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Liberty or Equality? Part IV: THE MELIAN DIALOGUE: Isonomy, Aristophanes & The Battle of Mosul

7/20/2017
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Liberty or Equality? Pt. IV THE MELIAN DIALOGUE: Isonomy, Aristophanes, and the Battle of Mosul **For Sources, links, and text, pls visit: (http://www.culture-anarchy.com/public_html/pages/wpblog/?p=75) Reports from THE INDEPENDENT by Patrick Cockburn are pushing the upper bounds of the civilian death toll in Mosul up to 40,000. Previous estimates (5K) were based on aerial bombings, due to the inability to scour the rubble while ISIS was still operating. Now that the ground view is opening...

Duration: 02:01:44


Liberty or Equality? Part III Also Sprach Emerson: Nietzsche and Emerson's "Self-Reliance"

7/14/2017
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Liberty or Equality? Pt. III Also Sprach Emerson: Nietzsche, Emerson's "Self-Reliance," and the Individual Secession This week, we explore Emerson's extrapolation of the insights of Critical Philosophy into a philosophy, not quite of ends, but of means. He cautions the idealist away from Utopian dreaming and towards critical self-reflection. The only way to improve this world is to improve oneself; and with this one dictum, Emerson takes a romp through civil society in order to effect a...

Duration: 01:31:31


Liberty or Equality? Part II: Emerson's "The Transcendentalist," Kant, and America's German Idealism

7/7/2017
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Liberty or Equality? Pt. II Emerson's "The Transcendentalist": Kant, Transcendental Philosophy, and the American Legacy of German Idealism This week, we proceed past Emerson's dismissal of rote memory and old forms in the Conservative mindset to see how he viewed revolutionary existence: its mindset, its epistemology, and its historical legacy. "The Transcendentalist" was a speech he gave in response to some criticisms leveled at he and his fellow individualists, who were, in truth, a...

Duration: 01:21:16


Liberty or Equality? Emerson's "The Conservative," Cosmic Justice, and the Wild Crab of Conservatism

6/24/2017
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Liberty or Equality? Pt. I Emerson's "The Conservative": RALPH WALDO EMERSON, COSMIC JUSTICE, AND THE WILD CRAB OF CONSERVATISM This week, we touch of our investigation into the tensions between Liberty and Equality as we cover Ralph Waldo Emerson's great essay, THE CONSERVATIVE. The essay is a kind of intergenerational dialogue between the spirit of reform (Anarchy) and the body of conservative knowledge (Culture). As such, it provides a perfect launchpad for our upcoming investigations...

Duration: 01:13:49


The Dial (Volume I): Dalliances with False Surmise [PART III]

2/2/2017
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The Dial: A Magazine for Poetry, Philosophy, and Religion "Dalliances with False Surmise" Featured Poems 1. Vaticinations of Berosus: Preface to The Book of Caesar, by Morgan A. Brown 2. Divine Knowledge, by Troy E. Camplin 3. Sea Tyrant of Samos: A Homily on Poesy, by Morgan A. Brown Featured Music: All music is protected by A Creative Commons License or is in the public domain (Courtesy of The Free Music Archive or Musopen.org) 1. Danse Profane, by Claude Debussy...

Duration: 00:15:34


A Rationalist Critique of Deconstruction: Parts 10-13 (Conclusions, Summations, and Parables)

2/2/2017
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Subscribe now to the C&A newsletter to get the free ebook for reference! Part 10: The Wall of Interpretation In which it is concluded that not all interpretation is misinterpretation, and that common sense is "splitting the semantic difference" for the sake of satisfaction. Part 11: The Post-Derridean Satyr Play In which we examine the post-Derrida Deconstructionist atmosphere. Part 12: Conclusion 3 Immutable and Self-Evident Laws of Literature and Language. Part 13: A Parable: "Honey, I...

