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"Kant" Revisited: Zizek and Hegel

Let’s traverse down memory lane once again with another transcript from the defunct My Life With Kant podcast.

Through mismanagement, I’ve lost track of most of the transcripts. 2,508 more words

Introduction to the Epigraph of John Green's TATWD

Man can do what he wills, but he cannot will what he wills.

– Arthur Schopenhauer

As is the case with many German philosophers, a first reading of the quote will sound profoundly intellectual, deeply philosophical… and utterly unintelligible.

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John Green

Schelling, "The Nature of Philosophy as a Science"

This will be our reading for Saturday, September 23.  You can find the location and time at our meetup.com page.

1. This essay by FJW Schelling is an attempt to explain, or perhaps create, an underlying unity of all philosophies.   3,745 more words


Marx - The German Ideology

The young Marx was an active member of a radical leftist group called the Young Hegelians. They read Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit as the historical process of emancipation brought about by Western society’s philosophers and thinkers. 299 more words

Marx And Engels

Beginner's Introduction to Dialectics


Though I 100% recommend the much longer intermediate introduction, I’ve decided to write a more basic ‘lesser’ introduction to Dialectics. Unlike the ‘greater’ introduction, this one is meant to be shorter and more to the point in a formulaic way which does not meander over the finer details. 6,078 more words

Sublation, Reflection, Speculation

Did you think we were done with dialectics? This one is going to be a bit more fun than usual.

Sublation is something that should already be familiar, but in case it is not… 3,253 more words