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Evolution does not operate with a purpose. Life has no objective meaning. Morality is an emergent property of evolution. Political conditions are the result of bargaining and coercion. Humans are not endowed with “free will.” Optimism is underrated. Political engagement is problematic. Most philosophy and social science is bunk. These are some of the themes that are explored here.

Academically speaking, we are interested in empiricism, evolutionary psychology, the economic analysis of norms, non-cognitivism, moral skepticism, nihilism, analytic existentialism, and political quietism.

A far as (meta)ethics is concerned, we have a strong interest in Hobbesian contractarianism and the writings of David Gauthier and Jan Narveson. Another favorite social philosopher is Anthony de Jasay .