Creative Experience

Longmans, Green and Company, 1924 - 303 páginas

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Página 300 - What people often mean by getting rid of conflict is getting rid of diversity, and it is of the utmost importance that these should not be considered the same. We may wish to abolish conflict, but we cannot get rid of diversity. We must face life as it is and understand that diversity is its most essential feature. . . . Fear of difference is dread of life itself. It is possible to conceive conflict as not necessarily a...
Página xiii - Our task is not to learn where to place power; it is how to develop power. . . . Genuine power can only be grown, it will slip from every arbitrary hand that grasps it; for genuine power is not coercive control, but coactive control. Coercive power is the curse of the universe; coactive power, the enrichment and advancement of every human soul.
Página 114 - Such processes as secretion, absorption, growth, nervous excitation, muscular contraction, were treated formerly as if each was an isolable physical or chemical process, instead of being what it is, one side of a many-sided metabolic activity of which the different sides are indissolubly associated.
Página 224 - Cf. Creative Experience, pp. 224-5: "The most essential thing to remember about government is that control must be generated by the activity which is to be controlled. Therefore in industry, in co-operative undertakings, in government, control must begin as far back in the process as possible, else — to use the language of an earlier chapter — we shall have power-over instead of powerwith. Joint action must know its source.
Página 62 - I never react to you but to you-plus-me; or to be more accurate, it is I-plus-you reacting to youplus-me. "I" can never influence "you" because you have already influenced me; that is, in the very process of meeting, by the very process of meeting, we both become something different. It begins even before we meet, in the anticipation of meeting.
Página 66 - ... metabolism, or endogenous, or exogenous stimuli, it compels the projicient sensori-motor apparatus to so adjust the receptors in the environment as to acquire stimuli having the capacity to produce adequate postural readjustments in the autonomic apparatus. In this manner, only, the disturbance of function may be neutralized. The constant tendency of the autonomic apparatus is to so organize the projicient apparatus into a means as to acquire a maximum of affective gratification with a minimum...
Página 35 - Every one instinctively recognizes that in these days the justification of a law for us cannot be found in the fact that our fathers always have followed it. It must be found in some help which the law brings toward reaching a social end which the governing power of the community has made up its mind that it wants.
Página 163 - Whoever advocates compromise abandons the individual : the individual is to give up part of himself in order that some action may take place. The integrity, of the individual is preserved only through integration — and the similarity in these words is not insignificant.
Página 126 - An individual possesses intelligence in so far as he has learned, or can learn, to adjust himself to his environment.
Página xiv - ... solidarity with his fellows, while on the other hand the exercise of his social duties and privileges advances his highest and purest individuality.58 Mary Follett searched for "a method by which the full integrity of the individual shall be one with social progress." 59 She preferred to think of "individual" and "social" rather as the "short view

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