Cultuur

The philosopher’s mind at its end

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Sir Roger Scuton’s biographer on the last days of a giant

It was just before Christmas last year when I travelled to Sunday Hill Farm in Wiltshire, the fabled home of my dear friend Sir Roger Scruton. I was there to chat about his health and some future collaborations that we had planned. When he was diagnosed with cancer at the end of last summer, he had written asking me to visit so that we could, as he put it, ‘chat about the future’.

Read the entire article by Mark Dooley for The Critic.


Cultuur

The Straussian Moment

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Peter Thiel at Hoover Institution

Peter Robinson opens the show by asking Thiel’s views on his own essay “The Straussian Moment.” He responds by saying that people today believe in the power of the will but no longer trust the power of the intellect, the mind, and rationality. The question of human nature has been abandoned. We no longer trust people’s ability to think through issues. Thiel notes that this shift began to take place in 1969, when the United States put a man on the moon; three weeks later Woodstock took place, moving the culture in the direction of yoga and psychological retreat.

Cultuur

Wat is cultuur?

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Kerstspecial van Uitgeverij De Blauwe Tijger

In de kerstspecial wordt Tom Zwitser, auteur van ‘Permafrost’ en ‘Heerlijke platte wereld’ geïnterviewd door Wim van den Bergh over de vraag wat cultuur nu eigelijk is.