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People inside-outside

I think I took more from Gadamer than I realized. I think I may have introjected that understanding into my reading of Buber, too, though I am not sure how much. * Some distinctions: 1) an empathetic, reconstructive understanding of … Continue reading

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Shells and pearls

This is a series of rewritten, streamlined posts on the theme of shells and pearls, which I’m considering incorporating into my pamphlet. I’ll link to the originals. If you have time to compare, let me know if you think anything was lost in … Continue reading

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Announcing an exciting new vocabulary acquisition: evert. I have needed this word many times, but had to resort to flipping, reversing, inverting, turning… inside-out. Evert – verb [ with obj. ] Turn (a structure or organ) outward or inside out: … Continue reading

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Living Alexander

Christopher Alexander has been on my mind lately. My company just moved locations, and improved its environment a thousand-fold. Everywhere I look I see examples of densely interconnected living patterns, and it has exactly the effect on me Alexander describes. … Continue reading

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Provocative statements

Respect will crush you. Infinity is stranger than magnificent. Everything in the world is the world inside-out. Everything in the world is a blend of being. Before the beginning, you stood on the surface of the Heaven looking up into … Continue reading

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On Justification

Two reasons I am glad to have read Luc Boltanski’s On Justification: I have been looking for something like Boltanski’s Framework for Analyzing the Common Worlds for two years: basically a structure for describing a lifeworld/worldview. Boltanski’s descriptions of the … Continue reading

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The blessing of Apollo

When we are subjected to misery, we object. When we subject others to misery, we become objectionable. When we subject ourselves to misery, we become objectionable to ourselves. * When our own subjectivity subjects us to misery, we objectify our … Continue reading

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Engineers (including those social engineers called “managers” and “administrators”) think about things and use. Marketers think about media and message. Neither of these perspectives are sufficient. The mid-point of average of these perspectives is not sufficient. Both of these perspective … Continue reading

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Iridescent irritants

Some random notes on the inner topology of oysters… * A pearl is an inside-out oyster shell. * An oyster coats the ocean with mother-of-pearl. Outside the shell is ocean, inside the pearl is ocean. Between inner-shell and outer-pearl is … Continue reading

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The sphere of subjectivity

Nietzsche, again: “My eyes, however strong or weak they may be, can see only a certain distance, and it is within the space encompassed by this distance that I live and move, the line of this horizon constitutes my immediate … Continue reading

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The voice of the marginalized is the password at the gate. * You walk through, and the door closes behind you. Did you lock yourself in or out? * Freedom is not being locked in or out on the right … Continue reading

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Christian cred

Think about these statements: “Bear with me.” “Please hear me out.” “It will all make sense in the end.” Why are these requests necessary? When are they made? To what feeling in the listener is the speaker responding? What kind … Continue reading

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Pearls are inside-out oyster shells. Or are oyster shells inside-out pearls? The oyster coats its world with layers of iridescent calcium. With the same substance it protects itself from the dangers concaving in from the outside and the irritants convexing … Continue reading

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