The Philosophical Hack. 

 * All the books of The Philosophical Hack.

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The Philosophical Hack: The First Part.  The first in the 6-part series by Cedric Nathaniel.

The Object of the Subject: The Second Part of the Philosophical Hack. The second in the PH series.

The Philosophical Hack presents a platform from which to hack into philosophy. A hack in one sense is someone who knows how to use the technology but nevertheless assembles useful objects in non-conventional manners. A hack is someone who adeptly utilizes standard methods to disrupt them, to thereby develop new, non-standard, manners of understanding. Yet in another sense, a hack is a repeated application of a specific yet broad algorithmic protocol upon a closed problematic space. The role of the hack is at once to disrupt and to consolidate. The hack is a check on the security of closed functional systems, as well as the impetus for its growth. Defining this problematic space through a careful assault on weak points in the philosophical facade, Nathaniel offers us a way into a science of philosophy. Mr. Nathaniel is writing to a wide intelligent audience, writing in hopes that the philosophical mind will not be ostracized but will indeed be challenged. It is indeed a philosophical hack.

Non-Philosophy and Aphilosophy. Book by Lance Allan Kair.

The Moment of Decisive Significance Book by Lance Allan Kair.


“Non-philosophy and Philosophy” is a short essay that speaks to the simplicity of the philosophical underpinnings of a few big-names in Western philosophy. It suggests that authors are not so much arguing various points as they are indicating a particular experience that I call ‘the philosophical revolution’.


“The Moment of Decisive Significance” is an alternative journey through the Gospels.

What the Introduction calls an ‘object oriented’ reading of the Gospels beckons to Graham Harman’s Object Oriented Ontology or Object Oriented Philosophy as an indicator of a difference in approach, what one could call a non-conventional or non-traditional approach.

Bringing in authors from Kierkegaard to Harman, Kant to Laruelle, Feuerbach to Zizek, Plato to Badiou, the use of philosophical discussion is not viscous but fluid. This book goes through the story in the Gospels explaining and detailing how the pieces and events of the Gospels can adhere in a manner salient to a truth of real understandings.

The book is not an argument against religion; rather, it proposes there are ‘two routes’ upon objects that do not reduce to annihilate each other, even if one of those routes always works toward annihilation. Religion is but the usual semantic way of the subject, of ideological, and thus, reductive dimensions.

The Story of Jesus exemplifies and reveals how the human being functions by giving us a view into not only the variety of experience that consciousness allows for, but actually into a particular mythological moment that is kept shrouded by the idea of religion, indeed beyond esotericism, albeit, for the purposes of having a particular kind of world. It is thereby a discussion about what philosophy and religion do, and as well an exploration of consciousness itself.

The book is written for the layman and scholar alike.

I hope these less haughty descriptions will entice your curiosity.

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