Wednesday, February 28, 2024

On Medium: Life’s Key Secrets are Theatrical

Here's an article about how the theater is an existential extended metaphor, with its concepts of the curtain call, and of the suspension of doubt that entertains life.

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

On Medium: The Flaw in Goethean Pantheism

Read on about Goethean versus humanistic pantheisms, and why we should critique the 18th C. Tobler essay despite its anticipation of Darwin’s theory of evolution.

Monday, February 26, 2024

On Medium: Christianity Demonizes Modern Progress

Read on about how Christianity demonizes the Promethean, progressive aspects of modernity, while making superficial peace with humanistic pride (and thus with Satan).

Thursday, February 22, 2024

On Medium: What Trumpers Share with the OJ Simpson Jurors

Read on about what Trump's supporters have in common with the OJ Simpson jurors: a thirst for vengeance amid the breakdown of civic duties.

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

On Medium: Why are Sacred Spaces so Easily Spoiled?

Read on about irony of how mass attention defiles what’s cool, and how the privacy of consciousness is likely the model for the vulnerability of sacred places.

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

On Medium: The Classical Theist’s Naïve Optimism about Reason

Read on about a classical theist's so-called best argument for God's existence, and the religious games we play to avoid facing the harsh reality of nature.

On Medium: Should Trump be a Hero to Generation X?

Read on about personal authenticity, the paradox of Trump’s character, and whether Trumpism reduces existentialism and the values of Generation X to absurdity.

Monday, February 19, 2024

On Medium: People are Anti-Natural, not Supernatural

Here's an article about the question of dualism between mind and matter, Descartes’ last laugh in the divide between wild things and artifacts, and how societies are anti-natural.

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

On Medium: Why the Trumpian Grotesquery is Happening Now to America

Read on about unconscious consumerism, our outpouring of collective narcissism, and how even Trump's enemies promote him as a symbol of their excesses.

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

On Medium: Deflating the Mystique of Religious Language

Read on about the mundane and psychedelic origins of theological concepts, and how the mystique of religious language rests on an equivocation and can thus be deflated.