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September 20, 2021 75 min

After a summer respite The Caves of Altamira is back. For this inaugural episode of what we are dubbing Season II, the good Dr. James Batcho once again drops into the caves. Fresh off completing the manuscript for his latest book James sketches out a set of perspectives that help make us sense of the ongoing interplay between compounding  social ruptures and the ever-accelerating sphere of social media 'knowledge' production. It’s a doozy of a convo, so be sure to buckle up, and drop in.  

James’ personal website: www.jimbatcho.com

Link to James’ book published a few years back: Terrence Malick’s Unseeing Cinema: Memory, Time and Audibility https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783319764207

Links to a few of the books referenced in the episode:

Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business by Neil Postman https://www.amazon.com/Amusing-Ourselves-to-Death-audiobook/dp/B000MQ54BC/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Amusing+Ourselves+to+death&qid=1632138989&sr=8-1

The Consequences of Modernity by Anthony Giddens https://www.amazon.com/Consequences-Modernity-Anthony-Giddens/dp/0804718911/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+consequences+of+modernity&qid=1632138770&sr=8-1

In the Shadow of Justice: Postwar Liberalism and the Remaking of Political Philosophy by Katrina Forrester [this is the book I refer to a few times, as a critique of Rawls, but forgot the name] https://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Justice-Liberalism-Political-Philosophy/dp/0691216754/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=In+the+Shadow+of+Justice&qid=1632138948&sr=8-1

 

 

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