Weird Psyience – Conspiracy, Totalitarianism and Propaganda

By: Jay Most people do not think of “science” as something coming under the auspices of propaganda and manipulation.  However, as Hannah Arendt shows in her masterful work, The Origins of Totalitarianism, the philosopher highlights several examples from Soviet and Nazi propaganda use of “science.”  This is not to say there is no science, but rather that the…

The Good of Metaphysics and the Sophists

By: Jay For Aristotle, the starting point of Wisdom, or philosophy, was metaphysics.  Modernity has more or less rejected metaphysics in its quest for self-destruction.  But metaphysics will never go away, because metaphysics is reality itself – the study of the totality of what is.  Metaphysics is the starting point in terms of actual foundations…