Welcome to Hesiod’s Corner! We are living in interesting and exciting times, but that seems to always be a truism. If you stumbled upon Hesiod’s Corner by looking for Hesiod—the famous 8th century B.C.E. Greek poet, then you might already have a good inkling at what is going to be contained here. If not, I hope you find this little slice of the internet informative and engaging—and perhaps you’ll grow in an appreciation for intellectual endeavors and activity, especially philosophy.
What will the content at Hesiod’s Corner be covering? Philosophy, mostly, also theology and broader subjects in the humanities and—from time to time—sociology, economics, and other subjects of the social sciences. But it all branches out. As all good philosophy students know, philosophy is cornerstone of both the social sciences and humanities and even the modern sciences (natural philosophy). From pure philosophy, we will also be looking all things related: philosophy of history (historiography), political philosophy, history of philosophical thought, theology and religion, the history of ideas, history, anthropology, and the canonical “great texts” of philosophy and literature. In other words, we shall explore Athens, Jerusalem, and everything in between!
From within the pages here, you will find the “deep thought” that is excluded from textbooks and horrendous misappropriation and misleading statements especially on internet encyclopedias. Contained in these pages will be the subject matter of discussion of philosophy, theology, and political theory at graduate levels, not the bully pulpit of the Washington Post, New York Times, Washington Times, Fox News, CNN, or MSNBC which continue to peddle the plebeianization of public consciousness.
-Analysis and commentary of different philosophers and their works, from Plato to Giorgio Agamben (read what you like, they're all quite good)https://hesiodscorner.wordpress.com/great-philosophers/
-Some analysis of Carl Schmitt's philosophy (I recently read these as I was in interested in Leo Strauss but haven't yet read Schmitt)https://hesiodscorner.wordpress.com/2018/01/23/carl-schmitt-on-sovereignty/https://hesiodscorner.wordpress.com/2018/04/06/carl-schmitts-critique-of-liberalism/