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@yhazony [Yoram Hazony Retweeted Sid] It wasn't just a hope that China would democratize. It was a theory: The Enlightenment theory that people everywhere use reason to reach the same conclusions. Given that, all we had to do was introduce China to free m
@yhazony [Yoram Hazony Retweeted Sid] It wasn't just a hope that China would democratize. It was a theory: The Enlightenment theory that people everywhere use reason to reach the same conclusions. Given that, all we had to do was introduce China to free markets, and the rest would follow.
YoramHazony  Enlightenment 
5 days ago by cbearden
Culadasa's Interpretation of the 4 paths : TheMindIlluminated
r/TheMindIlluminated: For discussions about meditation relating to "The Mind Illuminated" by Culadasa.
culadasa  tmi  fourpaths  enlightenment  meditation  buddhism  path  stage 
8 weeks ago by lgtout
Isaac Chotiner, "A Political Economist on the End of the Age of Objectivity"
"One of the things that I’m trying to argue in the book is that we have become, in that sense, more reliant on feelings as we’ve moved more into this real-time, more combative style of public sphere.

Partly, what I’m talking about is that the acceleration of both capitalism and our media sphere means that we are in some ways navigating impressions all the time."
NewYorker  truth  enlightenment  emotions  interview 
9 weeks ago by briansholis
Steven Pinker’s Ideas About Progress Are Fatally Flawed. These Eight Graphs Show Why. – Patterns of Meaning
gut, differenziert: By falsely tethering the concept of progress to free market economics and centrist values, Steven Pinker has tried to appropriate a great idea for which he has no rightful claim. In Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress, published earlier this year, Steven Pinker argues that the human race has never had it so good as a result of values he attributes to the European Enlightenment of the 18th century.
progress  enlightenment 
11 weeks ago by MicrowebOrg

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