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Adam Robbert
Adam Robbert
Facilitator of The Side View | Managing editor of Pacific Editing
Facilitator of The Side View | Managing editor of Pacific Editing
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I run a publication called The Side View. We are an independent publisher that integrates theory and practice, while running parallel to academic and public conversations. We publish a journal, online and in print, and a podcast that explores the nature of perception and attention by having conversations with architects, cognitive scientists, athletes, philosophers, contemplatives, and more. We have an online shop, and you can learn more about us here, or on TwitterFacebookPatreon, and most podcast platforms. 

I am also a philosopher by training. My first book is contracted with Revelore Press, and will be finished in the fall of 2020. The book is about askēsis (exercise) and its relation to perception. Askēsis aims at a transformation of perception through a variety of exercises, including contemplative practice, philosophy, athletics, art, and more. These practices are concerned with the development of our inner and outer senses. You can read a draft excerpt here. I write about these themes on my blog, on Medium, and on Twitter.

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The Side View
The Side View
The knowledge and intuition we use to navigate the world

Attention is an art form

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The ethos underlying the idea that “attention is an art form” and, specifically “how we become skillful perceivers and doers, people who know, in the moment, the right details to attend to and the right actions to take” is very similar to a core theme within Bill Torbet’s Action Inquiry, as explained here.

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From the About section of their Facebook Page:

The Side View is about the knowledge and intuition we use to navigate the world. It’s about how our minds meet the world, but it’s also about how our minds, when trained in the right way, change how we perceive what’s around us and within us. In other words, The Side View is about how we become skillful perceivers and doers, people who know, in the moment, the right details to attend to and the right actions to take.

The idea is that we can develop new ways of making sense of things, ways that change what we’re able to do in the world. From our perspective, sense-making is its own kind of craft, and the medium of this craft isn’t paint or stone or wood, but your own perception. Perception on this view is a skill you can shape through practice. We see our ability to pay attention to things as an art of its own. It’s an art of looking at things in a certain way.

These are good tag lines for The Side View—attention is an art form; perception is a skill—but when we dig deeper into what this approach really means, to what it makes possible for us in our lives, we find something more interesting: When we start to look at our own perception in this way, we find that we can actually take hold of some of these dynamics and change them. In a way, the whole process of learning is about creating these transformations in perception. The Side View is about making sense of this process. By looking at perception and experience, we’re making sense of how we make sense.

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Last 50 posts on own channels (YouTube, Podcast, Medium or Website/Blog):

Main Dishes — Seafood Lasagna with Crab and Shrimp
Published on: 26 Nov 23 in Adam Robbert – Medium by AE Robbert

Soup — Wild Rice Soup V
Published on: 15 Nov 23 in Adam Robbert – Medium by AE Robbert

Spicy Cucumber and Peanut Salad — Salad
Published on: 8 Nov 23 in Adam Robbert – Medium by AE Robbert

Pulled BBQ Pork Poutine — Meat and Poultry
Published on: 5 Nov 23 in Adam Robbert – Medium by AE Robbert

Party Mix — Christmas Snack Mix
Published on: 2 Nov 23 in Adam Robbert – Medium by AE Robbert

Quick Creamy Zucchini Soup — Soups, Stews and Chili
Published on: 30 Oct 23 in Adam Robbert – Medium by AE Robbert

Breakfast and Brunch — Frittata — Sweet Potato, Bacon, and Veggie Skillet
Published on: 28 Oct 23 in Adam Robbert – Medium by AE Robbert

Soups, Stews and Chili — Italian Style Winter Soup
Published on: 24 Oct 23 in Adam Robbert – Medium by AE Robbert

Bacon Wrapped Hamburgers — Burger
Published on: 22 Oct 23 in Adam Robbert – Medium by AE Robbert

Fish — Grilled fish fillet with pesto sauce
Published on: 19 Oct 23 in Adam Robbert – Medium by AE Robbert

Instant Pot Apple-Rosemary Steel-Cut Oats — Cereals
Published on: 16 Oct 23 in Adam Robbert – Medium by AE Robbert

Biscuits — Garlic-Herb Butter Drop Biscuits
Published on: 14 Oct 23 in Adam Robbert – Medium by AE Robbert

Sauces and Condiments — Eel Sauce
Published on: 12 Oct 23 in Adam Robbert – Medium by AE Robbert

Black Bean Tacos
Published on: 7 Oct 23 in Adam Robbert – Medium by AE Robbert

Pies — Patsy’s Half-Baked Blueberry Pie
Published on: 2 Oct 23 in Adam Robbert – Medium by AE Robbert

