Click here to be taken to a link for a full audio recording (1 hour) of the the May 14, 2018 opening plenary of the conference 2nd Seminar in Interdisciplinary Studies on Human Rights, Education and Dignity, coordinated by Dr. Maria Madalena Gracioli (University of Coimbra / São Paulo State University),
Two questions are posed to the writer, and by writer I mean the generalist, the critic, the essayist. First: What task have you set yourself to complete? Second, and following on its heels: What is required of you? The first is posed by writers to themselves. The second is presented
Figure 1. A “sign o’ the times” offers terror-relieving propaganda during Hawaii’s recent missile alert scare.1 The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas
This call is for the International Social Theory Consortium conference to be held at Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois (USA) on May 17-19, 2018. Submissions are due 4/15. For more information click here.
Humanism apparently died somewhere round the mid-nineteen sixties. Now the human is to be resurrected by technocrats and technologists—so-called “transhumanists.” This time not as flesh, as the Christian resurrected body, but through a machine that brooks no mortal coil. This machine will be the flesh of the digital believer. Through
The humble essay, a form of writing allergic to the division of labor and specialization, is the voice of reason. It has come into its own as the preeminent vehicle for thinking clearly in an age of media saturation. No better platform exists for reflection in the “age of information.”
Der folgende Artikel von mir wurde zuvor in “Tsveyfl – dissensorientierte Zeitschrift” Nr. 1, 2017 veröffentlicht. ————————————————– “Wir treten ein für eine Flüchtlingspolitik, die menschenrechtliche Grundsätze ernst nimmt. Dazu bieten uns die anstehenden Wahlen keine Möglichkeit. Denn alle Parteien in Baden-Württemberg waren zuletzt Teil einer ganz großen Koalition, die massive