Digital existentialism

David Christopher Lane, Ph.D., is a Professor of Philosophy at Mt. San Antonio College. Professor Lane received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Sociology from the University of California, San Diego, where he was a recipient of a Regents Fellowship. Additionally, he earned an M.A. in the History and Phenomenology of Religion from the Graduate Theological […]

The Deadly Irony of Terrorism

This article was published in 1972. Title: The Deadly Irony of Terrorism Is Part Of: Nature, 1972, Vol.237(5354), p.301 [Peer Reviewed Journal] Identifier: ISSN: 0028-0836 ; E-ISSN: 1476-4687 ; DOI: 10.1038/237301a0 Source: Nature Publishing Group Read the article here:1972

What Makes Hollywood Run? Capitalist Power, Risk and the Control of Social Creativity

What Makes Hollywood Run? Capitalist Power, Risk and the Control of Social Creativity McMahon, James. (2015). Graduate Program in Social and Political Thought. York University. (Thesis; English). Abstract or Brief Description This dissertation combines an interest in political economy, political theory and cinema to offer an answer about the pace of the Hollywood film business […]

The 21st Century in Images as Seen by the Nineteenth Century

Originally in the form of paper cards enclosed in cigarette/cigar boxes and, later, as postcards, the images depicted the world as it was imagined to be like in the then distant year of 2000. There are at least 87 cards known that were authored by various French artists, the first series being produced for the […]

What is a society of control? by Gilles Deleuze

Postscript On Societies of Control by Gilles Deleuze Foucault located the disciplinary societies in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; they reach their height at the outset of the twentieth. They initiate the organization of vast spaces of enclosure. The individual never ceases passing from one closed environment to another, each having its own laws: first […]

Is there a global decline in creativity?

Are We Facing a World Crisis in Human Creativity? According to the Imagination Institute, ‘creativity is critically valuable, but research indicates it’s been declining significantly on a global scale over the last 20 years. This decline is evident in the challenges children are facing in school, life and work. One popular report states, “children have […]

Philosophers’ stock exchange between 1808 and 2008

Source n-gram (occurence of the name in digitised books) Observations: – Somewhere around 2000, Aristotle and Plato became more quoted in books than Marx. – Hegel, Nietzsche and Foucault were equally quoted in 2008. Advice: don’t sell Marx, buy Foucault and Hegel