago

Can Democracy Save the Planet?

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Donald Trump’s announcement of US withdrawal from the Paris climate change treaty was far from unexpected. Both before and after being elected president, he publically and unswervingly, online and in …
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The Perfect Beauty of Black Death
4 months ago

The Perfect Beauty of Black Death

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Now this will be a beautiful death

-Kanye West, ‘Power’

In Remainder (2005) by Tom McCarthy and “The Body of Michael Brown” (2015) by Kenneth Goldsmith, two works that play …
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Escape from Horror
4 months ago

Escape from Horror

“The horror! The horror!” Kurtz dies, uttering his last words in the presence of Marlow, the main character of Joseph Conrad’s novel Heart of Darkness. Why does Kurtz feel compelled …
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Not an Era for Apologetics: On Charles Murray
4 months ago

Not an Era for Apologetics: On Charles Murray

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The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who remain neutral in times of moral crisis. Dante Alighieri

The PC pundits of academia’s sacred neutrality have got it wrong …
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Dare to Doubt
4 months ago

Dare to Doubt

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In view of the current madness of the world, I have been pondering what has happened to thinking, which seems replaced by screaming, or worse. Affirmations we must endorse are …
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If this is feminism…
5 months ago

If this is feminism…

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The dust-up on social media over Rebecca Tuvel’s article, “In Defense of Transracialism” published in Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, has given a new meaning to the public/private split …
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