Tag: discourse
Censura Privata: Importanza delle Differenze di Grado e di Genere
Di Alex Aragona. Originale: Different Kinds and Degrees of Private Censorship Matter, del 13 aprile 2021. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Le libertà di pensiero, di credo, di opinione e di parola possono, in qualche modo, essere soggette a norme e controlli da parte di privati. In un mio articolo precedente, esprimevo alcune mie opinioni sulla…
Different Kinds and Degrees of Private Censorship Matter
Freedom of thought, belief, opinion, and speech can be controlled and regulated by private forces in certain ways. In a previous piece, I presented some thoughts on that, and how private power can tilt the marketplace of ideas. However, my primary focus wasn’t to differentiate between degrees of private censorship. As a complement to the…
Political Intellectuals Discouraging Political Intellect
Many intellectuals[1] lament the supposed apathy, stupidity, or ignorance of the average person. Some start from a charitable idea: e.g., people don’t care about issues of greater political implication for rational (economic) reasons. However, an end point for many is to conclude that it’s better if the idiots around them don’t engage in political activities…
I Limiti della Correttezza Imposta
Di Lynn James. Originale pubblicato il 27 novembre 2018 con il titolo On the Limits of “Just Being Polite”. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Poche sono le cose più intrinseche all’essere umano della comunicazione. Attivismi, politica, filosofia riposano saldamente sulla nostra capacità di spiegarci. Jürgen Habermas, in Etica del Discorso, arriva a porre la capacità di…
On the Limits of “Just Being Polite”
There are few things more intrinsic to what we do as humans than communication. Activism, politics, and philosophy rest heavily on our ability to effectively engage in meaningful discourse. Jürgen Habermas even claims in Moral Consciousness and Communicative Action that communication is foundational to morality and freedom. All that philosophy jargon aside, the way we…
The Discourse Is Not the Territory
When evaluations of reality become seen entirely in terms of their utility as rhetorical weapons it ruins a group’s capacity to get an accurate lay of the land and efficiently strategize. Everything becomes about winning debates, not about ultimately winning ground. One of the main things the social media age has done is collapse divides…
How the Government, Businesses and Unions Blame You for Being Unemployed
Zygmunt Bauman, in Postmodernity and Its Discontents, writes that religion, in its traditional form, used to celebrate human insufficiency. With a path more or less outlined for her entire life, the individual found herself powerless to change the conditions she was inserted in. In contrast to what he considers the “postmodern” condition, of uncertainty, premodern…
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