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Chapter 1: Creative Happiness

J Krishnamurti Krishnamurti Foundation America ePub
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Land Monopolization, Fiscal Crises and Clean Slate “Jubilee” Proclamations in Antiquity

Michael Hudson Shepheard-Walwyn ePub
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A. Idea

J Krishnamurti Krishnamurti Foundation America ePub
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The Language of NO

Gallagher, BJ Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Every group, every community, every organization has its own vocabulary and language. The Land of NO is no exception. Here are some common expressions of negativity. Which ones do you encounter in your daily life?

“That will never work.”

“We’ve tried that before.”

“They’ll never let us do that.”

“Now is not the time.”

“Let’s think about it for a while.”

“It’s too risky.”

“We can’t do that.”

“It will be too much work.”

“There must be a reason why no one has done it before.”

“What evidence do you have that it will work?”

“There must be an easier way.”

“We’re too busy.”

“It’ll never fly.”

“It’s not my job.”

“That’s not the way we do things here.”

“We have other priorities.”

“That’s great, but who’s going do it?”

“Let’s table it for now.”

“Sorry, no budget for it.”

“It’s not my fault . . .”

“That’s not exactly what I had in mind.”

“The last person who tried something like that . . .”

“I like my idea much better.”

“Maybe next year.”

“Yeah, but . . .”

“No way.”

And there are nonverbal NOs, like rolling the eyes, sighing heavily, tapping fingers on the desk, looking at a watch, frowning, scowling, looking exasperated, and so on.

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Chapter Five. The Historicity of the Intelligibility of Ideal Significations and the Possibility of Actual History

Burt C. Hopkins Indiana University Press ePub

In the foregoing discussion we have indicated that for Klein the transcendental inquiry into the problem of the “intentional history” of the categorial formations of the significance making up an object’s identity “may reveal the essential necessity of its being subject to a history in the usual sense of the term.” That is to say, the transcendental inquiry into the intentional history of an object’s categorial unity may disclose an essential connection between the origin of this unity and its historical development within natural time. For Klein, “[h]istory, in the usual sense of the term, is not a matter-of-course attitude. The origin of history is itself a non-historical problem” (PHS, 72). This is the case because history in its usual sense is “the ‘story’ of a given ‘fact.’ ” Thus, the telling of any such story about the “fact” of the historical attitude will of necessity presuppose, rather than account for, the “historical attitude” that gives rise to the “telling of the telling” of the story of the historical origin of this attitude: “Whatever historical research might be required to solve it [i.e., the origin of history], it leads ultimately to a kind of inquiry which is beyond the scope of a historian.” Such research “may, indeed, lead back to the problem of inquiry, the problem of στορα as such, that is, to the very problem underlying Husserl’s concept of an ‘intentional history.’ ”34

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