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Emotional Terrorism Pt 2–The Age of Aggressive Prudery

They will pathologize you, whilst having their entire worldview ultimately born out of self-loathing… -Milo Yiannopoulos What is less often noticed is the regressiveness of popular religion in the Age of Enlightenment…I am inclined to conclude that one effect of … Continue reading

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A Message To MGTOW Pt 3: The Women Who Torture Me

In this third installment of a series intended to cleanse my inner MGTOW, we will move from pain to humor, feminism to humanism, but the repeated theme is this: things are not always as they seem and can even be … Continue reading

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A Message to MGTOW Pt 2: The Gung Fu of Healthy Narcissism

Receive phone call while in the middle of a good thought. “Hello,” I say, and immediately recognize who I’m talking with. No sooner does this recognition hit than I interject, contrary to every exchange I’ve probably ever had with them, … Continue reading

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A Message to MGTOW

“Oh, I have still not said my final word about women.” -Arthur Schopenhauer If modern women were familiar with the philosopher, this pronouncement would make them shudder. In this day and age, however, nobody is familiar with him–even though he … Continue reading

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Hiatus

I haven’t written on this blog for over a year and a half! Wow. I had just gone through the breakup of a 6-year relationship, had lost a job, and was failing to find a good fix for a persistent … Continue reading

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Defending A Life Of The Mind

Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. -Mathew 10:16 My last post, “Against A Life Of The Mind,” warned that pursuing a life of the mind is … Continue reading

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Against A Life Of The Mind

“Wisdom is knowing what to overlook.” -William James I recently published a post criticizing an article titled “Philosophy: A Diseased Discipline,” which offered as “wisdom” the suggestion that we would do well to overlook most of philosophy, as it is … Continue reading

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Materialism Is Magical

It recently struck me that the philosophical materialism that I most commonly run into is secretly an extremely anthropomorphic view. To assume that matter is “inert” or “unfree” assumes that it has intentions that are being thwarted; that it “wants” … Continue reading

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‘Less Wrong’ Than You Might Think Pt3 – Philosophical Intuitions

“A man is well equipped for all the real necessities of life if he trusts his senses, and so cultivates them that they remain worthy of being trusted.” -Goethe “The only real valuable thing is intuition.” -Albert Einstein “It is … Continue reading

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Emotional Terrorism–Towards A Workable Definition

Preamble ‘Emotional Terrorism’ is a great term, but it is in danger of losing all meaning and utility precisely because of the grand scope of its potential applicability or aptness. This post is an attempt to pin down a good … Continue reading

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