Lori Perry's journal
Submitted by Lori Perry on Sun, 11/25/2007 - 8:15pm.
|Here are some thoughts on reading The Philosophy of Freedom by the Armenian-born philosopher working in Basle, Switzerland.
Submitted by Lori Perry on Wed, 08/29/2007 - 6:30am.
We have to break the world into bits with our perception, and I begin to suspect that this has a lot to do with our mission to inject love into everything in our surroundings.
Submitted by Lori Perry on Tue, 07/31/2007 - 8:20am.
Gerald's succinct chapter summaries, Tim's tale of visualizing himself backwards and seeing things in a new light, and Tom's account (somewhere) of a PoF study group who were asked to distill each paragraph of the book into one sentence, inspired me to reread Chapter Four in a different way.
Submitted by Lori Perry on Sun, 07/22/2007 - 10:35am.
This is an essay by Marjorie Spock which I wanted to post for the sake of our live conversation group that's about to start.
Group Moral Artistry II
Submitted by Lori Perry on Sun, 07/22/2007 - 7:49am.
I've been thinking lately that it's not as easy to overcome Critical Idealism in my thinking patterns as it first appeared to be. For one thing, I don't always recognize this type of thinking.
Submitted by Lori Perry on Sun, 06/24/2007 - 7:23am.
TheMartinus' comments in Joel's journal, coming at this time of year, put Uriel to mind as Steiner presented that Archangel of Summer:
"...Then you will come to feel that all this is a kind of background for the cosmic, light-filled deeds of Uriel, and a clear impression of the countenance and gaze of Uriel will come before you.
Submitted by Lori Perry on Tue, 06/19/2007 - 5:14am.
Vague intimations of thoughts are always flowing through my mind. If I catch hold of one and start working on it, I can turn it into an actual thought.
Submitted by Lori Perry on Tue, 05/15/2007 - 6:47am.
Submitted by Lori Perry on Sat, 05/12/2007 - 7:41am.
Submitted by Lori Perry on Wed, 04/18/2007 - 1:04pm.
A farm needs all the different points of view, as an orchestra needs all kinds of instruments.
Submitted by Lori Perry on Sun, 04/15/2007 - 3:16pm.
I think this passage from Annie Dillard's Pilgrim at Tinker Creek is a great example of the Dynamist view of how to reunite with Nature. (I get the feeling she doesn't think much of us farmers!)
Submitted by Lori Perry on Tue, 04/10/2007 - 9:46pm.
| Now, Voyager is a good film to show how through soul development we separate ourselves from and reunite ourselves with the world.|
Submitted by Lori Perry on Thu, 04/05/2007 - 7:40am.
As part of my PoF studies, I want to ask myself how the main themes of Chapter Two are expressed in my own character.
Submitted by Lori Perry on Sat, 03/31/2007 - 1:50pm.
|Although Helen Keller had full stature as a spiritual human being before Annie Sullivan came into her life, that didn't suffice to make her a functioning human being in the material world.|
Submitted by Lori Perry on Wed, 03/21/2007 - 9:54am.
For me, doing PoF means giving myself the time to find the concrete examples Steiner provides and try them out, attempting to be that thinker who strives to penetrate by thinking what he must first experience by observing.
Submitted by Lori Perry on Thu, 03/15/2007 - 8:44pm.
A tree whose branches move,
a creature hatching from an egg.
Submitted by Lori Perry on Wed, 03/07/2007 - 7:32am.
|I thought of Othello when the topic was introduced about the origins of our thinking. Of course Iago has got to be one of the sneakiest villains in all of literature for planting such evil thoughts in Othello! |
Submitted by Lori Perry on Sun, 02/25/2007 - 1:39pm.
| "Memento" illustrates quite a few of the ideas we encounter in Chapter One.|
Submitted by Lori Perry on Sun, 02/18/2007 - 11:26am.
How much do external events carry us along in our chosen work?
Submitted by Lori Perry on Sun, 02/18/2007 - 7:44am.
|In the movie, "Schindler's List", you can almost see the wheels turning in the characters' heads as they assess their motives and decide which ones to act on.|
Submitted by Lori Perry on Sat, 02/10/2007 - 2:32pm.
| Spinoza's stone shows up in a movie.|
Submitted by Lori Perry on Tue, 02/06/2007 - 2:03am.
Fr. Pinckaer gives a succinct explanation of how freedom came to be identified with "freedom of choice" in the 14th century, and where that has led.
Submitted by Lori Perry on Fri, 02/02/2007 - 12:43pm.
There's hardly a better expression of the trickiness of relying on desire, than Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream."
Submitted by Lori Perry on Fri, 02/02/2007 - 12:35pm.
How can any choice be made from a position of indifference?
Submitted by Lori Perry on Fri, 01/26/2007 - 6:56am.
Chapter One of POF is full of historical characters speaking from different viewpoints, telling us in the most sincere way what they believe after having thought very deeply about the issue of freedom.
Submitted by Lori Perry on Thu, 01/25/2007 - 4:58pm.
If I have to experience determinism in its fullness in order to appreciate POF, I'd rather it be through art and literature, especially movies!
Submitted by Lori Perry on Mon, 01/22/2007 - 7:39am.
|An interesting thing happened when I was trying to come to grips w/ his account of Determinism in the 102 readings. At first the article almost seemed like a spoof. If somebody wanted to satirize Determinism, he might write just such an article!...more|
Submitted by Lori Perry on Mon, 01/15/2007 - 7:37am.
I'd like to try using this weblog as an expansion of the notes I've been keeping on the various readings that Tom is providing along with the text, and also some exercises in trying to grasp what ideas mean by applying them to the experiences of my life. I'm grappling w/ just what Sartre means by the Fundamental Project.