One of the most interesting, but at the same time hard to grasp, subjects that David Bohm wrote about, is inner conflict. I talked about that in some earlier posts. The first one was a post called When the Mind is Trying to Escape the Awareness of Conflict, where it became clear that, according to… Continue reading The Difference between a Problem and a Paradox
Art and the Context of Society
[youtube width=”500″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm9wt9lrDLQ[/youtube] 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… Continue reading Art and the Context of Society
What is Art?
[youtube width=”500″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-LFlKqwu_g[/youtube] If the definition of art has developed over time, and if it is defined as ‘a product or process of deliberately arranging symbolic elements in a way that influences and affects the senses, emotions and intellect’ and also says that the word art was traditionally used for skill or mastery, but later… Continue reading What is Art?
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
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
Make the Quantum World Understandable
In my previous post Making a Concept of the Whole, I uploaded a video of David Bohm where he talks about finding a way to make quantum physics intelligible. After the transcription, I was going to add my understanding of what he said there, but got a lot of problems with uploading that post. At… Continue reading Make the Quantum World Understandable