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American poet Ezra Pound wrote a letter on 6 February 1940 inviting American philosopher George Santayana to join poet T. S. Eliot and himself in writing "a volume . . . on the Ideal University, or The Proper Curriculum, or how it would be possible to educate and/or (mostly or) civilize the university stewd-dent"
(Pound 1951, 338)

" Santayana declined the invitation and claimed to have no ideas on the subject of education. Participation would have been morally impossible, he wrote, because unlike Pound and Eliot, he was "cynically content to let people educate or neglect themselves as they may prefer"

" Skepticism, wrote Santayana, is an exercise not a life.
It eradicates prejudices including those that declare knowledge must be literal and certain.
We cannot live with such a conception of knowledge, and we do not.
Actual living is impervious to skepticism and can discount its philosophical products.
This counter to skepticism Santayana called animal faith: "a faith not founded on reason but precipitated in action, and in that intent, which is virtual action, involved in perception"
It does not eliminate skepticism rather it restores the roots of actual life after their denial by modern epistemology. "

" Fenollosa demonstrated how the Chinese ideogram discourages abstraction and can bring "language close to things" (Pound 1920, 367). The pictographic nature of the Chinese language as well as its reliance on verbs maintains a direct connection between language and nature. By contrast, European logic isolates and abstracts ideas likes bricks "baked into little hard units or concepts" .
The abstract character of the system cannot represent change or growth or handle interaction. But the lessons of the ideogram can be applied to English: Fenollosa wrote,

"we must use words highly charged, words whose vital suggestion shall interplay as nature interplays. Sentences must be like the mingling of the fringes of feathered banners, or as the colors of many flowers blended into the single sheen of a meadow"

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'probabilist says:
That was indeed a lucky girl.

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Posted on Oct 25, 2012 11:40:14 PM PDT
'probabilist says:
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1 The words of the Teacher,
[a] son of David, king in Jerusalem:
2 "Meaningless! Meaningless!"
says the Teacher.
"Utterly meaningless!
Everything is meaningless."
3 What do people gain from all their labors
at which they toil under the sun?
4 Generations come and generations go,
but the earth remains forever.
5 The sun rises and the sun sets,
and hurries back to where it rises.
6 The wind blows to the south
and turns to the north;
round and round it goes,
ever returning on its course.
7 All streams flow into the sea,
yet the sea is never full.
To the place the streams come from,
there they return again.
8 All things are wearisome,
more than one can say.
The eye never has enough of seeing,
nor the ear its fill of hearing.
9 What has been will be again,
what has been done will be done again;
there is nothing new under the sun.
10 Is there anything of which one can say,
"Look! This is something new"?
It was here already, long ago;
it was here before our time.
11 No one remembers the former generations,
and even those yet to come
will not be remembered
by those who follow them.
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Ecclesiastes 3:1-11 (NIV)

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 25, 2012 11:41:18 PM PDT
'probabilist says:
Are you familiar with Woody Allen's later romantic life?

,.-)

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'probabilist says:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woody_Allen#Marriages_and_romantic_relationships

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