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October 16, 2019
The worst that can happen is nothing

If you post something crappy, nothing bad happens: people just ignore it, then they forget it.

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October 14, 2019
Shared roots versus hard forks

I’m reading with interest the recent comeback post by Curtis Yarvin. I might have some longer thoughts later, but for the moment I just wanted to quibble with part of his empirical model. Referring to the dominant axis of partisan polarization, he writes: Any point on which both poles concur is shared story: “uncontroversial, bipartisan […]

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October 9, 2019
What Would I Do Without This World

What Would I Do Without This WorldBy Samuel Beckett what would I do without this world faceless incuriouswhere to be lasts but an instant where every instantspills in the void the ignorance of having beenwithout this wave where in the endbody and shadow together are engulfedwhat would I do without this silence where the murmurs […]

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October 2, 2019
Abjection

If you would like to become a philosopher or any type of serious intellectual you must acquaint yourself with the concept of abjection. To be a philosopher one must be abject, and the reason a lot of people don't understand anything about this concept is because most contemporary philosophers want to be respected; they want […]

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September 17, 2019
Post-Structuralism and False Authority

A major epistemological foul in Continental Philosophy is that it often treats concepts as if they were tested and validated empirical models, when they are not. People routinely speak as if X’s concept is “built on” Y’s concept — but the only justification for thinking and speaking this way is scientific method, and they don’t […]

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September 13, 2019
Hyperstition Americana

I like Lana Del Rey. She’s not super hot, and she's not a great singer — but she’s become an entity that is “super hot” and “great singer.” That’s true art. She succeeded in the political game of occupying both of those categories, all the more impressively because she did it through an elaborate persona […]

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