Scene: Nosstick and Agnes are a couple of café philosophers and, as usual, they are sitting in a café discussing life, the universe and everything. Nosstick believes in God but Agnes is not so sure.
22 Jul 2015
18 Jul 2015
"The World is My Country" exhibition:
Heritage Open Day: Saturday 12 September 2015, 10am to 4pm, at Colchester Quaker Meeting House, 6 Church Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1NF
13 Jul 2015
Agnotology, says Wikipedia, is the study of culturally induced ignorance or doubt, particularly the publication of inaccurate or misleading scientific data.
Examples of the deliberate production of ignorance:
- the tobacco industry's conspiracy to manufacture doubt about the cancer risks of tobacco use
- the debate in climate science that we don't have enough evidence yet, we need more research, etc
- 'The Myth of “Broken Britain”: Welfare Reform and the Production of Ignorance' by Tom Slater, 2012
I guess Adorno would claas these as products of the culture industry.
5 Jul 2015
Just seen a bus stop billboard that exemplifies my 'Last word' from yesterday -
4 Jul 2015
This is my edited version (to approximately halve its length) of most of one chapter from Dialectic of Enlightenment by Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer (published 1944 and here transcribed by Andy Blunden 1998/2005).