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self-reflection in the conversational process.  Psychotherapy supervision is used as
an example.  Husserlean phenomenology, Gadamer's hermeneutics, Habermas's discourse
ethics are some resources deployed.  These reflections are extended to propose
restructuring of institutional social structures, especially the world of work.
The nature of Modernity is discussed, making use of Toulmin's notion of Rabelais,
Erasmus, et al. as an alternative to Cartesianism.
Building a good society through advanced technology guided by self-reflective social
intelligence (dialog). Also, a virtual exhibit of my Envelope Art, information
about the Lifeworld of my Maine Coon cats, and more....">
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<p>"...the root of history is the working,
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grasped himself and established what is his, without expropriation and alienation,
in real democracy, there arises in the world something which shines into
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<font size="+2">A</font>n "essay" is an <i>attempt</i>... A venturing forth to <i>explore</i> and/or
<i>test</i> ("assay")... An interpretive or analytical <i>report</i>
of what has thereby been encountered....  While I am not sanguine about
reasoning from etymology (&agrave; la Heidegger...), and
even leerier of reasoning from homonymy and other irrationalities
(&agrave; la Lacan...), I am impressed that all discourse 
is rhetorical (arises from persons' aspirations...).  
Therefore no symbolic form is to be dismissed out of hand, but rather 
interpreted and situated, and, where appropriate, creatively and 
nurturingly (re-)appropriated by responsibly generative individuals in community --
in what Hans-Georg Gadamer called: "the conversation that we are" (<I>Reason in the Age of 
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