The postmodern emphasis on language derives from the evolution of hi-tech liberal capitalist societies.
Did “Theory” make people skeptical of science, as Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay claim? Jean-François Lyotard’s account of the decline of metanarratives offers another view.
James Lindsay and Helen Pluckrose characterize Theory as a “virus” attacking the liberal body politic.
Is totalized simulation a strategy of conflict management or a driver of conflict? Some of both.
Hi-tech networked control and archaic sacrificial systems may seem like opposites, but in fact, they complement each other.
The philosophical backgrounds of Palantir Technologies CEO Alex Karp and his co-founder Peter Thiel offer surprising insights into the company’s guiding ethos.
“Karen” videos and similar viral images project the threat of social breakdown onto spectacles of ranting women – much like the Maenads of ancient Greece.
The conspiratorial theories about the fireworks outbreaks in US cities tell us something about our collective inundation in another kind of noise.
The recent toppling of statues reveals the triumph of what Nietzsche called “critical history” over “monumental history.”
The In-Group Contrarian is a simultaneously marginal and a central figure for understanding social media dynamics.