The agreeable eye

an eudæmonistarchives

More specifically concerning: culture

Consumers of Culture

14 April 2003, around 14.43.

It is only through difference that progress has been made. What threatens us right now is probably what we may call overcommunication—that is, the tendency to know exactly in one point of the world what is going on in all other parts of the world. In order for a culture to be really itself and […]

modern moral life

23 September 2007, around 22.26.

A new way of making and accumulating money, a dizzying new form of social mobility tied to this new economy, a new culture obsessively dedicated to work and financial success, consumerism, a cult of celebrity and fame, a mass culture based on journalism and advertising, a new conception of individuals as untrustworthy centers of self-interest, […]

the dim view

21 April 2013, around 5.17.

By sacrificing thought, which in its reified form as mathematics, machinery, organization, avenges itself on a humanity forgetful of it, enlightenment forfeited its own realization. By subjecting everything particular to its discipline, it left the uncomprehended whole free to rebound as mastery over things against the life and consciousness of human beings. But a true […]

The Gutenberg Elegies

2 May 2013, around 21.06.

By Sven Birkerts, faber & faber, 2006.

stulta navis

27 January 2015, around 5.21.

in which culture achieves its apotheosis and history is denied

Citation (58)

1 April 2017, around 7.14.

epidemic indifference…

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