Monthly Archives: September 2010

Kalev’s Anti-Blog: On Polytheism

Monotheists, mostly followers of the desert gods of the barbarian Middle East, are horrified at any effort to state the obvious: There are many gods. Usually, that horror is accompanied by decrying idols and idol worship. Although the plain text … Continue reading

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Kalev’s Anti-Blog: Strauss’ Dialectic, Athens and Jerusalem

There is a thesis, and there is a negation of it by an antithesis, and the two are resolved in what happens to be a new thesis. There is much more to it this process, of course, but essentially the … Continue reading

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Kalev’s Anti-Blog: Mind is Everything and Nihilism Cosmology IV

“Everything is mind,” Buddhists assert. However, this piece is not about Buddhism, but the notion that the entire cosmos is thought. In Plato’s Philebus, Socrates’ “divine mind” forms a cosmos; so this notion is not just Buddhist. Aristotle’s cosmos is … Continue reading

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Kalev’s Anti-Blog: Glosses on Strauss’ ‘Persecution and the Art of Writing’

Leo Strauss is a very funny man. His 1941 essay, “Persecution and the Art of Writing,” a mostly misunderstood work, begins with a small joke, an epigraph from History of the Rise and Influence of the Spirit of Rationalism in … Continue reading

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Kalev’s Anti-Blog: Jihad and Peace

If war is natural to man, then it must have a metaphysical basis. Leo Strauss writes of Thucydides: “Human life moves between the poles of war and peace, or barbarism and Greekness, and of deed and speech. But this relationship … Continue reading

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Kalev’s Anti-Blog: Infinity, Cosmology Part III

Let’s look at this idea: There is an eleventh dimension where membranes collide and with every collision another universe breaks out in a big bang. There is an infinite number of parallel universes and new ones are created all the … Continue reading

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Kalev’s Anti-Blog: Towards an Understanding of Strauss’s Economics

Most Straussians have no idea of the importance of the economics in the writings of Leo Strauss. Although there is a variety of economic questions that come up in his writings, Strauss’s primary work on economics is his study Xenophon’s … Continue reading

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