The Experience Economy and the Mechanics of Wonder

The following post by Jules Evans is reproduced with permission from Philosophy for Life. I attended a seminar on wonder at the Centre for Medical Humanities in Durham last week. This post comes from our discussions there. Thanks to all the participants and to Martyn Evans for a great day. Although religion is no longer Read the full article…

Thinking Feeling: Critical Theory, Culture, Feeling (Registrations Open, Conference, Sussex, May 18-19 2012)

Thinking Feeling: Critical Theory, Culture, Feeling 18th -19th May 2012 University of Sussex £65 (waged)/£35 (unwaged) Keynote speakers: Timothy Bewes (Brown), “The Surge: Turning Away From Affect”; Eva Illouz (Hebrew University, Jerusalem), “Why Emotions are Crucial to Capitalism”; Ben Highmore (Sussex), “Mood Work”; Alex Düttmann (Goldsmiths), “The Feeling of Life.” Happiness is obsolete: uneconomic.’ (Theodor Read the full article…

CFP: Capitalism and Emotion, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, June 2012

Emotions and Capitalism Max Planck Institute for Human Development Berlin, 27 – 30 June, 2012 CFP Due 15 July 2011 The question of how emotions were and are shaped in capitalist cultures and vice versa: how capitalist cultures are shaped through emotional discourses and practices is still widely under-researched. This conference on emotions and capitalism Read the full article…