Cake Mix Cake — Apricot Nectar Pound Cake
Published on: 27 Sep 23 in Adam Robbert – Medium by AE Robbert

Chicken and Quinoa Paella — Meat and Poultry — Chicken Breast
Published on: 19 Sep 23 in Adam Robbert – Medium by AE Robbert

Chili — Habanero Hellfire Chili
Published on: 13 Sep 23 in Adam Robbert – Medium by AE Robbert

Voodoo Punch — Drinks — Adult Punch
Published on: 8 Sep 23 in Adam Robbert – Medium by AE Robbert

Leftover Turkey Thanksgiving Nachos — Cheese
Published on: 6 Aug 23 in Adam Robbert – Medium by AE Robbert

Susan’s Jee Bow Gai
Published on: 20 Jun 23 in Adam Robbert – Medium by AE Robbert

Sabudana Khichdi (Tapioca with Potatoes and Peanuts) — Side Dish
Published on: 12 Jun 23 in Adam Robbert – Medium by AE Robbert

Bagel Crisps — Snack Chip
Published on: 4 Jun 23 in Adam Robbert – Medium by AE Robbert

Fish — Quick Pasta with Salmon and Tomatoes in Cream Sauce
Published on: 29 May 23 in Adam Robbert – Medium by AE Robbert

Air Fryer — Air Fryer BBQ Onion Rings
Published on: 22 May 23 in Adam Robbert – Medium by AE Robbert

Honeydew Agua
Published on: 16 May 23 in Adam Robbert – Medium by AE Robbert

Roasted Red Pepper Dressing — Side Dish — Salad Dressing
Published on: 27 Apr 23 in Adam Robbert – Medium by AE Robbert

Pork Tamales
Published on: 21 Apr 23 in Adam Robbert – Medium by AE Robbert

Seafood — Pecan-Crusted Walleye
Published on: 10 Apr 23 in Adam Robbert – Medium by AE Robbert

Roast — Moroccan Orange Beef
Published on: 3 Apr 23 in Adam Robbert – Medium by AE Robbert

Casseroles — Rich Mexican Corn
Published on: 27 Mar 23 in Adam Robbert – Medium by AE Robbert

Easy Grilled Lemon Chicken — Meat and Poultry — Chicken Breast
Published on: 22 Mar 23 in Adam Robbert – Medium by AE Robbert

Grilled Greek Potatoes — Potato
Published on: 15 Mar 23 in Adam Robbert – Medium by AE Robbert

Gin Drinks — Bee’s Knees Cocktail
Published on: 7 Mar 23 in Adam Robbert – Medium by AE Robbert

Cookies — Oatmeal Buttermilk Cookies
Published on: 28 Feb 23 in Adam Robbert – Medium by AE Robbert

Revisioning Reason and Spiritual Exercise
Published on: 25 Sep 20 in Adam Robbert – Medium by Adam Robbert

Askēsis and Care of the Soul
Published on: 17 Jul 20 in Adam Robbert – Medium by Adam Robbert

Philosophy: The Practice for Death and Dying for The Stoa
Published on: 4 Apr 20 in Adam Robbert – Medium by Adam Robbert

Pierre Hadot: Philosophy and Askēsis
Published on: 27 Jan 20 in Adam Robbert – Medium by Adam Robbert

Askēsis in Art and Aesthetics
Published on: 21 Jan 20 in Adam Robbert – Medium by Adam Robbert

Logos, Epistrophē, and Paraskeuē
Published on: 16 Jan 20 in Adam Robbert – Medium by Adam Robbert

The Primacy of Practice in the Modern World
Published on: 13 Jan 20 in Adam Robbert – Medium by Adam Robbert

Against Depressive Realism
Published on: 10 Jan 20 in Adam Robbert – Medium by Adam Robbert

Peter Sloterdijk: Athletics and Anthropotechnics
Published on: 9 Jan 20 in Adam Robbert – Medium by Adam Robbert

Perceptual Learning as Intuition-Making
Published on: 5 Jan 20 in Adam Robbert – Medium by Adam Robbert

Who or What Is the Self?
Published on: 5 Dec 19 in Adam Robbert – Medium by Adam Robbert

What Is Askēsis?
Published on: 28 Nov 19 in Adam Robbert – Medium by Adam Robbert

Nature, Culture, and Knowledge in the Planetary Era (SUNY series in Integral Theory)
Integral approaches to ecology that cross the boundaries of the humanities, social sciences, and biophysical sciences
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In the current era of increasing planetary interconnectedness, ecological theories and practices are called to become more inclusive, complex, and comprehensive. The diverse contributions to this book offer a range of integral approaches to ecology that cross the boundaries of the humanities and sciences and help us understand and respond to today’s ecological challenges. The contributors provide detailed analyses of assorted integral ecologies, drawing on such founding figures and precursors as Thomas Berry, Leonardo Boff, Holmes Rolston III, Ken Wilber, and Edgar Morin. Also included is research across the social sciences, biophysical sciences, and humanities discussing multiple worldviews and perspectives related to integral ecologies. The Variety of Integral Ecologies is both an accessible guide and an advanced supplement to the growing research for a more comprehensive understanding of ecological issues and the development of a peaceful, just, and sustainable planetary civilization.

