To be an analytic philosophy student post-radicalization…
I am on a roller coaster in radical-left theory land…
….I have no idea where I could end up at this point
My favorite author by far is Rosa Luxemburg (big post on her coming soon)
her arguments convinced me to be a (revolutionary) socialist
naturally, I explored her ideas first. Her criticisms of Lenin seemed to me quite persuasive, now I’m determined to get the essential literature re: Leninism under my belt.
I’ve been trying to at the same time read a lot of eastern philosophy—this will sound strange but I’m kinda frantically trying to get as much radical left and eastern philosophy read before I go back to
the labor camps school…
In the Dharmic traditions, the core notion of dharma seems, to me, almost directly analogous to Aristotelian notions of teleology. Moreover, I’m finding literature where I damn near suspect the authors are letting a western, classical education deeply influence their presentation of these decidedly eastern ideas. So to what extent (if any) the similarities I’m finding are accidents or corruptions is unclear to me.
I wanted to do more reading of secondary literature re: Averroes too, but I don’t think that’s going to happen.
Also, in my head I had sketched out a whole mini research project for myself after I went to the logic/linguistics/philosophy conference earlier in the summer. I don’t know if I’m going to have time for that either….
Honestly, there can’t be much else more important than figuring out where I am politically, especially now that revolutionary fever is sweeping the entire planet.
I won’t say too much about where I am in my political thought just yet (other than the fact that I’m a Luxemburg fanboy at the moment) because I assume it will all morph as I catch up on all my reading.
Now is the time for fluidity and evolution, we are living in exciting days! That’s what I’m telling myself at least, because honestly under this pile of Marxist literature I feel like….this….