andrew levine

Midterms Coming: Antinomy Ahead

June 15, 2018

By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch. For centuries, philosophers and logicians have used the word “antinomy” to designate mutually inconsistent conclusions each of which are supported by sound arguments.  Anglophone philosophers nowadays use the term mainly in connection with some deep and thorny issues arising in the philosophy of Immanuel Kant (1724-1804). Shorn of the technical…

“How Come?” Questions

“How Come?” Questions

April 20, 2018

By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch. There are many reasons why American politics often seems more baffling than the politics of other so-called democracies. These would include un- and anti-democratic provisions enshrined in the U.S. Constitution and statutory law, the duopoly party system that the Democratic and Republican Parties have concocted over the years, and spillovers…