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A cool series of minimalist graphics to represent the major philosophical movements in history. For example,
Holism: The properties of a given system cannot be determined or explained by its parts alone. Instead, the system as a whole determines in an important way how the parts behave.
I think the choice of hedonism being represented by a pink triangle, even if inverted, is a bit unfortunate. Other than that, it’s kinda cool.
I agree. The symbol for hedonism, Marxism and atheism, are just re-using commonly known symbols, in potentially offensive ways. Equating Marxism with Communism, or stating that atheism is explicitly anti-Christian, for example. Carreras must have run out of creative juices on those days!
Thanks Tony…Holism-I love it! Spread it and the planet may survive! I don’t think Holism is just a major philosophical movement, but rather a return to the original reality. Extrinsic Categorization ( or Divided Realities/Dualisms), are everything that divides the whole and tries to treat that part or parts as a whole reality. A nod to the Greeks, but the West, especially the Enlightenment West (enter America) has ran these divided realities out to their extreme. How we do theology, how we treat the earth, how we recognize our neighbors as a part of us, are all expressions of our divided realities. I’m for putting Humpty Dumpty back together again…but it may be impossible to do from a Western Worldview. Glad we are talking about this!
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