FREUD, DURKHEIM, GEERTZ
JOURNAL PART 1
Fold your paper in half lengthwise.
On the left side of the paper, write 1-sentence
summaries of what you took to be the key
arguments of Freud, Durkheim, and Geertz
(Well repeat th
Help yourself to a Last Journal Entry
and a donut
Your Take on Apocalyptic AI
! Appealing: 1
! Frightening: 1111
! Neither: 11
! Both: 11
! Religion: 1111
! Not religion: 111111
! Unsure/could be both: 11
Climate change and endtimes:
EAST MEETS WEST IN
THE SILICON VALLEY
2.19.2015 - MINDFULNESS
Since John Rettger visited, we did not go over these
slides in class. Nevertheless, I include them on
Coursework in case you want more background for
the mindfulness unit.
Definition of ritual
How do you ID it?
What does ritual do?
Stan & Aashna
Protocol underlies it
Codifies behavior and
provides sense of
comfort dont have
to know what to
! Gawan myth of founder role as glamorous - T
! Kelsey myth of meritocracy in Silicon Valley - Th
! Caelin myth of the Stanford bubble - Th
! Henri ritual of the Big Game - T
! Bradley Stanford band rituals/traditions - T
Ive got to admit, I kind of want to go here. Everybody here is so
friendly and smart, and its beautiful. Whats there not to like?
HIGHER ED +
Chicago John D. Rockefeller oil, Marshall Field dept
Chidester: your thoughts
Are all the case studies equally convincing?
! Baseball: x6
What model does Stanford fit?
! Church: x2, church & fetish: 1
Can we/should we extend religious metaphors to pop culture?
! Yes: 2 we learn more about ourse
Take 5 minutes and write a story about your
death and its aftermath. How old will you be?
What will the moment of death be like? What will
happen to you afterwards?
Late Medieval transi tomb: Sir John Gola
Take a few minutes to write in your notebooks:
1) Based on your investigations, why are people religious
2) And how would you define religion?
Why are humans
Religions are the vindicators of a holy and moral
order in the face o
Religions cannot be so minimally defined as they historically have been (lecture RS2
01/20/15, lecture RS2 01/13/15). Unlike the explorers of centuries past, today we recognize a
diversity of belief and worship that extends far beyond the three monotheist
Archeologists have found traces of religious thinking at sites dating back longer than we
have been fully human (lecture RS2 01/08/15). Religion has been with us since the beginning.
But why are people religious? And as society changes in the newly high-t