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Eyes Of You And Me—Mirrored In the Eye Of God

What We Have Here Is A Spinoza Monism With A Mobius Twist—God Existing Inside Out In the process of writing this paper I have deliberately refrained from using religious/spiritual language to describe freedom’s synchronic axis. And, indeed, I suppose one … Continue reading

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The Why Questions—Why We Can’t Live Without Them

The Difference Between Deep and Surface Structure In his introductory chapter on structuralism Michael Lane informs us: “Probably the most distinctive feature of the structuralist method is the emphasis it gives to wholes, to totalities. Traditionally, in Anglo-American social science, … Continue reading

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Reciprocal Movement—The Carrier Of Symbol-Generating Free Thought

The Human Spirit’s Pursuit Of Liberation Continued Identifying Sartre’s philosophy as structuralism is, I am aware, pushing the envelope. However, an authority on structuralism has proposed this option (without, I might add, elaborating on it.) “One might go as far … Continue reading

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Claude Levi-Strauss—Code Searching

The Kinship System As A Form Of Language Although one could argue that Levi-Strauss is as Kantian in outlook as is Chomsky, it quickly becomes apparent after reading some of Levi-Strauss’s anthropology that there will be no attempt on his … Continue reading

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Jean Paul Sartre

Innate Structuring Capacity—Reciprocal Movement Jan. ’12 Reciprocal Movement, –The Carrier Of Free Thought, The Same Free Thought That Brings Into Being Language, Myth, Science, Ethics, And Civilization Identifying Sartre’s philosophy as structuralism is, I am aware, pushing the envelope. However, … Continue reading

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Pursuit Of Self-Liberation

The Evolution Of Symbolic Forms Jan. ’80 Myth, or the mythical-religious consciousness of man, for Cassirer, is understood to be the proto-reality out of which symbolic forms evolve e.g. language, art, religion, science etc. These symbolic forms, in turn, are … Continue reading

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Ernst Cassirer—The Functioning Of Symbolic Forms

Conversation In Thin Air Continues July, ’80 “Yeah, I think some of this stuff is coming back to me now,” I said. “I’m beginning to remember why I liked Cassirer.” “In the early history of myth and magic,” said Noel, … Continue reading

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