Susanne Langer on Creative Philosophy in a New Key

by Jessica Manuel edited by O Society October 14, 2019 “The secret of fusion is the fact that the artist's eye sees in nature... an inexhaustible wealth of tension, rhythms, continuities, and contrasts which can be rendered in line and color." ~ Susanne Langer Susanne Langer (1895-1985) in her 1942 book, Philosophy In a New … Continue reading Susanne Langer on Creative Philosophy in a New Key

Why Trump Can’t Learn: An Educated Guess by a Veteran Teacher

https://youtu.be/rFGE3X6Yhj0 Dyslexia may explain a lot about the twisted behavior of the president. by Harriet Feinberg edited by O Society October 6, 2019 While dyslexia is mentioned now and then as one of the reasons Donald Trump is so ignorant of what it takes to govern in a free society, I want to explore it as foundational … Continue reading Why Trump Can’t Learn: An Educated Guess by a Veteran Teacher

What’s In It For Me? Turning Citizens Into Customers

How Will Capitalism End? (excerpt) by Michael Welton edited by O Society October 4, 2019 Sociation by consumption Wolfgang Streeck, author of How will capitalism end? [2016], provides us with a compelling and provocative analysis of how capitalism, slammed against the ropes and almost down for the count of ten, found a way out of its … Continue reading What’s In It For Me? Turning Citizens Into Customers

The False Dichotomy of Climate Change Narratives: Green Abundance or Righteous Austerity

Yves Smith edited by O Society September 24, 2019 Since we don’t consider this site to be left wing (we regularly get in arguments with the orthodox types), it shouldn’t be surprising we aren’t comfortable with what Dorman (below) depicts as "the two acceptable views" of "goodthinking lefties" on climate change. My position is probably more … Continue reading The False Dichotomy of Climate Change Narratives: Green Abundance or Righteous Austerity

On Fire: The Right to a Future

The Right to a Future, with Naomi Klein and Greta Thunberg Sep 9, 2019 https://youtu.be/Vw58ckJdDmI On Fire by Naomi Klein edited by O Society September 15, 2019 On a Friday in mid-March, they streamed out of schools in little rivulets, burbling with excitement and defiance at an act of truancy. The little streams emptied on to … Continue reading On Fire: The Right to a Future

The Machine Always Wins: What Drives Our Addiction to Social Media?

The Twittering Machine by Richard Seymour edited by O Society September 10, 2019 We are swimming in writing. Our lives have become, in the words of the author and academic Shoshana Zuboff, an “electronic text”. Social media platforms have created a machine for us to write to. The bait is that we are interacting with other … Continue reading The Machine Always Wins: What Drives Our Addiction to Social Media?

Harry Potter Books Removed From Tennessee School Because Exorcist Says They Contain Real Spells

by Holly Meyer edited by O Society September 3, 2019 The students at St. Edward Catholic School in Nashville can no longer check out the popular Harry Potter book series from their school's library. The seven-book series depicting the magical adventures of a young wizard and his friends was removed from the library because of their content, the Rev. … Continue reading Harry Potter Books Removed From Tennessee School Because Exorcist Says They Contain Real Spells