Misappointments Cause Disappointments

3 votesPaying close attention to my experiences of disappointments, I discover something curious about their cause: Misappointments cause disappointments. To mis-appoint is to appoint erroneously. In French, appoint connotes “that which is indicated for the purpose, that which fits.” The … Continued

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Tracking Trackless Tao

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0 votesThis is a story about the Tao and the very Western impression that we can somehow “study” an ancient tradition, like Taoism, or even Christianity for that matter, in translation, with zero awareness of, or appreciation for, profound differences … Continued

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Anosognosia, why the stupid believe they are smart

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1 vote  In neurology the term anosognosia describes someone with a disability who is unaware of the disability. For example, some patients have strokes, with half of their body paralyzed, and remain totally unaware that they cannot move half of … Continued

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Learning to Photoread

0 votesHow do we read? WHAT do we read with? Most of us, in getting through a book from cover to cover, are convinced we “know how to read.” As mentioned in Chopping Onions and Initiation, it’s the daily gestures … Continued

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20th Century Sophist: Edward Bernays

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0 votes Today we continue with Part 3 of our mini-series with the portrait of a 20th Century sophist. Edward Bernays, the Austro-American, Jewish nephew of Sigmund Freud, applied the psychological theories of his uncle on a mass scale, manipulating … Continued

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Sophists Shape the Sophisticated

0 votesSophists: Philosophical Mercenaries In part One of this mini-series I asked you the question: Are You Primitive or Sophisticated? Did you actually track that out beyond just reading the article? What did you discover? We also reviewed the Nature … Continued

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