A Tiny Homage To Leo Strauss

Leo Strauss remains easily one of the most important philosophers of the last century. His acute critique of Modern Social Science, for instance — long before the emergence of the New Right — is paradigmatic is this area, displaying great intellectual courage & fortitude in calling out the ravages of behaviorism & a prejudiced, complacent liberalism …

Rimbaud on “Divine Madness”

“I say that one must be a seer, make oneself a seer. The poet makes himself a seer by a long, prodigious, and rational disordering of all the senses. Every form of love, of suffering, of madness; he searches himself, he consumes all the poisons in him, and keeps only their quintessences. This is an …

Mitchell Heisman, On The Problem Of Philosophy

“The Problem of philosophy is that the paradoxes of nihilism may constitute the most universal condition or “highest principle” that rational thought has “progressed”. At the very pinnacle of rational Western thought lays the proposition that life is meaningless. Is this the most comprehensive insight that human reason is capable of? Is this the fundamental …

On The Work Of E. Shorter , & The Book “Crazy Like Us: The Globalization Of The Western Mind” By Ethan Watters

How medical theories give rise to new ‘epidemics’.  “As his (EShorter’s) body of research shows, history was full of ever-changing psychosomatic symptoms shaped in large part by the expectations and beliefs of the current medical establishment. ‘As doctors’ own ideas about what constitutes “real” disease change from time to time due to theory and practice, the …

A Brief Mission Statement

This site is designed for myself & people of shared interests to ruminate free of political correctness about the essential issues, both related to our own time & in general. The plan is to conduct it generally by over-views of philosophical or other cultural artifacts, usually books, that for whatever reason draw my interest. The …

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