In the distant and ancient era we now call the “mid-2000s,” there arose a phenomenon we now call New Atheism. New Atheism was militant; its adherents not only rejected religion, but actively sought to expurgate it from society, usually by haranguing the religious online. The idea was for humanity to reject all irrationality, delusion, and superstition and bring about an era of enlightenment and progress through reason and evidence. (more…)
I rooted out of my mind all those errors that had formerly crept in . . . — René Descartes, Discourse on the Method
I know this much is true. — Spandau Ballet, “True”
There are famous concepts in Western philosophy, but it is hard to find any better known than René Descartes’ seemingly indubitable pronouncement that “I think, therefore I am.” (more…)
Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 450 The Latest Ask Me Anything with Greg Johnson
Last weekend’s Ask Me Anything with Greg Johnson on Counter-Currents Radio is now available for download and online listening.
Topics discussed include:
00:55 Question about the relationship between government, democracy, and the elites
07:20 Do Europeans in Europe have an advantage over European-Americans because they can claim to be on their native land? (more…)
A Very Bad Year
2020 was a bad year for David Hume (1711-1776). Leftists in the United Kingdom, eager to get in on the feast of outrage that followed the drug overdose of George Floyd, complained that David Hume was a racist and should therefore not be revered. And then things went more or less as you would expect. (more…)
Heidegger’s History of Metaphysics, Part Eight: Kant, Heidegger, & the Critique of Metaphysics
Greg Johnson joins Fróði Midjord and Jonas De Geer on Me ne frego for a conversation about Sargon of Akkad’s debate with White Nationalism, what Paul Nehlen might be up to, Steve Bannon’s flameout, and what went wrong with the Trump administration.
An Identitarian, a Civic Nationalist, & a Classical Liberal Walk into a Stream (the Third One Cucks)
We’re one week into 2018, and the front-runner for this year’s White Nationalist MVP is a guy who is not a White Nationalist (yet) and someone who most in the Dissident Right hadn’t even heard of until a few weeks ago.
English original here
Los dos ensayos de Carl Schmitt sobre “La Tiranía de los Valores” (1959 y 1967) son típicos de su trabajo. Contienen simples e iluminadoras ideas las cuales, sin embargo, son complicadas de poner en conjunto porque Schmitt las presenta sólo a través de conversaciones complejas con otros pensadores y escuelas de pensamiento. (more…)
Aiming Higher Than Mere Civilization: How Skeptical Nihilism Will Remind Humanity Of Its Long Forgotten Purpose (Emericus Durden Philosophy Series Book 1)
Radical Academic Press, 2014
“I don’t want to be a product of my environment. I want my environment to be a product of me.”
— “Frank Costello,” The Departed (more…)
Spanish translation here
Carl Schmitt’s two essays on “The Tyranny of Values” (1959 and 1967) are typical of his work. They contain simple and illuminating ideas which are nevertheless quite difficult to piece together because Schmitt presents them only through complex conversations with other thinkers and schools of thought. (more…)
The following text is an excerpt from a collection of unpublished notes entitled “Thoughts Personal and Superpersonal,” transcribed by Kerry Bolton. The title of the selection is mine.
The three forms of knowledge as the three forms of Causality-Principle.
- Superstition—remote causality;
- Religion—divine causality;
- Science—profane causality.