Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Vanquishing Mathematical Technology and Restoring Society's Soul

When analyzing the crises in society, it is customary to lay blame on a wide array of doorsteps. There's corporate malfeasance, of course, and political ineptitude and general apathy, to name a few. And back of them all is the corrupting influence of money and greed.

And that's about as far as we normally get. A few of the more strident truth seekers draw a bigger circle and follow the trail to the secret organizations pulling the levers and flipping the switches from high level strategy sessions behind the scenes.

But I don't think I've every heard anyone point the finger at the dominance of mathematics as a crucial flaw in our philosophical underpinnings. That's exactly what Norberto Keppe does in his magnificent work. Reading Keppe's book, Sociopathology, will be a slap in the face to calculus geeks and binary nerds of any nationality. And a breath of fresh air to any of us who need our cellphone calculators to divide up the lunch bill.

This is a complex analysis Keppe embarks on, and we'll launch off on the initial forays into the territory today.

Vanquishing Mathematical Technology and Restoring Society's Soul, today on Thinking with Somebody Else's Head.

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