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[Xmca-l] Re: The value of Philosophy: xmca and the GOP



I suspect a "du bosian" consciousness reflects a particular personality.
Sure, we inhabit cultural tensions, but those of us who are "constantly
trying to reconcile them" would be a rather small minority, I think.

I know next to nothing of Carson, save a few guardian reports seemingly
taking rather myopic perspectives, such as how he like to decorate his home.

The only thing here that I stopped to reflect on really, is that the whole
point of a biblical vs evolutionary rhetoric isn't really about ideas per
se but about the desired fabric of communication.  If one takes the view
that orderliness is to be adhered to, then ideas can be rather superficial
things.

Perhaps Carson isn't living false cultural values but rather that these
values are ones that he takes as a given and brings them together in a
solid and dependable manner, because he firmly believes in order and
regulation?

Best,
Huw

On 12 November 2015 at 09:58, Dr. Paul C. Mocombe <pmocombe@mocombeian.com>
wrote:

>
>
> It would be interesting to know how white people view the "black-skinned
> white man" (Frantz fanon's term)running on the Republican ticket.  In many
> black circles he is the epitome of what carter g. Woodson refer to as "a
> miseducated negro"  (overly religious in the religion of his former
> slavemaster, ignorant of his history, a false sense of self and identity,
> and a one-dimensional man). Juxtaposed against Obama who "appears" to
> struggle with a du boisian double consciousness, Carson is truly a
> by-product of American slavery.  Do the two identities represent the
> liberalism and conservatism of the American body polity, or the absurd
> products of American slavery?
>
>
> Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Note® 4, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
>
> -------- Original message --------
> From: David Preiss <preiss.xmca@gmail.com>
> Date: 11/11/2015  10:42 PM  (GMT-05:00)
> To: "eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity" <xmca-l@mailman.ucsd.edu>
> Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: The value of Philosophy: xmca and the GOP
>
> During the last three presidential elections (including this one), the GOP
> debates have became a curious mixture of reality show, bad comedy and
> pseudo-surrealism. It would be fun to watch if those guys on tv were not
> running to control one of the biggest nuclear arsenals on earth.
>
> On Wed, Nov 11, 2015 at 7:51 PM, JAG <joe.glick@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > RE: Rubio
> >
> > Children as welders?
> >
> > This has already been debunked (NYT 11/11)
> >
> > On Wed, Nov 11, 2015 at 10:13 AM, mike cole <mcole@ucsd.edu> wrote:
> >
> > > ​Kim et al-- One of the big applause lines at the GOP debate last night
> > > came from Marco Rubio. Declaring (falsely) that welders earn more than
> > > philosophers, he got his applause by declaring "We need more welders
> and
> > > less philosophers" (qouted from memory).
> > >
> > > Given the high value placed on critical thinking, never mind the ground
> > > rules of civil discourse, our admiration
> > > for children-as-philosophers, among xmca participants, the applause
> might
> > > give one pause. A reminder of the centrality of values in the
> > organization
> > > of educational activities.
> > >
> > > Hmmmmm
> > >
> > > mike​
> > >
> > > --
> > >
> > > It is the dilemma of psychology to deal as a natural science with an
> > > object that creates history. Ernst Boesch
> > >
> >
>