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Re: Word of Today

Yes.

Or, golden locks.
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Re: Word of Today

Assiduous
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Re: Word of Today

overintellectualizing
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Re: Word of Today

After reading about the tricked blind man:

Perfidious!
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Quiet, indifferent, serene, reclusive.
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Warm. And, overanalytical.
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Lethargic
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Re: Word of Today

Mentor
I wish I had one.

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Re: Word of Today

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Lax? I kinda like the word, since it is in direct opposition to some of my principles. It does sound better than lethargic or appathetic. A euphemism, really.

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Mentor
I wish I had one.
What are you waiting for...

Most mentors I had and have were not assigned to me. You go and get them. Mentorship is wonderful. It's lovely to have them, and be one, as well. One give and gets.

A great mentor will consider it honor to mentor his/her mentee.

Faith, it is, again today.

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Old 03.03.2014, 19:16
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I really like your siggy, be the way. Makes me think of something my mentor recently pushed on me, to not forget to live while one is studying..

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Re: Word of Today

Loved your response Go get'em girl.


A beautiful intricate word for today..

Hamartia

The fault of character in a protagonist which leads to a reversal of fortune.... from felicity to despair and from despair to felicity.
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Re: Word of Today

Reversals are good. Changes in general are blessings..Remind me my brother' s favorite quote by Herbet Frank in Dune, "Crisis is a chance".

I moderated a live debate club today, we had a camp of pro-practical people, down to earth,, versus a camp of pro-thinkers, ideas pushers. One term that resonated a lot was by choice. So, liberty it is today. Or us thinking about possibilities of liberty. Concepts only become real when we test them.
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Re: Word of Today

Clod.
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Re: Word of Today

Antimetabolite


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Re: Word of Today

Michel Foucault


It both eludes and fascinates me how his philosophy can permeate so many different sciences ?
There's no possible escape.
Oh no, escape Foucault.. just once..
I keep hoping that by the time I've gotten through the real and metaphorical panopticons, hospitals, power, linguistics, madness, medicine, philosophy, post structuralist labels and of course sex, I might have a slight idea about living one's life as a question mark under of the gaze of a controlling society, but for now I honestly find him so damn challenging *obtuse*


MC, Faltrad, Mélusine.... where are you ?
Any kindly philosophers around ?
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Foucault is not always very clear even in French. I like this article :
http://ressources-cla.univ-fcomte.fr...e8/vihalem.pdf

Subjectivation became subjectification in English. It is a general processus of relationship between what is individual towards what is collective. Foucault analyze it in specific domains in his time because to him, the time is central to understand what subjects are and become, as if everything that is was in constant state of becoming (état de devenir). It sounds contradictory but it just means that everything is in changing, even what traditional philosophy called being.
Oversimplified but perhaps useful pedagogically, Foucault puts every subjrct into context. Context is time in history incl. historical processes that lead to it on one side and place in culture which can be simplified as the social stucture in which subjects are. In other words, Foucault consider for any given concrete topic that one must go self critical about what one think one knows and why one does, by examining the howabouts of how this knowledge could occur. For that, one need to examine the context. Careful, context is not a Foulcaldian concept, it's just a simplification as an introduction.
Eventually, you'll be confronted with Foucault's big issue: power. To him, the relationship between knowledge and power is sociological and ethical, which leads him to take it politically too. Don't forget his militantism in the 60ies. Inspired by psychoanalytical concepts, he extrapolates the concept of subject to a philosophical and sociological terrain. To him, philosophy is not a system, it's a tool to understand the true issues between collectivity and individuallity in a real society. The system is the society. In a sense he is not a normative philosopher telling how the wolrd should be but an analytical philosopher telling us why we have such a hard time knowing how our world is. He chose to do a further step in politics and did formulaze opinions about specific issues of his time, like sexual age of consent, human rights, LGBT issues and democracy.
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Re: Word of Today

Very cool. I wil not dive into Foucault at the moment, though, will gladly soak up anything anybody is willing to share..His ideas about power linked to knowledge of course interest me, as I consider knowledge to be identical with power (the difference comes with individual manifestations and interpretations of power,etc.).

I have been busy with some linguistic anthropology and cultural studies, it is fascinating. So the Words of Today, for me, are definitely intruiging cummulative processes of consciousness, how they are distributed and shared. We bounce them off here quite nicely, n'est pas. It's a special quite constructive context.

Btw, I have progressively grown into an acute state of allergy towards the term product. Somebody...help me with my knee-jerk reaction? End product of learning...work product. So corporate. I know it is a cognitive term, a pretty well defineable little unit of modern vocabulary, creates nice little rubrics. But I have a problem with quantifying something that is by nature individualistic, multiple, heterogenous and lacks the unifying, objective and standardizing aspect that turns a complex and particular concept into a useful, practical label. Beurk. I say.
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Re: Word of Today

Must return to respond to the two above messages.
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survive
deconstrution

For the life of me, I never thought I'd appreciate having my work pulled apart this morning with such an astute critical approach.
Hard to accept.. must return to the drawing board for yet another few rounds into the wee hours of the morning.. but.. it's precious and a privilege.

So, the privilege of education will be my words for today, along with the immensity of its beauty and its possibilities .....and the insignificance of those who attempt to learn. Sapere aude (Horatio) yet.. the only thing I do know for sure is that I know absolutely
nothing at all. It helps to be insane.
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Re: Word of Today

Sorry you had a cold shower this morning, I know it can feel too chilling, especially if you worked a lot on your stuff. It's really good, though, have somebody critically assess your work, you won't move further without that. I have read about apparent communication patterns of Jewish-Eastern European NYC community that will only nag about what they consider worthy ideas to who they consider worthy opponents. Most well done, constructive criticism is a compliment.

I chuckle still seeing these lines from my old didactic books, "we don't make mistakes. we make learning steps". It's also true. Simple relabelling and semantics are silly sometimes, but it can put criticism in a healthy perspective. You can turn even unjustified criticism into a vehicle pushing you towards your own objectives, though, to help your interest.

I really understand what kind of modesty makes one to comment on insignificance of learners, but as a teacher and a learner, I do not think we are insignificant. I think we transform what we learn into new concepts, as in interpretation of anything. We move these cognitive contents from one individual context to other, adding and shaving some stuff, twisting the colorful noise that surrounds ideas that are not stative but move. As long as there is a will to work with thoughts. It is not important who knows more or less than others.

In other words, your work product needs some TLC
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I'm deeply touched by your thoughtfulness and encouragement.
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