Marx, Weber, and Durkheim on "if a tree falls in a forest and no one is around."

  • Q: If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around--
  • Marx: Bulldozers. Bourgeoisie bulldozing forests to make a profit.
  • Durkheim: Maybe the tree felt some anomie and committed suicide.
  • Foucault: I may have seen it fall.
  • Weber: There's going to be paperwork about this.
  • Mead: Am I the tree and everyone else is the forest? How does the forest see me? How do I see the forest?
  • Cooley: ^^ Ditto.
  • Mills: You can't look at the tree without looking at its interaction with the forest. I wrote a whole book about it.





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do you ever think about the judges for the triwizard tournament trying to figure out who to kidnap for the second task

like they’re all just sitting in dumbledore’s office and karkaroff goes “well word on the street says that krum has a crush on that granger girl”

"damn," says dumbledore, "I wanted harry to rescue her. well, what about the delightful miss chang?"

"no," says bagman, "we’ve got her down for diggory"

"stop sinking my ships," says dumbledore