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Re: Meaning and Value

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  • Jim
    Mary, I m pleased to hear we are arriving at the same place, even if we have travelled from different directions. I agree the mechanistic model has been too
    Message 1 of 31 , Apr 24, 2010
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      Mary, I'm pleased to hear we are arriving at the same place, even if we have travelled from different directions. I agree the mechanistic model has been too prominent in recent years, and a more holistic approach is the more promising way forward. Jim




      --- In existlist@yahoogroups.com, "Mary" <josephson45r@...> wrote:
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      > Jim, my interest in Bohm's work is aimed precisely at this concern. He further speculates that the neurochemical processes are affected by the 'greater' yet likewise enfolded personal or social changes. Reality is a unity, and it is just this kind of anti-mechanistic approach which holds potential for the kinds of changes you, I and others desire. Mary
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      > >Perhaps your view can be defended by saying that our interest in the concepts at the level of human life is greater because these concepts have more power. (And because the concepts have more power, they have more reality.) A revolution, or a more minor political event, is more likely to occur when the masses think (and feel) in terms of such concepts as injustice, oppression, liberation, equality, justice, freedom, etc. than the concepts of the physical sciences like neuron, synapse, electron, proton, etc.
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      > > The ethical and political concepts can come to life in situations of transition and crisis, and large-scale transformations in human life can occur. Neurons keep on firing as they always did, but what greater difference could there be than between an unjust society and a just one?
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      > > Jim
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    • Jim
      Mary, I m pleased to hear we are arriving at the same place, even if we have travelled from different directions. I agree the mechanistic model has been too
      Message 31 of 31 , Apr 24, 2010
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        Mary, I'm pleased to hear we are arriving at the same place, even if we have travelled from different directions. I agree the mechanistic model has been too prominent in recent years, and a more holistic approach is the more promising way forward. Jim




        --- In existlist@yahoogroups.com, "Mary" <josephson45r@...> wrote:
        >
        > Jim, my interest in Bohm's work is aimed precisely at this concern. He further speculates that the neurochemical processes are affected by the 'greater' yet likewise enfolded personal or social changes. Reality is a unity, and it is just this kind of anti-mechanistic approach which holds potential for the kinds of changes you, I and others desire. Mary
        >

        > >Perhaps your view can be defended by saying that our interest in the concepts at the level of human life is greater because these concepts have more power. (And because the concepts have more power, they have more reality.) A revolution, or a more minor political event, is more likely to occur when the masses think (and feel) in terms of such concepts as injustice, oppression, liberation, equality, justice, freedom, etc. than the concepts of the physical sciences like neuron, synapse, electron, proton, etc.
        > >
        > > The ethical and political concepts can come to life in situations of transition and crisis, and large-scale transformations in human life can occur. Neurons keep on firing as they always did, but what greater difference could there be than between an unjust society and a just one?
        > >
        > > Jim
        >
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