Susanne Langer on Creative Philosophy in a New Key

by Jessica Manuel edited by O Society October 14, 2019 “The secret of fusion is the fact that the artist's eye sees in nature... an inexhaustible wealth of tension, rhythms, continuities, and contrasts which can be rendered in line and color." ~ Susanne Langer Susanne Langer (1895-1985) in her 1942 book, Philosophy In a New … Continue reading Susanne Langer on Creative Philosophy in a New Key

Liezi 列 Waterfall

Heaven and earth operate without thought or purpose, through processes which are ziran 自然, so of them ­selves. Man follows the same course, through the process of growth and decay, without choosing either to be born or to die. Yet alone among the myriad things he tries to base his actions on thought and knowledge, to … Continue reading Liezi 列 Waterfall

Ex Nihilo & Turtles All the Way Down

edited by O Society October 3, 2019 The following anecdote is told of William James. After a lecture on cosmology and the structure of the solar system, James was accosted by a little old lady. "Your theory the sun is the centre of the solar system, and the earth is a ball which rotates around … Continue reading Ex Nihilo & Turtles All the Way Down

Spirits in the Material World AKA Descartes Fucked it All UP

https://youtu.be/cjBAJpTJlZc There is no political solution To our troubled evolution Have no faith in constitution There is no bloody revolution Our so-called leaders speak With words they try to jail you They subjugate the meek But it's the rhetoric of failure Where does the answer lie? Living from day to day If it's something we … Continue reading Spirits in the Material World AKA Descartes Fucked it All UP

At Wit’s End: David Bohm and Metamind

by Scott Preston edited by O Society September 20, 2019 Let’s review the essential problem of the Modern Mind with which Bohm wrestled, because we cannot get far in understanding Bohm’s new mode of thinking without understanding the context — the modern mode of thinking and consciousness now at its wit’s end and in the … Continue reading At Wit’s End: David Bohm and Metamind

Dialectics in Psychotherapy

by Steven Reidbord edited by O Society September 17, 2019 The word “dialectic” has a long history, from ancient Greek philosophers, through Hegel and Marx, and to the present day. Its meaning has changed over the centuries, and according to different thinkers. In psychotherapy, “dialectic” is almost wholly associated with dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), where the … Continue reading Dialectics in Psychotherapy