Saturday, January 14, 2012


What I'm really after these days is a conception of a type of attitude, a style of living, a purposefully pursued mode of being and relating to yourself, others, and things. Further, I want to understand the pedagogical significance of this attitude. I've talked about it in different ways, but there is some idea there that has yet to be named precisely. I've yet to find language that I found wholly adequate. But it is really about elaborating the idea of the philosophical life and working out if and how it should be taught. I know that I give a lot of emphasis on historical education, and that the material would be handled in a 'zen' like way (see my latest essay on the civil-aesthetic-zen attitude).

But there is still a good deal to work out. Especially on simulation and synthetic experience.

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