In asking Ray to construe what is important about PCP for him by selecting some buttons, he came up with a different and interesting perspective. It very much represents what I have valued so much about Ray’s teaching and influence on my work … raising questions and getting me to think about things in different ways. PCP is a wonderful and creative theory but the way it is used is very important too. This is a short but typically a very rich exchange.
Practical, tied up and inward-looking vs open to new ideas
Emminently practical, it is obvious it has many purposes vs tied up and inward-looking.
There is a paradox there. The way to use PCP is to allow for the possibility to accept paradoxes on the basis that you have to assume that the contrast to a great truth may be another great truth.
Value judgements are dangerous things. They make us negative about other people’s value judgements. The contrast to making value judgements is to experience and observe