This-essay is a8511061.htm which is available at the web-site www.essayz.com. See more notes at the bottom. Previous-Essay <== This-Essay ==> Following-Essay By-Months By-Years By-Words Webs of Like-&-Un-Like ESSAYS <==> Like-&-UN-Like This-One ========================================================== %BEHAVIORISM VS DIALOGUE SHARING EXPERIENCES-2 851106 Behaviorists have the attitude and belief that only behavior has meaning and that self referential statements about internal feelings, emotions, desires, intentions, beliefs and attitudes do not have sufficient meaning to be worthy of attention. It is thus meaningless for behaviorists to share their experiences of what it is like to be a behaviorist. Dialogue about subjective states of consciousness is absurd to a behaviorist that takes self's attitudes and beliefs seriously. Is self to regard one's own belief's and attitudes as worthy of attention; or is only one's own behavior worthy of one's own attention. Are reflexive observations about one's own self worthy of one's own time and attention? Is it meaningful to be "in touch" with one's own feelings, emotions, beliefs; or, should one ignore them in favor of watching only one's own behavior and interpreting its meaning objectively? Are intentions and ideals real? If they are not, is it possible to make a mistake? How can one make a mistake in attempting to fulfill one's own intentions and ideals if they are not real, worthy of attention? What that is real can intimate friends share if only behavior is meaningful? What is a meaningful focus of dialogue if it is taboo to share subjective states of consciousness? Is the taboo to avoid sharing subjective states of consciousness real; it is objective behavior? If the taboo is effective there is no objective behavior in violation of the taboo. What behavior then is the manifestation of the taboo? Is the absence of behavior a form of behavior? How is absence of behavior to be given meaning? If taboos are not real why do so many people behave as if they were real? Does the behavior of being reluctant to share intimate personal experiences mean anything? To what reality does the absence of such dialogue point? In what sense is it an absence apart from the sense that it does not fulfill a common human longing for connectedness. Is such longing real? Does it violate some taboo? (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in www.essayz.com Search for Integrity and Honesty (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================Lines beginning with a percent sign are KEYWORDS for use in ESSAY-System Searches. Their terminal digits are dates of writing in the format @yymmdd#, where @ = a means 99, @ = b means 20, and # = is a within-date essay-count. Links to date-adjacent essays are near page top & bottom.
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