Category Archives: History of Philosophy

Swedish review of Explaining Postmodernism

“I would never let someone go off to university without this book.” Just before the official release of the Swedish translation of Explaining Postmodernism, an editorial review in Dagens Nyheter, Stockholm’s largest newspaper. A rough Google Translate version follows. Truth … Continue reading

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Postmodernismens Förklaring: Skepticism och socialism från Rousseau till Foucault

Postmodernismens Förklaring: Skepticism och socialism från Rousseau till Foucault Hur kunde postmodernismen bli en av de mest livskraftiga intellektuella rörelserna under 1900-talets andra hälft? Varför är relativistiska argument fortfarande så effektiva i den intellektuella världen? Varför ges de en tyngd … Continue reading

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Schopenhauer in and out of love

I did not know that in 1818 a younger Arthur Schopenhauer, aged 30, made a trip to Florence, Italy, where he pursued love. Unfortunately: “After a number of rejections, he decided that ‘only the male intellect, clouded by the sexual … Continue reading

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How to talk with your children about Kant

Michael Onfray has this amusing photo of a copy of Kant’s Critiques with a disclaimer stamped on its title sheet: “This book is a product of its time and does not reflect the same values as it would if it … Continue reading

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Timbro to publish Swedish translation of Explaining Postmodernism

I’m happy to announce that my Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault has been translated into Swedish and will published as Postmodernismens Förklaring: Skepticism och socialism från Rousseau till Foucault by Timbro and Stiftelsen Fritt Näringsliv in … Continue reading

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Was Kant an Enlightenment liberal?

A discussion question, after a series of linked-to posts on Immanuel Kant: On women — e.g., “woman betrays her secrets even though she is unable to keep those of others (owing to her love of gossip). Man is fond of … Continue reading

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Heidegger’s “Black Notebooks” to be published in Germany

And they will no doubt ignite another round of debate about Martin Heidegger’s anti-Semitism and Nazism. History professor Robert Zaretsky summarizes the evolution of the debate to date. My thoughts here.

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Profiles in Liberty: Nicholas Capaldi

In this extended interview, philosopher Nicholas Capaldi responds to a series of questions about his life and work. Capaldi is Legendre-Soulé Distinguished Chair in Business Ethics at Loyola University, New Orleans and co-author of The Two Narratives of Political Economy. … Continue reading

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