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Toba catastrophe theory that holds that 70 to 75,000 years ago a super volcanic event in Sumatra, perhaps the largest volcanic explosion within the last 25 million years plunged the earth, which was already an ice age, into an even colder spell and this resulted in the world’s human population being reduced to 10,000 or even a mere 1000 breeding pairs creating a bottleneck in human evolution.

Sheldon Wolin, an interview with a writer on contemporary economics and politics Sony Kapoor, A managing director of redefine, rethinking development, finance and environment about financial globalization. 000DKSPFB

Black Swan theory a term used to explain the existence and incur occurrence of high-impact, hard to predict, and rare events that are beyond the realm of normal expectations, such as the 2007 2008 economic collapse.

Modernism  in Sociology and Art
At the turn of the 20th century, the first wave of German sociologists formally introduced methodological antipositivism, proposing that research should concentrate on human cultural norms, values, symbols, and social processes viewed from a subjective perspective. Max Weber argued that sociology may be loosely described as a 'science' as it is able to identify causal relationships and regarded sociology as the study of social action, using critical analysis and verstehenGeorg Simmel, Ferdinand Tönnies, George Herbert Mead, and Charles Cooley were also influential in the development of sociological antipositivism, whilst neo-Kantianhermeneutics and phenomenology facilitated the movement in general. Karl Marx had long since drawn upon critical analysis rather than empiricism, a tradition which would continue in the development of critical theory.

Postmodern art and postmodern film, or what I call lamo, for late modernist

Post-postmodernism or polamo, what I call post late modernist theory. Plus a bit on the western continental philosophy of Jean-Luc Marion, Continental philosophy itself, Structuralism, Post-structuralism, Normative ethics, Political philosophy, and Genealogy- In philosophy, genealogy is a historical technique in which one questions the commonly-understood emergence of various philosophical and social beliefs by showing alternative and subversive histories of their development.

Foucault Also sections on; Terror management theory, Raymond Roussel, The Order of Things, Varian Fry, The Emergency Rescue Committee, Jacques Lacan and Karl Jaspers

Ecogovernmentality, also spelled Eco-governmentality is a term used to denote the application of Foucault’s concepts of biopower and governmentality to the analysis of the regulation of social interactions with the natural world. With related topics such as Marx's theory of Alienation, Class consciousness, Georg Lukács' History and Class Consciousness (1923), Reification (Marxism), and Consumerism.

Gilles Deleuze, a French philosopher of the late 20th century. Nikolas Rose, a prominent British sociologist and social theorist, and more on Ecogovernmentality. Consumerism

Critical PsychiatryMichel Foucault, Ecogovernmentality, Foucault-Habermas debate, Biopower, Plus R. D. Laing, a Scottish psychiatrist who wrote extensively on mental illness – in Laing's views on the causes and treatment of serious mental dysfunction, greatly influenced by existential philosophy, ran counter to the psychiatric orthodoxy by taking the expressed feelings of the individual patient as valid descriptions of lived experience rather than as symptoms of some underlying disorder. David Cooper (psychiatrist), Critical psychiatry, and info on Clotaire Rapaille, An evil, evil psychiatrist who sells his creative research into consumer unconsciousness to major corporations in order to allow them to sell people all manner of goods and services that they don’t need, and probably can’t afford. He is the author of The Culture Code, 7 Secrets of Marketing in a Multi-Cultural World. (He is the Devil!)

Phenomenology a philosophical movement founded in the early 20th century by Edmund Husserl, primarily concerned with the systematic reflection on and analysis of the structures of consciousness, and the phenomena which appear in acts of consciousness. Husserl believed that phenomenology could thus provide a firm basis for all human knowledge, including scientific knowledge, a conception that has been criticised and developed not only by himself, but also by his student Martin Heidegger, by existentialists, such as Max Scheler, Nicolai Hartmann, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Jean-Paul Sartre, and by other philosophers, such as Paul Ricoeur, Emmanuel Levinas, and Alfred Schütz.

