Posts Tagged ‘language’

Western thought patterns are highly abstract, compared with Eastern. There developed in the West, and only in the West, a group of innovations that constitute the basis of Western thought. These include (in addition to the alphabet) codified law, monotheism, abstract science, formal logic, and individualism. All of these innovations, including the alphabet, arose within the very narrow geographic zone between the […]


CALL FOR PROPOSALS – For an international symposium Marshall McLuhan in a POMO [Post Modernist] World: Is the Medium the Message? October 14, 15, 16, 2010 –  University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba Thirty years after his death, Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980) is widely known for his aphorisms about electronic media (having called the world a “global […]