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

Tag: war

  • “Escalation and Collapse” By Edgar Morin

    “Escalation and Collapse” By Edgar Morin

    Escalation and Collapse  By Edgar Morin June 6, 2022 [See also Morin’s earlier article from March 9, 2022 “On the Edge of the Abyss or, How to Wage War on War?”]             Outside the actual war zones, we live in a warlike peace, our bodies settled in peace, our minds among bombs and rubble. We attack […]


  • “On the Edge of the Abyss or, How to Wage War on War?” By Edgar Morin

    “On the Edge of the Abyss or, How to Wage War on War?” By Edgar Morin

    On the Edge of the Abyss or, How to Wage War on War? By Edgar Morin March 9, 2022 Now in his 100th year, Edgar Morin is a leading French public intellectual. A radically transdisciplinary thinker, Morin is the author of more than fifty volumes on complexity theory, sociology, human nature, ecology, popular culture, politics, and more, including Thinking about […]


  • Socialistic Capitalism (a rant)


  • Philosophy, society, politics and the decline of America

    Jason/Immanence Transcendence brought my attention to this critique of Graham Harman‘s Object-Oriented Ontology. The critique, written by Alexander Galloway, complains that OOO’s lack of a political dimension makes it a nonstarter as a groundwork for philosophizing in public. In today’s global context, where neo-liberalism and neo-conservatism have collided (and colluded) to bring Starbucks to Baghdad, […]