Thinking for someone else
What happens when one thinks
for someone else?
We continuously do so and we cannot
just stop it, but perhaps there is more to it than we think. When we,
consciously or not, pour out our ideas and well-meant plans over other
these may get hurt because of that. And if we note that, it’s
Indeed, we have the best intentions, don’t we?
The philosopher Levinas talks extensively about this sobering
considers it to be a source of reflection and of mental growth. If the
with someone else’s grief about our actions triggers the question ‘What
doing?’ or ‘Do I go too far?’, then we may be on the track of one of
spots or illusions, Levinas says.
The workshop investigates the
question when our thinking blinds us, and which confrontations help us
conscious of that blinding. Proceeding along that path Naud van der Ven
how Levinas’s thought can be translated to daily life.
See for a possible reaction to the workshop Something
Time: one-and-a-half to
three to seven
150,- per person
Naud van der Ven, The Shame of Reason in Organizational Change
- A Levinasian Perspective. Dordrecht: Springer,