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John Keats (1795-1821) and Negative Capability

I have always had a soft spot for John Keat’s idea of Negative Capability and the real sense of thinking ‘outside the box’ of our preconceptions and mental lenses. It fits with my dislike of ideology, of seeing the world … Continue reading

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Climb the staircase to self-transcendence: Jonathan Haidt at TED2012

The TED season of talks just opened with a great one from my friend Jon Haidt, summarized below. When I can find the video link I will post it here. Photo: James Duncan Davidason Author and UVA psychology professor Jonathan Haidt kicks … Continue reading

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Ludwig Wittgenstein: Top Ten Conflict Tips

The Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) had some good aphorisms/quotes that relate, sometimes obliquely to conflict. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludwig_Wittgenstein and: A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that’s unlocked and opens inwards; as long as it does not occur … Continue reading

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