On Truth, Mythos, and Logos

by Max Leyf edited by O Society July 19, 2019 Introduction: Mythos & Logos A global scepticism—if not a downright dismissal—of truth appears to be the order of the day. Nietzsche’s immemorial Parable of the Madman: THE MADMAN Have you not heard of that madman who lit a lantern in the bright morning hours, ran … Continue reading On Truth, Mythos, and Logos

Diaphaneity and the Projections

by Scott Preston edited by O Society July 18, 2019 If you understand how psychological projection operates (and why) you’ll certainly realise there’s a hell of a lot of it around these days. This is something that concerned Jean Gebser quite a bit so we should spend some time on this because, essentially, the work … Continue reading Diaphaneity and the Projections

The Value of Humility

by Scott Preston edited by O Society There is an etymological connection between the words “humus” (soil, earth), humility, and human. Whenever we break this connection, and become estranged from the earth, we get the predictable results we see today. Genesis 2:7 states: “Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils … Continue reading The Value of Humility

The Intellectual Origins of the Trump Presidency and the Construction of Contemporary American Politics

by David Schultz CounterPunch  edited by O Society June 23, 2019 It is foolish to think Trumpism and Trumpets are merely a product of personality. To believe that is to assume Donald Trump is sui generis, elected under unique circumstances and the politics and polices produced under him are tied to him. Believing that means … Continue reading The Intellectual Origins of the Trump Presidency and the Construction of Contemporary American Politics

There are no eternal facts as there are no absolute truths

edited by Marmalade and O Society June 12, 2019 "A lack of the historical sense is the traditional defect in all philosophers.” Human, All Too Human: A Book for Free Spirits by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche The Traditional Error of Philosophers.—All philosophers make the common mistake of taking contemporary man as their starting point and of … Continue reading There are no eternal facts as there are no absolute truths