Browsing All posts tagged under »Hegel«

Has Barack Obama Proven Himself To Be Dialectical?

November 5, 2012


By Phil Ingram Here we are, right at the climax of the American election season!  We shall now have to talk metaphysics. Hegel: “When thinking is to begin, we have nothing but thought in its pure lack of determination, for determination requires both one and another; but at the beginning we have as yet no […]

Encyclopaedia of the Bourgeoisie: G. W. F. Hegel

February 4, 2012


Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich G. W. F. Hegel is the most important bourgeois philosopher, and the central figure of German Idealism, who overcame Kant’s subjective idealism and dissolved his antinomies.  He lived from 1770 to 1831, a period of bourgeois revolution on a world scale.  Hegel developed the fullest form of dialectical method possible within […]

Real Lives of Graduate Students: Jacob Ide

January 6, 2012


And we’re back!  Real Lives of Graduate Students continues with a response to our questionnaire by a philosophy student named Jacob. Enjoy our third installment of this series, and keep checking back to learn more about the real lives of graduate students! Name? Jacob Ide Age? 29 Occupation? Graduate Teaching Assistant Why graduate school, as […]

Gene Marks of Forbes on, “If I Were A Poor Black Kid”

December 13, 2011


By Bruno Fournier The bourgeois press is at it again, giving the bankers and fat, balding middle managers of the world something good to feel about, as they talk amongst themselves about the everlasting American Dream.  What better place could there be, then, for an article entitled “If I Were A Poor Black Kid” than […]

Academia, the Self-Referential Exploiter

November 5, 2011


By Frank W. Strauch The claim of academia is that it studies the world, the real existing world, in all of its richness.  In fact, however, it has no interest whatsoever in the real world.  Instead, it is interested only in itself.  The academic’s frame of reference is not the world that he claims to […]

They Know Not What They Do (Luke 23:34)

October 17, 2011


Occupy Wall Street says that it is the 99%, but, then again, this would hardly be the first time that the petite bourgeoisie claims to speak on behalf of the proletariat.  The editors of Selecting Stones support the protests, and especially their European counterparts, but we also insist on identifying the protest movement’s true characteristics, […]

Is Gay Marriage actually Conservative?

June 12, 2011


By Bruno Fournier Let’s face one of the most contentious issues of the contemporary U.S. culture wars head-on: Gay Marriage.  What I am about to present here may seem an act of sacrilege to many, but that is because it is so infrequently attempted.  The Gay Rights movement and the explosive issue of gay marriage […]

The Owl of Minerva flies high over Wasilla, Alaska

May 26, 2011


By Dawn Occidere As the most common interpretation of Middle Eastern history goes, the Arab countries’ defeat in the 1967 war with Israel marked the beginning of the end of secular Arab nationalism, and the subsequent rise of radical Islamism.  The events of 1967 were a crushing defeat for the secular Arab regimes.  For some […]

Vicissitudes of Freedom: Ignorant Causes and Causes of Ignorance

May 17, 2011


By Eduardo Dijo After an eight-year manhunt costing billions of dollars and who knows how many innocent lives, involving unprecedented advantages in terms of technology and manpower, US forces finally managed to catch an elderly man who was dying of kidney failure while hiding out in his harem. “Yes we can!” Are we seriously supposed […]

Struggle or Extinction? And Other Inexorable Questions

May 1, 2011


By Phil Ingram It has been said that any thinker who is proceeding along the philosophical road must eventually cross the bridge known as the most basic question of philosophy – materialism or idealism: the relationship of being and consciousness – before he or she can seriously begin delving into those “general theoretical, world-view questions […]


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