Legitimation Code – what is “abstract”?

Karl Maton speaking to BALEAP in 2017 isn’t satisfied with the term “abstract“. Semantic Gravity goes from weak at the top – for things that depend less on context for their meaning (the process of photosynthesis), down through general groups of things (flowering plants without woody stems) to strong gravity at the bottom where the … Read more Legitimation Code – what is “abstract”?

Legitimation Code Thursdays

These posts are preparation for a project applying Legitimation Code Theory to 6 knowledge practices: Sun. – Symbolic Wretchedness Mon. – Methods of Rationality Tues. – Russian Nights Weds. – Where the Wasteland Ends Thursday – LCT can and does discuss itself! Fri. – the Johnson government (UK politics)Sat. – Moodle and MoodleNet communities

“Harry Potter and the methods of Rationality”

According to the foreword in my electronic text, the Russian translation belongs Mikhail Samin, whose wikipedia entry is pretty interesting. This is among the top book choices of my students, although they are likely to read it in the original (by Eliezer Yudkowsky) too. Unlike them I haven’t read anything by J.K. Rowling and nor … Read more “Harry Potter and the methods of Rationality”

«de la Misère Symbolique» by Bernard Stiegler

Originally published in French in 2004. An English translation was made in 2014 by Barnaby Norman. In my copy, the two volumes (“The Hyper-Industrial Age” and the “The Catastrophe of the Sensual World”) are joined into one book. In these notes about it, the English translations just reflect my best understanding based on rusty schoolboy … Read more «de la Misère Symbolique» by Bernard Stiegler