MDSA01H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Cultural Imperialism, Media Regulation, Canadian Content
Boy bands and the logic of safety / movies with many sequels. Info biases in recent news story objectivity, rule or thirds. What are the consequences and contingencies involved in. Metaphysics study of being and existence (ontology) and the world (cosmology) Principles of metaphysics: capital t truth (ultimate truth) Truth is transcendent, constant, a universal one. Truth is out there waiting to be discovered. Interesting questions, but these are not pragmatic questions. Truth (lower case) is local, contingent, contextual, historical, and therefore we need to : problem solve. Measure and produce tangible results and benefits. Focus on society and larger social issues. Educational reformer: against rote memorization (regurgitation of facts: advocated development of problem solving skills, more productive and responsible citizens. Pragmatic meliorism: idea that the world can be made better, not through metaphysical thinking but through dedication to creating real material worldly change.