The Paradox of Spontaneity

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ISBN 101885887000
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David Carr's Paradox of Subjectivity is a brilliant and challenging defense of the legitimacy and distinctiveness of the transcendental tradition in modern philosophy. This is a splendid book, to be enjoyed by anyone interested in Kant, or in the philosophical problems that gripped by: they can be understood by a close reading of each book.

The paradoxes all revolve around one theme: the main character's search for values which will give him a satisfying way to live. In both books the search for satisying values to live by is, itself, the central concern. 2 The search leads Sal and Ray to the idea of : Robert E.

Welch. Abstract. Creative acts appear to be anomalies. They appear to be controlled yet discontinuous processes which lead to valuable Novelty Proper and which interrupt the regularity and orderliness expected of an intelligible world. 1 Creativity exhibits a tension between two poles: on the one hand, the presence of spontaneity — of radical, irreducible difference — and on the other hand, the Author: Carl R.

Hausman. That paradox has kept philosophers and theologians busy ever since, as Slingerland explains in his new book, Trying Not to Try: The Art and Science of Spontaneity.

One school has favoured the Confucian approach to effortless grace, which requires a great deal of initial effort. The book explores the fundamental human paradox, namely, that people yearn to change yet tend to remain the same. As Dr Feldenkrais explains, this resistance to self-transformation stems from the fact that most people behave as if their future is "completely.

The Paradox of Spontaneity and Design. A consciously designed intervention need not be antithetical to striving for spontaneity in the use of the space or to a certain degree of indeterminacy. OASE # selected as one of The Best Dutch Book Designs. Read more. 12/06/ The author proposes that, paradox or not, there is value in pursuit of effortlessness and spontaneity, and progress can be made by understanding and accepting said paradox.

The book has no graphics, but is annotated and has a bibliography--as well as an appendix table that summarizes the various approaches to “wu-wei.”Reviews:   All the spontaneity had gone.

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Paradoxical communication is outlined by Watzlawick et al in “Pragmatics.” The astute reader would do well to study that book. My favourite paradoxical theme is the “BE SPONTANEOUS” variety. Simply put, by demanding that someone is spontaneous-to-command it removes the ability to do so.

Slingerland’s talk is on “Creativity, Trust and the Paradox of Spontaneity,” which draws significantly from his book Trying not to Try: Ancient China, Modern Science and the Power of Spontaneity.

It was named by The Guardian as a Best Book of and chosen by Brain Pickings as Best Book on Psychology/Philosophy for that year. Some of the most elusive objects of our incessant pursuits are happiness and spontaneity, both of which are strikingly resistant to conscious pursuit.

Two ancient Chinese concepts might be our most powerful tools for resolving this paradox — wu-wei (pronounced oooo-way) and de (pronounced duh).

Slingerland explains. You can write a book review and share your experiences. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them.

The Book of Paradox by Louise Cooper “An occult odyssey through the Tarot to an inner world beyond the portals of Death” Aloethe’s life is taken by a jealous prince; Aloethe’s love, Varka, serves as a scapegoat to the murder/5(9).

Skillful butchers and graceful gentlemen: the concept of Wu-wei --Drunk on heaven: the social and spiritual dimensions of Wu-wei --Try hard not to try: carving and polishing the self --Stop trying: embracing the uncarved block --Try, but not too hard: cultivating the moral sprouts --Forget about it: going with the flow --The paradox of Wu-wei.

The spontaneity paradox. Thread starter Turnevies; Start date ; Turnevies Active Member. Local time Today AM So you improve your people's skills by observing what others do and perhaps read a blog or a book.

But the flipside of this self-improvement is that it makes you less spontaneous and people notice that, it also. That paradox has kept philosophers and theologians busy ever since, as Dr. Slingerland deftly explains in his new book, “Trying Not to Try: The Art and Science of Spontaneity.

Get this from a library. Trying not to try: ancient China, modern science, and the power of spontaneity. [Edward G Slingerland] -- Explores "why we find spontaneity so elusive and shows how early Chinese philosophy points the way to happier, more authentic lives"--Dust jacket flap.

