Part 2 of 2 (Part 1 here)
II. Out of Space: Fever
The thickened present manifested also in both a more expansive and a more constricted space during Gothic Science Fiction wars. (more…)
Part 1 of 2 (Part 2 here)
It was perhaps the most famous description of a (space) alien in English literature. The narrator felt an “utter terror [grip] him” as a thing from a nightmare emerged slowly, slowly from the pit that its smoking spacecraft had cratered in the Earth. As its body “bulged up and caught the light, it glistened like wet leather.” A pair of huge, fathomless dark eyes regarded him intensely, “steadfastly. (more…)
In a series of articles that will follow I will examine the defining issue of our cause, which is essentialism, and in particular, essentialist identities. In this first instalment, I will consider how Modernity substitutes genuine essences with counterfeit ones and examine how this relates to Plato’s theory of forms. (more…)
Dad: Son, what do you want to be when you grow up?
Son: I want to be a pool cleaner.
Dad: That’s a stupid answer. What else?
Son: I wanna be a pizza delivery boy.
Dad: No, no, no!
Son: A plumber, then.
Dad (turns to mom, whispers): He’s found the tapes. (more…)
Stephen Paul Foster
After Harry Met Sally: A Novel of Philosophical Discovery
Independently published, 2021
I can still hear you saying
We would never break the chain. — Fleetwood Mac, “The Chain”
Readers who enjoyed last year’s Toward the Bad I Kept on Turning: A Confessional Novel — as I did here — will have their winters brightened by news that it now has something of a sequel; which is to say, how it functions as a sequel is left to the reader as a pleasant discovery. (more…)
English original here
Parmi les gens de droite qui s’occupent de la relation de l’homme avec le reste du monde naturel, on trouve un certain nombre d’approches. Il y a les conservatistes anthropocentriques, qui promeuvent l’« utilisation sage » ou la gestion prudente des ressources naturelles pour les générations futures. (more…)
Martin Heidegger is one of the giants of twentieth-century philosophy, both in terms of the depth and originality of his ideas and the breadth of his influence in philosophy, theology, the human sciences, and culture in general.
Heidegger was born on September 26, 1889, in the town of Meßkirch in the district of Sigmaringen in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. He died on May 26, 1976 in Freiburg and was buried in Meßkirch. (more…)
Mr. Reagan is not going to make it to the year 1987, I can tell you that much. Now you mark that down.
— Brother Stair, 1987
We don’t reckon time the same way, do we, Clarice?
— Silence of the Lambs
The singer Édith Piaf famously, and throatily, regretted nothing about anything. But the poet John Betjeman wished that he’d had more sex. And the economist John Maynard Keynes that he’d drunk more champagne. Me? I regret two things much more important than recreational sex or champagne. (more…)
If the architects of globalization succeed in establishing the New World Order, they will have obtained a magnitude of concentrated power unprecedented in history. The globalists’ steady accumulation of economic, bureaucratic, political, cultural, and many other forms of power has received determined support from the Western democracies. (more…)
All essays in this series available here
My two previous essays introduced readers to Kant’s transcendental idealism and discussed the similarities and differences between Kant’s critique of metaphysics and Heidegger’s. It is now time to begin to consider Heidegger’s critique of Kant, and how Heidegger locates him within his history of metaphysics. (more…)