Friday, January 28, 2022

On Medium: Are We Guilty of Progressing?

Here's an article on the underbelly of consumer society, the illusion of progress, the minefield of meta-ethics, and the politics of selling the amorality of human advancement.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Saturday, January 22, 2022

On Medium: Philosophy For Those Who Are Neither Vulgar Nor Wise

Read on for a critical introduction to the philosophical journey, for those who don't want to specialize in philosophy but who are suspicious of mainstream opinions.

Thursday, January 20, 2022

On Medium: How Trendy Stoicism Assimilates the Counterculture

Here's an article about philosophy's necessary unpopularity, social progress, and how big business neutralizes the subversive counterculture to reassure puzzled consumers.

Monday, January 17, 2022

On Medium: How Apologists Evade the Christ Myth Theory

Read on about how Christian apologists evade 
the Christ Myth theory by dealing with copycats, parallels, and other irrelevancies to the art of mythmaking.

Saturday, January 15, 2022

On Medium: Vervaeke’s Glib Solution to the Meaning Crisis

Here's an article about whether cognitive science can show us the meaning of life by reframing religious unities as mental representational ones, or whether life is still just absurd.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

On Medium: How Christians Misunderstand the Nature of Religion

Read on about history, the Christ Myth theory, and how Christianity's Roman politicization led that religion to favor literal over mythic (profoundly subjective) truth.

Monday, January 10, 2022

On Medium: Do Economists Presume Everyone’s Selfish?

Read on about self-interest, economic rationality, and the questionable merit of capitalism. Does altruism conflict with the logic of the invisible hand argument?  

Friday, January 7, 2022

On Medium: Nicolas Cole’s Popular Sophistry

Read on about networked lemmings, power-law distributions, writing advice in the creator economy, art versus commerce, and the reality that undercuts self-help twaddle.

Thursday, January 6, 2022

On Medium: The Inherent Value of a Godless Universe

Here's an article about cosmicism, pantheism, nature's sublime creativity, and how aesthetics trumps morality in the search for objective values and for a meaning of life.

Saturday, January 1, 2022

On Medium: Jesus and Osiris: How Christianity Adapted Egyptian Myths

Here's a lengthy article on the Christ myth theory, Jesus and Osiris, the ancient Egyptian solar cycle, dying and rising gods, and the vulgarity of Christian spirituality.