Amazing. I just got done explaining that this isn't a "faculty meeting" and that I'm not here to engage in "argument" and then you insist on trying to drag me into one -- again. The…"
Who ever said that ENVIRONMENTS are "one-way" (or "monolithic" or "non-contradictory") -- why is that the reaction this term elicits from this group . . . ??
The environments I'm talking about…"
I quite agree that Aristotle cobbled this together (as arguably he did with much of what he said) and that *formal* causality was likely his rather inept attempt to accommodate his mentor Plato into his schema -- since, after all,…"
Nice job of "politely" ignoring me -- bravo (you seem to be improving your self-control) . . . !! <g>
Perhaps more than any other, John has set the tone for this exchange and been reprimanded multiple…"
"Of course, the cultural industry and mass media are not the only places where the manipulation of the unconscious may actively be contemplated. The formidable challenge that confronts the cultural critic is the scenario…"
Perhaps, instead of my failing, one more time, to help you understand what was taken-for-granted for roughly 2000 years (i.e. the multiple aspects of causality that were generally the basis of thinking from 400BC to 1600AD), it…"
"Our premise is that the world is going through a major transformation that is social, technological and cultural in scope. It has fundamental consequences for the human condition and hence for anthropology. The best way to learn…"
HA!! As we used to say when I was a kid, "Hey, close your mouth -- you'll catch flies . . . !!" <g>
Let me remind *you* that McLuhan is still very much ALIVE -- specifically, Eric McLuhan, co-author…"
Social science (as we knew it) is DEAD -- long live the KING . . . !! <g>
Anthropology -- dead (as reflected in the Bruno Latour AAA apparition and the death of OAC). Economics -- dead (as reflected in the actual death of…"
LUST is exactly the *correct* term for what TELEVISION tries to promote in the population, since it is a necessary component in a "consumer" economy. Much as foreseen by Bernard de Mandeville 300+ years…"
"The human mind and the society / culture it creates are not rational entities. We should not pretend that they are. That inseparable pair, Fantasy-Reality, again takes center stage."
"[Reply # 1024]
While, I agree that what Capra (and many other "holistic" proponents) are talking about is NOT simply the "mechanistic" approach that is typically attributed to Descartes et al, that does NOT make it a useful…"
""Save the cheerleader, save the world . . . " (where the Heroes "cheerleader" is Claire Bennet, a high-school cheerleader who can spontaneously regenerate
Urban Dictionary: save the cheerleader
The phrase use in…"