Once and future modernity

Once and future modernity
February 3rd, 2018
http://history-and-evolution.com
We have reposted material from yesterday below the cutoff. At a time of leftist discombobulation it is important to get one’s bearings with a simple and practical version of historical dynamism that can animate a postmarxist generation. Our eonic model can do that but it is perhaps too strange at first to be taken seriously.
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Addressing the speciation mess: View species as models? | Uncommon Descent

The abstract of a new paper, “Species as Models” by Jun Otsuka of Kyoto University (PhilSci Archive, 2018): This paper argues that biological species should be construed as abstract models, rather than biological or even tangible entities. Various (phenetic, cladistic, biological etc.) species conce

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‘We Should Be Very Worried’: Philosopher Explains America’s History of ‘Fascist Politics’ — Up to and Including Trump | Alternet

Jason Stanley, a Yale professor of philosophy and the author of “How Facism Works: The Politics of Us and Them,” is sounding the alarms about the disturbing trends in American political culture evident in the rise of President Donald Trump.Though many characterize warnings about Trump’s fascist tendencies to be overblown, Stanley makes a serious and compelling argument that the dangers of fascism in America are not that distant and can easily come roaring back.

Source: ‘We Should Be Very Worried’: Philosopher Explains America’s History of ‘Fascist Politics’ — Up to and Including Trump | Alternet