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Old 09-02-2012, 10:27 AM   #42
Chris Li
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Re: Masakatsu Agatsu

Tom Verhoeven wrote: View Post
What's your point?
Tom Verhoeven wrote: View Post
Actually, I was not so much interested in the semantics of opposing forces or contradictory forces. The idea of two paired entities that form each others opposites and/or partner has been known for a long time in cultures like that of China, India and ancient Greece. But there is in general a difference in looking at those two entities - in Western thinking we see it more as good versus bad, us versus them, human versus nature, man versus woman and only one can be a winner.
That you and Mark were both referring to the opposing/contradictory forces in the same way, not as one versus the other.



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