“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris


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Bethe said...

Aggregator. . . There is this Theravada Buddhist philosophy of the five aggregates, all of which encompass an individual's moment-to-moment experiences (Form, Feeling, Perception, Formations, and Consciousness) but yet are "Not Self". Each of the PhD "aggregates" here are so valuable for the process and remind me that Ph.D. is valuable process by importantly "Not Self."

Sending my students here! Thank you.

P.S. Took five tries to pass the visual image "I'm not a robot" test. Edges of a sign bled into two "wrong" boxes. This is what Ph.D. did to me. KISS works everywhere but school, especially on tests.

Unknown said...

Thank you Professor Morton,

These are straight forward, realistic and productive words of advice and directions on the notion of PhD and the perceptions students have on PhD study.
Thank you again. This was a very eye opening experience reading them.