There's something so inspiring and at the same time so adolescent like in the rebellion against the world, "West", "rationality", and other overwhelming terms of which we are only vaguely aware what they mean. In this Micellanea we contrast this absolutely modern, yet not seldom past oriented, mentality with the authentic voice from the past - one of St. Augustine of Hippo.
Rene Guenon's book Theosophism: A History of Pseudo-Religion is more than just a demolition of 19th Century quack religion: it is, as our friend Deirdre of Luminar Podcast demonstrates in this video, a critique of some fundamental principles modern people take to be absolute truths - the uneasy fact that Theosophism was, and in certain circles still is, quite an adequate religion for people who fancy themselves world leaders.
In this podcast we inspect the differences between traditional and modern understanding of evil as metaphysical notion; we point out the crucial difference in mentality displayed by this differentiation - the one considering man's place in the world.
It is customarily to take the traditional notion of Evil as corruption of Good, as naive, not realistic enough or plain childish.
We argue that this belief is a tell tale sign of modernity coming to blows with its historical ancestry, because this idea dawns only when attempt is being made to understand evil as a real, positive, principle, i.e. in itself, as opposed to trying to understand it on the basis of the reality of Good, whose privation it in fact is.
Through some examples, a bit of analysis and even an anecdote or two, we point out how dangerous, vain and wrong headed this belief is.
The question of religion in relation to where one is from used to be not a metaphysical but rather a customs officer's one. Nowadays, things seem to have changed. As numerous KT readers seem to be troubled by this relationship, we'll attempt to throw some light on it - just a candle light, though. Don't expect too much.
In addition, we talk about Eastern European peculiarities and overall historical situation; also we talk about misguided internet evangelists and Alt Righters.
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.
Is there a substantial difference between revolutionaries of the Left and Right? Or, conversely, is there an even deeper identity between nihilists of traditional and progressive bent? What does it mean to be "against the modern world"? KT offers some answers.
Kali Tribune's Department for Philosophy in conjunction with Laboratory of Broken Mics and Fractured English proudly presents an interpretative reading of Ennead III, 7. "On Eternity and Time" by Plotinus. The purpose of our inquiry is to demonstrate a peculiarities of the method of what we call "traditional metaphysics".
KT's Department for Sanitary Measures in Modern Philosophy commences the reading of passages of introductory section of Martin Heidegger's "Being and Time". As Heidegger is often mentioned on these pages - and in quite negative light - we are obliged to provide some insights based on his own words. This video can serve as a companion piece for everybody lacking formal education in contemporary philosophy and following standard KT critiques of modern and postmodern intellectual deviations, where Heidegger's name, strangely enough, often seems to pop up.
Kali Tribune's Department of Modern Philosophy, Gnostic Affairs and Bad German provides you with some first hand experience of Hegelian dialectics.