Understanding Hegel

Understanding Hegel. It is a bit of an exaggeration to say that in the last 100 or so years there has been a war in philosophy. But if we can describe the long “analytical/continental” divide in philosophy as a war, Hegel is at the foundation of one side of it. […]

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Cavell quote

Understand that Nazis were not Monsters

Philosopher Stanley Cavell is correct: we must understand that Nazis were not monsters. Ridiculous you say?  Yes and no. We must first understand what evil is. Hear me out. “To understand Nazism, whatever that will mean, will be to understand it as a human possibility; monstrous, unforgivable, but not therefore […]

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Terence McKenna on Ideology

Terence McKenna on Ideology

Terence McKenna on Ideology “I think ideology is toxic, all ideology. It’s not that there are good ones and bad ones. All ideology is toxic, because ideology is a kind of insult to the gift of human free thinking.” – Terence McKenna Better known for his experiments and lectures on […]

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Karl Marx

Karl Marx on Making History

Karl Marx on Making History   “People make their own history, but they do not make it as they please; they do not make it under self-selected circumstances, but under circumstances existing already, given and transmitted from the past.” – Karl Marx “The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon”

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