Gallier had touched on the idea that the enlightenment was anything but enlightening and had more to do with the usual control/oppression elite agenda.
I've heard Jose Barrera discuss a range of ideas around this very topic- One of them is linked below.
It's a long discussion, covers quite a bit of ground and does wander a bit. That all said I enjoyed it a great deal. Covering the 'cult of reason'. Give it a listen! See what you think? Especially Gallier and NMM-
Posted: Tue, 06 Oct 2015 16:30:00 -0400
John and Myself(Chris) engage in another excellent discussion with returning guest, Jose Barrera. Topics include: Cult of Reason,Scientism, Law, Reification, the Daemon, the Golem, Totems, Talismans, the Money System, Nations are Fictions, Darwinism,Dr. Schwitzgebel's Machine, The Company Man, Robot Economy, Mercantilism,Magic.
Long time readers here may recall Jose's excellent presentation: