The Paradox of Civilization and the Shadow Carried by All

A few days ago I followed the live stream of TEDx Amsterdam. I really like the concept of TED and have watched many videos of their previous talks. Those that have my special interest are the ones about the relation between the individual and society. That is why I was especially fascinated by the presentation…… Continue reading The Paradox of Civilization and the Shadow Carried by All

Art and the Context of Society

Living in a certain place and time, we tend to think within a certain set of values and act upon them as if they are universal. And we use our critical skills to judge ‘everything’. It is a set of values that is a sum of the whole society, and living by its rules is…… Continue reading Art and the Context of Society

Creativity to Prevent External Pressure and Internal Decay

David Bohm on Creativity: Creativity is essential, not only for science but for the whole of life. If you get stuck in a mechanical, repetitious order, then it will degenerate. One of the problems is, that every civilization got stuck in a certain repetition. The creative energy gradually died away and that is why the…… Continue reading Creativity to Prevent External Pressure and Internal Decay

Collective Sharing of Individual Knowledge

Last week I found some really interesting sites. The first one was Quora. I found a blogpost that highlighted some good reasons to get involved there. I clicked through and was indeed immediately hooked. It is a question and answer site, where anyone can ask and answer all kinds of questions. But apart from that, you…… Continue reading Collective Sharing of Individual Knowledge

Creativity beyond Praise and Criticism

Still reading the letters on aesthetic education, I tried to understand the beginning of part two. In that part, Schiller paints a picture of how the individual is blinded by the age in which he lives, the society in which he is born. But also about the struggle of that society itself. That has this…… Continue reading Creativity beyond Praise and Criticism

Form becomes Independent of Meaning

Being distracted by the art of language and the definition of art in my previous posts, I now continued reading Schiller’s Letters. At the end of part one, Schiller goes a long way to describe the influence of the culture on the individual. The individual who loses the contact with the whole. The inner union…… Continue reading Form becomes Independent of Meaning

Me, my Self and I

The ‘self’ is a concept that I know best by the writings of Carl Jung. I don’t know if my understanding of the concept is right, but I thought I more or less ‘got it’. But as mentioned in my previous post, David Bohm also talks about the ‘self’. And somehow I got the feeling…… Continue reading Me, my Self and I

The Importance of Individual Human Experience

David Bohm has some very interesting things to say about how he sees the future of our world. In the interview from the previous post, he says things that, at first sight, just look like common sense. But if you look closer to what he says, I think it is rather revolutionary. At a certain…… Continue reading The Importance of Individual Human Experience

If you Know All the Views, you will Know the Whole

In this post I want to upload and transcribe the fourth part of the interview with David Bohm. In the previous part he talked about why it is important to distinguish information from energy. How information plays a major role in our day to day life (although hard to seperate from energy), but has no…… Continue reading If you Know All the Views, you will Know the Whole

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