As I recall, the helpful lesson in this to be the necessity of
'point-of-view' as an irreducible construct for placing self and others in
a dramatic historical and everyday cultural nexus. Either experience or
knowledge, freedom, even imagination and dreams, is a product of a lived
life, pragmatic and existential.
The folk aphorism about walking a trail in another's moccasin's as
a guide to understanding and antidote to projective judgment is an apt
So I suppose today's lesson is that 'sustainability' is about erudite
discourse as well as nutrition and soil humus.
I'm also fond of Luce Irigaray's cautionary definition of 'dementia' as a
the condition when one is not able to say anything other than what has been
One of my favored erudite discussions of this paradigm shift is a
book from the 70's, titled System and Structure (out of print last time I
checked) by an author from Simon Fraser Univ or Univ B C whose name escapes
me now. My highlighted and annotated copy burned up in a fire, or maybe I
So thanks for the impassioned discussion; my razor is 'point of view'.
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