Category Archives: Philosophy and Science

Back to the Future: US Ups the Ante on Russian Nuclear Weapons Testing at Novaya Zemlya

A lot of the new nuclear weapons systems that have been discussed from the 1990s onward, but never realised, have origins that can be traced back to the US and Soviet weapons labs of the 1980s. The end of the … Continue reading

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Weekly Impressions

Jovo Bakic is perhaps the only left wing, by that I mean genuinely socialist, public intellectual in the Serbian public sphere. That’s most unfortunate, however, there is a flip side to this. Although Bakic, who describes himself as anarchistic, is … Continue reading

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Rage Against the Machine!

The Enlightenment bequeathed us the view we are not machines. Capitalism is a machine serving itself and which makes the self a machine. Ira contra machina! Continue reading

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Incommensurability: Mostly Harmless

The incommensurability thesis of Thomas Kuhn is mostly harmless and mostly trivial. Think about something else. You’ve only got one life. Continue reading

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The Quantum Moment, Roads to Reality, Wittgenstein and All That

On the cultural impact of quantum mechanics, physical reality and the completion of quantum mechanics, and the wonderful life of Ludwig Wittgenstein. Continue reading

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Dissuasion and the Logical Fallacy in Trump’s Missile Defense Review

The 2019 Missile Defense Review is based on a growing missile threat, yet the Review claims missile defence dissuades states from growing their arsenals. Continue reading

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Iran’s Failed Simorgh Launch of the Payam Satellite

Why did Iran’s launch of the Payam satellite fail, and was it really a disguised ICBM test? Continue reading

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Problems of Knowledge and Survival: Democracy, Reason and the Anthropocene

If democracy is apt to lead to rational outcomes, why are we insanely marching toward ecological catastrophe? Continue reading

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The Yellow Vest Movement: How Neoliberalism Ends

The Yellow Vest movement that has convulsed France owes its origins to developments and processes unique to French society, however it also owes its origins to factors and structures operating at the global level. A ready indication of this is … Continue reading

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The Sloika and the Pyongyang Summit: Did Kim Jong-un Provide Us a Glimpse into North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons at the Fifth Inter-Korean Summit?

The week that passed witnessed the fifth inter-Korean summit between North and South Korea, this time centred upon Pyongyang. There is much to be said about the political, economic, and strategic context behind the summit. Additionally, there is much to … Continue reading

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