Friday, September 30, 2022

On Medium: Mass Society’s Triumph Over Intellectuals

Here's an article about modern skirmishes in the ancient cold war between deep thinkers and the unreflective masses, and how liberalism gives the masses the upper hand.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

On Medium: Tribalism and the Open Question of Love’s Moral Impact

Here's an article that contrasts the animality of family bonds with the unnaturalness of the moral perspective, to question whether romantic love has an overall moral impact.

Monday, September 26, 2022

On Medium: Christianity’s Kafkaesque Hell

Read on about how a Catholic apologist attempts to defend the indefensible, rationalizing the absurd problem that Jesus's sacrificial death is supposed to have solved.

Friday, September 23, 2022

On Medium: The Ancient Cold War Between Intellectuals and the Unreflective Masses

Here's an article about modern equality, Leo Strauss, and how thought leaders have always been torn between helping and withdrawing from the less reflective society.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

On Medium: What it Means to Say Life is Absurd

Read on for a simple analogy that bypasses pretentious existential jargon, and shows how absurdity is about the clash between objective and subjective perspectives.

Monday, September 19, 2022

On Medium: Debunking Ben Shapiro’s Debunking of Atheism

Here's an article on freewill, theological rationalism, the universe's fine-tuning, the grounding of morality, and the fiasco of a salesman’s attempt to be philosophical.

Friday, September 16, 2022

On Medium: Is Romantic Love Immoral?

Read on about love’s biological function, the difference between eros and agape, and whether romantic love facilitates or hinders the moral enterprise.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

On Medium: A Clash of Pantheisms

Here's an article about how to preserve humanistic morality after nature’s re-enchantment, and why we should be dualistic rather than monistic pantheists.

Monday, September 12, 2022

On Medium: Dan Foster’s Lame Test for the Divinity of Inner Voices

Read on about how even liberal theists mythologize the self’s internal divisions, mistaking unconscious suspicions or other inner promptings for divine messages.

Saturday, September 10, 2022

On Medium: Should Most Content Creators Fail Because They’re Only Mediocre Talents?

Read on about why we should appreciate the chasm between artistry and hackery, and why we shouldn't expect the most successful content creators necessarily to be the most talented.

Friday, September 9, 2022

On Medium: What’s the Strongest Atheistic Argument?

Here's an article about why religion's historically inevitable incoherence, rather than the problem of evil or of unnecessary suffering makes for the strongest atheistic argument.

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

On Medium: How Understanding the Facts Makes All Knowledge Partly Subjective

Read on about mental maps, the oxymoron of pure objectivity, and how justifying our beliefs to show that we understand them makes the beliefs partly subjective.

Monday, September 5, 2022

On Medium: The Vaunted Catholic Deconstruction of Our Secular Age

Read on about Charles Taylor’s gambit of social constructionism in his history of modernity, and how the Judeo-Christian tradition rather self-destructed.

Friday, September 2, 2022

On Medium: Compared to Science, is Philosophy Just a Nuisance?

Here's an article about scientism as a downside of the mastery of modern techniques, and whether philosophy only disgraces itself compared to the progress of pragmatic science and engineering.