Category Archives: Philosophy and Religion

A Vested Interest In Disorder

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I found myself mulling over a discussion in our class in History and Moral Philosophy. Mr. Dubois was talking about the disorders that preceded the breakup of the North American republic, back in the 20th century. … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I’ve seen plenty of evidence of this over the past year.

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Quotes Du Jour: On the Intellectual Yet Idiot

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Over here, commenter Gary Jones shared some wisdom for ages: Having a high IQ doesn’t prevent you from being stupid. In fact, it lets you be stupid in ever more complex ways. Amplifying on that, Nassim Taleb writes … Continue reading

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The UR Syllabus of Shitlordery

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Browsing my Facebook feed the past few days, I’ve been astonished at the amount of hysterical, sloppy thinking I’ve seen from many of my otherwise smart friends. How you can see a (likely gay) Muslim man shoot up … Continue reading

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Tim Ferriss on (dot dot dot) Seneca

Fenster writes: Over at a related Facebook page the question of podcasts was being tossed around and the name Tim Ferriss came up.  Now Fenster he is at the point where he has to work hard to avoid knowing about … Continue reading

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Book Notes: Catching Up with Moldbug

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Whenever the topic of Moldbug came up in online discussion, I would confess to friends that I was never able to make it through an entire post. Too long-winded, too arch, too many references that admittedly went right … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Jacques Rivette

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I think we live in a world that happens to be incomprehensible. And you have to try to see that the questions this incomprehensible world poses are [unanswerable]. We know in advance that there are no … Continue reading

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