Egan, Kieran. “Ironic Understanding and Somatic Understanding”

Egan, Kieran. The Educated Mind: How Cognitive Tools Shape our Understanding, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1998. To remember: irony involves more than a perverse disguise of what might be better stated literally (137). It leads to a discussion of the kind of understanding that results from the breakdown or decay of general schemes ... … Continue reading Egan, Kieran. “Ironic Understanding and Somatic Understanding”

Sontag, “In Plato’s Cave”

Sontag, Susan. On Photography. New York, Rosetta Books, 1973, pp. 1-19. Summary: Sontag critiques the presence of photography/the photograph through a comparison to Plato's "Allegory of the Cave." She highlights power dynamics, the difference [and distance] between experience and its capture, and the complications of understanding as flattening the camera's capability to capture Reality and Truth … Continue reading Sontag, “In Plato’s Cave”

Nietzche. On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense

Nietzche, Friedrich. "On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense." The Rhetorical Tradition: Readings from Classical Times to the Present, edited by Patricia Bizzell and Bruce Herzberg, Boston & New York, Bedford/St. Martin's, 2001, pp. 1171-79. To remember: language is rhetoric (1169). The pride connected with knowing and sensing lies like a blinding fog over … Continue reading Nietzche. On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense

Ergas, Oren. Overcoming the Philosophy/Life, Body/Mind Rift: Demonstrating Yoga as embodied-lived-philosophical-practice

Ergas, Oren. "Overcoming the Philosophy/Life, Body/Mind Rift: Demonstrating Yoga as embodied-lived-philosophical-practice." Educational Philosophy and Theory (2012): 1-13. Web. 14 Nov. 2015. Abstract: Philosophy’s essence depicted by Socrates lies in its role as pedagogy for living, yet its traditional treatment of ‘body’ as a hindrance to ‘knowledge’ in fact severs it from life, transforming it into … Continue reading Ergas, Oren. Overcoming the Philosophy/Life, Body/Mind Rift: Demonstrating Yoga as embodied-lived-philosophical-practice