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This is a delightful article: at once humorous and profound, it is an excellent introduction to reading philosophy, but also more than that. What Gendlin calls "the Chicago method" can also be a way of living. Whenever we're trying to understand something, be it a philosophical text or life itself, what we "know" is always limited and limiting. Gendlin's wise and practical advice about how to overcome the limitations imposed by what we "know" when reading a philosophy, can also apply to a conversation with another person or to our understanding of the universe. The key is to put aside what we "know" and just listen; but there is much more, expressed with delightful tongue-in-cheek humor.

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