Between habits and reflexivity …

The relation between habits and reflexivity can be conceptualised as either in tension, producing intra-personal struggles, or as cumulative with reflexive, innovative action building upon habitual dispositions.

Pierce, an advocate of our personal powers especially with regard to our moral natures, argues reflexivity results in self-monitoring of powers rather than replication. To this end imagination plays a major role in realising our commitments.

“People who build castles in the air do not, for the most part accomplish much, it is true, but every (wo)man who does accomplish great things is given to building elaborate castles in the air.”

Not quite a quote, but nearly p61


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