Speculative-Realism is an emerging movement in contemporary philosophy which defines itself loosely in its stance of metaphysical realism against the dominant forms of post-Kantian philosophy or what it terms correlationism. Speculative realism takes its name from a conference held at Goldsmiths College, University of London in April, 2007.

Collapse is an independent, non-affiliated journal of philosophical research and development published in the United Kingdom by Urbanomic. It was founded in 2006 by Robin Mackay. It features speculative work in progress by contemporary philosophers, along with contributions from artists, scientists and other writers outside of philosophy. See Speculative realism.

Eliminative Materialism (also called eliminativism) is a materialist position in the philosophy of mind. Its primary claim is that people's common-sense understanding of the mind (or folk psychology) is false and that certain classes of mental states that most people believe in do not exist. Some eliminativists argue that no coherent neural basis will be found for many everyday psychological concepts such as belief or desire, since they are poorly defined. Rather, they argue that psychological concepts of behaviour and experience should be judged by how well they reduce to the biological level. Other versions entail the non-existence of conscious mental states such as pain and visual perceptions. Plus Patricia Churchland, Thomas Metzinger, Jack Cohen (scientist).

Chris Hedges Empire of Illusion In our post-literate world, because ideas are inaccessible, there is a need for constant stimulus. News, political debate, theater, art and books are judged not on the power of their ideas but on their ability to entertain. Cultural products that force us to examine ourselves and our society are condemned as elitist and impenetrable.

Antonio Gramsci (January 22, 1891 – April 27, 1937) was an Italian philosopher, writer, politician and political theorist.  A hero of mine. Plus: Economic determinism's relation to Marxist philosophy, Critical pedagogy, Popular education. And- Frantz Fanon (July 20, 1925 – December 6, 1961) a psychiatrist, philosopher, revolutionary, and author from Martinique. He was influential in the field of post-colonial studies and was perhaps the pre-eminent thinker of the 20th century on the issue of decolonization and the psychopathology of colonization, The radical postmodern revolutionary psychiatrist. And the definition of Intersubjectivity.
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Barry Glassner - the culture of fear. His research has found that many of Americans' concerns and fears are largely unfounded. He has studied scary stories in the media; scares about adolescents, crime, minority groups, and related social issues; false fears in marketing and politics; and fear and the power of exploiting it for product sales and political careers.  plus- Conspiracy theory,  complete with a List of conspiracy theories.

Family Nexus, a term was used by the psychiatrist R D Laing to describe a common viewpoint held and reinforced by the majority of family members regarding events in the family and relationships with the world. Laing was particularly interested in schizophrenia, which he believed could be understood if seen from the viewpoint of the person concerned. “Laing assumed an uncorrupted natural state for the human mind, and tended to condemn society for causing mental illness, in rather (early) Marxist terms.” Double bind. A double bind is a dilemma in communication in which an individual (or group) receives two or more conflicting messages, with one message negating the other. Drapetomania was a supposed mental illness described by American physician Samuel A. Cartwright in 1851 that caused black slaves to flee captivity. Today, drapetomania is considered an example of pseudoscience, and part of the edifice of scientific racism.

Joel Kovel (born 27 August 1936) is an American politician, academic, writer, and eco-socialist. A practicing psychiatrist and psychoanalyst until the mid-1980s, he has lectured in psychiatry, anthropology, political science and communication studies. He has published many books on his work in psychiatry, psychoanalysis and political activism. Kovel is a member of the Green Party of the United States (GPUS). A little bit of a crank, but someone willing to lay it all on the line for the concept of a new ecological golden age, even if he isn’t that optimistic about it. I find him to be a very fascinating individual that I would like to interview in his home in Woodstock New York. Also on this page, the ex-husband of my former high school German teacher, the radical psychiatrist, an experimental physicist in orgone energy — Wilhelm Reich

Anthropocentrism, the belief that humans must be considered at the center of, and above any other aspect of, reality. And Alain Badiou who seeks to recover the concepts of being, truth and the subject in a way that is neither postmodern nor simply a repetition of modernity.

