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Four Arrows, a colleague and friend, and sacred warrior, sent me this link to an article where he talks about the Indigenous way of courage and fearlessness, and its relevance to an upcoming resistance action at Standing Rock, ND, where Veterans for Peace and other activists are standing with the Indigenous people who are challenging the Dakota Pipeline transgressions on their territory.

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My Experience in the Bhutanese Diaspora: Fearism

The following reflections come from my recent experience living with the Bhutanese community in Dallas/Forth Worth, TX for the 2.5 days (Nov. 24-26, 2016). Upon an invitation to speak as a guest about the philosophy of fearism and its implications for their diasporic community development, art and literature and general literary criticism in regard to the Oriental (East) and Occidental (West) complementarity and contestations, I immersed myself by living with some of the organizers and…

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Dancing With Shelagh Rogers on CBC Radio: 18 Minutes for Fearology

The following is the transcribed text of a live 18 minute long interview I had, invited by CBC Radio Sounds Like Canada program with host (the illustrious and famous) Shelagh Rogers, June 10, 2004. Brief Context Before the Interview I got up early in the morning to make it downtown through the busy workday traffic to be a little early for my first interview (possibly my last?) on national radio regarding fearology. As I was first offered a coffee by the CBC staff and refused, I had to use the…

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FMning Blog Index (Titles by RMF) 2015- Sep. 15, 2016

After In Search of Fearlessness's Rise (1989)... Excerpt Posted by R.Michael Fisher on March 18, 2015 at 11:42am "Fearlessness" Blamed by W. Scientists for Increased Suicide Posted by R.Michael Fisher on April 4, 2015 at 10:53pm E-W Dialogue on Fear With Desh Subba Posted by R.Michael Fisher on April 18, 2015 at 6:31am Fear: Across the Disciplines -- My Book Review Posted by R.Michael Fisher on April 18, 2015 at 6:38am Post-ISOF (Calgary) Small Group Reconnects Posted by R.Michael Fisher on…

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Conflictwork 101: Neo-Conflict Theory and My Graduate Years

Conflictwork 101: Neo-Conflict Theory and My Graduate Years  I would love some day to have a thoroughgoing and nuanced conversation on the nature and role of conflict. At age 47, in my masters degree (1998-2000) in Adult Education, at the Faculty of Education, UBC, I took it upon myself to deconstruct and reconstruct some major fault-line I was picking up in reading critical theory and critical pedagogy and the rise of criticality in the academy around everything. I loved these challenging and…

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A Foucauldian Interpretation of 'Fear': Role of Philosophy

This blog is somewhat (not all) heavy technical and philosophical stuff for most people. I welcome you to join the conversation. What if the very term "fear" was really not the best term to use for the phenomenon that is under investigation? What if Defense Intelligences (DI, for short) is the better, less polluted term? Therein my friends is a little controversial opening to consider...  I've put out a few forum ideas on the FM ning over the past year, and mentioned in one that I'd love to…

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This is the first book, edited by historians of emotion (fear), I know, that really takes on the challenge of interdisciplinarity when it comes to the problem of knowing fear. Highly recommend: Lazier, B., and Plamper, J. (2012) (Ed.). Fear: Across…
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Scott, Danny, Pamela and 3 more joined Fearlessness Movement
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R.Michael Fisher posted a blog post
Figure 1  Basic Curriculum Design for a Philosophy of Fearism
[Note: I have attached a curiculum%20fearlessness.mp3 sound file of myself reading this blog]
The above Figure 1 is my first attempt to take a piece of philosophy of fearism text (e.g., D…
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R.Michael Fisher posted a photo
At the recent conference in Texas, of the Bhutanese Global Literary Organization, Desh Subba and I spent two and half days talking off and on, and we exchanged giving each other our books. He gave me his 2015 novel, first he has had translated into…
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Four Arrows, a colleague and friend, and sacred warrior, sent me this link to an article where he talks about the Indigenous way of courage and fearlessness, and its relevance to an upcoming resistance action at Standing Rock, ND, where Veterans for…
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R.Michael Fisher commented on Durwin B. Foster's blog post Relevant link
"Thanks Durwin for this link. I scanned the front page and it certainly is fascinating to see the scholarship and seriousness going on today around this topic. Yes, I have always been part of the criticism around how "news" (in particular) is so abso…"
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R.Michael Fisher posted a blog post
The following reflections come from my recent experience living with the Bhutanese community in Dallas/Forth Worth, TX for the 2.5 days (Nov. 24-26, 2016). Upon an invitation to speak as a guest about the philosophy of fearism and its implications f…
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R.Michael Fisher posted a blog post
I am not prematurely judging, but only taken caution as facilitator and manager of FMning, but it may be that some members at times sign-up for reasons not in synch with the FM mission, but more want to advertise their businesses. This is a common p…
Nov 22
R.Michael Fisher commented on R.Michael Fisher's blog post Post-2016 Election: Interview with Dr. Barbara Bickel
"Here are a handful more responses to the interview, again, keeping them anonymous:
Thanks. I've been wondering how everyone has been handling the election. It is indeed a big shake up.
Read the interview with interest, empathy, and general agreement…"
Nov 22
ClayAnderson commented on Desh Subba's blog post Writer’s Digest Philosophy of Fearism Book commentary
"You will never think the task of writing a essay uninteresting once you have tackled an interested particular topic. Go through a few sample essays if doubtful about how you should keep. A good grade is ensured with an interesting topic and your fac…"
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ClayAnderson is now a member of Fearlessness Movement
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pic of Four Arrows, working as a medic, at the Standing Rock protests this fall, 2016
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