Life Lessons from Bergson

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My dogears from Michael Foley’s excellent “Life Lessons from Bergson” Time “Time” is now the most-used noun in English, whereas many primitive peoples, for instance the Amondawa tribe of the Amazon and the Australian Aborigines do not have a word for it. (p.24) Chance The corollary of predictability as comfort is randomness as threat … We would almost rather accept … Read More

WIlliam James, Psychology & Teaching

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I’ve been thinking about brain research and teaching again, specifically in the light of an article about the seductive allure of neuroscience. I’d felt at a bit of a dead-end. My gut feeling was that there was a lot to learn from cognitive science, but I was (and am) very aware that I’m a very poor layman when it comes … Read More