Radicality for Reality

Wrapping Up the Series

Hey there, it’s been a while! My intention with this series was to write one post a month until I covered a tidy set of pertinent “x-ality for Reality” themes. Clearly, that did not happen. Apologies. My time and attention was co-opted these past months. But I’m back to address the remaining themes in one …

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Conceptuality for Reality: Languaging Ourselves into a New Way of Being

“I broke my arm.” In English, we can say weird things like this. In many languages, however, “you couldn’t use that construction unless you are a lunatic,” says cognitive scientist, Lera Boroditsky in her popular TED talk, How Language Shapes the Way We Think. Language has consequences beyond just how we say things. It influences …

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Mentality for Reality: Re-Thinking “Human-Environment Relations”

To say that humans are part of a larger environment is a very banal observation. Or more accurately, “it would be a banal observation if so many people did not constantly fail to register this simple state of affairs,” as Norbert Elias observed about the idea that individuals are part of a larger social whole …

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Positionality for Reality: Getting Ourselves Oriented

Orientation refers to the relative position of something or someone. To be properly oriented in the world of ordinary reality, then, is to have a sound sense of where you fit in the bigger picture relative to other beings, objects, and processes. Proper orientation is essential for being able to move in one’s intended direction. …

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