Marxists, when are you going to adopt idealism? You are losing the game against fascist LARPers.
Aleskander Dugin is a very dishonest man. Just take a look at his claim about a thousands pages manuscript that claims to change the world if it were not stolen by the Israel government.. Why would he just create that statement without a shred of evidence? It's hope for hateful people dressed in ambiguity and curiosity.
Face it, philosophy and mysticism are inseparable. Taking 'Enlightenment' values and amputating the mystical/spiritual side of philosophy from its development both (1) prevents us from really appreciating the origin and development of philosophy and (2) is just historically and intellectually dishonest. Which is why the West is incredibly Nihilistic. Nihilism means 'nothingness', and humans thrive on ideas. If people do not have values or tradition then they will adopt whatever's nearest. This is why the youth are starting to adopt radical fringe ideologies as a way to compensate for their lack of direction in life. The one major flaw these cringe nazi warlocks have is the notion that biological features dictate everything. The far right is very anti-intellectual and don't believe much in the Logos.
When we are talking about the mind, it's a particular understanding of what reality is. It's this habit that we have that we don't or are not aware of anymore: it's a very humanistic habit. It's the habit of always projecting outside of ourselves. If you are not able to project outside of yourself, you are an incomplete human being i.e. mindless. If you are mindless, you are only driven by passions because you are only concerned with getting ahead in life for yourself.
This is why historically ancient cultures and modern day ones could practice all kinds of things that we object to. If you can project outside of yourself, you create this concept of empathy. You understand that what I do can hurt someone else, and therefore it can hurt me. A mind that doesn't understand how to project outside of itself tends not to understand that concept of hurt outside the self.
And this is part of the culture war people keep talking about nowadays. Ideas create humanity, and when Bruno Snell says, the mind, is only available to the Greeks i.e. the greeks discovered it.. not the egyptians, not indians, not the chinese, is that none of these ancient cultures were able to project the mind outside their own particular world. For the chinese, there was no world outside of china. For the indians, it was forbidden to cross the oceans - its a sin. For the ancient mesopotamians and egyptians, these were extremely inward-looking cultures.
The conception of a self, of a mind, to be able to project yourself outwards, was all possible due to literature, and the creation of new pronouns and words in Homeric Greek
(i.e. in the creations of epic and lyric poetry, and in the drama, from Homer to Aristophanes to Plato, not orthopraxy).
Hence memetics. Just as Oscar Wilde pointed out "It is through art, and through art only, that we can realise our perfection."
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