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  •  Context affecting meaning worth musing on? (1+ / 0-)
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    In the sphere of action things are rationally evident chiefly when we attain a completely clear intellectual grasp of the action-elements in their intended context of meaning. Empathic or appreciative accuracy is attained when, through sympathetic participation, we can adequately grasp the emotional context in which the action took place. [math stuff snipped] In the same way we also understand what a person is doing when he tries to achieve certain ends by choosing appropriate means on the basis of the facts of the situation as experience has accustomed us to interpret them.

    The Methodological Foundations of Sociology

    I'm big on the idea, from linguistics.
    •  All true (3+ / 0-)
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      Garrett, sewaneepat, Larsstephens

      But that said, I really don't think I have taken her too far out of context.  She really did endorse Obama, she really did use those words, and she really does continue to support damn near all of his agenda (less a few appointees if I remember correctly).

      My point is not that we all need to agree with her 100%, my only point is that apologist and other similar terms are being thrown around for saying things that progressive heroes are saying.  I don't think I have unfairly made that argument.

      "Empty vessels make the loudest sound, they have the least wit and are the greatest blabbers" Plato

      by Empty Vessel on Sun Aug 04, 2013 at 02:31:39 PM PDT

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      •  People are starting to feel sorry for other people (1+ / 0-)
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        and stuff over there.

        Based on the facts of the situation as experience has accustomed me to interpret them, I'm not taking that literal.

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