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Thursday, May 01, 2008

A Secular Pentangle

A student from my Aesthetics and Politics course at Berkeley (hey, Raul!) snapped the chalkboard while I was lecturing about rationality and secular pluralism and forwarded the image to me. It amuses me to realize that, contrary to those who would decry secular outlooks as nothing but atheism, I seem to be offering the bolstering reassurance that, no, it's just witchcraft.

For an inkling of the lecture that accompanied the image, here are some blog-posts that have nibbled around the edges of what I talked about in that lecture…

Technoethical Pluralism

Is Rationality Always Instrumental?

Many of the Faithful Are Really Just Aesthetes

Moralizing Isn't Politics

Disability Discourse As Moralizing


Jonathan Pfeiffer said...

I am nervously anticipating Amor Mundi: The Animistic Edition with banner ads for nanoscale flying ointment.

Dale Carrico said...

I teach at Berkeley and not Hogwarts after all!

jfehlinger said...

> I teach at Berkeley and not Hogwarts after all!

Well that leads to an interesting question: who would
you rather rub shoulders with -- Donna Haraway or
Maggie Smith? (You don't have to answer that. ;-> )