On 23 May 2012, at 17:24, Joseph Gilbert wrote:
Let us remember that spoken-word language is composed of sounds
the body, sounds that issue forth as expressions of emotions and
hearers bodies to assume patterns of motion analogous to those
generators of the sounds. Thereby motion and emotion are
originators to receivers. It is that sense of emotion, that we
by our spoken words, that provides us with a sense of meaning.
emotion is the bottom line of our sense of meaning. Things have
only in as much, and in how, they affect us. And our emotions
are the way
we experience effects. Our words deal in the currency of meaning
emotions - , and they refer to things. Because of this dual
nature, words -
the very things that identify things - inform us of the meaning
world simply by affecting our emotions with their sounds. Since
normally preoccupied with the referential aspect of words, it is
subconsciously that we experience their emotional effects.
Dear Joseph Gilbert (and all), I like very much your points
I'm also like the point below from Vasilyuk about energy and
energy and meaning and energy and values. I'm wondering if
anyone has any
references you can send me that can help me to understand how to
flows of energy with values, in explanatory principles that can
be used in
explanations of educational influences in learning?
Vasilyuk, F. (1991) The Psychology of Experiencing: the
Life’s Critical Situations. Hemel Hempstead; Harvester Wheatsheaf.
“The Energy Paradigm
Conceptions involving energy are very current in psychology,
have been very poorly worked out from the methodological
standpoint. It is
not clear to what extent these conceptions are merely models of our
understanding and to what extent they can be given ontological
Equally problematic are the conceptual links between energy and
energy and meaning, energy and value, although it is obvious
that in fact
there are certain links: we know how ‘energetically’ a person
can act when
positively motivated, we know that the meaningfulness of a
additional strength to the people engaged in it, but we have
idea of how to link up into one whole the physiological theory of
activation, the psychology of motivation, and the ideas of
have been elaborated mainly in the field of physics. (p.63-64)
When Martin Dobson, a colleague, died in 2002 the last thing he
said to me
was 'Give my Love to the Department'. In the 20 years I'd worked
Martin it was his loving warmth of humanity that I recall with
affirming pleasure and I'm hoping that in Love Jack we can share
value of common humanity.
Jack Whitehead , Professor, Liverpool Hope University, UK.
Visiting Fellow, University of Bath, UK.
Life-time member of OMNIBUS (All Bath University Staff).
web-site http://www.actionresearch.net with email address.
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