Category: Epistemology

The content of this site is based on three decades of clinical anthropological (ethnographic) fieldwork in three synchronic processes of knowledge production:
a) ten years clinical psychiatry and youth care among (troubled/troubling) young men/families.
b) educational settings to transfer/test/validate the concepts/insights/models developed from these clinical practices
c) four decades of deep literature research looking for concepts fitted to re-present the processes/patterns of young men, their families, communities and other systems (schools/asylums/juvenile prisons.

(this is a seminal post of this morning in ‘Sankofa‘ systemic thinking by First Nation activist Winona LaDuke. Source ‘Humans and Nature’ see HERE) By: Winona LaDuke How long are you going to let others determine the future for your …

How to Be Better Ancestors? Read More »

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Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch.

“If I could tell you what it meant, there would be no point in dancing it” This quote of the famous dancer Isadora Duncan is of importance for ‘selfreflecting’ (Western) academics and scientists. It was used by Gregory Bateson to …

If I could say it, I wouldn’t have to dance it, would I? Read More »

What does Gregory Bateson means in his analysis with a ‘cybernetics system’ ….Morris Berman in his ‘The Reenchantment of the World‘ (1984) writes: …Another way of stating it might be to say that the system is self-corrective in the direction …

What is a (cybernetic) system? Read More »

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My teacher, and mental-spiritual-martial art mentor, dr. Ronald ‘Back Horse’ Chavers taught me, between 1980 and 1990, a lot of stuff. Among the most memorable were: ‘systematically getting lost‘ (in order to discover new things) and ‘systematic improvization’ (all human …

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‘JE ZIET HET PAS ALS JE HET DOOR HEBT’ (Johan Cruijff; voetballer en artiest) Onlangs (mei 2016) vroeg een therapeute/student in de 1-jarige opleiding transculturele systeem benadering van het Marjon Arends Instituut Amsterdam, om iets meer te vertellen over ‘handelend …

Cirkelend ‘terugploegend’ leren Read More »