Binary Opposition

Western civilization is largely predicated on the concept of binary opposition or "pairs of opposites." A binary opposition is a pair or related concepts that are opposite in meaning. These dualities are fundamental structures through which we interpret our experience. Here are a few that you might have encountered or experienced personally: West/EastNorth/SouthMale/FemaleWhite/BlackWhite collar/Blue collar …

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A Cure for Superficiality

“Democracy needs to be reborn in each generation and education is its midwife.” ~ John Dewey, Twentieth Century Education Theorist A friend of mine recommended New York Times columnist David Brooks' recent TED presentation to me yesterday (David Brooks: The Social Animal) and after having listened to it I am pleased to pass it along …

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