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Blaming Your Parents

Young Sailor Ripley lacked “parental guidance.”

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In the past, people used to blame the gods or the fates for their misfortunes. These days, they like to blame their parents.

  • “My parents were sedentary and fat, and their bad example is why I grew up sedentary and fat.”
  • “My father was always uptight. And now I’m uptight and can’t enjoy life.”
  • “Growing up with a mother who drank, it was natural that I would take to drink as well.”

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Epicurean Spiritual Exercises

Bust of Epicurus

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Trans. Guillaume Durocher

Translator’s Note:

The following is drawn from Pierre Hadot, Qu’est-ce que la philosophie antique ? (Paris: Gallimard, 1995), 191-96. Some non-English secondary sources have been removed from Hadot’s footnotes. The title is editorial.

To achieve the healing of the soul and a life in accord with the fundamental [Epicurean] choice, it is not enough to have learned the Epicurean philosophical discourse. Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 149
The Pursuit of Happiness 
Pleasure, Part 2: Epicureanism

RomanMosaicSkullLarge40:21 / 156 words

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast 147
The Pursuit of Happiness 
The Conquest of Nature: Ayn Rand

apollo1167:53 / 223 words

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Heidegger sobre Nietzsche, Metafísica y Nihilismo

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El tema central de la filosofía de Heidegger tiene un gran número de nombres: el sentido (Sinn) o significado del Ser, la verdad (Wahrheit) del Ser, el claro (Lichtung) del Ser, el “sujeto indefinido”[1] que “da” Ser, y el “Ereignis” (“evento” o “apropiación) del Ser, refiriéndose a la pertenencia mutua del Ser y del hombre.[2] Read more …

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Heidegger on Nietzsche, Metaphysics, & Nihilism

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Spanish translation here

Heidegger’s central philosophical topic has a number of names: the sense (Sinn) or meaning of Being, the truth (Wahrheit) of Being, the clearing (Lichtung) of Being, the “It” that “gives” Being, and the “Ereignis” (“event” or “appropriation”) of Being, referring to the mutual belonging of man and Being.[1] Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 94
Vico & the New Right

GiambattistaVicoStatueNaples54:49 / 99 words

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This is my lecture “Giambattista Vico and Modern Anti-Liberalism,” delivered at the London Forum on Saturday, September 27, 2014.  Read more …

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Rousseau as Conservative:
The Theodicy of Civilization

Nicolas Poussin, “Et in Arcadia Ego,” 1637

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In 1762, Immanuel Kant did something unprecedented: he missed his daily walk. He stayed home to read Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s new book Emile, Read more …

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