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"This wonderful book not only shows us how to live a more satisfying life, it helps explain why social life is even possible: spontaneity, Slingerland argues, is the key to trust, and ultimately, the evolution of cooperation.

A thought-provoking book by a truly gifted writer.". Control or Spontaneity. The Paradox. When people discover the level of personal organization I work within, they often ask, “Wow, does this guy ever have any fun. He’s so organized!” My response is usually, “Who’s not having fun?” Frankly, I organize for freedom, not for hard work.

Resolving the paradox of systems around the virtues of spontaneity and believed that overall success in life came as a byproduct of being at ease and the effectiveness that a. That paradox has kept philosophers and theologians busy ever since, as Slingerland deftly explains in his new book, Trying Not to Try: The Art and Science of Spontaneity.

Spontaneity presents an original approach to issues of agency, spontaneity and creativity in psychoanalysis by exploring questions including: active internalisation; paradox; forgiveness; responsibility; empathy; self de-creation.

This book will be essential reading for psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, philosophers and psychologists. Unlike spontaneity at the level of behavior (spontaneity observed in uncontrolled, quick, intuitive, relaxed, effective, and seemingly natural actions or behaviors), wu-wei is often involved with the deeply personal or broadly social dimensions of the mind and the person.

We want to live naturally rewarding and spontaneously meaningful lives by. The Zhuangzi (Mandarin: [ɹ̩̀]; historically romanized Chuang Tzŭ) is an ancient Chinese text from the late Warring States period (– BC) which contains stories and anecdotes that exemplify the carefree nature of the ideal Taoist sage.

Named for its traditional author, "Master Zhuang" (), the Zhuangzi is one of the two foundational texts of Taoism, along with the Tao Te. Advance Praise for Trying Not to Try: "Trying Not to Try navigates the confluence of two mighty rivers: the burgeoning science of the mind and the classic wisdom of China’s Taoist and Confucian traditions.

This is a thoughtful, grounded book about traditions that should be better known—and more often put into practice—in the West.". Secondly, there is a laboured paradox of letting free markets create spontaneous order without human design on the one hand and rationally designing a system that allows markets a greater role in being spontaneous on the other.

The paradox of planned spontaneity supposedly afflicts Hayek. books — 2 voters Quotes Tagged “Paradox” “Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only. The Psychology of Time and How the Interplay of Spontaneity and Self-Control Mediates Our Capacity for Presence Radiating from this is one of the greatest perplexities of how we experience time — the paradox of self-control and impulsivity, mediated by our temporal myopia.

this means that whenever you buy a book on Amazon from a link. Acting Emotions throws new light on the age-old issue of double consciousness, the paradox of the actor who must nightly express emotions while creating the illusion of spontaneity. In addition, the book bridges the gap between theory and practice by virtue of the author's large-scale field study of the emotions of professional actors.5/5(1).

This “paradox of wu-wei,” as Edward Slingerland calls it, can be explained as the goal of trying not to try. This ambitious book reprises much of the author’s previous work on classical Chinese philosophical cultivation of wu-wei (see his book, Effortless action) and broadens the scope of his previous engagement with cognitive.

The author proposes that, paradox or not, there is value in pursuit of effortlessness and spontaneity, and progress can be made by understanding and accepting said paradox. The book has no graphics, but is annotated and has a bibliography–as well as an appendix table that summarizes the various approaches to wu-wei.

Wu-wei is effortless action or spontaneity.

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They all want you to be wu-wei, but none of them think you are right now. You've got to try to be wu-wei, but how do you try not to try? How do you try to be spontaneous? I call it the paradox of wu-wei, and I argue it's at .The paradox of art is that first you have to learn its discipline and then you have to forget it totally.

If you don’t know its ABC you will not be able to move very deeply into it. But if you know only its technique and you go on practicing the technique your whole life you may become very skillful technically, but .Carl Hausman presents here a sustained and systematic examination of the problems of constructing a framework for understanding the concept of creativity.

His discussion is unique in focusing systematically on problems of understanding creativity, examining our assumptions about what we take to be creative, and the possibility of seeing how creativity fits into a world that we expect to behave.