Theorized isomorphism between developmental and social-evolutionary processes imply that what happens in modernization may be a maturation tying genuineMessage 1 of 3 , Sep 1, 2006View SourceTheorized isomorphism between developmental and social-evolutionary processes imply that what happens in modernization may be a maturation tying genuine modernity to admirable adulthood---a "mature autonomy" applicable to both, in separate-but-kindred ways, such that facilitating adulthood may facilitate modernization.
This may apply to Hamas as much as to teaching 13 year-olds, in overtly Habermasian terms---but also in the context of someone teaching early teens (analogizing world leadership with teaching high school? YES).
"on really bridging personal and social growth"
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Hello Gary, the link to your blog essay is one I can thoroughly recommend to those on the List who haven t clicked yet. To be honest, your dialogue with theMessage 1 of 3 , Sep 7, 2006View SourceHello Gary,
the link to your blog essay is one I can thoroughly recommend to
those on the List who haven't clicked yet. To be honest, your
dialogue with the respondent is so rich that it almost excludes
reasonable comment. A *meisterwerk* no less!
Of course, tangents are stimulated. The normative justification of
the teacher's role should also come under critical scrutiny. There
is such a productive dynamic at work in any classroom, whereby the
teacher-student-teacher matrix emerges. As far as i am concerned,
any *teacher* worth his or her salt is also a student of the
wonderful opportunity to engage with the perspectives of other minds.
I suppose it is one of the primary hermeneutical relationships that
is made available...likewise with the parent-child-parent
relationship. Can the teacher be taught? Can the speaker, listen?
Can the parent *share* power? Axel Honneth's "ethic of respect"
springs to mind as a distillation of Habermas' programme. For me,
Habermas' humanistic credibility stems from the affective basis of
authentic dialogue. It is a giving and giving that is inevitably a
receiving and receiving that is inevitably a giving and giving.
The actual dynamic of social evolution (and probably *biological*
evolution -- although I don't make any distiction between the two
except begrudgingly at the level of description) is one of symbiosis.
Unifying the presently distributed capacities of the global brain
augurs productive (mind-blowing - in the nicest possible sense!)
outcomes. Mars by 2025! Who's up for the challenge? The baby-boomers
have lasted the generational distance...tough stuff IMO. Time to
reconcile the historical legacy of the Depression and WW2. Maybe
even time to dream again of the future.
Dear List, ... A post post thought struck me relative to Gary s discussion of the Great Refusal relative to current ideological tensions between WesternMessage 1 of 3 , Sep 8, 2006View SourceDear List,
I hope the List will indulge me on this whimsy:
> Unifying the presently distributed capacities of the global brainA "post" post thought struck me relative to Gary's discussion of the
> augurs productive outcomes.
Great Refusal relative to current ideological tensions between Western
modernity and some aspects of Islamic culture.
The question arose: Has a representative of the Muslim world had the
extraordinary experience of extraterrestial vision?
In terms of developing a pan-human appreciation of just how incredible
our planet is and how *we* as people of so many different creeds and
ethnic backgrounds share this planet *together* [with ALL I'd like to
think that entails], it seemed important that the privilege of an
extraterrestial vision also be shared.
And yes, it has and will be!
[try entering *muslims in space* at answers.com]
Indeed, next year, a number of Malaysian Muslims (and a Hindu) will
travel with the Russians to the International Space Station.
And, in fact, in 1985, a Saudi Arabian was a member of a U.S space
shuttle flight...the first Muslim in space. Quite incredible.
Why? Well i think it extends the hermeneutical boundaries of our
global conversation about *our* futures together. This is why I
believe the exploration of space is SO important to our futures. It
could be, perhaps, the origins of the Great Embrace.