This week we are reading Animism and the Alphabet. In this essay David Abram parenthetically addresses our last reading (Plato’s Phaedrus) and goes further in addressing the emergence of writing and a purely phonetic alphabetic system and how these shape our world and our interaction with it. The chapter is taken from Abram’s book The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World which can be found in full on zinelibrary.
Also, here are the initial suggestions for future reading group readings. Feel free to propose others.