Category Archives: Philosophy

Postformal dialectics 3

I’m starting another thread continuing the re-posting of the Integral Review discussion because we’ve been having technical problems. It seems comments, including my own, have been ending up in the spam bin. We’re working on correcting this so please bear … Continue reading

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Postformal dialectics 2

Here’s a continuation of the previous thread: Gregory Desilet Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 5:47 pm Edward raises a couple of points via Andy Smith relating to basic issues in deconstructive and post-formal thinking. A question arises regarding Gary’s citation … Continue reading

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Postformal dialectics

The following is copied-and-pasted from the Integral Review forum on this topic. I pasted the first few posts here and the rest of the posts to date in the comments section. Gary Hampson: Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 6:07 am … Continue reading

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Process and Difference: Between Cosmological and Poststructuralist Postmodernisms

The above is the title of the book published in 2002 by the State University of New York Press, edited by Catherine Keller and Anne Daniell. It is one of the contributions in the Suny Series in Constructive Postmodern Thought. … Continue reading

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Gadamer & Hermeneutics: Whatzit mean?

One thing leads to another, as usual. In the last thread we started talking about coming to an understanding of an author’s meaning. It seems there are more accurate interpretations than others, but who decides and how? Is it the … Continue reading

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Derrida and nonduality by Desilet

The above is the title of a new essay at Integral World. I’ve provided some key excerpts below, while editing Desilet’s comments about the Open Integral discussion on the topic to the end. Desilet’s characterization is interesting in light of … Continue reading

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Mental masturbation or Buddhist hermeneutics?

Don’t get me wrong. Plain old masturbation is fun and healthy. I engage it in when I can, which is increasingly less these days as I age and my prostate enlarges. So I have to sublimate my maturbation into words … Continue reading

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Magliola reviews Being and Ambiguity by Ziporyn

Brook Ziporyn. Being and Ambiguity: Philosophical Experiments with Tiantai Buddhism. Chicago: Open Court, 2004. xxii + 452 pp. Notes, index. $32.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8126-9542-7.   Reviewed by: Robert Magliola, National Taiwan University and Abac Assumption University of Thailand, retired; Seminar … Continue reading

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Aurobindo’s truth claims

In one of the Integral Review forums I’ve been in dialog with Richard Carlson, who is highly critical of Anderson’s recent article in Integral Review in particular and of Wilber in general. It seems that Aurobindo is held to a different standard … Continue reading

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Is self-transformation self-centered?

  The following excerpt is from a book review by Mark D. Wood of “Healing deconstruction: Postmodern thought in Buddhism and Christianity” edited by David Loy. It seems Wood’s critiques could equally apply to the main preoccupations in the emerging integral … Continue reading

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