Total 17 Posts
Discussing the future of Canada
The Temple and the Marketplace
Western democracies fancy themselves as having moved beyond the need for primitive religion. But man is a spiritual creature and has found replacements for the Old Faith in the form of progressivism and capitalism.
Nihilism, Vitalism, and Christ
In order to escape the nihilism inherent in the modern world many have turned to vitalism. While vitalism has commendable aspects, without being grounded in Christianity it cannot ultimately transcend nihilism.
Identity Politics and Nominalism
A genuinely conservative response to identity politics must trace them back to their roots in nominalism, a concept that originated before the Enlightment.
Tolerance: Liberalism and its Limitations
Karl Popper's paradox of tolerance suggests that for a society to remain tolerant, it must be intolerant of the forces that threaten it. The concept may resonate on its face, yet reveals a significant philosophical error in modern liberalism — it is missing a central principle.
Asabiyyah: Nationalism and Social Cohesion
People groups are shaped by the land they inhabit just as they shape it with their habitations. The climate, fertility and topography of an area all shape the character of its people.
What is Freedom?
Many consider individualism to be the basis of freedom. However, the idea of freedom cannot be considered without taking one's community into account.
The Incoherence of Individualism
Most modern liberal thought has its roots in Enlightenment philosophy: "I think, therefore I am". But can "I" think in a vacuum?