Old readers: I have a short essay in Aeon:
Whence comes nihilism, the uncanniest of all guests?
It’s something like a condensed version of the Uruk Series, and much shorter than most essays here. (I didn’t ditch this blog for other publications; I’m working on them, more posts here in a few days.)
People coming from Aeon: Hi. Thanks for reading. The Aeon essay is (kind of) a condensed form of a series I wrote here (the index of which is here), and a few odds and ends.
The most relevant pieces are this one on Seeing Like a State, this on Karl Polanyi, and this on gri-gri. All of those are much longer than the Aeon piece (and my tone is less neutral). Eventually it goes into Eric Hoffer, Christopher Lasch, and some other stuff.
I haven’t addressed Nietzsche very explicitly (although I mention him at the end of the series), nor differing conceptions of nihilism. I plan to in the future. Sorry.
At the moment, I’m writing a new series. It’s about Kant and mathematics, and how that leads into early phenomenology. The first post is here. It will likely make people with different philosophical commitments angry.
I feel like people are going to ask this, so: Qohelet’s Ossuary is intended to be a list of quotes pulled from history books. I’ve been bad about updating it.
My email is luukeep at outlook.com if anyone has questions.
4 thoughts on “Aeon Piece”
You can’t do math?
Or do you do Kant’s math?
…(don’t worry, i’m never commenting again)
By the way, the Gri Gri Piece was absolutely smashing. It put into words a lot of thoughts I had here and there of “Are you sure more education is always the best approach…for everyone? “
Among’st other things, not all of them quite so cynical…