Dr. Matthew Raphael Johnson joins me to cover material you won’t hear touched anywhere else. A scholar of philosophy as well as a priest, Hegel and Russian thought, Dr. Johnson tells us what took the West down the disastrous trek it forged, from the arcana of Plato and Aristotle, up to today. We begin by delving into the collapse of academia into propagandism and brainwashing and the degeneration of real education. We also investigate kabbalism and its relation to nominalism, theodicy and sociology.
Nominalism (and its successors, empiricism and positivism) was crucial for the historic denial of metaphysics, and its replacement with pseudo science (scientism) and the Atlanticist mythology. We look at Russian history and religious thought, Assad and Syria, Putin and modern Russia, as well as the implications of Darwinism and how the Cold War was a managed dialectic. Dr. Johnson’s books can be found at Amazon, while his essays and podcasts are available at his site, the Russian Orthodox Medievalist.
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