Category Archives: nature

By DA Americans can always be counted on to do the right thing…after they have exhausted all other possibilities.– Winston Churchill/Apocryphal When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a … Continue reading

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On Human Understanding~ Excavating the Mytho-poetics of Babel

[Here is a draft of a paper I’m preparing for a Linguistic conference on translation in 2016. Advice is always welcome, although not always heeded. Thanks ~ cK] It is not enough for language to have clarity and content… it … Continue reading

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Posted in American Exceptionalism, civilization, cultural crisis, Curriculum of the West, Dostoyevsky, Gadamer, geopolitics, hermeneutics, human nature, language, nature, phenomenology, polysemy, primal humanity, rationality, syllogism | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Am I A Butterfly?

Somewhere there are still peoples and herds, but not with us, my brethren: here there are states. A state? What is that? Well! open now your ears unto me, for now will I say unto you my word concerning the … Continue reading

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The Soul of the Subject: A View of Russia’s Rush to Modernity

“The Russian Soul is a dark place.” Dostoyevsky, The Idiot “To be modern is to have two qualities: reason and will.” So says Aleksandr Dugin, contemporary Russian philosopher and sociologist at Moscow State University, speaking about Post-modernity in Western Society. … Continue reading

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Dugin, Heidegger, and the Politics of Openness

There is quite a bit of commotion these days over the state of the world, including the state of our State.  We are witness to dramatic shifts in geopolitics, as well as social and economic relations among peoples, as trailing … Continue reading

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