Tuesday, August 30, 2011

"Becoming More Fully Human"

Recently a number of people have become interested in previous works by me and my wife Susan, including the book Dare to Inquire: Sanity and Survival for the 21st Century and Beyond.

Here's a nice fat slice of that book, Chapter 4 - "Becoming More Fully Human," where I elaborated on Susan's formulating about some korzybskian notions, humanist 'philosophy', and the work of Abraham Maslow, among other things.  

Some of you may find it controversial.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Quote of the Day- 'The Sneer of the Future'

"The present is no more exempt from the sneer of the future than the past has been."
——Cassius J. Keyser (Mole Philosophy and Other Essays, p. 152)

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Quote of the Day- 'Creating Worlds'

"Languages create worlds to live in, not just in the minds of their speakers, but in their lives, and their descendents lives."
—Nicholas Ostler, 
 Ad Infinitum: A Biography of Latin, p. 20

Friday, August 12, 2011

From the Stray Thought Bin – 'The Pressing Question'

Whatever and whenever you know and do, you abstract and all you can know are your abstractions. What's ultimately important is not so much a high-level intellectual understanding of this, but rather its low-level, moment-to-moment living recognition and use. How do I practice consciousness of abstractions and conscious abstracting in my daily life? That seems to me the pressing question. And not just personally for me