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Forgetfulness: Making the Modern Culture of Amnesia

John Gray very warmly reviews Francis O’Gorman’s Forgetfulness: Making the Modern Culture of Amnesia. Trying to control culture from a rationalistic perspective is bound to frustrate: the upshot is that cultural marxists have to double down, manifest as even more authoritarian. 130 more words

Regressive Left

Where does philosophy of history fit?

Four ways to locate the philosophy of history

Philosophy of history, as a sub-field, has little visible presence in mainstream philosophy. There are few courses on it. 664 more words

Political Philosophy

What Fascism Is Not: Thoughts on the Deflation of a Concept

Some 30 years ago I first read Gilbert Allardyce’s article in The American Historical Review, Vol. 84, No. 2 (Apr., 1979), pp. 367-388. With the interim years the piece has come to be regarded as somewhat of a classic: it was most useful then and even more so now. 62 more words

Philosophy Of History

Not historicism: Derrida's Heidegger Course, s.2

Continuing my summary of Derrida’s 1964-5 seminars on Sein und Zeit.

Derrida keeps up a continuous narrative of where he is up to in his narrative. 1,195 more words

French Philosophy

Derrida's Heidegger Course, 1964-5, seminar 1

The inquiry into “the question of being” as a guiding thread is distinguished from understanding it as a) Hegelian “refutation” as ontological development in history, and b) any “ontology”, because it is not a matter of seeing the truth of an historical being but of showing why all efforts at ontology essentially miss clarifying the… 672 more words

French Philosophy