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Derationalizing Our Values

“C’mon, it’s not a big deal! Seriously, you’re just being a prude!” …so I heard my friend say, while he tried convincing me about getting pissed at his frequent use of the f-word. 582 more words

General Thoughts

Diet & Denial

‘Tis the season to regret and abstain.  Yep, every year it’s the same. After the excesses of Yuletide many of us retreat into our own punishment room, replete with various methods to deny ourselves pleasure. 1,258 more words

Denial

Max Weber and the rationalisation of education

By Geoff Hinchliffe

In order to understand our own times, it can be beneficial to go back in time, in order to take advantage of a fresh perspective from afar. 732 more words

Ethics And Academic Freedom

Nietzschean 'Ressentiment', 21st century style

Ressentiment is a reassignment of the pain that accompanies a sense of one’s own inferiority/failure onto an external scapegoat. The ego creates the illusion of an enemy, a cause that can be “blamed” for one’s own inferiority/failure.

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