Nathan Cofnas

Nathan Cofnas

Nathan Cofnas recently graduated from the University of Oxford with a DPhil in philosophy.

Should Philosophers Censor Kevin MacDonald?

Should Philosophers Censor Kevin MacDonald?

According to the mainstream narrative about race, “white supremacy” is an all-controlling social force responsible for bad outcomes such as racial disparities. According to an alternative narrative popular on the far-Right, Jewish influence is a similarly powerful force, which explains outcomes disliked by those on the Right, such as multiculturalism

Nathan Cofnas
Nathan Cofnas
6 min read
Politics
Philosophers Smear One of Their Own for Gender Heresy

Philosophers Smear One of Their Own for Gender Heresy

The appointing of Kathleen Stock—who advocates some pre-2015 views on gender identity—as an Officer of the Order British Empire last month mobilized woke philosophy Twitter like a five-alarm fire. The philosophers drew up a petition, now with more than 700 signatories, condemning Stock for her “transphobia.” The open

Nathan Cofnas
Nathan Cofnas
6 min read
Free Speech
Philosophy Is Being Hijacked by Woke Twitter Mobs

Philosophy Is Being Hijacked by Woke Twitter Mobs

Philosophers tend to be highly influenced by their environment, and can often be found rationalizing instead of critically examining the conventional views of the people around them. But if anything warrants philosophical scrutiny, surely it is our national taboos. As a philosopher of biology, one taboo is of particular interest

Nathan Cofnas
Nathan Cofnas
5 min read
Science
Deplatforming Won't Work

Deplatforming Won't Work

Last year Robert Bowers shot up a synagogue in Pittsburgh, killing eleven people. Before committing this atrocity he wrote on Gab: “HIAS [Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society] likes to bring invaders in that kill our people. I can’t sit by and watch my people get slaughtered. Screw your optics, I’

Nathan Cofnas
Nathan Cofnas
5 min read
Free Speech
When Accusations Lose Their Bite

When Accusations Lose Their Bite

About a week ago, ABC canceled one of its most popular shows, “Last Man Standing” starring conservative comedian Tim Allen. This appears to be the belated consequence of a smear campaign directed against Allen in March, after he explained to Jimmy Kimmel why he was nervous talking about his involvement

Nathan Cofnas
Nathan Cofnas
5 min read
Art and Culture