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Ethics don’t scale. Naval Ravikat comments about Socialism

This recently popped up in my you tube feeder which gave me some food for thought: Naval Ravikat quoting Nassim Nicholas Taleb (or words to the effect): (starting from 4:40 in the above video) ‘With my family I’m a communist.

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More on Fyodor Dostoevsky’s writing

Fyodor Pavlovich (FP): ‘…I’d put an end to that little monastery of yours. Take all this mysticism and abolish it at once all over the Russian land, and finally bring all the fools to reason. And think how much silver,

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‘The Future of War video’ and Political Grace (The art of disagreeing well)

I think anyone who uses social media needs to see this video especially right up until the end because in a sense the future of war most definitely will involve each one of us. If you haven’t got time to

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Slavoj Žižek vs Jordan Peterson debate 19-4-2019

Two great public intellectual heavyweights met last night for their much anticipated debate:  Happiness: Capitalism v Marxism. In January this year just prior to the announcement of their debate, I wrote a post about Zizek and Peterson titled: Chomsky on

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‘Watching (yourself) like you are a snake’

‘Watching (yourself), like you are a Snake’

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Why isn’t the Intellectual Dark Web (IDW) finding much traction?

For information about what and whom consist of the IDW, visit this web site. I was reflecting on Eric Weinstein’s discussion above about the IDW on Rebel Wisdom.  His suicide bomber analogy at the ‘diversity’ dinner  was a real stand

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Chomsky on Žižek and Peterson’s ‘Logos’ and ‘I act as if God exists’.

You can read the full Reddit response to my post below here. Edited (13/01/2019): Jordan Peterson on his Q&A for January has just stated that he and Žižek have a debate tentatively lined up for April in Toronto and he

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Do you believe in Santa Claus?

How Jordan Peterson might respond to the question (From Dr Beckerwood on Reddit): I act as if Santa Claus exists. People have often asked me (especially around this time of year) if I believe in Santa Claus… and I don’t

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Ezra Klein, a rational or irrational lefty?

I have been repeatedly queried as to why I stated that Ezra Klein would be moderate to far left on the political spectrum. So I have drafted this reply to the countless people on Reddit who asked me to explain.

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What is True? The most provocative yet necessary philosophical debate of our time?

Waking Up With Sam Harris #62 – What is True? (with Jordan B. Peterson) (The debate starts at 25.00 in the above link) For me at least, it required multiple listens. More listens than what I might ordinarily feel comfortable.

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