The Noble Lie RevisitedwithJason Reza Jorjani

Books Mentioned In This Interview

jason reza jorjani prometheus and atlas jason reza jorjani world state of emergency jason reza jorjani iranian leviathan jason reza jorjani novel folklore allan bloom the republic of plato plato the seventh letter aristotle nicomachean ethics shyamalan the village heinrich meier leo strauss and the theologico-political problem leo strauss the rebirth of classical political rationalism carl schmitt the concept of the political nietzsche on truth in philosophy immanuel kant grounding for the metaphysics of morals leo strauss natural right and history leo strauss persecution and the art of writing nietzsche the will to power david ray griffen the new pearl harbor jim marrs inside job jim marrs the rise of the fourth reich david jacobs the threat linda moulton howe an alien harvest hickman the alien menace

Jason Reza Jorjani, PhD, is a philosopher and author of Prometheus and Atlas, World State of Emergency, Lovers of Sophia, Novel Folklore: The Blind Owl of Sadegh Hedayat, and Iranian Leviathan: A Monumental History of Mithra’s Abode.

Here he reviews the history of philosophical arguments relating to either the necessity or appropriateness of truth distortions. The discussion includes the thoughts of Pythagoras, Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Nietzsche, William James, and Leo Strauss. Jorjani defends the application of the noble lie in some circumstances, and points out how it has been despicably abused in others. The conversation concludes with a pointed review of Jorjani’s own involvement with the Iranian renaissance movement and the alt-right.

Many viewers will know that Jason Reza Jorjani has suffered from libel and persecution as a result of his, generally misunderstood, political views. In my view, he is a brilliant scholar who has now been unfairly disgraced and is forced to fight a legal battle, while continuing his research and writing, without any regular employment. Therefore I have set up this “Go Fund Me” page in order to assist this worthy individual. Please visit and contribute generously.

(Recorded on January 10, 2020)

The Pythagorean Sourcebook and Library —

Shyamalan, The Village (video) —

Published on February 13, 2020


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