It’s a bit odd to see dogs reacting to screens. Dogs generally have poor eyesight. Their ears and noses, far superior to ours, guide them through life. If you say to a dog, “honey, you smell great!” they will take that as complimenting their nose, not their perfume. Dogs can even tell time through scent. … Continue reading Fidolatry (or Does Your Dog Like the iPad?)
Russian philologist Mikhail Bakhtin is a very important theorist in the humanities and social sciences, yet some of his key concepts are difficult to interpret without an understanding of his cultural circumstances. This article attempts to shed light on these matters through a closer analysis of Bakhtin's own Russian rhetorical vocabulary, culture and time period.