Without Prejudices, We Could Not Make Sense of Anything

Today’s blog, like many of mine, comes out of synchronicity. I read a [piece](http://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/angelo-john-gage-asu-problem-of-whiteness) on the TPM website about an uproar over a course on “The Problem of Whiteness,” to be given at Arizona State University. When I thought about what I read, I could not help but see this through an article I read just last night about how we make sense of the world. The piece was an extract from a Ph.D. thesis on psychotherapy and how it is shaped by a model of the human self. The author was discussing the idea of hermeneutics, that is the process by which we make sense of texts, including conversations.… Read More

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Transformational Change Comes In the Cracks

If you know where home is for me, you will know that I have been inundated (if that’s the right word) with snow. I survived the 1978 blizzard in Cambridge years ago. This winter has matched it in amount of snow on the ground with even more coming. Today, I am home again instead of holding the first class of my HILR course on the self and authenticity. In preparing for the class that will be postponed for a week, I have had a chance to reflect again on the place of beliefs in daily social or cultural life. One of the key questions I have raised for the class… Read More

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