Dialectics of Determinism

By Andrew Pendakis Issue 1 July 11, 2017 Download PDF      We Are All Compatibilists Now The metaphysics of the shopper owes a secret debt to Hobbes. Like Kant, Hobbes espoused a metaphysics of freedom that was compatibilist. Unlike Kant, he was able to balance consistent scientific materialism with the requirements of freedom, not by […]

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Geohistorical Materialism

By Mark Pingree Issue 1 February 21, 2016 Download PDF “But, in the end, it is the threat of universal extinction hanging over all the world today that changes, totally and forever, the nature of reality and brings into devastating question the true meaning of man’s history.” —James Baldwin[1]   “What if the always already might explode? […]

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But Wait–It Gets Worse

By Andrew Cutrofello Issue 1 January 30, 2016 Download PDF “Never to naught be brought. Never by naught be nulled. Unnullable least. Say that best worse.” —Samuel Beckett[1]   Fatalistic readers of Frank Ruda’s 2011 book Hegel’s Rabble knew that it was only a matter of time before Donald Trump would be elected President of the […]

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The End

By Alenka Zupančič Issue 1 October 31, 2016 Download PDF One way to address some of the important issues at stake in Frank Ruda’s book Abolishing Freedom would be to ask the question of the relationship between repetition and ending. Repetition is a vast and complex philosophical notion; it is also one of the “four […]

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