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December 26, 2010

THE PHOTOGRAPH & MORALITY

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In her excellent book, On Photography, Susan Sontag has managed to give us two things to ponder; a history of photography as the closest replication of reality and a deeper examination of power of photography, which is not lost on anyone, I gather.Thinking about this, I am reminded of Richard Rorty’s assertion of the role […]

December 25, 2010

THE VERY IDEA OF CONSCIENCE

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As I was rewriting an essay on ethics of social media I was once again reminded of Erich Fromm’s thesis on the very notion of “conscience” in Man for Himself: An Inquiry into the Psychology of Ethics, a book he wrote back in 1947. I find many of Fromm’s ideas and theoretical treatments of the […]

December 24, 2010

ROLE OF MEDIA

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I was recently asked, what is the role of media in this kind of instrumentality of representation in order to control our thoughts, our hopes and our actions?That is a good question and quite relevant in this century!First, let us deconstruct –or rather allow this to deconstruct itself—the notion of media representation. If we are to put […]

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