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Wit(h)nessing The Birth of a New Movement in the Contemporary Arts of the East

 It has been a fascinating role for me, a Westerner to witness the birthing of a new movement of thought and creativity coming out of the far East.

 Philosophy of Fearism, is an underlying meaning frame and philosophical stance on what can be called a literary phenomena or new movement, that of Fearism; they are two expressions, arising out of the literary community of Nepal…

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How We Talk About Fear is Everything

I am taking a fearanalysis perspective to challenge the ways we talk (or write and teach) about fear. This is embedded in an underlying context of a philosophy of fearism (Subba, Fisher) and thus is more philosophical than psychological. I'm currently writing a journal article introducing fearanalysis as a critical methodology for cultural studies and education.[1]  A small section of the article lays out a minimum of nine precepts one would have to in whole or part…

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New Dialogue with Desh Subba (1)

I hope to make a series of these dialogues with Desh Subba (living in Hong Kong), as we email exchange and co-author work on the Philosophy of Fearism. This dialogue I shaped and led as a kind of interview. Enjoy, -M.

Desh Subba and R. Michael Fisher in Conversation on:

 

            FEAROLOGY, FEARIATRY, FEARANALYSIS [1]:

                  Three Pillars[2] of a Philosophy of Fearism

 M (Michael):…

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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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Education, Bicycle and Divorce

[Before I share my dream from last night, which so well reflects my deep long contentious relationship with the field of Education in W. society (and my sense of marginalization);  I'll premise this with the other factor of 'me and my bike' (i.e., bicycle) which I have been pedaling since I was a kid--not the same bike of course, but I am close to my bikes and the art of bicycling without being dependent on CO2 dependent non-renewable oil reserves... as well, you ought to know probably my…

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Role of Integral Philosophy (Theory)- Ken Wilber et al.

There is no doubt that my own emerging philosophy of fearlessness for 26 years now has been undergirded by Ken Wilber's integral philosophy and theory. I best come out and say that for those of you interested. Now, with the merging of my philosophy of fearlessness into a co-project of a philosophy of fearism (with Desh Subba et al.) it is going to be important to have integral philosophy and theory (especially, a la Wilber) kept alive and working in what emerges. Desh Subba has not read Wilber…

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I made this map of what could be major fear-forms (patterns) that are valued collectively and individually based on the findings of the research on v-memes (value memes) following Don Beck's work especially on Spiral Dynamics (Integral) Theory which…
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"DESH SUBBA:
THE PROPOUNDER OF
‘PHILOSOPHY OF FEARISM’
 
Dhaneswar Engti

Desh Subba, Philosopher, Novelist and Poet from Hong Kong to Rangsina Sarpo Auditorium Hall, Lorulangso, Diphu
 
 
                    It was a memorable day for the people Ka…"
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"Dear Michael ! 
I am trying to bring up all books in English but not possible. How many can trying. Thank you. "
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Wit(h)nessing The Birth of a New Movement in the Contemporary Arts of the East
 It has been a fascinating role for me, a Westerner to witness the birthing of a new movement of thought and creativity coming out of the far East.
 Philosophy of Fearism…
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"Desh,
I've been wondering when I could find a list of all these 19 books. It would be good to create a proper scholarly format for these as "References" and state their full language they are written in, and if translators are involved their names.…"
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"19 Books on “Philosophy of ‪#‎Fearism‬”; 13 books published and 6 books are on process. Names of books - "Philosophy of Fearism" 1. Tapu (Magazine)-First announce Fearism 2005 edited by Desh Subba2. Aadibashi Novel (Nepali)- Fearism Novel 2007-Desh…"
Aug 20
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"Is life directed and controlled by fear?
-GyanBahadur Chhetri, Assam, India, Sahitya Academy Member,( Article published in popular News paper of Assam, India)  
(17 Jul) Guwahati, July 17 -- It is seen that human life is greatly influenced by fear.…"
Aug 20
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Here's mash-up poster I created today in photoshop, with some of my art thinly vieled on top of this photo I found in a magaz. and then I added the text
Aug 18
R.Michael Fisher replied to R.Michael Fisher's discussion Conflictwork 101: Neo-Conflict Theory and My Graduate Years
"I mention in the first post here about the problematic of "too" much criticality and not enough good conflictwork that necessarily goes together with that criticality--I meant that is not only an issue for the academy but everywhere in socieities--a…"
Aug 17
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Veronika (a new member) has stirred up my interest in movies, based on her post a few days ago. I found this mash-up poster I put together a few years ago as a kind of celebration of gratitude to the artists/filmmakers who wrote and created these th…
Aug 16
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"May you or some one could post a few Trekky quotes, my computer doesn't play linked videos right now, it's old and needs to go eventually)... hey, I did find a few quotes from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" tv series... here's just one (from "Nightmares…"
Aug 16
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This extract is from a speech Michael Jackson gave on top of a car roof in "The Michael Jackson Story: Man in the Mirror" (2004) film.
Aug 16
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I am taking a fearanalysis perspective to challenge the ways we talk (or write and teach) about fear. This is embedded in an underlying context of a philosophy of fearism (Subba, Fisher) and thus is more philosophical than psychological. I'm current…
Aug 16
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"Hi Veronika,
Unfortunately, I agree completely. I guess we have to find 'rare' exceptions to the general trend and support them and study how they keep the "culture of fear" at-bay, more or less. Oh, I love watching movies too, thanks for the leads.…"
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