“The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato.”
–Alfred North Whitehead

Day: June 14, 2013

  • Psychedelics and Religious Experience (essay by Benjamin Cain)

    After commenting on his guest post over on Three Pound Brain, I decided to spend some time on Benjamin Cain’s blog Rants Within the Undead God. I really like the way his mind works, even if I’m a bit more philosophically skeptical of scientistic claims to total knowledge of matter (whether “dead” or “alive”). I […]


  • The Danger of Scientism? (response to Benjamin Cain)

    Go read Benjamin Cain’s fascinating and tightly argued essay posted at Three Pound Brain (the blog of author R. Scott Bakker). Below is my comment to him: That was a thoroughly enjoyable read.   I agree with what may be your most important conclusion: that the real danger “we” face as auto-poetic “minds” is that […]