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The problem of being pure in an impure world: an essay on Plato, false consciousness, and leftism.

Leftism and the Banausic Thinker: From Plato to Verso

The problem of being pure in an impure world: an essay on Plato, false consciousness, and leftism.

Apr, 18
Richard Biernacki exposes fatally sloppy sociology, covered up with fake science. Are quantitative methods hopelessly compromised in social science?

Is Social Science a Joke?

Richard Biernacki exposes fatally sloppy sociology, covered up with fake science. Are quantitative methods hopelessly compromised in social science?

May, 09
This 1969 novel from Hungary is about a man who works with "the waste products of a society that maintains order by violence," and what their suffering comes to mean to him.

The Case Worker, by George Konrád

This 1969 novel from Hungary is about a man who works with “the waste products of a society that maintains order by violence,” and what their suffering comes to mean to him.

Nov, 01
The rhetoric of four thinkers who deployed obscurity and confusion to promulgate their beliefs and criticize their opponents. Things have not changed much in 400 years.

The Authority of Obscurity: Fludd, Hamann, Heidegger, Kripke

The rhetoric of four thinkers who deployed obscurity and confusion to promulgate their beliefs and criticize their opponents. Things have not changed much in 400 years.

Sep, 25

Jan Assmann on Auschwitz and Guilt

I don’t study ethics much because there is already such a high bar in reaching a minimal level of human decency, so slicing and dicing moral principles feels like buying a fuzzy sweater for a […]

Jul, 03

Freud and Nude Psychotherapy for Criminal Psychopaths

One more addendum to the question of Freud and science. The gravest deployment of psychoanalytic theory was in psychopathology, and it’s here that I have the greatest trouble with Freud’s influence. Now, the history of […]

Oct, 06

Alasdair MacIntyre on Freud: A More-than-Scientific Unification of Concepts

As a follow-up to Ernest Gellner’s attack on psychoanalysis, here is Alasdair MacIntyre with a more charitable critique of Freud. Up until the time of After Virtue (still a fascinating book), MacIntyre was a fairly keen observer […]

Oct, 05

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