There is a kind of conformity of vision in cognitive nonconformity, which I have pointed out before. It has always suggested to me that, although
What makes these QAnon people so pathetic is that they desperately need to believe that somebody is in control of this country or society, even if the ones allegedly in control are evil. They cannot bear the thought that no one is actually in charge—that there are just a bunch of blind particles crashing into each other endlessly. The old God has been replaced with an anonymous cabal of puppet masters.
The public figure is a product of the mass media system. Luhmann said that everything we know about the world comes from the mass media, which includes books, newspapers, etc., not just electronic media.
I’ve explored the topic of the public figure in a few posts. The following dialogue from Chekhov‘s 1896 play The Seagull, Act II, reminded me of this topic. The
People often talk about the transition to modern society in terms of the history of ideas. We can discuss an number of important books and
Are memes a kind of autopoietic system? Are the self-reproducing systems? This is what Wikipedia (You have to start somewhere!) says about memes: A meme (/ˈmiːm/MEEM)