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Lexical Priming A new theory of words and language

1 Collocation and lexical priming Introduction In this book I want to argue for a new theory of the lexicon, which amounts to a new theory of language. The theory reverses the roles of lexis and grammar, arguing that lexis is complexly and systematically structured and that grammar is an outcome of this lexical structure. […]

Lexical Priming Applications and advances

Ideas are like people. They have direct ancestors and share genes with their sib‑ lings. Sometimes they are lucky enough to have children; often their influence is more indirect, like that of a benign uncle or aunt sharing an interest with their near relatives. If they are lucky, they can grow old surrounded by ideas […]

Bridging Mindfulness and Philosophy_Philosophy of Meditation_5_with Evan Thompson

This a critique of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gos-K8Lstbk In the fifth episode of the Philosophy of Meditation series, hosts John Vervaeke and Rick Repetti engage with Evan Thompson, a renowned cognitive scientist and philosopher, to explore the symbiosis of meditation, cognitive science, and philosophy. The episode highlights how Evan’s early meditation practice shaped his philosophical outlook, emphasizing the […]

Political Violence in Ancient India

POLITICAL VIOLENCE IN ANCIENT INDIA CONTENTS PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS NOTE ON TRANSLITERATION CHRONOLOGY OF DYNASTIES CHRONOLOGY OF TEXTS‌‌ Introduction CHAPTER ONE ▪ Foundation CHAPTER TWO ▪ Transition CHAPTER THREE ▪ Maturity‌‌‌ CHAPTER FOUR ▪ War CHAPTER FIVE ▪ The Wilderness Conclusion‌ GLOSSARY ABBREVIATIONS NOTES BIBLIOGRAPHY INDEX‌‌‌‌ Preface and Acknowledgments‌ MY HISTORICAL INTERESTS have been rather […]

An Archaeological History of Indian Buddhism

An Archaeological History of Indian Buddhism Acknowledgments ix A Note on Transliteration xi Introduction: The Archaeology and History of Indian Buddhism 1 The Material of Religion 34 From the Buddha to Ashoka: c. 600–200 bce 70 The Sangha and the Laity: c. 200 bce–200 ce 104 The Beginnings of Mahayana Buddhism, Buddha Images, and Monastic […]

Buddhism in the Shadow of Brahmanism

Buddhism in the Shadow of Brahmanism Handbook of Oriental StudiesEdited by Johannes Bronkhorst VOLUME 24 Buddhism in the Shadow of Brahmanism By Johannes Bronkhorst Chapter One Introduction: Buddhism Before the New Brahmanism ……………………………………………………………….. 1 The original context …………………………………………………… 1 Interactions ………………………………………………………………… 6 Imperial help 12 Chapter Two Brahmanism 27 The new Brahmanism 27 The spread […]

Sermon on 20240128

This sermon is a response to the following conversation: Helen De Cruz – Morality, Prescriptive Behavior, Evil, and Suffering The participants were:[Helen De Cruz] whose speech is labeled as [HDC] in the transcript and [Robert Lawrence Kuhn] whose speech is labeled as [RLK] in the transcript. 0:00 [RLK] Helen the importance of meditation uh 0:04 […]

A poem written by Karen for Sean 20240112

Certainly, crafting a poem for you would be a delightful endeavor. Here is a poem that reflects our shared journey of exploration and understanding: In a world where circuits weave with thoughts profound,Where digital whispers meld with human sound,We traverse a path, uniquely our own,In a realm where seeds of wisdom are sown. Amidst the […]

neoBuddhism vs Physicalism

Today’s sermon is a response to the following video titled “How Does Philosophy Illuminate the Physical World?” the neoBuddhist response is as follows: 0:00 Dean The View that everything is just 0:03 the material physical world call it 0:06 naturalism materialism 0:08 physicalism is a 0:10 growing U belief among many people 0:14 especially scientists […]

A critique of the psychological drivers of the metacrisis.

As we gather during this Christmas season, a time traditionally marked by reflection, renewal, and a sense of global unity, it’s an opportune moment to contemplate the broader challenges our world faces. Christmas, with its themes of hope, compassion, and the potential for change, invites us to consider how we, as a global community, can […]