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pavel-somov's picture
Sep.13.2012
All life distinguishes “inside” from “outside,” or “self” from “nonself.”  (I call this SkinThink).  This is the fundamental duality of existence.  This dichotomy, this distinction, this bias, this sapience is the software of living.  Life (in order to begin, in order to...
pavel-somov's picture
Sep.09.2012
In some ways, we are objectively Many (i.e. separate) but are subjectively One. In some way, we are objectively One and only subjectively Many (i.e. separate). But at the end of the proverbial (thinking) day, here's what I really think:             -
constance-hale's picture
Jun.11.2012
I like to imagine a sentence as a boat. Each sentence, after all, has a distinct shape, and it comes with something that makes it move forward or stay still — whether a sail, a motor or a pair of oars. There are as many kinds of sentences as there are seaworthy vessels: canoes and sloops,...
pavel-somov's picture
Jan.18.2012
Subject-Object duality is a vestige of our predatory nature: a life-form eyes (sees) another life-form; zooms in, focuses, attends... to see if this other life-form is fit to eat; subject-object duality is born: "I" want "it." To attend is to objectify. To objectify is to distill yourself into...
adele-annesi's picture
Apr.15.2011
One of the many maxims we learn in journalism is to not just report a story, but to get at what the story is really about. The difference between the two perspectives is the difference between a cloud and solid ground. The principle applies to all nonfiction (see The Art of Nonfiction: A Guide for...
keiko-amano's picture
May.05.2009
I forgot to mention in my last blog that most of the times, we don’t use subjects or objects.  For example,   I love you.  愛しています。In a neutral and a bit formal voice: aishiteimasu   The above Japanese sentence has no subject or object.  If you want to say this to a man or woman, you are usually in...