Sunday, September 25, 2022
“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.
-- gary e. davis --- 7:05 PM
Saturday, September 10, 2022
The reality of multiple approaches to understanding a notion (named by a concept) may evince wondering  why one chooses one approach over another (if one does so: one is “best”?);  why there are multiple approaches (why the pluralism); and  how best to understand a convening of the plurality (modeling conceptual evolving?).
For example: identity.
-- gary e. davis --- 2:23 PM
Monday, September 05, 2022
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’.”
And the story continues: “more diversity of selves”
-- gary e. davis --- 2:25 PM