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Transcripts of a collection of podcasts from The Side View Podcast

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The latest issue of The Side View Journal. Topics include ecology of practices, metamodernism, memetic mediation, Game B, integral philosophy, collective intelligence, the meaning crisis, warm data, meta-rationality, sensemaking, long-term thinking, & more.

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Recent Videos and Podcasts where Adam Robbert has been interviewed

Jared Janes and Jason Snyder talk with Adam Robbert about why he started The Side View. Then they explore why the practice element of philosophy has become less present recently, …Read more
In this conversation Adam Roberts (@knowledgeecology) and I explore the idea of philosophical inquiry as perceptual transformation. We talk about the relationship between conceptuality and perception, the contemplative practice that …Read more
Main Dishes — Seafood Lasagna with Crab and ShrimpCrab, shrimp, onion, and cream cheese are combined in a lasagna that is baked with Parmesan and Cheddar cheese on top. …Read more
Soup — Wild Rice Soup VWild rice, ham, vegetables, chicken broth, and a hint of sweet Vermouth are combined to create a flavorful dish. …Read more
Spicy Cucumber and Peanut Salad — SaladThis cucumber salad is bursting with flavor thanks to the peanuts, garlic, and green onions. All of it is combined in a spicy Asian chili-garlic sauce …Read more
Pulled BBQ Pork Poutine — Meat and PoultryMake this all-star Pulled BBQ Pork Poutine recipe that is topped off with delicious cheese curds and bread and butter pickles for the ultimate taste! …Read more
Party Mix — Christmas Snack MixGiving this festive snack to friends, babysitters, paper carriers, music teachers, or coworkers during the holidays is so attractive in a decorative glass container. …Read more
Quick Creamy Zucchini Soup — Soups, Stews and ChiliThis creamy zucchini soup recipe is lightly seasoned with basil and black pepper. Get it on your table in about half an hour for a …Read more
Breakfast and Brunch — Frittata — Sweet Potato, Bacon, and Veggie SkilletStarted on the stovetop and finished in the oven, this one-skillet frittata with sweet potato, bacon, and veggies makes an easy dinner that requires …Read more
Soups, Stews and Chili — Italian Style Winter SoupIn need of winter soup recipes? This hearty soup is made with chicken stock, browned sausage, and heavy cream. With oregano, basil, and fresh parsley …Read more
Bacon Wrapped Hamburgers — BurgerThis is great! The bacon makes the hamburgers so tender! …Read more
Fish — Grilled fish fillet with pesto sauceMoist, grilled fish fillets made with only one tablespoon of oil, and served with a fresh-tasting pesto sauce. Yum! …Read more
Instant Pot Apple-Rosemary Steel-Cut Oats — CerealsThis simple Instant Pot® recipe for steel-cut oats features the fruit and herb flavors of cinnamon, apple, and fresh rosemary, which are inspired by the autumn season. …Read more
Biscuits — Garlic-Herb Butter Drop BiscuitsThis is a great, straight-forward recipe for excellent drop biscuits made with lots of real butter, garlic, and herbs! …Read more
Sauces and Condiments — Eel SauceJapanese eel sauce is a sweet-and-salty classic that’s traditionally served on eel or eel rolls, but it’s also great on grilled fish, chicken, and noodles. …Read more
These tangy black bean and salsa verde tacos take only minutes to make and are flavorful and delicious! …Read more
Pies — Patsy’s Half-Baked Blueberry PieFresh blueberries are placed on top of a layer of warmed cream cheese in this partially baked blueberry pie. For a delectably fresh pie, it is then …Read more
Cake Mix Cake — Apricot Nectar Pound CakeThis a rich, moist cake that is easy to make. It is a recipe that you can easily adjust, to take on the flavors you want …Read more
Chicken and Quinoa Paella — Meat and Poultry — Chicken BreastFeed a crowd this quinoa paella, the ultimate potluck meal-in-a-pan combining chicken, green beans, bell peppers, and quinoa in a tomato-rich, saffron-laced sauce. …Read more
Chili — Habanero Hellfire ChiliJam packed with fire in the form of jalapenos, habaneros, and other hot delights. Ground beef and pork with tomatoes and other chili favorites. …Read more
Voodoo Punch — Drinks — Adult PunchOnce you dip into this zesty punch of vodka, rum, and juice, you’ll be itching for more. …Read more
