Author Archives: Steven Yates

About Steven Yates

I have a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Georgia and teach Critical Thinking (mostly in English) at Universidad Nacionale Andrés Bello in Santiago, Chile. I moved here in 2012 from South Carolina. My most recent book is entitled Four Cardinal Errors: Reasons for the Decline of the American Republic (2011). I am the author of an earlier book, around two dozen articles & reviews, & still more articles on commentary sites on the Web. I live in Santiago with my wife Gisela & two spoiled cats, Bo & Princesa.

James Howard Kunstler – Everyone Interested in Truth Should Be Reading His Writings

James Howard Kunstler exploded the myths of our culture of mass consumption and disposability years ago; more recently, he’s been exploding those of the cult of wokery, the oh-so-convenient pandemic, and the idea beloved in elite media that last year’s election was honest and above-board. So what happens next? Continue reading

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Mother. Snapshots of Lives Outside the Limelight #1

Author’s note: this was written on April 14, and is the first in an occasional series profiling ordinary people whose lives touched mine one way or another, sometimes in a big way, helping shape who I am and the views I presently hold. It is something of an experiment. If people like it, I will continue with it. I post it here for Mother’s Day. Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With Conspiracy Theories?

Are conspiracy theories sometimes not just credible but rational? Read Professor Emeritus Fetzer’s reasoned defense and then decide. Do lot allow mainstream media shouters to decide this issue for you. Continue reading

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The Fall of Chile

Chile is presently one of the most locked down nations in the world. The “Chilean miracle” was never what it seemed. Continue reading

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So You Want to Get a PhD in Philosophy?

Don’t! Unless you plan with great care! Continue reading

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We Are Moving….

Lost Generation Philosopher is moving to Medium in January, 2021. Details to come. Continue reading

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(S)Election 2020: Was It Stolen? (“Fact-Check” Follies, Dominion, and More)

Was Election 2020 stolen for Biden-Harris? Before you say No, here is some evidence for you to consider even if mainstream media and the courts (so far) deny that it exists. Continue reading

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Is Covid-19 a Global Cult?

Is Covid-19 understood as global pandemic a medical truth based on proven facts or a corporate-governmental-media narrative based on inculcated fear and a plan for control? Continue reading

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Life Advice Author Mark Manson on Why You Should Study Philosophy

Mark Manson, noted author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, explains the value you can obtain from studying philosophy. Continue reading

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The “Virus” of Revolutionism

The “Virus” of Revolutionism – has infected modern civilizations since the time of the Jacobins of the French Revolution, and threatens the U.S. today. Continue reading

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