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Re: [xmca] Hallucinating Romantic Science

On 3 January 2013 23:07, mike cole <lchcmike@gmail.com> wrote:

> The video that HUW pointed to, which accompanies the second edition of
> the *Making
> of Mind *(and which someone copied that interview from and posted somewhere
> on the web), provides a good deal of the Sacks-Luria
> linkage, Greg.
> Larry-- I believe Rick Schweder (his essay in Culture Theory for example),
> is more concerned about the "anthropological rebellion against the
> enlightenment". He starts with Goethe, but includes a string of people
> whose ideas it would take some work to link to Sacks or to Luria's
> particular take on romantic science , but it could be worth the effort.
> Shweder: "A central idea of the romanticist view holds that ideas and
> practices fall beyond the scope of deductive and inductive reason, that
> ideas and practices are neither rational nor irrational but *non*rational"

So that's why I'm checking my email!  :)


> With respect to the following conjecture:
> > I wonder if the cultural historical understanding of human nature
> existing
> > within the "gap" between time T and time T+1 can be linked to
> > Shweder's notion of the existential search for meaning as ALWAYS
> >
> For me the answer is yes. I will try to find an article where I make the
> connection between mediated human experience and "existential uncertainty."
> I believe it also speaks to the central role of imagination in
> human thought.
> mike
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