French Enlightenment Philosophy Fail
on May 30, 2021
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In this episode, Alex-Jason talks about the legacies of European Idealism, particularly that of hubris came post French Revolution where radical ideologies flourish giving dawn to a new world of wisdom and Era of enlightenment. Away from the old order of asceticism and static religious conservatism the French Enlightenment exposes us to greater horrors and evil, a twisting radical turn in history with oblivious conceit in the modern world of hyper digital consumerism. In the end the lessons from the past will move forward, Evolution always prevails, and WORK and HOPE always for the future. Today, let’s join Alex-Jason as we embark on the hubris of French Enlightenment.
1:00 – Interlude; the national Vaccine Roll-Out
1:46 – The origins of Western Liberalism
2:08 – Leading the origins of the “Good Life”
2:35 – On Consent and Social Contract
4:08 – French Revolution immortalize through Art
5:49 – On Perception and Space
6:50 – The Paradigm Shift from Empiricism to Rationalism
8:42 – Over Saturations of Information; the Simulation of Reality in the Modern World
10:04 – On Hyper Reality and Unlimited Media consumption
11:55 – Modernism and Mass Media; the late stage forms of capitalism
12:34 – The Second Screen and the Next Generation Consumerism
13:40 – Technology Induced ADHD
15:46 – Re-instituting personal responsibility in the system
17:01 – The Void of Nothingness; On Nihilism and Despair
17:38 – Simulacrum and Simulacra
19:27 – Alex on Post-Modernism
20:21 – Reference Association
22:47 – Logical reflections on externality and materialism
24:08 – Reclaiming the self and knowing who you are
26:05 – The futility of Sugar Coating
28:30 – From Ancient Polytheism to Digital Nihilism
30:48 – The simplicity of Hunting-Gathering societies
32:53 – Shared and Universal Vulnerabilities
34:10 – Living under the Crucible of False Safety
34:21 – A Radical Hope
35:46 – The Euphemism of False Hope
36:44 – BE THE HOPE
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