I was eager this article, given the term “ecological”, as I’m currently writing about nature and mind. But I couldn’t get past page one. I can see this fella has plenty of good stuff to say, but it’s written in such abstract terms, clearly without a common reader in mind. Why do the knowledge-makers of today feel a need to invent so many new terms, usually with as many syllables as they can muster without looking silly? Why would someone philosophize about the nature of mind in a way that can’t be easily comprehended by most people, who also have minds and may want to weigh in? It feels superior, and distancing. Oppressive, actually, which is not a word I use casually. I can’t for the life of me figure why academic articles are stylistically inaccessible when most academies have an explicit mission of social justice and consciousness-raising. Don’t they want to reach common people, meaning folks who don’t spend their free time pondering deconstructionism and post-modernism and all that? I wish more paid thinkers would spend their time valuing and contributing to common sense instead of writing for their own kind.