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Come here for a discourse of philosophical living, commentary, criticism, and study from an educated amateur.

My name is Erik Warner, and this paragraph is my conceit. I will present non-professional compositions (short essays, fictions, and reflections) with as much seriousness as I can given my position as an enthusiast, wannabe philosopher, and writer. I live in the world where you do, so I’ll talk about it sometimes, and I hope you feel moved to engage and/or disagree if you see fit.

  • Initiation and the Virtue of Gullibility

    Initiation and the Virtue of Gullibility

    This ‘essay’ addresses cynicism, irony, and the tendency to stop interacting with someone who disagrees with you at or before the moment of the interaction in a discussion.


  • Response to Manhood on the Run: Masculine Morality

    Originally posted on Dr. Ezekiel Crago:
    “Knavery’s plain face is never seen till used.” Othello 2.2 Shakespeare realized that social life is a performance. Othello is a play about how easily misled a gullible person can be if fooled by a good performance that frames reality in a certain way. Iago states, “I am not…


  • Frozen: How Disney has been writing Ideology for non-men.

    Frozen: How Disney has been writing Ideology for non-men.

    I recognize the problem of centering the question of identity and ideology on the male/masculine axis; but I am not writing the definitive treatise on all identity. I mean to speak to a particular issue as far as my experience has shown me.


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