Anti-culture

Edward Feser discusses act and potential, among other things, in these two lectures:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1Dkp1U9pek

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-O40N4nNGUc

What’s most interesting to me isn’t Feser’s arguments for a kind of goal-directedness in physics, say, or the deconstruction of New Atheist conceptions of certain classical arguments for God, but rather the surrounding decor. The room is incredibly bland. The architecture, lack of sculpture, paintings, there is nothing. This is not unique – it is typical of the standard environment in which university classes are held. It is like all culture has been removed from the academic environment. It is as if they are surrounded not by a culture, but an anti-culture.

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