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humanties AND sciences ?! 

The humanities are not simply vehicles of aesthetic reward and intellectual inspiration, as valuable as those purposes are. Science and technology aspire to clean, clear answers to problems as elusive as those answers might be. The humanities address ambiguity, doubt, and skepticism—essential underpinnings in a complex and diverse society and a turbulent world. via Why …

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Know Your Brain 

What Kids Should Know About Their Own Brains | MindShift. "Marshall and Comalli’s neuroscience lesson was especially focused on teaching children about the role of the brain in sensory activities—that the brain is not just 'for thinking,' as many kids assume, but also for seeing, hearing, smelling, and feeling."

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conflicting faculties 

"The severe underdevelopment of my comments can perhaps be excused if one considers that the conflict of the faculties is a topic that doesn't belong to my own professional competence, or indeed to anyone else's. Whether there can be professional competence on this subject is one of the questions my remarks will inevitably raise, and …

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Dewey and Wittgenstein 

Ludwig Wittgenstein wrote a book called On Certainty. "As we have seen, Wittgenstein sought to uncover a type of certainty that is in fundamental relation with human action. This is a kind of certainty presupposed by specific inquires and language-games. It is grounded in our actual lives, and thus Wittgenstein offered a humanistic view of …

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Cavell on philosophical disciplinarity.. 

"When you wish to make serious art popular what you are wishing is to widen the audience for the genuine article.  Is this what someone wants who wants to widen the audience for philosophy by writing summaries or descriptions of philosophical works?  Or is he, as in the case of popular science, providing simplifications which …

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‘Design’ a misnomer? 

Dorian Taylor argues for a 'decoupling' of the understanding of a problem from the construction of an algorithmic mechanism for its solution...  My question: to what extent does work done under the rubric of 'design' commonly conflate these categories?  And to what effect?

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Bifo’s Biopolitics 

From Berardi, Bifo: "Biopolitics and Connective Mutation."  Culture Machine Vol.7, 2005 (link): In the last decades, the organism has been exposed to an increasing mass of neuro-mobilizing stimuli. The acceleration and intensification of nervous stimulants on the conscious organism seems to have thinned the cognitive film that we might call sensibility. The conscious …

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Ecogradients 2.2 – ‘Occupying Edutectures’ – Feb 14th Deadline for Submissions 

OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - Occupying Edutecturesecogradients.com Consider the ways in which knowledge is built, and the ways in which structures shape processes of inquiry and learning. Why is that we do not challenge the idea that people exist in space, yet we seem comfortable with the idea of information that is beyond …

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A&H 4088 – Session 2 – The Critique of Mass Culture 

4088 - Session 2 - The Critique of Mass Culture IPC: "Popular culture as mass culture" (p. 16-31). ITPC: "Mass culture and popular culture" and "The Frankfurt School" (p. 1-50,51-85). Theodor Adorno & Max Horkheimer - "The culture industry: enlightenment as mass deception" in The Dialectic of Enlightenment (Herder & Herder, 1972), reprinted …

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A&H 4060 – Session 1 – Youth, Modernism, and Policy Science 

4060 - Session 1 - Youth, Modernism, and Policy Science Aristotle - "Youth" from Rhetoric, Bk. 2, ch.12-14.Aristotle--Youth J.J.Rousseau - Emile(selections on Emile and Sophie).Rousseau--Emile (excpt.) KYS: ‘Introduction,’ 1-5, & ‘History of the present,’ 11-22. Nancy Lesko - "Making adolescence at the turn of the century" and "Back to the future: model middle …

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A&H 4088 – Popular Culture – Session 1 Readings. 

Introduction: Pop Culture Isn't High Culture Roger Simon, "Teachers as cultural workers" from Teaching Against the Grain (Bergin & Garvey 1992), 35-53. Simon--Teaching against the grain ‘High and low culture’ ‘High culture’ IPC - "Preface"; "Folk culture"; and "Popular culture as the 'other' of high culture" (ix-xiii; 1-15; 32-45). Chris Lehmann – ‘Intro’ and …

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PKD 

"How to Build a Universe that Doesn't Fall Apart Two Days Later" - Dick, Philip K. (L. Sutin ed.)--The Shifting Realities of PKD” =b

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7000 Oaks in Chelsea 

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YouTube – Sage Francis – Hey Bobby 

YouTube - Sage Francis - Hey Bobby.

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The Philosophy Outreach Program: One Year Later, Many Steps Ahead | Arts & Humanities 

The Philosophy Outreach Program: One Year Later, Many Steps Ahead | Arts & Humanities.

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McClintock’s Cosmopolitics of Education 

In this art of study, each component of culture has a part to play, and every component of art, literature, science, and thought can be seen as educational in a rigorous sense. Robert McClintock (1971, 165)

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Talk:A-HH4199 5W – Studyplace 

Baba Rampuri, Pierre Hadot, Language as the Articulation of RESEMBLANCE, and Philosophy as a Way of Life... Talk:A-HH4199 5W - Studyplace.

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Process and Reality 

Whitehead is important, 'the most quoted, least read' philosopher, coming out of the most mature phase of the great pragmatic phase.  I found this great excerpt from P&R, about the necessity of reconciling the efficient causation of the sciences with the final causes of the scholastics...  Starting on p.84 at "Thus the notion of order..." …

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NPR.org » Standing The Brain On Its Head 

NPR.org » Standing The Brain On Its Head. ~Stewart Kauffman's bringing back that quantum brain!!

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Carse’s Blog 

Carse’s Blog. belief vs. religion as finite vs. infinite games...

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