"Layman--secret ballot in the legislature: interesting idea, must think about that. The annihilation of gerrymandering: very good idea. Add these to substantial campaign finance reform and this country might be capable of salvaging something…"
"I read through a good part of the threads on capitalism. A very informed and interesting discussion! But I'd like to add a brief take from a highly pragmatic perspective. Rather than trying to imagine an economy along integral principles and…"
"I'm of French Canadian ancestry, so aboot it is. Here's a take of the moment aboot how we should live. Concerning its take on the nature and limits of language, the de/re metaphysical position gives rise to a communication ethics which I…"
"I take your (Ed's) point about whether Bryant is OOO or not in his views as being moot, and I share that view. Throwing in an additional thought concerning my own orientation, I guess I don't much like philosophical positions to which the…"
"There is an alternative logic of time offered by Einstein's general relativity. In this view time is an illusion and succession is an illusion. All past, present, and future are simultaneous as if time were simply another dimension of space.…"
"P.S. I forgot to add that I know Bryant says much of this in the essay Time of the Object, which is essentially a repetition of Derrida and Hagglund. So I don't see any sign of OOO in that essay, despite Bryant being associated with that in the…"
"It seems Bryant has removed himself from the category of full-blown OOO. And rightly so. IMO it's a philosophically indefensible position. Any attempt to hang on to vestiges of it will also be fraught with difficulty. There are good reasons for…"
"Having now read Bryant's full paper, I would have to read more of his thinking in order to be convinced he belongs in the category of OOO. I don't see anything in the paper that convinces me of that.
Concerning OOO and what I've read…"
"I'd like to briefly revisit an old topic from this thread dating back to Dec 2011 where the topic was OOO and where in response to the work of Bryant theurj says, "I grant the sign's (withdrawn) autonomy from any specific relation but…"
"Nice to see Cook-Greuter and others providing corroboration of the need for skepticism toward hierarchical developmental schemes. I especially like this: "Purely cognitive models (Commons and Truedeau, 1994; Stein, in progress), for instance,…"
"Unfortunately, I don't know enough about Kabbalism to answer this question intelligently for you. Perhaps you can provide a thumbnail sketch of the key elements as you see them and I could offer an opinion based on that."
"Interesting issue. I share your concerns about elites. But I think there is a motive beyond greed and competitiveness driving them. I would call it the "soaring motive" or the "reaching for the stars motive." What drives an…"
"I wonder if Wilber is attempting a kind of hylozoism with his views on evolution, i.e. there is life in all matter and matter in all life and the two are inseparable. And for Wilber, in this case, life = spirit = eros. This view avoids the problems…"
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