Habermas / Carr – A Few Notes

In his 1980 lecture, Modernity Versus Postmodernity, J. Habermas attempts to diagnose the ’emotional current of our times’ as manifest in the myriad social reactions to the breakdown of modernity.  He takes his cue from a signal proclamation of a German critic around that time: ‘Post-modernity definitely presents itself as anti-modernity’.  He does this by […]

Stray Bullets, 2.7.2018

On the Phenomenology of Illness [IAI] • For as transformative an experience that illness can be, we seem to undervalue its philosophical importance • illness/disability may fundamentally re-orient one’s foundations and by extension one’s values; as such, it must be studied as a lived experience • def. phenomenology – the philosophical method for studying lived experience […]