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Daoism warns us that all our concepts are cages.



Dr. Rick Schubert:


Published on Dec 21, 2012

Our ideas shape our lives. And none of our ideas shapes our lives more than our ideas of who we are, what philosophers call our "self-conceptions". Many of us struggle as adults to "find ourselves," to break free from our old, externally imposed self-conceptions and to arrive at new ones of our own choosing.

But Daoism, a classical Chinese philosophy, warns us that all our concepts are cages. They impose limitation, take our freedom, cloud our vision. Some cages are more pleasant than others. But we're better off being free.

Rick Schubert explains the Daoist path to freedom; how we can use concepts to move past concepts, how we can use our cages as things to stand on so we can get a better view.

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Education
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Dr. Rick Schubert: Concepts and Cages: Life Beyond the Limits of Ideas - at TEDxAmericanRiviera 2012 - YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbQXvLM6PxE



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