Category Archives: Philosophy

Kostyło on postmodern dialectic of social care

A fascinating article by a Polish philosopher, Professor Piotr Kostyło of the University of Casimir the Great. (Courtesy of the publisher, here is a PDF of Kostyło’s article.) Kostyło notes that this generation of postmodern thinkers seems to have turned … Continue reading

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Filosofia e um Século de Guerra

Filosofia e um Século de Guerra Stephen R. C. Hicks (Tradução e revisão de Matheus Pacini.) A filosofia tem uma reputação de ser abstrata e difícil: o que pode certamente ser. Ela possui, também, uma reputação por não ser prática: … Continue reading

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Why are philosophers stupid about politics?

In a portrait of the philosopher George Santayana, literary essayist Joseph Epstein asks a question about philosophers: “What is it about the study of philosophy that tends to make brilliant minds stupid when it comes down to what are known … Continue reading

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Who should pay for my contraceptives? Three positions

A modest goal in this post: to clarify the moral and political options. First, whose moral responsibility is it? That is, who, as a matter of choice, should assume this responsibility? Position 1: It is my responsibility to provide them … Continue reading

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Preface to Polish translation of *Nietzsche and the Nazis*

The Polish translation of Nietzsche and the Nazis was published by the Fundacji Fuhrmanna (Fuhrmann Foundation, 2014) as Nietzsche i naziści, moje spojrzenia. Here, in English, is the Preface to the Polish edition. Preface to the Polish translation Friedrich Nietzsche … Continue reading

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“Philosophy and a Century of War” — transcript

Below is a transcription of the video available YouTube and StephenHicks.org. Philosophy and a Century of War (transcription) Stephen R. C. Hicks Philosophy has a reputation for being abstract and difficult, which it certainly can be. It also has a … Continue reading

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Polish translation of *Nietzsche and the Nazis* published

The Polish translation of Nietzsche and the Nazis has now officially been published by the Fundacji Fuhrmanna (Fuhrmann Foundation) as Nietzsche i naziści, moje spojrzenia. Many thanks to Dr. Przemysław Zientkowski for arranging this translation and publication. The cover was … Continue reading

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Video: TRAC 2014 art panel on Nerdrum’s Kitsch and Scruton’s Beauty

At this year’s The Representational Art Conference in Ventura, California, I participated in a panel focused on the aesthetic theories of Odd Nerdrum and Roger Scruton. My remarks are from the 42:30- to 58-minute mark or so. Also on the … Continue reading

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