Sunday, September 25, 2022

fulfilling enjoyment as (and for) better humanity



Flourishing as fulfilling enjoyment” (Sept. 23) is a detailed, long reading of a leading researcher’s (Alan S. Waterman’s) sense of recent decades’ research on “flourishing.”

The Sept. 24 follow up, “better self-enabling for better humanity we share” (much shorter) gathers all of my own themes from the first discussion and constellates that coherently (I hope).

My second discussion can be usefully read without reading my detailed dialogue with Waterman’s text, but the first is useful for understanding how the second emerged.


Saturday, September 10, 2022

whom are you?



The reality of multiple approaches to understanding a notion (named by a concept) may evince wondering [1] why one chooses one approach over another (if one does so: one is “best”?); [2] why there are multiple approaches (why the pluralism); and [3] how best to understand a convening of the plurality (modeling conceptual evolving?).

For example: identity.

Monday, September 05, 2022

a sense of self-differential integrity


Sept. 3

How might we better understand a highly flexible sense of oneself?

How might we best understand the academic appeal of such a question as realistically desirable?

Here’s another beginning: “thinking of ‘a diversity of selves’.”


Sept. 5

And the story continues: “more diversity of selves



Friday, August 26, 2022

summer 2022



Nothing new, but here I am. And gone again.


August 13

on not seeking followers

Happy trails.


July 30

I am enjoying myself—serious joy, developing themes offline (philological string theory?). Lots coming soon, but not yet.