Duration: 00:38:18


A Rationalist Critique of Deconstruction: Part 9.1 (Differance and Buridan's Ass)

2/2/2017
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Subscribe now to the C&A newsletter to get the free ebook for reference! Part 9.1: Differance and Buridan's Ass In Part 9.1, we examine tackle the application of Indifference Theory from the Pareto branch of Consumer Choice Theory from an epistemological, methodological, and theoretical standpoint, showing that indifference cannot play a role in economic theory. In this section, we reach back to Aristotle and Jean Buridan, and the paradox of Buridan's Ass, and work our way towards Murray...

Duration: 00:50:49


The Dial (Volume I): Dalliances with False Surmise [PART I]

1/23/2017
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Featured Poems: 1. Proem, by Publius 2. In Tempori Belli, by Morgan A. Brown 3. The Culture of Children, by Troy E. Camplin 4. The Flight of Western Youth, by A.A. Learmont 5. The Thrush, by Meister Nereus 6. The Gourmand: A Farewell Redress (20 January 2017) Soundtrack (in order of appearance) 1. Dans Sacree - Claude Debussy (https://musopen.org/music/3406/claude-debussy/danse-sacree-et-danse-profane/) 2. Prelude - Musicks Recreation. Milena Cord-to-Krax...

Duration: 00:20:41


A Rationalist Critique of Deconstruction: Parts 4-5 (Homo Agens, etc... + Metaphysics of Presence)

1/20/2017
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Subscribe now to the C&A newsletter to get the free ebook for reference! A Rationalist Critique of Deconstruction Part 4: Homo Agens, Homo Indolens, and Ecce Homo In Part 4, we tie up loose ends with Structuralism and point our way towards Derrida through Nietzsche. In doing so, we place our last rose upon the coffin of catholic empiricism, which claims that there is no a priori true information that was not first in the senses. In Part 5, I show where Orwell's Newspeak Dictionary and...

Duration: 00:44:56


A Rationalist Critique of Deconstruction: Part 2 (Structuralism's "Event")

1/5/2017
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A Rationalist Critique of Deconstruction (Part 2): Structuralism's "Event" In order to understand Deconstruction, one must first understand Structuralism. Structuralism was a rationalist theory of linguistics in 1906-1911 which bypassed traditional grammar (logic-based, a priori grammar) in order to begin from a macrolinguistic premise. Instead of studying the manner in which individuals understand and utilize grammar as rational actors, Ferdinand de Saussure (Structuralism's godfather)set...

Duration: 01:22:20


A Rationalist Critique of Deconstruction (Part I): What Deconstruction Is and Is Not

12/22/2016
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A Rationalist Critique of Deconstruction (Part 1) Deconstruction is a theory of language, literature, and literary criticism that became a controversial and popular fad in the American academy (1960-1980). Although of minor importance at the time, Jacques Derrida's philosophy now provides the groundwork for nearly all literary theory and cultural criticism in the American collegiate environment. Even where professors in the Humanities oppose its more extreme applications, the theory itself...

Duration: 00:55:51


Thank You, President Obama by Jack Perry

12/21/2016
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"Thank you, President Obama." --by Jack Perry This piece was originally published on 8 December, 2016 on LewRockwell.com. Podcasted with the permission of the author. https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/12/jack-perry/barry-miss-already/ Music from the Peer Gynt Suites (In the Hall of the Mountain Kings) by Edvard Grieg. In the public doman, via Musopen.org. Lies provided by 8 years of incompetency in the White House, which was preceded by 8 years of incompetency in the White House, which was...

Duration: 00:11:13


Snoozing on Sam Harris 01: Trump is Uniquely Fit for an Unfit Presidency

12/7/2016
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Snoozing on Sam Harris (Episode 01) "Trump is Uniquely Fit for an Unfit Presidency" A cure-all to post-depression narrative spinning, shoddy recaps, and romantic fables. Trump bought the presidency. Hillary was an incorrigible candidate and a war criminal who was responsible for almost everything that moral humans deplore. And the rest, they say, is history. Or is it? Put that snooze on pause...give us a listen...and then put this election behind you. We have four more years of this, and...

