Episode 72: The Art of Forgetting

January 5th, 2022  •  59 mins 5 secs  •  Download (54.1 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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Emmet and Mike discuss medieval techniques of memory and forgetting. They discuss Cornelius Agrippa's assault on those techniques as an assault on the corrupted scholastic world. In Agrippa's thought we see the germs of modernity. The discuss opens up into a contemplation of ancient science and tech, the propaganda of the Enlightenment, the disciplining of the mind and the gaze, recovering tradition, and more.