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LGBTIQ in Perspective, Part 1: Liberalism in Demission

KT's Department of Nihilism Forecast and Discernment presents the first in the series of articles on the nature of the LGBTIQ principle and politics it originates, which will, as we hope, dispel some misconceptions and provide perspective on this important issue. In the first article, we discuss whether LGBTIQ can be truly identified with liberalism, as is often been done today. If you don't feel like reading, the short answer is, no. If you want to know why, read on.

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Basic Notions of Metaphysics: Univocal Concept of Being

In this episode of our ongoing series "Basic Notions of Metaphysics", we talk about univocal concept of being as explicated by John Duns Scotus. It is hard to overestimate the influence of the idea that being is an univocal concept, that is: the simple, indivisible and, above all, indifferent notion present in all other concepts - from the spec of dust to God Himself. We argue that univocity represents the point of departure from traditional metaphysics towards modernity and postmodernity; whereas, traditionally, being was understood as reality or act/ἐνέργειᾰ, with univocity it becomes a concept and hence opens the horizon of modern metaphysics with its conceptual systems and reliance on subjectivity. Naturally, we on KT have few objections about that.

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Basic Notions of Metaphysics: Analogia Entis

In this episode of our regular podcast Basic Notions of Metaphysics we provide an account on principle of analogy - a veritable sacred bond of the universe, according to Medieval scientia transcendens. We follow the genesis of this genuinely Christian transformation of the principle already partly known in the ancient world, its relevance in the context of the problem of mediation between equivocal and univocal predication of being, its roots in the doctrine of transcendentals and, ultimately, its nature as the form of the revelation of the presence of God in His creatures.

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KT Answers: What is Ontology?

In this episode of our regular Q&A podcast we answer the seemingly simple question, what is ontology? We delineate three thinkers and three notions of the primary philosophical science, out of which only one qualifies as ontology. Those thinkers are Christian Wolff, Aristotle and St. Thomas Aquinas, whereas Wolff is the one who, in 18th Century, introduced ontology as a discipline in the "system of philosophical sciences". We proceed to demonstrate that ontology, as modern invention, is a far cry from what Aristotle and Aquinas considered inquiry into "being qua being" to be. Off course, there are number of random digressions into all kinds of related subjects, from traditional notion of genera/species relation, nature of ens universalis, Kant's blending of metaphysics with Wolffian system and more.

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LGBTIQ and the Logic of the Cuckoo’s Egg

We, philosophers, suffer because most people tend to despise our vocation, whereas some - admittedly, a minority - usurp it and tend to render it actually despicable soon enough. This makes 'being philosopher' quite an unenviable path through life. However, some things, dear reader, cannot really be comprehended without due brush with philosophy. One of those is the thing behind the LGBTIQ acronym.

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Wavering Spectrum

As KT's Department For the Sewing, Dyeing and Folding the Flags Colored Spectrum to be Forcefully Trust Back into Depths of the Queer Rectum (Capitol Branch) was informed that omnipresent rainbow flag just became obsolete, we immediately reached out for the velvet gloved hand of Utikejt (pronounced, 'outekeit') to lead us out of the conundrum and explain the reason why the symbolism of the LGBTIQ flag implies the mutual destruction of the groups who mistakenly hold that politics of acronym serves their interests. In her previous post, Uti explained this by analyzing the meaning of the letters. This time around, she lays out the corresponding symbolism of the now rapidly changing flag of the LGBTIQ movement.

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Miscellanea: Of Freaks and Posthumans

Posthumanism is an ontology waiting for its metaphysics. While we, still human, wait until posthumans finally come to meet their shadow, why not enrich our understanding of the posthuman, not by reading or thinking, but by leisurely browsing through pictures?

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Spelling Doom

After long deliberation, and in full view of the pressing historical moment, KT Department for Research and Development of Misgendering Appliances was authorized to unleash our most lethal weapon upon the world. At the end of the deceptively uneventful summer, we present you with Croatian woman of mystery, a scourge of the small but appropriately annoying Croatian LGBTIQ regiment. Who is Utikejt? According to some a witch known to strangle potential pretentious pricks while still babies in their cribs and melting their fat into flying potion; others know her simply as a Grendel like “monster” crashing annual Pride parade to devour an occasional innocent; still others claim she is a feral girl trained in a cave for years for the single purpose of annoying activists to death. More backward among Croatian peasants still worship her as an Icon of Patriarchy and commit ritual sacrifices of virgin TERFs before her cute&terrible countenance. Be that as it may, Uti is a class A expert on the subject of LGBTQ and, in our opinion, has some definitive thoughts on the true nature of the thing behind the acronym, something we on KT were also pointing out for years, but never really literary spelled out. In the following Utikejt does just that.

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Kant and the Problem of Posthumanism: An Outline, pt. I

When talking about posthumanism and its intellectual dependencies the philosophical groundwork that made it possible often tends to be neglected. In this series we'll provide an incentive to reflect upon these presuppositions by outlining the implications present in the work of premiere philosopher of modernity, Immanuel Kant, that opened up the intellectual horizon for posthumanism. In the first part we focus on Kant's groundbreaking intuitions about the nature of consciousness and its constitutive role at the heart of reality itself as both irrevocable departure from pre-modern intellectuality and necessary condition for assumptions of contemporary posthumanism. We do this by giving a broad outline of Kant's arguments from the central part of his Critique of Pure Reason - "the transcendental deduction of the categories of pure reason". In the second part we'll sketch how posthumanists rely on Kantian understanding of subject/object split for building their utopian quasi metaphysics.