Brave New World Revisited: 2023

Brave New World is a novel written by Aldous Huxley in 1932. The book is set in a futuristic society where technology and science have advanced to the point of creating a totalitarian state in which individuals are genetically engineered, conditioned, and controlled by the government to fulfill specific societal roles and maintain order. The … Read more

Foucault: The Problem of The Subject

The goal of Michel Foucault’s work over the last 20 years has been to create a history of the different ways that human beings are made subjects in our culture. He identified two main ways that this happens: “dividing practices” and “scientific classification.” “Dividing practices” involve the use of science or pseudo-science to categorize and … Read more

Uncovering the Truth: The Foucault vs Chomsky Debate on Human Nature and Power

Michel Foucault and Noam Chomsky had a debate on a Dutch TV program about the topic of “Human Nature: Justice versus Power.” Chomsky believes that there is a fixed human nature and that true scientific understanding is impossible without it. He also believes that there is a bio-physical structure underlying the mind that enables individuals … Read more

The Problem with Excess Skepticism

Skepticism is a valuable tool for critical thinking and decision-making, as it allows individuals to question the validity of claims and evidence. However, when taken to an extreme, skepticism can lead to self-deception. This form of self-deception occurs when an individual holds a belief or idea that is not supported by evidence or logic, but … Read more

Fakespeare on Capitalism

“Oh fair and learned Richard Feynman, thy words doth ring true- ‘The first principle is that thou must not fool thyself- For ’tis thyself, that art the easiest to deceive. This principle of self-awareness and honesty Can be applied to the critique of capitalism, Which some do call deceitful and truth-hiding. But let us not … Read more

Transhumanism and The Myth of Arrival

Mahoney’s “The Myth of Arrival” is a thought-provoking work that delves into the idea that the human experience is one of constant movement and change, rather than one of arrival or completion. Through his use of literature, philosophy, and personal anecdotes, Mahoney argues that the idea of “arrival” is a myth that is deeply ingrained … Read more

Human All Too Human Review (8/10)

Nietzsche’s Human All-Too-Human is a book that explores the human condition and our tendency to make assumptions about the world and ourselves. Nietzsche argues that humans often fall into the trap of seeing themselves and the world in a certain way, without ever questioning the validity of these assumptions. He believes that this leads to … Read more

The Rise of Cults

A cult is defined as a group or organization whose beliefs or practices are considered abnormal or deviant by society at large. The term “cult” is often used in a negative context and is associated with religious or spiritual groups that are seen as manipulative or harmful. The concept of a cult is not limited … Read more

The Joe Rogan Cult

Joe Rogan is a popular American comedian, podcast host, and mixed martial arts commentator who has gained a significant following in recent years. His podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience,” has become one of the most popular and influential podcasts in the world, with millions of listeners tuning in to hear his interviews with a wide … Read more

The Power of Memes

The concept of the “selfish gene” is a theory put forward by evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, which suggests that genes are the primary units of natural selection and that they act in their own self-interest to ensure their own survival and replication. This theory has been applied to various fields such as psychology, sociology, and … Read more