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[Xmca-l] Re: Thoughts on culture & liberty



On 10 February 2015 at 12:48, Dr. Paul C. Mocombe <pmocombe@mocombeian.com>
wrote:

> There is not a racial take in weber ' s conceptualization.  Weber is
> looking at the sociohistorical evolution of how religious (cultural) ideas
> gave rise to capitalism in the west and not elsewhere.
>

Ok.  My take would be that its not the ideas but their reduction to rules
which are the problem.

Huw


>
> Dr. Paul C. Mocombe
> President
> The Mocombeian Foundation, Inc.
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> <div>-------- Original message --------</div><div>From: Huw Lloyd <
> huw.softdesigns@gmail.com> </div><div>Date:02/10/2015  7:14 AM
> (GMT-05:00) </div><div>To: "eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity" <
> xmca-l@mailman.ucsd.edu> </div><div>Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: Thoughts on
> culture & liberty </div><div>
> </div>On 10 February 2015 at 02:01, Dr. Paul C. Mocombe <
> pmocombe@mocombeian.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Huw,
> >
> > If max weber is correct, in terms of the protestant ethic giving rise to
> > the spirit of capitalism and the ever-increasing rationalization of
> western
> > society, "it make sense to describe a
> > dogmatic society, or a[n] institution run by administrators, as a
> > [socioreligious] culture!"
> >
> >
> Do you mean the protestant work ethic, Paul?  Perhaps you (or Weber) are
> conflating protestant with WASP?
>
> Huw
>
>
>
> > Dr. Paul C. Mocombe
> > President
> > The Mocombeian Foundation, Inc.
> > www.mocombeian.com
> > www.readingroomcurriculum.com
> > www.paulcmocombe.info
> >
> > Race and Class Distinctions within Black Communities
> > www.routledge.com/9780415714372
> >
> >
> > -------- Original message --------
> > From: Huw Lloyd <huw.softdesigns@gmail.com>
> > Date: 02/09/2015  8:49 PM  (GMT-05:00)
> > To: "eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity" <xmca-l@mailman.ucsd.edu>
> > Subject: [Xmca-l]  Thoughts on culture & liberty
> >
> > I'm not sure if this is related to Paul's inquiry.
> >
> > I have been considering some of the fundamentals and prerequisites for
> > developmental education and related issues.  In his articles, Vladimir
> > Zinchenko refers to culture as that which fosters (and stimulates)
> > psychological development.  It seems to me that Zinchenko includes
> "liberal
> > relations" within this remit, e.g. to delegate responsibility and
> authority
> > in equal measure, relations of trust, zpd dynamics, an open regard for
> > possibilities and encouragement for independent thinking -- the sort of
> > interpersonal regard that may be summed up as a regard for liberty.
> >
> > Correct me if I'm wrong, but are these relations not the essence of
> culture
> > as opposed to, say, the man made parts of the environment or the
> collective
> > memories of a society etc?  For example, does it make sense to describe a
> > dogmatic society, or a institution run by administrators, as a culture?
> > Might it not, actually, be more correct to describe it by its relative
> > absence of culture?
> >
> > Huw
> >
> >
>
>