Re: Promise???

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Posted by Julia from ( on Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 1:41PM :

In Reply to: Promise??? posted by panch from ( on Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 1:07PM :

+++Is that how you read...sentences and the number and detailed FACTS? Life doesn't reveal itself in a textbok or by the numbers...oh never mind.

Now we're getting somewhere....
Some people prefer to study the parts of a unit rather than the whole of the unit...

Some people prefer to study the whole rather than the individual component parts...

Only a fool will think that one methodology precludes the other. To understand the brain is to understand synapses, neurotransmitters, and neuroglia. But it doesn't end there...because an understanding of individual component parts of the brain makes little sense if you don't try to understand the holistic operations of the brain....

You tend to see the world divided into many big parts: oppressors versus oppressed, Christians against Muslims, men against party versus the labor party. In doing so you may fail to see that not everyone is part of your colorful caricatures of the world. You forget to see that the big parts of the world are made up of many nonidentical subparts....all muslims are not good , like all christians are not good. All men are not bad...and all women are not bad...

you fail to see the plurality of interests, the plurality of sources that shape human identity. I'm not merely a woman oppressed by men. Third world countries are not merely oppressed by capitalists. Human systems are simply more complex for you to reduce them to some kind of typology or categorical assumptions. You remind me of a cold warrior who sees the world in a pro soviet or pro US manner...forgetting that such an oversimplification is just that, an oversimplification....


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