Sociology of philosophies; Keynes & Hayek; corporate events & business entertaining

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Detail from construction project in Long Branch. Jaan Pill photoIn the text below, I have retained the space that you see before the colon in the TPL books I have listed.

In the text that follows, I have retained the space that you see before the colon in the TPL books I have listed. The books in italics are from the Toronto Public Library.

A previous post is entitled:

Agency takes many forms; the loss of a sense of agency is highlighted in December 2015 Atlantic article about Palo Alto

Former movie theatre in Long Branch. Jaan Pill photo

Former movie theatre in Long Branch. Jaan Pill photo

Concept that the mind extends into spaces beyond the body

Sweet lechery : reviews, essays, & profiles

For the above-noted book, I especially enjoy an essay by Jeet Heer about Marshall McLuhan’s intellectual framework; I look forward to reading (see explanation above of what reading entails for me) the books about McLuhan that are listed at the end of the essay, which ties in with themes addressed in my earlier post entitled:

Goodwin (2006), Bartra (2014), and Filion (2015) offer insights of relevance to community self-organizing

Jeet Heer speaks of McLuhan’s view that each new technology “creates new mental habits and new patterns of thought.” That is, one can argue, as has been argued by many observers, that the mind extends beyond the body, thanks to each technology that has come our way, going back in human evolution long before the advent of electronic media.

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Detail from construction project in New Toronto. Jaan Pill photo

I became interested in Heer’s work when I read an online account via Twitter in which he is quoted as referring to the role that Leo Strauss played in the consolidation of neoliberalism; it was that account that prompted me to start reading everything that I could about Leo Strauss, who as I understand was a proponent of what he is said to have called the “noble lie.”

The above-noted book by Heer includes an article that originally appeared in the May 11, 2003 Boston Globe: The philosopher: The late Leo Strauss has emerged as the thinker of the moment in Washington, but his ideas remain mysterious. Was he an ardent opponent of tyranny, or an apologist for the abuse of power?

The origin of table manners

A butler’s guide to table manners

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Detail from construction project in Long Branch. Jaan Pill photo

Television as digital media

Terms of service : social media and the price of constant connection

Phantoms in the brain : probing the mysteries of the human mind

Art and electronic media

Economic history

Keynes, Hayek : the clash that defined modern economics

The German stranger : Leo Strauss and national socialism

Reading Leo Strauss : politics, philosophy, Judaism

Recasting conservatism : Oakeshott, Strauss, and the response to postmodernism

Leo Strauss : an introduction to his thought and intellectual legacy

Detail from construction project in New Toronto. Jaan Pill photo

Detail from construction project in New Toronto. Jaan Pill photo

The Baltic : a history

Canoe country : the making of Canada

Understanding celebrity

Violence : a micro-sociological theory

Who rules South Africa?

Storytelling

The sociology of philosophies : a global theory of intellectual change

In the above-noted 1998 study, the concept of the mind that extends beyond the body is in this case explored in the context of intellectual networks.

The shadow of the wind

The above-noted novel begins: “I still remember the day my father took me to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books for the first time.”

Video shooter : mastering storytelling techniques

Detail from construction project in Long Branch. Jaan Pill photo

Detail from construction project in Long Branch. Jaan Pill photo

Voices from Chernobyl : the oral history of a nuclear disaster

How to fly a horse : the secret history of creation, invention, and discovery

Dinner talk : 365 engaging conversation starters to help you and your family connect

Digital relevance : developing marketing content and strategies that drive results

Quick guide to digital audio recording

Spellbound : the surprising origins and astonishing secrets of English spelling

A creator’s guide to transmedia storytelling : how to captivate and engage audiences across multiple platforms

Jane’s Walk

Contemporary perspectives on Jane Jacobs : reassessing the impacts of an urban visionary

Detail from construction project in New Toronto. Jaan Pill photo

Detail from construction project in New Toronto. Jaan Pill photo

What is education?

Digital storytelling : capturing lives, creating community

Hip health

Healthy hips handbook : exercises for treating and preventing common hip joint injuries

Exercises for healthy joints : The complete guide to increasing strength and flexibility of knees, shoulders, hips, and ankles

Heal your hips : how to prevent hip surgery – and what to do if you need it

Event planning

The executive’s guide to corporate events and business entertaining : how to choose and use corporate functions to increase brand awareness, develop new business, nurture customer loyalty, and drive growth

Event planning : the ultimate guide to successful meetings, corporate events, fundraising galas, conferences, conventions, incentives and other special events

Detail from construction project in New Toronto. Jaan Pill photo

Detail from construction project in New Toronto. Jaan Pill photo

Confessions of an event planner : case studies from the real world of events : how to handle the unexpected and how to be a master of discretion

Event planning : the ultimate guide to successful meetings, corporate events, fund-raising galas, conferences, conventions, incentives and other special events

I became interested in Judy Allen’s overviews of event-planning when I came across one of her books at the Mississauga Library System. My most recent involvement in event planning has been in relation to a successful high school reunion that I helped to plan and stage.

Canadian Pacific

Canadian Pacific: The Golden Age of Travel (2015)

The book (see review at link above) does not mention of the history of the clearing of the Canadian plains; for that topic a good introduction can be found at one of the CBC podcasts (the one that mentioned John A. Macdonald) listed here:

Detail from construction project in New Toronto. Jaan Pill photo

Detail from construction project in New Toronto. Jaan Pill photo

CBC podcasts: Smartphones & badly-behaved students; Christianity & capitalism; Woodrow Wilson, John A. Macdonald, & racism

I’ve also discussed the Clearing the Plains (2013) at this post:

Significance of the late 1880s for New Toronto and the First Nations of western Canada

Update

A Nov. 29, 2015 Guardian article addressing this theme is entitled: “Five ways work will change in the future”

Detail from construction project in New Toronto. Jaan Pill photo

Detail from construction project in New Toronto. Jaan Pill photoIt’s also valuable to have a sense of what the concept of ‘extremely violent societies’ entails:

 

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