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[Xmca-l] Re: The Semiotic Stance.pdf


Andy Blunden
On 3/07/2016 3:19 PM, greg.a.thompson@gmail.com wrote:

And can you remind us of the candle in the mirror metaphor?


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On Jul 3, 2016, at 12:02 PM, Martin John Packer <mpacker@uniandes.edu.co> wrote:

I think that’s a fair comment, Larry. It must appear that I’m being inconsistent introducing gods after being so hard on Michael for invoking intelligent design. But, while I want to follow Latour (and Viveiros de Castro) in arguing that there are multiple ontologies, many ways of existing, in which case mind can be said to exist in the ontology of Western folk psychology, I also want to insist that the ontology of a scientific psychology has to be consistent and non-contradictory, which means it must be non-dualist. No mind in a scientific psychology (except as an appearance to be explained, like a candle seemingly ‘behind’ a mirror), and no god either.


On Jul 2, 2016, at 8:51 PM, Lplarry <lpscholar2@gmail.com> wrote:

This shift in the relationship between (mind) and (meaning)  towards meaning being primordial or primary and mind arising as one particular way of imagining meaning seems to be a radical shift in ways of approaching or orienting towards (mind) as an object.
Mind becomes one way of imaging and diagramming, and symbolizing (meaning potential) in other words -mind as object.
As Martin says, this may be *fictional* but is *real* in a way similar to God being *real* in particular traditions.

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From: Greg Thompson