Philip K. Dick: Schizophrenia and the I Ching

The Secret is well hidden. Probably for our own protection. Throughout the centuries, those who sought the Secret through mental, physical, or chemical means were warned of the dangers. Most never reached the mountaintop. There’s a Pink Floyd lyric: “You reached for the secret too soon, you cried for the moon.” Poor Syd.  There’s a Netflix … More Philip K. Dick: Schizophrenia and the I Ching

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Language and thought: are they the same? ppe#6 (part 1)

Are language and thought one and the same? Can we only know reality through the medium of language? Donald Fagen, one of the geniuses behind Steely Dan, in his autobiography Elegant Hipsters, traces entire subcultures spawned by Count Korzybski’s General Semantics. The basic idea of the book is succinctly summarized by Steven Pinker in The Language Instinct: “General … More Language and thought: are they the same? ppe#6 (part 1)