Conversations For Transformation: Essays Inspired By The Ideas Of Werner Erhard

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Laurence Platt Video Interview IV

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September 23, 2020



This essay, Laurence Platt Video Interview IV, is the fourth in the quadrilogy The Laurence Platt Video Interviews:
  1. Laurence Platt Video Interview
  2. Laurence Platt Video Interview II
  3. Laurence Platt Video Interview III
  4. Laurence Platt Video Interview IV
in that order.

It was written at the same time as Present And Speaking.

I am indebted to Drew Kopp and to Howard Bashew and to Paul Naveau and to John Taylor who contributed material for this conversation.




Unlike the earlier three video interviews in The Laurence Platt Video Interviews quadrilogy in all three of which I'm the one being interviewed, in this latest one, Laurence Platt Video Interview IV, I have the extraordinary privilege of interviewing Drew Kopp, Associate Professor, Rowan University, and with Bruce Hyde, co-author of the incisive, unprecedented book that brings the work of Werner Erhard into dialogue with the thinking of Martin Heidegger,

•   SPEAKING BEING:
WERNER ERHARD, MARTIN HEIDEGGER
AND A NEW POSSIBILITY OF BEING HUMAN SPEAKING BEING:
WERNER ERHARD, MARTIN HEIDEGGER
AND A NEW POSSIBILITY OF BEING HUMAN

To create both a powerful and accurate context for your viewing, consider that it's not really an interview after all. What it is rather, is a Zoom  conversation between two friends that you're about to watch. Following the well-deserved success of SPEAKING BEING, Drew embarked on his next venture: a research project to determine what people who participate in Werner's work, realize - and he asked if he could interview me for it. I agreed. When we completed that interview, I considered posting it to my website. And that's when we both determined its content would not fit, given it matched a laboratory inquiry rather than a personable, empowering interview.

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Laurence Platt Video Interview IV
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That's when seeds were sown for another (this time, postable) interview, resulting in this wide-ranging conversation that begins with Drew's perfect question (it's the dream  opener actually, for any interviewer) "So, well, I mean what shall we talk about?".

The conversation which ensues has been edited down to forty eight minutes and twenty six seconds of engaging video.

With that introduction, here's your link for Laurence Platt Video Interview IV on Conversations For Transformation on YouTube:
      • Laurence Platt Video Interview IV
For your best viewing experience, you'll need a high speed connection to the internet. If you don't have a high speed connection to the internet, please e-mail me your request for this interview on CD.

Upon viewing it, you may notice (as a distinction) that this conversation with Drew could be deemed to be an ontological  conversation. Ontology covers the study of / the domain of being  of human being. Now I don't mean that this conversation is about  ontology. And if it had inadvertently devolved into that, it would have made it way too intellectual  for my liking. Rather you may notice it's a conversation in which two human beings, Drew and I, are sharing our direct experience of the material  with each other. So it's ontological because it's us, two human beings having this conversation, sharing ontologically, not  it's ontological because it's about ontology.



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