Sunday, March 28, 2021

On Medium: Romanticizing the Crudity of Sex

Read on about Gnosticism, courtly love, hypermodern disenchantment, and the stories we tell to redeem the grotesqueness of the sex act.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

On Medium: Edward Feser’s Casuistic Word Games and Bigotries

Join me on a tour of Edward Feser’s casuistic word games and bigotries as we sort through his circular proofs for theism and his condemnation of homosexuality. 

Here's an earlier tour in case you missed it.

Monday, March 22, 2021

On Medium: The God Complex and the Prospects of Technocracy

Here's an article that takes you from Republican anti-intellectualism to postmodern incredulity, with a stop along the way at the arrogance of medical doctors and politicians.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

On Medium: American Paranoia and the Modern Legacy of Nihilism

Read on about Machiavellian centrism, the secret weariness of progressives and Trumpian conservatives, and how American politics is nihilistic despite all the hot air.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

On Medium: The Gimmick of Game Theory’s Deflation of Morality

Here's an article on why morality isn't as rational as game theory suggests, and why we shouldn't think of morality as prudence or as the result of bargaining or technocratic calculations.

Sunday, March 7, 2021

On Medium: Individuality: A Burden of Elites and Paupers

Here's an article on why reason, autonomy, and creativity aren’t for everyone, and the freedom that makes for individuality is for social outsiders, for the elites and paupers.