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The Art of Quantum Planning by Gerald Harris

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CHAPTER 3 Thinking Beyond Duality

I CHOSE THE TITLE OF THIS CHAPTER CAREFULLY, because the key idea here points directly to how one thinks. What I mean by dual thinking here is not the obviously wrong approach to thinking that says, “Since it is not this, it must be its opposite.” My point here is not to warn people about on-the-surface or oversimplified thinking; in other words, I am not warning against plain lightweight thinking. What I am aiming at here is the slippery process of positionality—taking a position, holding to it, and arguing from it as if it were the absolute truth.

Getting Out of the Duality Trap

The process of taking a position and defending it leads to polarization and therefore narrow thinking. When I have witnessed ...

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