Self-Knowledge, Self-Alienation, and the Curious Case of NXIVM

by Kevin Currie-Knight ___ “What does it mean to be afraid?” Sarah Edmonson recalls Lauren Salzman saying this to strengthen Sarah’s resolve right before Sarah was to be branded with a cauterizing gun. Sarah was understandably scared. Lauren asked her to think about what that fear meant. Sarah didn’t interpret it as most would; i.e.... Continue Reading →

Debussy, Chicken Piccata, and Racist Beethoven

by Daniel A. Kaufman ___ One of my favorite Debussy compositions, played exquisitely. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMqCsyJKvso&ab_channel=AkademiaFilmuiTelewizji Outstanding talk by Brian Leiter on the “Hermeneutics of Suspicion.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuIKfuz3YNU&t=1856s&ab_channel=InternationalesZentrumf%C3%BCrPhilosophieNRW Two fantastically simple recipes that I have made recently, and which are excellent. Chili https://www.budgetbytes.com/basic-chili/ Chicken Piccata https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/chicken-piccata-recipe2-1913809 Oliver Traldi’s Very Polite Evisceration of Kate Manne’s Latest Effort in Polemics... Continue Reading →

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