Charles H. Carver

Anxious-Buddha: Becoming-Being (Essay)

May 16, 2016

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Charles' early work was heavily inspired by the French phenomenologist Maurice Merleau-Ponty. Merleau-Ponty sought to address the Behaviorists of his day by pointing out, (not least through the style of his expression), that the soil into which the actual perceptually lived experience anchored its roots was infinitely richer and more nourishing than the schematic models the scientific stance presents conceptually as-if standing outside the system. One of Merleau-Ponty's goals was to point out descriptively that all conceptual models fall short of describing consciousness by virtue of simply being conceptual— thereby presenting an object for a subject attending at arms length, the very same conceptual distance that lends itself to the 'objective' stance desired by science. More importantly however, our conceptual models simply neglect the fundamentally active and generative role of perceptual processes prior to conceptual re-presentation, at the level of the sentient body-organism.

Anxious-Buddha: Becoming-Being seeks to outline....

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