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May 18, 2016

Daedalus Howell in conversation with Author, Cultural Critic and sometime Philosopher Tony Kashani, author of the book: “Movies Change Lives”

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September 30, 2015

THE 21ST CENTURY CONSCIENCE & THE MEDIA

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Nietzsche once asked, “what does your conscience tell you?” to point to Ethics of man [woman]. Thinking about that, I am 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 […]

September 3, 2014

HABERMAS’ LOGIC & THE NEW MEDIA

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Long time ago (as far back as the late 60s, early 70s) Jürgen Habermas started to believe in the transformative power of undistorted communication. He thinks that communicative action is central to political action and paradigm shifts. He seems to be on to something with his theories. Following Habermas’ logic, we must focus on linguistics […]

September 3, 2014

CAN NEW TOOLS OF THE WEB TURN THE TABLES ON THE CORPORATE MEDIA AGENDA SETTERS?

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Agenda Setting Theory Explanation of Theory: The Agenda-Setting Theory says the media (mainly the news media) aren’t always successful at telling us what to think, but they are quite successful at telling us what to think about. Theorist: Maxwell McCombs and Donald L. Shaw Date:  1972/1973 Primary Article:   McCombs, M., & Shaw, D.L. (1972). The agenda-setting […]

May 8, 2014

THE “PREFACE” DARE

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A few days ago, A very good student of mine who shall remain anonymous basically “dared” me to post on facebook and my own website the content of the preface to my textbook on cinema, charging that most Americans do not think and will not care about the argument that cinema is a teaching machine” […]

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