Tagged: Branko Malić

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Basic Notions of Metaphysics: Transcendentals

In this podcast we investigate the Medieval notion of "transcendentals", an underlying and all pervading principle of Sacra Doctrina and philosophy of Middle Ages that was nevertheless rarely in the focus of contemporary scholarship. The doctrine of transcendentals is one of those teachings that are so common and obvious that one has trouble noticing it, similarly as we have trouble noticing air that we're breathing. 

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Faust Complex: Young Hegelians and the Theology of Atheism

Body of ideas brought forth in the early to mid 19th Century Germany by the group of radicals summed up under the moniker "young (or:'left') Hegelians" enacted an enormous influence on both 20th Century and our current time, in the guise of totalitarian political ideas and practices. What is somewhat neglected by interprets is the fact that Young Hegelians first and foremost were a movement inspired and even led by radical theologians; whereas contemporary public opinion on Marxism, anarchism and even Nazism tends to comprehend these movements to be as far removed from theology and metaphysics, i.e. as a political reaction to historical reality, they are originally anything but. They, in effect, stem from an attempt to liberate humanity from religion in general and Christianity in particular, based on certain peculiar ideas that are religious in themselves.

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Miscellanea: Intolerance of Eternity

Immortality is not such a tall order as it may seem at the first glance. The situation in which man can claim the right to become a woman and at the same time cannot affirm his right to exist for eternity is in fact quite the recent occurrence, as we shall see in the new KT Miscellanea.

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Making Manifest of What Was Hidden: Abortion and Infanticide

Recent ballyhoo about an attempt to justify "third trimester" abortion in USA provides us with ample opportunity to analyze the thing itself: to make explicit what is implicit to the act of abortion. In this video we argue that infanticide - a supposed "slippery slope" of the pro-abortion argument - is nothing but terminus, a logically explicated boundary of the abortion itself, into which abortion in the end has to resolve. We argue the point mainly from the stand point of open infanticide advocates, whom we already discussed on KT, and simple presumptions of traditional application of logic.

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Power of Closed Mind

 "Open mindedness" ... such a common place epithet. Yet, as with most common place epithets it conceals a more deeper cause within it. In this podcast we'll shed some light on the fact that mind is by its very nature open and how this can become impediment when confronted with its ultimate opposite - systemic thinking; a veritable epitome of "closed mind", encompassing phenomena from political correctness to Internet mediated intellectuality seemingly opposed to this prevailing ideology of our age. We attempt to demonstrate that conflict between the open and closed mind is in effect an activity of differentiating between Intellect and Ego as metaphysical realities. 

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Transgenderism and Politics of Dissolution

Once again, pan European summit of minds: Deirdre, Mihai and Yours T. Ruly get together  to talk about wide range of topics. In the first part we discuss transgender issue, fall of communism, the end of European modernity, Eastern vs. Western European experience and  much more.

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Silent Master: Political Correctness and Inner Submission

It is more or less usual procedure to observe political correctness from the point of view of someone rejecting it - looking from the outside upon this peculiar edifice and attempting to describe and explain it. However this always seems to be not completely satisfactory. There's always a sense of some point being missed.

Well, here we'll attempt something different: show how PC acts upon us from the standpoint of one submitting to it and suffering its coercive power. From this angle, some quite worrisome insights become apparent, chief one of them being a potential of PC to act intimately - intrinsically - i.e. invisibly upon the will itself, changing not only actions and thoughts, but very faculties of man that act or think.

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Miscellanea: The Weight of the World

From all the measures God applied to this world of ours, the weight seems to be the bothersome one. Or is it? In this Miscellanea we'll employ the help of St. Thomas Aquinas to resolve this difficulty.

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Theology of Progress: Can Six Years Olds Participate in the Divine Life of Democracy?

Cambridge political scientist claims that six years olds should be granted the right to vote and The Guardian journalist steps in to qualify what he means. An ample opportunity for us on KT to illustrate what we mean when we differentiate between democracy understood as politeia and democracy revered as God. In tow we bring much more, of course: totalitarian mindset and fluffy rhetoric, doubtful quality of higher learning, children psychology, obsession about population reduction as the mainstay of ruling European ideology and other worthwhile points. All this to point out how with Kali Tribune even reading The Guardian column can be a rewarding experience.