Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Bibliography of Phenomenological Nursing

I stumbled across this Alphabetical Bibliography of Phenomenological Nursing this morning, and thought it might be of interest to some in the group.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Hello from Janice

Hi, Pete, and everyone, thanks for getting this going! I'm back in the hot desert but we are having our exciting annual monsoons. Nice to get to know everyone. Is anybody publishing, utilizing what we learned recently? I'm revising a grant proposal that is testing an intervention...looking for a way to add hermeneutics! Take care, Janice
Janice D. Crist, RN, PhD
Associate Professor
ENCASA Research Project
College of Nursing, The University of Arizona
PO Box 210203, Tucson, AZ 85721-0203

Thursday, July 3, 2008

New Statesman reviews The Visitor

Music gathers.
[Walter] starts hanging out and learning the djembe with Tarek, who presents him with a Fela Kuti CD. A corny touch, you might think, just like the moment when Zainab gives Walter a funky African bracelet, but McCarthy gets much mileage out of it. Kuti's music starts jostling for space on the soundtrack with the film's genteel piano score (by Jan A P Kaczmarek), reflecting the influence that Tarek is having on Walter. And it's somehow perfect that we discover Tarek has also sent a CD to his beloved mother, Mouna (Hiam Abbass) - it's the cast recording of The Phantom of the Opera, which he picked out to give her a taste of his new neighbourhood.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

The In-between, with Aus-einandersetzung

I found this in Introduction to Metaphysics, P. 65.

Heidegger first gives his translation of Heraclitus fragment 53.
Confrontation [πόλεμος, polemos] is indeed for all (that comes to presence) the sire (who lets emerge), but (also) for all the preserver that holds sway. For it lets some appear as gods, others as human beings, some it produces (sets forth) as slaves, but others as the free.
The polemos named here is a strife that holds sway before everything divine and human, not war in the human sense. As Heraclitus thinks it, struggle first and foremost allows position and status and rank to establish themselves in coming to presence. In such a stepping apart, clefts, intervals, distances, and joints open themselves up. In con-frontation [Aus-einandersetzung], world comes to be. Confrontation does not divide unity, much less destroy it. It builds unity; it is the gathering (logos). Polemos and logos are the same.
Between x and y, aparting and gathering, the De-cision, Dissociating Exposition (Mindfulness, 15).

I don't think the sway in the passage is the wesen sway, of Contributions and Mindfulness, but "holds sways" as in prevails.

Friday, June 27, 2008

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