The Evolution of Western Individualism, Part I of II

Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog

A sincere thank you to those who attended Owl & Ibis – A Confluence of Minds on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 for my presentation, The Evolution of Western Individualism, Part I, ”From the East African Rift to Silicon Valley.” For those who missed it a PowerPoint version is here. A PDF copy of the slideshow is here.

A key part of the meeting was an individualism-collectivism measure and an accompanying graph I developed. This may be viewed below or download in higher resolution as an MS Excel spreadsheet here. Any comments or questions you may have about the slideshow or the measure and graph are welcome.

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Regrettably, I ran over my allotted time presenting Part I and did not allow enough opportunity for discussion. I will be sure to allow plenty of discussion time during Part II, “Individualism in the 20th and 21st Centuries – A Closer Look.”

O&I CALENDAR

November 13 – No Meeting

November 27 – No Meeting

Dec 11 – The Evolution of Western Individualism, Part II, “Individualism in the 20th and 21st Centuries – A Closer Look” by Jim Lassiter

Dec 25 – No Meeting

Jan 08 – Little Known Facts About Gardening by Steve Yothment

Jan 22 – TBD

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My Sources of News and Information

I am sometimes asked what sources I use for news and information. In addition to electronic and paper books and a free local weekly newspaper tossed in my driveway every Wednesday (awful opinion page, great crossword puzzle), I read mostly online sources. Some of them I subscribe to at reasonable rates. The following are my main sources for news, articles, commentary, essays, and other information. Very often in reading something I’ll explore an embedded link to an additional source. But these are my day-to-day places. If you know and use others you think I might be interested in, please put them and their links in a comment. Thanks!

NEWS

New York Times

Washington Post

PBS News Hour

The Guardian

BBC

CNN

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Al Jazeera

Sky News

Deutsche Welle

AllAfrica.com

ARTICLES, ESSAYS, COMMENTARY

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Academia

ACLU

Aeon

Arts & Letters Daily

Atlantic, The

Alternet

Brain Pickings

Cato Institute

Center for Individualism

Chronicle of Higher Education

Conversation, The

Cook Political Report

Dark Mountain Project

Delanceyplace

Economist, The

Footnotes to Plato, Massimo Pigliuuci

Free Africa Forum

Globalist, The

Harper’s

Hedgehog Review

Hoover Institution

Huffington Post

Institute of Arts and Ideas, The

JSTOR

Los Angeles Review of Books

Literary Review, The

Longreads

Medium

Microphilosophy

Migration Policy Institute

Nautilus

New Oxonian

New Scientist

New Statesman

New York Review of Books

New Yorker, The

Objective Standard, The

Oxford University Press Blog

Patheos

Philosopher’s Magazine, The

Philosophy Now

Quartz

ResearchGate

RSA (Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce)

Salon

Science Daily

Science

Skeptic

Slate

Spectator

Spiked

Spiritual Naturalist

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Times Literary Supplement

United Nations

Uplift

Vox

Walrus, The

Wikipedia

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