Duration: 01:24:05


The Spirit of Market Anarchy (Part 5): The Secular Humanists' Medieval Legacy

12/2/2016
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The Spirit of Market Anarchy: A Critique of New Atheism's Secular Statism (Part 5) "Trading out Theism for Statism" In Part 5, we take a look at the legacy of the 20th Century's "Progress" towards erecting all-powerful states in the pattern of the medieval Church's social architecture. The 20th Century will likely go down in history (if the 21st Century finally sees the end of that era, and not its continuation) as the century of Socialism. And we will reflect upon the popular spread of...

Duration: 00:47:34


The Spirit of Market Anarchy (Part 4): The State Ain't So Great Either--Rethinking Hitchens

11/25/2016
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The Spirit of Market Anarchy: A Critique of New Atheism's Secular Statism (Part 4) "Pick Your Poison: Religion or the State?" In Part 4 of The Spirit of Market Anarchy, we evaluate the shortsighted goals of the secular statists like Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, Annie Laurie Gaylor, and the Freedom From Religion Foundation in their advocacy for plans to "TAX THE CHURCH." This is, in its outline, perhaps the worst idea that atheists could espouse, since religious freedom, as shown in...

Duration: 00:51:21


The Spirit of Market Anarchy (Part 3.1): The U.S. Constitution Was Not "Founded in Secularism"

11/11/2016
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The Spirit of Market Anarchy: A Critique of New Atheism's Secular Statism (Part 3.1) The "Secular Origins" Myth vs. Laissez-Faire In Part 3, I take on the idea that the United States Constitution was an agent of "secularism" or of religious freedom and the disestablishment of churches throughout the United States. Not only is this idea ahistorical and incorrect, it is also an ethical doctrine of secular statism that serves the statist religion with an article of faith. Taking away that...

Duration: 01:44:27


The Spirit of Market Anarchy: A Critique of New Atheism's Secular Statism (Part 2.2)

11/4/2016
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The Spirit of Market Anarchy: A Critique of New Atheism's Secular Statism (Part II) In the conclusion to Part II of our investigation into the American separation of church and state through the progress of market secularism, we endeavor to outline Parts IV and V of the ensuing argument. The outline is necessary, since in Part III of our argument we will be taking head-on a complex analysis of the social and economic conditions of the monetary crisis in the 1770s and 1780s, which resulted...

Duration: 00:48:40


The Spirit of Market Anarchy: A Critique of New Atheism's Secular Statism (Part 2.1)

10/28/2016
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Part II: The Scope of the Argument, and Why it Matters In Part II, we outline the trajectory of the argument that I lay out in our 8-Part series, and pinpoint the origin of cultural squabbles in religion that have spilled over into public policy throughout the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries: Progressive Income Taxation--the enabling of the second plank of the Communist Manifesto. The 16th Amendment is one of the most disastrous developments in American cultural life, and it is the...

Duration: 01:29:51


The Spirit of Market Anarchy: A Critique of New Atheism's Secular Statism (Preface: Part 1.2)

10/21/2016
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In Part 1.2 of The Spirit of Market Anarchy which concludes the Preface to the series, we finish our preliminary definitions and considerations that will be of importance in this 8-part series about religious freedom and the logical and historical errors of the New Atheists (Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and Christopher Hitchens) in their critiques of American religion. We will lay out some of the economic basics that will be required for understanding exactly why atheism allied with...

Duration: 00:59:55


The Spirit of Market Anarchy: A Critique of New Atheism's Secular Statism (Preface: Part 1.1)

10/16/2016
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In Part 1.1 of The Spirit of Market Anarchy, we begin with some preliminary definitions and considerations that will be of importance in this 8-part series about religious freedom and the logical and historical errors of the New Atheists (Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and Christopher Hitchens) in their critiques of American religion. We will lay out some of the economic basics that will be required for understanding exactly why atheism allied with socialism is a great stain upon...

Duration: 01:14:57

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