Knowledge-Ecology on Alphonso Lingis: Cosmopolitical Selfhood and Ecology

Adam has posted a brilliant reflection on A. Lingis' words about words. A few highlights: "...words act as objects in the world and the manner by which they act is ecological. Words transform not just the environments which they disclose, but also feedback upon the one who uses them, transforming the subjectivity of the speaker in an [...]

Work and Play in Human Evolution

At the center of Robert Bellah's 700 page account of the axial turn in the evolution of religion (Religion in Human Evolution, 2011) is a theory of play. The relaxed field generated by playfulness, according to Bellah's richly empirical story, is the source of all human ritual and religion, and indeed of culture more generally. Play is [...]