Category Archives: Philosophy

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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Heisenberg vs. Positivism

“The positivists have a simple solution: the world must be divided into that which we can say clearly and the rest, which we had better pass over in silence. But can anyone conceive of a more pointless philosophy, seeing that … Continue reading

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Orthodoxy

“Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to that arrogant oligarchy who merely happen to be walking around.” — G.K. Chesterson, Orthodoxy (1908)

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Psychologists on Virtue Signaling

From “Moral Outrage Is Self-Serving, Say Psychologists”: When people publicly rage about perceived injustices that don’t affect them personally, we tend to assume this expression is rooted in altruism—a “disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others.” But new … Continue reading

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