A Conservative Reaction to the Industrial Revolution

  A Conservative Reaction to the Industrial Revolution In this essay, I attempt to understand a conservative’s possible perspective on the Industrial Revolution in general, so I try to encapsulate the big picture in what follows. Since the start of the Industrial Revolution, people all across the world have been gradually drawn away from their… Read More A Conservative Reaction to the Industrial Revolution

Tolkien’s “The Fall of Arthur” – an anti-modern masterpiece

The Fall of Arthur by J.R.R. Tolkien     Considering that John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was, by far, the best-selling writer of the 20th century, it is puzzling that his poetry is not usually given a more serious look. Perhaps the reason Tolkien’s poetic works are very often skipped over when considering the modernist and… Read More Tolkien’s “The Fall of Arthur” – an anti-modern masterpiece

My Journey From Liberal Egalitarian to Traditional Exceptionalist

 I began as a liberal existentialist. The first “philosophical” book I ever read was “The Stranger” by Camus and that sent me on a hunt for more information about existentialism. Soon coming dangerously close to nihilism, I realized that meaning and value do not have their origins anywhere external to human beings– that it is… Read More My Journey From Liberal Egalitarian to Traditional Exceptionalist

Coarse Discourse I – Islam, Kant, Marx, Hegel & History

As I explain in the video, this will be a semi-daily video log of my reflections as a philosophy student. In this first Coarse Discourse, I begin rambling about why my Muslim professor might like Kant’s ethics so much. Then I paint Marx’s and Hegel’s theories of history with broad brushes, and explain why I think… Read More Coarse Discourse I – Islam, Kant, Marx, Hegel & History