Noomakhia: Wars of the Mind is the ongoing magnum opus of the “most dangerous philosopher in the world”, Alexander Dugin (1962-). Soon to enter its 29th volume in Russian, Noomakhia is shaping up to be one of the 21st century’s most ambitious and complex contributions to numerous fields and schools of thought. Beyond a series of innovative Noological studies in the history of Civilizations, and beyond an original culmination of many of the author’s previous ideas and works, Noomakhia aims to inaugurate a new philosophical paradigm, based on the radical deconstruction of the universalism of Western Modernity and the daring reconstruction of a pluriversal model of the variations of the Logoi which structure human cultures. Noomakhia strives to initiate a new anthropology, to establish a new discourse on the history and structures of the Noomachy (“War of the Mind”) that conditions the diversity of human civilizations, and to contribute to an inter-continental Dialogue of Civilizations.
As Noomakhia begins to gradually enter the English-language sphere, this section of Eurasianist Internet Archive‘s growing library of original translations of Eurasianist and related thinkers is dedicated to assembling the first glimpses into the epicenter of Noomakhia. In the section that follows, readers, researchers, and translators can find a regularly updated database of Noomakhia in the process of being outlined, excerpted, and translated for the first time in the English language. Like the Noomakhia project as a whole, this archival resource is a work in progress. All volumes of Noomakhia are published by Academic Project (Moscow, Russian Federation).
Readers and researchers are also invited to access the “Additional Materials” section below, featuring a growing collection of interviews, articles, and lectures pertaining to Noomakhia, including the 10-part Introduction to Noomakhia Video Lecture Series and the relevant publications of Geopolitica.ru.
I. The Logos of Eurasia
II. The Indo-European Logos of Asia
III. The Logos of Europe
IV. Eastern Europe and Russia
Vol. XVII: “The Russian Historial: The People and State In Search of the Subject” (forthcoming, 2019)
Vol. XVIII “The Paradigms of Russian Thought: The Solar Tsar, the Glare of Sophia, and Underground Rus’” (forthcoming, 2020)
VI. The Logos of Afro-Asia
VI. The Logos of the Far East and Oceania
The Golden Dragon: The Civilizations of the Far East (2018)
‘Lesser Noomakhia’ (Abridged)
“The Noomakhia project is based on an in-depth study of the different cultures, philosophical systems, arts, religions and psychological features and characteristics of human civilizations. Noomakhia examines all peoples – ancient and modern, highly sophisticated and “primitive”, those highly technologically developed and those lacking a written language. The ultimate aim of Noomakhia is to demonstrate and conclusively prove that no single culture can be regarded in a hierarchical way (developed/under-developed, higher/lower, modern/premodern, civilized/savage, and so on). The responsible evaluation of any human culture must be judged from within, by those who belong to it, and without the imposition of outside biases (interpretation is always culturally biased). Noomakhia argues the case for the dignity of humanity that lives within the incommensurability of all its existing cultural forms.
The starting point – and the main feature of Noomakhia – is the concept of the Three Logoi, the three Noological paradigms which define the structure of any culture. The Three Logoi are
- The Apollonian (patriarchal, hierarchical, androcratic, vertical, exclusive, “heavenly”, transcendent) – the light Logos;
- The Dionysian (middle, androgynous, ecstatic, immanent without materialism, balanced, dialectic) – the dark Logos;
- The Cybelean (matriarchal, horizontal, gynocratic, inclusive, chthonic, immanent, materialistic) – the black Logos.
Noomakhia proposes that all three of these Logoi are present in every culture, but they are irreducible (invariant) and always keep their distinct essence. Hence the concept of Noomakhia (or “Noomachy”), the constant battle between the Three Logoi that constitutes the dynamic of the creation of the moments of the cultural and historical dialectic. These are variables in the timeline of the history of any culture and they develop in differing stages and phases. There is no universal rule that has defined or can define the succession and duration of these phases and moments in the Noomachy.Every culture and civilization has its own, unique sequence of the process of Noomakhia, with its own unique particularities characterizing the victories and triumphs of the various Logoi which fundamentally transform all roles. Each culture must be studied and assessed individually and with considerable care, avoiding any temptation to project the structure of one’s own studied experience onto the Noomakhia of others.
The second principle of the Noomakhia project is defining the field for research and the limits of civilization. The concept of civilization is cultural and based on the presumption of a coexistence among the peoples of the earth of different existential circles (or horizons), which are identified as the plurality of Daseins. The next step is the clarification of the spatial concept of culture of the civilizations studied and the presentation of the semantic sequences (l’historial, Seynsgeschichte) of the most significant events interpreted in the optic of these concrete peoples and cultures.”
– Alexander Dugin, “The Noomakhia Project” (2019)
Alexander Dugin, “The Logos of Europe: Catastrophe and the Horizons of Another Beginning”, Eurasianist Internet Archive (2018)
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