Science, Mind, and God. Part I: The New Atheists

Not long ago I developed and taught a class on the so-called New Atheists, a group of thinkers who put out books around the same time (2004 – 2007) arguing against Western religion. As a long-time devotee of Nietzsche, I was intrigued by these books and sympathetic towards many of the arguments they contained. I’ll … Continue reading Science, Mind, and God. Part I: The New Atheists

PLATO ON TRUMP AND THE CORRUPTION OF TYRANTS

In a recent New York Times column, “The Revenge of the Lesser Trumps,” Frank Bruni talks about those who have been sucked into Trump’s orbit, fell out with him, and now are turning against him. He writes: The problem with being Donald Trump isn’t just being Donald Trump. It’s all the other, lesser Trumps around … Continue reading PLATO ON TRUMP AND THE CORRUPTION OF TYRANTS