Friday, October 30, 2020

On Medium: Atheism and the Endlessness of Explanation

This article is about science's promethean ethos and the question of what the world must be like, ontologically speaking, to make atheism coherent.

Monday, October 26, 2020

On Medium: From Prehistoric Naivety to Hypermodern Alienation

Read on for an exploration of the secret meaning of history, based on a  comparison between the collective development of our species and the stages of our growth as individuals.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

On Medium: President Trump: Master of Political Entertainment

This article is about how actors fill the governmental power vacuum in the emerging American plutocracy, increasingly playing the roles of "heel" or "face," familiar from professional wrestling. The problem, then, is that the Democrats are neglecting to supply the "face" or hero to counter the Republican villains, for the sake of boosting the resonance of American political theater.

On Medium: The Top Four Criticisms of Conservatism

Check out why there's no such thing as conservative philosophy or "conservative thought," with these top four criticisms of conservatism.

Monday, October 19, 2020

On Medium: Overwhelm with Malignancy: The Trump Technique

Read on to learn what's at the heart of the Trump technique and of our revulsion towards him. We confront here a supervillain with the powers to overwhelm us with superhuman malignancy and to threaten us with the revelation of evil, that goodness may all along have been for suckers. 

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

On Medium: Aleksandr Dugin’s Critique of Liberalism

This article assesses and explores this influential Russian philosopher's postmodern, traditionalist criticism of liberalism. Is his critique just cynical and incoherent or should we be searching for an alternative to liberalism?

Sunday, October 11, 2020

On Medium: From On Psychedelic High: The Divine Terror of Entheogens

Read on for the psychedelic basis of religious beliefs and practices and for why organized religions have suppressed the source of spiritual and moral revelations.

Thursday, October 8, 2020

On Medium: There Was No Pence-Harris Debate

Following the Trump-Biden train wreck of a debate, in 
this article I explore the difference between a debate and an interview, using the Pence-Harris "debate" as a case study, and I contrast American political debates with real ones.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

On Medium: Georges Bataille on Free-Market Utopianism

This article is about the fallacy of Say's law, and the conflict between what we might call Jewish prudence (from Ecclesiastes), which is presupposed by the "rationality" of free-market economics, and French extravagance which Bataille argues is entailed by our wildness as natural creatures.

Monday, October 5, 2020

On Medium: Childhood Innocence and Godless Morality

Read on for a way of redeeming morality despite the failure of conventional religious and secular reasons for thinking there really is a right way to behave. The key is to develop an existential perspective that encompasses, for example, the recognition of our original innocence and helplessness as infants and children.

Saturday, October 3, 2020

On Medium: Hypermodern Religion from the Ashes

Consider the prospects of a viable form of secular spirituality, of a late-modern religion that can withstand our burden of hyperskepticism.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

On Medium: The Trump-Biden Debate and the Travesty of American Politics

This article covers the deeper reasons why the Trump-Biden "debate" wasn't really a debate. In fact, most of the televised American political debates aren't what they seem. We need to understand what a debate really is to be able to laugh at these hollow spectacles for the right reasons.