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Grounding Discourse in Experience

When we are discussing "the Good", or language games, what are these discourses actually grounded in? It is just something that stops at a certain text that we all read, or are we required to really go all the way back and ground these discourses in a more basic way? If we can operate without a fully grounded discourse, why would we go through the effort to ground them?

In this meeting we will have an opportunity to consider what it is to ground a discourses in experience, and to compare discourses grounded in something else (science, religion, poetry, &c). There will be room to ask what a discourse is and why we engage in them.

(With the term 'discourse' I am tending towards the Greek word 'logos' which we can discuss in the meeting. It may be helpful for us to think bio-logy, anthropo-logy, physio-logy, &c, as all being primarily discourses rather than bodies of knowledge.)

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  • Edward W.

    Just discovered your group and your topic for tonight is intriguing. I hope it's Ok if I join the conversation late.....

    March 28, 2013

    • Brian

      absolutely!

      March 28, 2013

  • Ivan

    Maybe

    March 28, 2013

  • Adam

    Really wish I could make this one.

    March 27, 2013

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