This course will consist of a fuller discussion of some central themes from Dr. Peikoff's book The Ominous Parallels
. Special attention will be paid to the influence of philosophy on practical life, with emphasis on the role of the mind-body dichotomy in ripening nations for dictatorship. Discussion will include the topics of reason vs. emotion, the moral vs. the practical, rationalism vs. empiricism, and how to think non-rationalistically about philosophy.
This course may be seen as a precursor to The role of Philosophy and Psychology in History