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[Xmca-l] Re: Elaborations on Nissen's Could Life Be...



For those of you who have not encountered it, here is a copy of Bloch's
"The Principle of Hope."  You can find various discussions of this book and
these ideas via google.

mike


On Sun, Feb 15, 2015 at 8:13 AM, Larry Purss <lpscholar2@gmail.com> wrote:

> Morten,
> I am writing to acknowledge how relevant I find your work. I come to your
> work as an elementary school counselor working in schools and your approach
> to ethical dilemmas and standards and power [as force] is close to how I
> experience school standards.
>
> You ended your paper referring to "Derrida" [the could be ...] and "blues
> hope".
> In this post you say:
>
> The concept of hope is at a different level, to do with why we would want
> to engage in an activity with certain (or not so certain) goals. Andy's use
> of "project" is also useful, if we do not think of it in too rationalistic
> terms. I used "hope" also to recommend taking up Ernst Bloch's work.
>
> The metaphor of "layers" and Helena's cloze technique of substituting
> "hope" for "plans"
>
> The question of the "relation" between "the layers" is an open question.
> Rather than "substitution" if the relation is one of "oscillation"
> [hope-plans-hope] in a non-linear Mobius strip would this clarify both
> "hope" and "plans"?
>
> The relation of movement [approaches] as both hope and plans but reflecting
> deeply on the level of hope. Maybe Ernst Bloch will offer guidance.
>
> The question of "why" IS AN ETHICAL QUESTION which I read as a question at
> the center of your work. This "level" seems to be a "founding" moment in
> the movements and approaches we decide to embark on
>
> On Sat, Feb 14, 2015 at 10:00 PM, Morten Nissen <mn@edu.au.dk> wrote:
>
> > Dear xmca
> > Wow! So much to engage with here!
> > I'm in the middle of a conference in Barcelona, so for now ust briefly a
> > few comments.
> > First, for me it is an important point that I did not present the
> > "aesthetic documentation" (the video etc.) as a method for treating drug
> > addiction. On the contrary, the point is to go beyond that whole
> > problematic, that set of standards. We can see in this discussion that
> when
> > Berrin is framed as an addict, even the whole concept of art is
> stigmatized.
> > Second, I am certain that the professionals and their young clients did
> > not intentionally copy or mimic an already existing video - but it is
> > interesting that the style and form of the genre seems to be inadvertedly
> > reproduced - to some extent.
> > Finally, there is a set of points about sense and meaning. I recount them
> > briefly in my chapter, but it is long story which I unfold in my 2012
> book.
> > Basically, common sense is the immediate sense common to a collective,
> its
> > ideological form; meaning is the objectification which transforms and
> > overcomes that common sense. These are dialectical moments. (There is no
> > such thing as a simple reproduction; even when a Madonna video seems to
> be
> > copied, something else is produced).
> > Finally, I wouldn't want to substitute hope for plans and goals. The
> > concept of hope is at a different level, to do with why we would want to
> > engage in an activity with certain (or not so certain) goals. Andy's use
> of
> > "project" is also useful, if we do not think of it in too rationalistic
> > terms. I used "hope" also to recommend taking up Ernst Bloch's work.
> > I look forward to returning more deeply. Now back to "affectivity,
> > embodiment and politics" in Barcelona...
> > Best,
> > Morten
> >
> > Morten Nissen
> > PhD, Dr. Psych.
> > Professor
> > Department of Education
> > Aarhus University
> > Tuborgvej 164<x-apple-data-detectors://0>
> > 2400 Copenhagen<x-apple-data-detectors://0> NV
> >
> > Tlf: +45 30282418<tel:+45%2030282418>
> > www.edu.au.dk/<x-apple-msg-load://EA90CF6E-E3C2-4513-9F1E-1798D3EDF929/
> > www.edu.au.dk/>
> > [Beskrivelse: cid:image004.png@01CC31B2.EB3C2970]
> >
>



-- 
It is the dilemma of psychology to deal as a natural science with an object
that creates history. Ernst Boesch.

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