And, it seems that beyond just liking complex metaphors over explanations, it seems that the vagueness they bring along is a feature and not a bug.
Harder to mistake the pointing hand for the moon if it’s waving around a bit!
A wonderful dialogue!
What you say about responsibility, Julia, points towards something I’ve found in Krishnamurti’s insights into responsibility as the ability, the capacity, the attending to responding instead of reacting, and therefore taking part in the co-creation of the world.
Looking forward to the next installment!
Thank you for reading, and for your comment!
I can read Spanish, but cannot write it well, so forgive my response in English.
Your moment reading Foucault does resonate with me. So much of what’s actually been of use to me from my education came from following a degree…
I’m glad this has resonated with you. It can be seen in one way as bridging the apparent distance between our perceptions of each others views. You’re right, “This sounds so depressing that it’s dismissed out of hand. But if we happen, perhaps by luck, I don’t know, to turn our attention (not our conscious scheming…
Synchronicity strikes again!
I’m just back from Denmark “creating an emergency” for a class of students and then passing through it together. Everything you write about here was part of our experience. Some aspects were there from the start and many others were only discovered during and…
If I may respond to G. W. Mallet’s comment,
I find that an external condition, like physical silence, can be a helpful step on the way, but at a certain point, if we insist that it is a necessity, it becomes a refuge for the urge to control. We cannot impose external silence on a situation. If we feel that we must physically…
Online ads accomplish one positive act. They teach us how toxic our economic values are. They show us, when side-by-side — or plastered on top of — content produced by people for people, how hopelessly inept and empty that way of doing things is. Ads may actually accomplish the goal of showing more and more people how toxic everything they promote…
I appreciate your interest.
You’ve hit the nail squarely. This is one of the binds that apply to the professionalization of art. It’s been a large block for me in seeking a career as a painter.
Yes facts on the ground; but don’t forget that it is Dougald’s call for re-engaging with our souls on a political level that produces lasting facts on the ground. What we have now as facts, as you lay out, are the facts created by soul-less neoliberalism. We can broaden that to soul-less Materialism and include all sides of those intractable, “If nothing happens to change things it’s a good day.” Mentality.