Friday, January 14, 2005

Why to not get a PhD...

...because you'll start sounding like this:

Following Heigedder, truth for Gadamer is historical; that is, truth is truth only to a human being situated in time and place: “Being itself is an event of truth.” This commitment to the Husserlian-Heideggerian line of phenomenology leads Gadamer to adopt Husserl’s concept of “horizon” as a metaphor for the “flow of experience” that constitutes the human “temporality of consciousness.” The concept of horizon, then, both opens and delimits the human experience; on the one hand, the human is bounded by her situatedness and thus can only see so far beyond herself, yet on the other hand, she is not blind to possibilities of understanding other than her own. That is, the human being – the experience of Dasein – is both liberating and limiting, and the concept of “horizon” explains this dialectical existence.


8 Comments:

Blogger Fajita said...

Following Gilligan, truth for The Skipper is historical; that is, truth is truth only to a human being situated in time and place (such as, on the island): “Being itself is an event of truth.” This commitment to the Mary Ann-Gilliganian line of phenomenology leads The Skipper to adopt Mary Ann’s concept of “getting rescued” as a metaphor for the “unexpressed feminine side” that constitutes his “temporality of consciousness as a male.” The concept of horizon, then, both opens and delimits the Skipper’s experience; on the one hand, he is bounded by his situatedness as a fat white guy and thus can only see so far beyond himself, yet on the other hand, he is not blind to possibilities of understanding that he may be a woman trapped in a man’s fat, white body. That is, the human being – the experience of Dasein – is both liberating and limiting, and the concept of “horizon” explains this dialectical existence.

8:39 PM  
Blogger RobeFRe said...

F.B. Meyer, London born and Brighton College educated missionary, once asked the captain of his late night passage across the Irish Sea how he knew where to guide his ship. The captain pointed out three lights on the horizon and indicated when the three are one then the ship is headed correctly.
Meyer later extrapolated that aligning Inspiration with human experience through the Written Word, determined the relevance of ministry.

Kennedy, Peter w/Colby, Brenda and Espinosa, Lorraine, From Generation to Generation-Devotional Thoughts Drawn from the Past-day 250, Uhrichville, Ohio: Barbour Publishing Inc. 1998.

11:47 PM  
Blogger RobeFRe said...

F.B. Meyer, London born and Brighton College educated missionary, once asked the captain of his late night passage across the Irish Sea how he knew where to guide his ship. The captain pointed out three lights on the horizon and indicated when the three are one then the ship is headed correctly.
Meyer later extrapolated that aligning Inspiration with human experience through the Written Word, determined the relevance of ministry.(my words)

not quite phd lingo but I found this interesting analogy here

Kennedy, Peter with Colby, Brenda and Espinosa, Lorraine, From Generation to Generation-Devotional Thoughts Drawn from the Past-day 250, Uhrichville, Ohio: Barbour Publishing Inc. 1998.

11:56 PM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

1. Why would I aspire to this?
2. One could argue that such phd musings have an analogy in the construction debris I once saw in the corner of a Philadelphia art museum. Roped off with yellow 'caution' tape, I was left to wonder, "is this modern art or is it construction debris?"
3. Thank God for those who can see the forest despite the trees.
4. Do the lovable morons I teach understand me any better than I understand what was written?

6:44 AM  
Blogger Anastasia said...

I was confused by that first comment, because when I saw the name gilligan, I assumed you meant Carol Gilligan...you know....she's done important work on the ethic of care that pertains to the gender and the psychology of religion....of course, that's what you must have meant.

yeah. sitcom. what?

And that is why no one should get a phd. For more reasons, visit my blog.

11:56 AM  
Blogger Fajita said...

Anastasia, you make me smile. You caught my linkage between the lunacy of pop culture and the lunacy of academia. Thanks.

12:22 PM  
Blogger dave p said...

Or...

just don't get a Ph.D. in theology. Opt for engineering instead... ;)

9:41 PM  
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