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Weekly Round-Up (26 Sept 2016)

Curating some of the best recent links across literature, philosophy, and the arts

Lauren Elkin

Lauren Elkin, Flâneuse (Penguin Books, 2016)

Sonny Rollins, Newk’s Time (Blue Note, 1957) … 471 more words

Literature

The destruction of the transcendent. 

Evidence and verification.

The beginning of this blog began with my question upon L of why he’s using jargon to convey a simple idea; in short why is he in bad faith. 272 more words

Philosophy

Tattoo You?

Based on this article on BBC website and the research of Dr. Andrew Timming and various assumptions that can and are drawn from research regarding tattoos and employability. 850 more words

Critiques

On the search for a literal art

Caption: Long before Michael Heizer brought “Levitated Mass” to LACMA, he took pictures of massive boulders, above. The photos and “Munich Rotary” are on view. (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) 795 more words

Art

We Are The Illusion!

Critical theory aims not just to understand or explain how things are, but rather to critique them and to effect some sort of change in society as a whole, with a focus on who holds the power, and structures and ideologies in place. 868 more words

Media

Baehr and Boone Examine Media’s Role in Culture

Ted Baehr and Pat Boone.  2007. The Culture-Wise Family: Upholding Christine Values in a Mass Media World. Ventura: Regal.

Review by Stephen W. Hiemstra

For anyone who grew up in the period before 1970, the slide of American culture into secularism has been shockingly rapid. 1,080 more words

Reviews

The Advent of Positive Philosophy

Comte had great confidence in the ascendancy of the positive doctrine. Its “perfect logical coherence” and its social function assured success, because this doctrine “will impart a homogeneous and rational character to the desultory politics of our day, and it will…establish a general harmony in the entire system of social ideas…” (p. 911 more words

Books