Category Archives: Cosmology

Kalev’s Anti-Blog: A Post Scriptum: Maimonides So Close Yet So Far…

In my previous post on Maimonides’s Letter on Astrology, I noted that Leo Strauss had implied that Maimonides had accepted the philosopher’s distinction between god as a remote cause the affects of proximate cause on human beings. I had thought … Continue reading

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Kalev’s Anti-Blog: Maimonides’ ‘Letter on Astrology,’ Leo Strauss, and Some Luck

By Kalev Pehme For my friend Scott Alexander, one of the best readers of Maimonides; may he get the recognition he well deserves… One realizes when reading Maimonides’s Letter on Astrology, a comparatively short work, that it is an immensely … Continue reading

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Kalev’s Anti-Blog: Math and Reality

By Kalev Pehme In one of the great books of the 20th century, Greek Mathematical Thought and the Origin of Algebra, Jacob Klein delineated the difference between ancient and modern mathematics. How we understand mathematics truly speaks to how we … Continue reading

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Kalev’s Anti-Blog: The Real Case Against Evolution

By Kalev Pehme This piece is dedicated to my friend Bill Oates, who asked me to write something on evolution Evolution is so accepted to be true that it cannot be questioned without social backlash. Well, there is an exception … Continue reading

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Kalev’s Anti-Blog: The Inner and Outer Life

By Kalev Pehme Having been bed-ridden and incapacitated for a month because of the deterioration of my health, I haven’t been able to write and barely able to read. When ill, I think about a lot of different things, especially … Continue reading

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Kalev’s Anti-Blog: Aristotle, Strauss, Pythagoras, and Hippodamus

We must imagine that Pythagoras has been summoned by the tyrant of Phliasians, Leon. By this time, Pythagoras was absorbed knowledge from Egypt, communed with Zoroaster and absorbed the wisdom of the Chaldeans, and initiated into the Orphic circles. He … 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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