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Embracing Paradox, Evolving Language

If language structures our lifeworld, how might we imagine a different way to speak the world into being?

Title:
Embracing Paradox, Evolving Language
Subtitle:
Expressing the Unity and Complexity of Integral Consciousness
Author:
L.E. Maroski
Genre:
Philosophy
Formats available:
Paperback, Hardcover, Ebook
Price:
$37.99 USD (Hardcover)$29.99 USD (Paperback)$19.99 USD (Ebook)
# of Pages:
314 (Paperback)
Trim Size:
Paperback is 8 x 10 inches (203.2 x 254 mm)
ISBN:
9781961334106 Hardcover9781961334052 (Paperback)9781961334069 (Ebook)
Publication date:
19 Mar 2024 (Hardcover)19 Mar 2024 (Paperback)19 Mar 2024 (Ebook)
Publisher:
Untimely Books
Distributors / Territories sold:
Ingram (Worldwide)
Short Description

In Embracing Paradox, Evolving Language, L.E. Maroski explores how the interwoven structures of language, such as syntax, semantics, category structure, and metaphors, keep us trapped in a restrictive either/or mindset. To expand into both/and and beyond, Maroski offers a vision of transformation—of language, consciousness, and ultimately our lifeworld—grounded a paradoxical union of distinct-but-not-separate facets of wholeness.

Long Description

In Embracing Paradox, Evolving Language, L.E. Maroski proposes that humanity is poised on the cusp of a transformation of consciousness that requires not only a shift in values and perspectives, but also a shift in a basic technology we take for granted—language. Because we use language to create social structures and institutions, including education, governance, and our most intimate relationships, the structure of our language contributes to the way we structure those creations. Maroski questions the cultural assumptions that are built into the structure of language—primarily English—and invites the reader to imagine and ultimately to help develop novel structures of language that arise from different assumptions. To do so, she shows how we can draw inspiration from paradoxical topological forms, such as the Möbius strip and Klein bottle, as they embody both unity and duality/multiplicity. By seeing our reality not simply in terms of either/or but also in terms of both (many)/and, perhaps our feelings of fragmentation and the stultifying oppositions that have polarized society can transform into appreciation for the wholeness of all existence.


L.E. Maroski

Short Bio

L.E. Maroski blends philosophy, psychology, and science with the spiritual to describe her vision for a new type of language and to provide stepping stones for possible ways to express the paradoxical wholeness of Life. In Embracing Paradox, Evolving Language, her words ring out as a clarion call to visionaries who seek to bring into existence a world of many worlds that works for everybody.

Long Bio

L.E. Maroski blends philosophy, psychology, and science with the spiritual to describe her vision for a new type of language and to provide stepping stones for possible ways to express the paradoxical wholeness of Life. In Embracing Paradox, Evolving Language, her words ring out as a clarion call to visionaries who seek to bring into existence a world of many worlds that works for everybody.

L.E. Maroski studied philosophy and psychology at Bryn Mawr College and has practiced Argentine tango around the world. Although her day-job as a medical editor requires her to mince words, she much prefers to find ways to meld them, creating new possibilities for expressing the paradoxical wholeness of Life, including a novel, The One That Is Both (2006).


Untimely Books is an independent publisher of literary works that illumine the mind, question the contemporary, and reimagine horizons of thought, feeling, and action for a planetary age. As an imprint of Cosmos Cooperative (a creative community and member-owned publishing platform) and Metapsychosis (a journal of consciousness, literature, and art), Untimely Books serves as a conduit for diverse forms of writing by Cosmos members, including original works of fiction, poetry, philosophy, essays, and memoir.