Thursday, January 26, 2006

Psychology, Freud, and Politics

"...but one gift from Freud we ought never neglect; his return to the sources of culture in Mediterranean myths, rooting psychology not in the brain, or genetics, or blind evolution, but in the poetic basis of mind, whose imagination is structured by mythical configurations..."

from the article Point of View: The Gods, Disease, and Politics by James Hillman in Parabola Vol 29(4) p 72, 2004.

James Hillman is not a pop psychologist and his writings are difficult for me because I'm not well read and I'm a modern, ie. a disciple (whether I like it or not) of that dirt philosophy of Newton and John Locke.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Church of Christ Biology Professor and Evolution

I've recently discovered a Church of Christ Biology Professor who in my opinion is stepping in the right direction. His name is Daniel Brannan and he teaches at Abilene Christian University.

At the Metanexus site he reviews a book, Philip Clayton's God and Contemporary Science. Dan and Phil are tackling the boundary between Science and Theology.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Disingenuous

Disingenuous

1. Not straightforward or candid; insincere or calculating 2. Pretending to be unaware or unsophisicated; faux-naif

From Bartelsby.com American Heritage Dictionary site


How I see it used.

When someone makes a good argument and you do not want to acknowledge or address it, you can always accuse them of being disingenuous. Then you can move on.

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