One Eyed Men: Metapolitics and Metaphysics
In this podcast we focus on some notable qualities of our contemporary politico-philosophical prophets and their misconceptions. We argue that there indeed are few notable, yet quite unsavory, thinkers who correctly read the signs of the times, which gives them a significant edge over their opponents. However, their philosophical notions are based on – radically wrong – understanding of metaphysics as metapolitics. Those thinkers like Slavoj Žižek, Alexander Dugin and Martin Heidegger share the mutual proclivity to turn what was traditionally a mental effort into a political one with more or less overt totalitarian purpose. In this respect they also share some interesting common ground with prevailing metapolitics/metaphysics of the “establishment”, i.e. with doctrines summed up under the umbrella term of “sustainable development”. We point out how different the original notion of metaphysics is and how Heideggerian idea that metaphysics is in fact a latently technocratic metapolitics – above all embodied in sustainable development doctrine – is quite wrong.
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