Category Archives: Philosophy

The New Yorker: Profile of Peter Sloterdijk

In The New Yorker, Thomas Meaney has a profile of Germany’s gadfly public intellectual Peter Sloterdijk (“A Celebrity Philosopher Explains the Populist Insurgency”). Of Sloterdijk’s slightly pomo brand of pastiche philosophizing: This profligacy makes Sloterdijk hard to pin down. He … Continue reading

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John Stuart Mill: Liberty & Flourishing

From Christopher Macleod’s brief essay on “John Stuart Mill: higher happiness”: In contrast to many contemporary thinkers, Mill’s defence of liberal principles is historical and local – not abstract and universal. Whereas the prevailing wisdom maintains that individuals possess certain … Continue reading

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Patrick Deneen – Why Liberalism Failed

Despite it being conducted by a renowned cuck, there’s a worthwhile email interview with Patrick Deneen, professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, whose new book Why Liberalism Failed was published today. Deneen’s diagnosis of the crisis … Continue reading

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Murray Rothbard’s Influence on the Alt-Right

In The Baffler, liberal John Ganz discusses the life and thought of pioneer paleolibertarian Murray Rothbard, whom Ganz sees as a “philosophical harbinger of Trump and the alt-right” (“The Forgotten Man”). Here’s a nice Rothbard quote from the piece: And … Continue reading

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UC Irvine Exhibit: “Carl Schmitt, You and Me”

From OC Weekly, an ‘art exhibit’ that seeks to simultaneously discuss Carl Schmitt’s political philosophy, visually present the horrors of gun ownership, all while stylistically making fun of some MAGA white men who own a gun store in Maine: Stepping … Continue reading

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RIP: Jerry Fodor

The great philosopher of mind Jerry Fodor has passed at the age of 82. A good overview of his physicalist, functionalist, ‘representational theory of mind’ can be found here.

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Green in Scrutopia

Dominic Green visits Scrutopia and reports on Roger Scruton’s Burkean strand of environmentalism.

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Western Philosophy is Racist

While the appearance of such articles is now so routine as to be almost boring, Aeon magazine has “Western Philosophy is Racist” by Bryan W Van Norden: Bryan W Van Norden is Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple professor at … Continue reading

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Civic Nationalism: Pt. 218

Audacious has a good post on how “Civic nationalism is implicit white nationalism” and Z Man has a good post on the “Civic Religion“.

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Proposition Nation vs. Blood & Soil

From a speech McCain gave last night: “To fear the world we have organized and led for three-quarters of a century, to abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe, to refuse the obligations of international leadership and our … Continue reading

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