Jul. 11th, 2008

Vocabulary

Jul. 11th, 2008 10:51 pm
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Hintergedanke

HINTERGEDANKE: NAGGING UNCONSCIOUS THOUGHT, ESP. ONE THAT UPSETS THE EQUILIBRIUM OF DOMINANT PERSPECTIVES OR WORLDVIEWS; THE ULTERIOR MOTIVE; THE HIDDEN SAYING. HINTERGEDENKEN: THINKING AGAINST, ESP. AGAINST THE ‘APPARENTLY SO’, THE ‘JUST-SO’ AND, ON OCCASION EVEN ‘THE GIVEN’; CHARACTERIZED BY “PLAYFULNESS, TROUBLESOME MEDDLING, ENLIGHTENED REVELATIONS, CONTRARINESS, AND ALL THE HAPPY INDETERMINABILITY OF THE ABYSS.” THE RIGHT FLY IN THE RIGHT OINTMENT.

 

(Excellent word discovery made whilst listening to Alan Watts "Out of Your Mind" on my iPod)

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