Category Archives: Gadamer

Forgiveness

  According to social anthropologists, ethnographers, and paleontologists, a key to human survival, and a primary marker of the Homo genus, is our sociability and propensity to share, whether that means sharing food, tools, or sexual favors. Our earliest forebears, … Continue reading

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On Human Understanding~ Excavating the Mytho-poetics of Babel

[Here is a draft of a paper I’m preparing for a Linguistic conference on translation in 2016. Advice is always welcome, although not always heeded. Thanks ~ cK] It is not enough for language to have clarity and content… it … Continue reading

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Propaganda and Pre-understanding

Propaganda! What is it? Simple question. No? They say that propaganda is information that is not impartial, that is biased, used to influence or to deceive. But, that begs another question.  What does non-biased information look like?  Media, News, Opinion, … Continue reading

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