"Home is where we start from" (D.W. Winnicott)
"...the root of history is the working,
creating human being who reshapes and overhauls the given facts. Once he has
grasped himself and established what is his, without expropriation and alienation,
in real democracy, there arises in the world something which shines into
the childhood of all and in which no one has yet been: homeland." (Ernst Bloch)
and yet already1.... Sit down. Rest. Tarry here
a while. I hope what you find will repay time spent perusing it
Use the site map to help find your way around. See
tech notes for miscellaneous meta-physical (i.e.,
Please check back occasionally to see how the substantive content of this site,
and my expertise in WEB site construction progress. You can check the
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- Make suggestions for improvement (in style, content...)....
An "essay" is an attempt... A venturing forth to explore and/or
test ("assay")... An interpretive or analytical report
of what has thereby been encountered.... While I am not sanguine about
reasoning from etymology (à la Heidegger...), and
even leerier of reasoning from homonymy and other irrationalities
(à 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" (Reason in the Age of
Science, p. xxiii).
This WEB site aims to be an example of the self-thematizing application of this approach. Here is a mouse hole
which you are invited to enter.
"Prove all things; hold fast that which is good" (1 Thes. v.21)
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This page has been accessed 215 times
(surely almost all, by its author,
in the process of developing the site...).
Want your own free WEB site? They're giving 'em away at:
http://www.geocities.com/ (I got
Brad McCormick, Ed.D.
10 Jul 1997
"Eppur si move" --Galileo