The Making of Avatar
Douglas Ward Kelley - Magical realism lived on in South American literature and Hollywood films, but I think this will take it to a new level. The plot is somewhat formulaic, but I am extremely excited about the new technology, which gets thoroughly reviewed in the new clip. I want to organize a group field trip to the theater on the opening weekend of my Facebook friends interested in technical live-action advances in symbolism, surrealism, and magical realism, and this new form I call Non-Magical Realism. NMR.

Autonomous Building a building designed to be operated independently from infrastructural support services such as the electric power grid, gas grid, municipal water systems, sewage treatment systems, storm drains, communication services, and in some cases, public roads.

Buckminster Fuller and Futurists an American architect, author, designer, inventor, and futurist, who published more than thirty books, inventing and popularizing terms such as "Spaceship Earth", ephemeralization, and synergetics. He also developed numerous inventions, mainly architectural designs, the best known of which is the geodesic dome. Carbon molecules known as fullerenes were later named by scientists for their resemblance to geodesic spheres.

Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling (January 27, 1775 – August 20, 1854), later von Schelling, was a German philosopher. Standard histories of philosophy make him the midpoint in the development of German Idealism, situating him between Fichte, his mentor prior to 1800, and Hegel, his former university roommate and erstwhile friend. Interpreting Schelling's philosophy is often difficult because of its ever-changing nature. Some scholars characterize him as a protean thinker who, although brilliant, jumped from one subject to another and lacked the synthesizing power needed to arrive at a complete philosophical system. Others challenge the notion that Schelling's thought is marked by profound breaks, instead arguing that his philosophy always focused on a few common themes, especially human freedom, the absolute, and the relationship between spirit and nature.

Noam Chomsky an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, political activist, author, and lecturer. He is an Institute Professor and professor emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Chomsky is well known in the academic and scientific community as one of the fathers of modern linguistics. Since the 1960s, he has become known more widely as a political dissident, an anarchist, and a libertarian socialist intellectual. Chomsky is often viewed as a notable figure in contemporary philosophy.

The Power Elite a book written by the sociologist, C. Wright Mills, in 1956. In it Mills called attention to the interwoven interests of the leaders of the military, corporate, and political elements of society and suggested that the ordinary citizen was a relatively powerless subject of manipulation by those entities. The structural basis of The Power Elite was that, following World War II, the United States was the leading country in military and economic terms. The book is something of a counterpart of Mills' 1951 work, White Collar: The American Middle Classes, which examined the growing role of middle managers in American society. While White Collar characterized middle managers as agents of the elite, The Power Elite did not differentiate them from the rest of the non-elite in society. A main inspiration for the book was Franz Leopold Neumanns book Behemoth: The Structure and Practice of National Socialism in 1942, a study of how Nazism came in position of power in a democratic state as Germany. Behemoth had a major impact on Mills and he claimed that Behemoth had given him the "tools to grasp and analyse the entire total structure and as a warning of what could happen in a modern capitalist democracy". (C.Wright Mills: Power, Politics and People, (New York, 1963 p.174)).

Speculative Realism w/ Ray Brassier, Bruno Latour, Graham Harman, Quentin Meillassoux, François Laruelle, the Principle of sufficient reason, Principle of contradiction, Copernican Revolution (metaphor), and Philosophical realism

Chuck Close Subjects The Portrait Now was a major international overview of contemporary portraiture held in 1993-1994 at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Among many others it included portraits by Michael Andrews, Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon, Chuck Close, Jim Dine, Stephen Finer, Lucian Freud, David Hockney, Jeff Koons, Leon Kossoff, Alice Neel, Julian Schnabel and Andy Warhol. Plus: DK Matai 16M+’s Summary - an engineer turned entrepreneur, value investor and philanthropist with a keen interest in the well being of global society. DK founded mi2g in 1995, the global risk specialists, in London, UK, whilst developing simulations for his PhD at Imperial College. DK helped found ATCA - The Asymmetric Threats Contingency Alliance - in 2001, a philanthropic expert initiative to address complex global challenges through Socratic dialogue and joint executive action to build a wisdom based global economy.In that

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