Sociology of philosophies; Keynes & Hayek; corporate events & business entertaining
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
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.
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
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
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
The Baltic : a history
Canoe country : the making of Canada
Violence : a micro-sociological theory
Who rules South Africa?
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
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
Contemporary perspectives on Jane Jacobs : reassessing the impacts of an urban visionary
What is education?
Digital storytelling : capturing lives, creating community
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
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
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: 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:
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
A Nov. 29, 2015 Guardian article addressing this theme is entitled: “Five ways work will change in the future”
Leave a ReplyWant to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!