How Language Undermines the Revitalization of the Cultural Commons
1 hour 23 minutes 8 seconds
Philosophy of Language | Sociology of Culture
C.A. (Chet) Bowers, professor emeritus at Portland State University and courtesy professor of environmental studies at the University of Oregon, explores ideological, technological, and economic forces that have created a state of conflict that can be identified as an "ecology of war." In this lecture, Bowers discusses the cultural commons, or the intergenerational knowledge, skills, and mentoring relationships that exist in every community. According to Bowers, modernization undermines awareness of the traditional forms of knowledge that enable people to be self-sufficient rather than being dependent on consumerism.
Bowers, C. A., "How Language Undermines the Revitalization of the Cultural Commons" (2013). Walter Powell-Linfield College Philosophy Lecture Series. Video File. Submission 5.