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Uncausal Determinism: Why the Future Cannot Be Otherwise
10 months ago

Uncausal Determinism: Why the Future Cannot Be Otherwise

Some philosophical ideas have a bad reputation: until a few centuries ago, for example, in Christian Europe it was quite dangerous to profess atheism. Present-day forbidden ideas put you at …
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Disruption: Neither Innovative nor Valuable
10 months ago

Disruption: Neither Innovative nor Valuable

In a recent interview Clayton M. Christensen linked “disruptive innovation” to God’s desire that “all of mankind . . . be successful. The only way to make this happen is to help individual …
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AOC and Her Boyfriend’s Leg
10 months ago

AOC and Her Boyfriend’s Leg

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In late December 2021, the US nationalist Rightist Steve Cortes tweeted a photo of Alessandria Ocasio-Cortez and her boyfriend Riley Roberts enjoying their Christmas break in Florida, commenting on it: …
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Dionysus in Music: On the ‘God of Sex and Drums and Rock and Roll’
10 months ago

Dionysus in Music: On the ‘God of Sex and Drums and Rock and Roll’

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In memoriam: Michael Lee Aday: 1947-2022 —

If one could think the Dionysian in music, what would that be like? What would that sound like? Better still: who would that …
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Round and Round We Go: Covid-19 Policy and the Limits of Science
10 months ago

Round and Round We Go: Covid-19 Policy and the Limits of Science

The pandemic has made debaters of us all. We’ve argued with friends, family, and online strangers about why we need more or fewer restrictions. We’ve shaken our fists in exasperation …
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Andrés Ortiz-Osés: Philosophy with a Soul
11 months ago

Andrés Ortiz-Osés: Philosophy with a Soul

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We will no longer encounter the unique writings of Andrés Ortiz-Osés on the pages of The Philosophical Salon. It’s a pity. A merciless illness marred the last years of his …
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A Muddle Instead of a Movie
11 months ago

A Muddle Instead of a Movie

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To prevent the excessive use of exploding petards in the holidays period, the Slovene ministry of defence posted on December 23, 2021 a tweet entitled “Become a soldier!” which says: …
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Red Pill or Blue Pill? Variants, Inflation, and the Controlled Demolition of Society
11 months ago

Red Pill or Blue Pill? Variants, Inflation, and the Controlled Demolition of Society

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Unsurprisingly, Santa brought us yet another Covid Christmas, replete with the usual set of presents: facemasks, quarantines, social distancing, coercive inoculations, vaccine passports, non-stop media fearmongering, and lockdowns. Two years …
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And Say the Alien Responded?
11 months ago

And Say the Alien Responded?

I teach contemporary philosophical anthropology at Stasis Center for Philosophy at the European University in St. Petersburg. Inspired by Paul Preciado’s ‘Letter to an Extraterrestrial’, originally published in Libération in …
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The Desire of Squid Game
12 months ago

The Desire of Squid Game

On October 12, Arirang Meari, a North Korean propaganda website, said that Netflix’s global smash-hit Squid Game discloses the “beastly capitalism” of South Korea, where corruption and rogues are everywhere. …
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