Category Archives: 2 How our thought is organized

Deleuze and Interventionism

The work of many sociologists reflects, at some level, a commitment to universal normative propositions. Bringing the metaethical foundations of these propositions forward for critical investigation has not been the general practice. A self-reflexive examination of their own foundational metaethical beliefs and a consideration of other approaches would seem to be the ethical… Read more »

Book Review: Wisdom Sits in Places – Keith H. Basso

Wisdom Sits in Places. The Apache take a unique stance toward history.  Their approach is framed around an investigation and catalogue of sites and their native names.  These names are generally descriptive, originally serving as oral maps of sites that were named when the land was first being populated and… Read more »

Science and Pseudoscience, truth and opinion

The English word “science” is primarily used about the natural sciences. We like to warrant our knowledge claims as being true by citing their scientific basis. We use the word “pseudoscience” to describe those studies whose knowledge claims are mistakenly regarded as scientific truths. We mean to say that their claims are… Read more »

The Politics of Moralizing

Thoughts from revisiting The Politics of Moralizing. (Direct quotes are attributed to the authors of the essays). Examples of the politics of moralizing are common today. We see their use in the many political debate shows on the news channels. This is all ‘good theater’ precisely because, like debates between opposing religions, the format is… Read more »