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By Joseph Vining

This can be superbly written publication, composed of brief pensées or insights on an stunning variety of issues from language to track to arithmetic, all introduced into a few revealing and suprising reference to the best way legal professionals imagine and pay attention and speak after they are performing in overall solid religion. way more attention-grabbing than a non-lawyer may perhaps ever have imagined. Lyrical, profound, enlightening.

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Both are necessary. In a world where life and time pass, the observer must act and must construct the beauty the observer sees. But she does so on the presupposition that it is there. She seeks to transcend herself. She gives herself life as she gives it life; it gives her life she does not have without it. It cannot be reduced to her and her circumstances. Are you pressed on the reality of beauty only if you must do something to another or act on your view, only if a moral question is raised? But you must act, even in the absence of another, even in deepest privacy, to look and to pay attention.

The prediction, the ultimate hope, the cause for cosmic optimism, is that complex organization, life, that which we are, will not die. The final suggestion is that as complex organization fills the universe it reveals that it is God, and that we are the beginning of God to be. All in this view of the world and ourselves flows from the reduction of all to process and pattern, the first step in scientific thinking, and from the associated reduction of saying to doing. Everything depends upon these two assumptions, that the person or self can be collapsed into pattern and process, and that saying can be equated to doing or “behavior,” permitting observation from the outside.

The prediction, the ultimate hope, the cause for cosmic optimism, is that complex organization, life, that which we are, will not die. The final suggestion is that as complex organization fills the universe it reveals that it is God, and that we are the beginning of God to be. All in this view of the world and ourselves flows from the reduction of all to process and pattern, the first step in scientific thinking, and from the associated reduction of saying to doing. Everything depends upon these two assumptions, that the person or self can be collapsed into pattern and process, and that saying can be equated to doing or “behavior,” permitting observation from the outside.

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