Posts Categorized: Pop Culture

SUGGESTIBILITY

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TweetShare We live in a culture in which style has achieved primacy over substance. Although the original conception of democracy meant that social equality was more important than a social elite, and therefore the symbols of an elite were rejected, we now take the contorted alternative view that the symbols and styles of elites should…
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FROM THE ENLIGHTENMENT TO POP CULTURE

Posted by & filed under Commerce, life liberty property, materiality, Max Weber, meaning of life, Pop Culture, self-interest, technology, The Enlightenment, utilitarianism.

TweetShare Life in ancient and medieval times was not enviable. Life was awash with poverty, disease, early death, endless work, crime, cruelty, and war. The ancients talked about virtue and happiness, but they never found a way to achieve it for more than a few aristocrats. The political concern of the Enlightenment was to alter…
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