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from John Vervaeke
from Francisco Varela
  • Ouroboros discussion by Evan Thompson
    • Bateson invitational paper http://www.oikos. ....
      • "The Logic of Paradise"
        • Varela, Reflections on the Chilean Civil War
      • Title from Zen Mind Beginners Mind maybe
        • This is kind of a skeleton key to 4E cognition jargon! Useful!
      • "/" stands for the procedure to find the trinity stance. Self-referential
      • A contrast between Hegelian dualities and Star dualities. Hegelian are oppositional, the two sides negate each other, where * dualities co-create each other (imbricated, what a word)
    • The highest or universal *: Reality / levels of reality (?)
    • Pask conversational pattern (don't know anything about that, should)
    • Later writing: "NeurophenomenologyL A Methodolgical Remedy for the Hard Problem" (1996)
    • Q from audience: Michele Cerutti​What do you think of recent accounts of enactivism, like Shaun Gallagher's or Hutto and Myin's radical stance?
    • Varela did work on immune system, should check that out.
    • Louis Kaufmann points out that slash is direct descendent of GSB's distinction
    • Enlightenment / Practice a good Star Statement
from William Irwin Thompson
  • Writer and hippie guru of some sort. Founded Lindisfarne, father of Evan Thompson. Taught at MIT for while (before my time alas).
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Evan Thompson

07 Aug 2021 10:33 - 01 Jan 2022 07:48

    • Author of Why I Am Not a Buddhist
      • Review by Hane Htut Maung
        • Buddhist exceptionalism in the present day is exemplified by writers such as Robert Wright (2017), Sam Harris (2014), and Stephen Batchelor (2015). Among the claims made by such proponents are that Buddhism is not really a religion but a science of the mind, that modern science can validate Buddhism, and that Buddhism is wholly rational. Thompson repudiates all of these claims. Not only does he argue that they distort Buddhism, but also that they distort science.