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Ελευθερία, Αιτιοκρατία και Πεπρωμένο

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Μετάφραση/απόδοση, για το Ιδεάπολις, του Νίκου Καρατουλιώτη

Ελεύθερη βούληση σημαίνει ότι έχεις να διαλέξεις μεταξύ πραγματικών επιλογών. Δεν έχει σημασία τι επιλογή θα κάνει κάποιος, ο καθένας μπορεί να επιλέξει διαφορετικά. Αιτιοκρατία (ντετερμινισμός) σημαίνει ότι δεν έχουμε πραγματικές επιλογές. Όταν κάποιος επιλέξει, δεν θα μπορούσε να έχει επιλέξει αλλιώς.  Read more …

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Libertad, Determinismo, & Destino

Isis as Agathe Tyche and Osiris as Agathos Daimon in serpent form

Isis como Agathe Tyche y Osiris como Agathos Daimon en forma de serpiente

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Tener libre albedrio significa tener verdaderas opciones de las cuales elegir. No importa que opción uno pueda elegir, uno pudo haber elegido de forma diferente. El determino significa que no tenemos dos opciones reales. Cuando uno elegí, uno no podría haber elegido de forma diferente.

Incluso si uno tiene libre albedrio, no todas las decisiones son libres. Read more …

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Freedom, Determinism, & Destiny

Isis as Agathe Tyche and Osiris as Agathos Daimon in serpent form

Isis as Agathe Tyche and Osiris as Agathos Daimon in serpent form

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Translations: GreekSpanish

Having free will means having real options to choose from. No matter what option one may choose, one could have chosen otherwise. Determinism means that we do not have real options. When one chooses, one could not have chosen otherwise.

Even if one has free will, not every choice is free. Read more …

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Forzados a ser Libres:
El caso del Paternalismo

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Paternalismo significa tratar a la gente como niños. Los niños carecen de madurez y sabiduría para tomar sus propias decisiones. Por lo tanto necesitan padres – o gente que ejerza el rol paternal – que les diga que hacer y, en ocasiones, forzarlos a hacerlo.

La mayoría de la gente no tiene problema con el paternalismo cuando trata con niños, tanto como con retardados, seniles o insanos. Read more …

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Forced to be Free:
The Case for Paternalism

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Paternalism means treating people like children. Children lack the maturity and wisdom to make their own decisions. Thus they need parents — or people playing the paternal role — to tell them what to do and, on occasion, to force them to do it.

Most people have no problem with paternalism when dealing with actual children, as well as the retarded, the senile, and the insane. Read more …

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A Sense of Crisis

Carlos Schwabe, Death of the Gravedigger

Carlos Schwabe, Death of the Gravedigger, 1895–1900

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Editor’s Note:

Because of the warm response to Bill Hopkins’ Angry Young Man manifesto, “Ways Without a Precedent,” we are reprinting one of its companion pieces, Stuart Holroyd’s, “A Sense of Crisis,” also from Declaration, ed. Tom Maschler (London: MacGibbon and Kee, 1957), 181–202. For some background, see Jonathan Bowden’s “Bill Hopkins and the Angry Young Men.” 

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Why We Meet as We Do:
Thoughts on Liberal Education

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Hendrick ter Brugghen, Heraclitus, 1628

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Editor’s Note:

This is the text of a talk that I gave on August 15, 1996 to an adult education class that I used to run in Atlanta, way back when I was in graduate school. I recall that the actual lecture was much longer and involved discussions of Rousseau, Kant, Schiller, and Hegel. If a tape comes to light, I will dub it and make it available. 

Why do we meet as we do? Read more …

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The Philosophy of Collin Cleary

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Author’s Note:

The following essay is my Editor’s Introduction to Collin Cleary’s new anthology What is a Rune? and Other Essays, forthcoming from Counter-Currents.

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Waking Up From the American Dream 
The Fatherland vs. the Republic

John Singleton Copley, "The Copley Family," 1776

John Singleton Copley, “The Copley Family,” 1776

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Part 5 of 5

The French author Jean Raspail noted that his French Fatherland was betrayed by those who confused Republican values with the nation itself. In America, the process is far worse, because the nation was a flawed ideological experiment from the beginning. Read more …

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Waking Up From the American Dream 
Freedom vs. Identity

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Part 4 of 5

Turn on the television. Read a mainstream media website. Try and listen to a politician give a speech. This accumulated filth, this celebration of mediocrity, this Third World carnival of grotesqueries is America. Read more …

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