My review essay of Domenico Losurdo's groundbreaking work on Nietzsche has been published.
We are ambivalent about calling today's far right movements fascist. The verdict will remain out on this for some time. But as we speculate into our own ambivalence, let me suggest that a leading reason that we do not describe these movements as fascist is because they do not have an intellectual determinism about them. … Continue reading Equality and Nihilism
Europe is undergoing an identity crisis and Islam has been put at the center of it. The recent terrorist attacks in Norway by a deranged man who harbored anti-Muslim sentiments and sympathized with far right wing anti-immigrant political ideologies has brought this crisis once again to the surface. The crisis of Islam in Europe revolves, … Continue reading What Would Nietzsche Say About Europe’s Islam Crisis?
Very few of my favorite philosophers approach the topic of Islam in a nuanced or rigorous manner. For instance, in Zizek's work on Islam, most of his scholarship remains highly ahistoric, it refuses to touch Hadith, or Sunna for that matter, and it remains somewhat essentialist. Nonetheless, it is worth reading Zizek's Lacanian take on … Continue reading Nietzsche, Islam, and the Rashidun
Why is Nietzsche’s style and aesthetic “jolts” so often misunderstood by postmodern academics? Indeed, Nietzsche is rendered as the postmodern philosopher of "perspectival truth," the notion that our shifting ground of truth is characterized by an irremediable alienation from centered, communal, or even Cartesian doubting truth formation, or epistemology. There is also the Fascist Nietzsche … Continue reading The Double-Ness of Truth, Or: The truth is that which runs after truth