Leftover Turkey Thanksgiving Nachos — CheeseCombine leftover cooked turkey with cranberry jelly and a few other savory ingredients to make a filling for scoop-shaped tortilla chips. They’re a fun way to use …Read more
This dish’s marinade, which is Asian-inspired, is fragrant, sweet, and salty. These grilled chicken skewers can be served as an appetizer or a main dish. They will be adored by …Read more
Sabudana Khichdi (Tapioca with Potatoes and Peanuts) — Side DishSabudana khichdi, a tapioca pearl pilaf from the central region of India, is a filling side dish with sauteed potatoes, green chile peppers, and …Read more
Bagel Crisps — Snack ChipThese bagel crisps are seasoned with a savory combination of oregano, basil, and garlic, then slowly baked for a crispy crunch. …Read more
Fish — Quick Pasta with Salmon and Tomatoes in Cream SauceIt takes less than 30 minutes to prepare this quick pasta dish with fresh salmon, tomatoes, and cream sauce, making it ideal for …Read more
Adam Robbert retweeted: There are… modes of aesthetic experience, whose power seems inseparable from their epiphanic nature, that is they’re revealing something beyond themselves, even beyond nature as we ordinarily know it. — Charles Taylor, A Secular Age 607 …Read more
Adam Robbert retweeted: There are… modes of aesthetic experience, whose power seems inseparable from their epiphanic nature, that is they’re revealing something beyond themselves, even beyond nature as we ordinarily know it. — Charles Taylor, A Secular Age 607 …Read more
@JohannesAchill @vervaeke_john @andrewjtaggart Adding this to the queue . . . …Read more
While it’s true that we need new ideas to help shape the future, we also need new ideas to help shape the past. …Read more
There’s something deeply wrong about combining the new “show more” function for long tweets with the threading function. …Read more
Adam Robbert retweeted: Don’t Forget to Live: Goethe and the Tradition of Spiritual Exercises Pierre Hadot’s final work, now available in English. An important contribution to Goethe scholarship and philosophy as a way of life. cc: @ThouArtThat @AE_Robbert press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books… …Read more
Adam Robbert retweeted: Don’t Forget to Live: Goethe and the Tradition of Spiritual Exercises Pierre Hadot’s final work, now available in English. An important contribution to Goethe scholarship and philosophy as a way of life. cc: @ThouArtThat @AE_Robbert press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book… …Read more
Let’s go my friends. https://t.co/b5SEtNQea7 Quoted tweet from @revelorepress: #1 @ThouArtThat https://t.co/7ORpRKQldE …Read more
Adam Robbert retweeted: #1 @ThouArtThat …Read more
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Adam Robbert retweeted: Pre-order my new book ‘Crossing the Threshold’ footnotes2plato.com/2023/03/… …Read more
Adam Robbert retweeted: Pre-order my new book ‘Crossing the Threshold’ footnotes2plato.com/2023/03/04/pre… …Read more
Whenever I have the opportunity to sit and write in a more sustained way (for weeks and months), I’m always struck by the same confusion. I make a daily plan, and I execute it. I am present when looking up every source and citation and when writing every word and sentence. But… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… …Read more
@GregDember I think so? I don’t actually know. …Read more
I was for keeping the 280 character limit, but now that they’re letting me break it, I am. 🤷🏼‍♂️ …Read more
“If one takes the testimonies about Plato’s inner-Academic teachings and discussions seriously, one is likely to find a picture of Plato quite different from the one Platonic scholarship has been presenting for the better part of the last two centuries. The simplistic two-world… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… …Read more
@jsundmanus @Tetrazphere1 This might be of interest: open.substack.com/pub/thebasecam… …Read more
Nietzsche’s trolling. “Look at the epochs in the life of a people where scholars predominated: they are times of exhaustion, often of twilight, of decline,—gone are the over-flowing energy, the certainty of life, the certainty as to the future.” …Read more
@agon_izz I have a more sympathetic view of the later work, but I get what you’re saying. …Read more
“My propositions serve as elucidations in the following way: anyone who understands me eventually recognizes them as non-sensical, when he has used them—as steps—to climb up beyond them. (He must, so to speak, throw away the ladder after he has climbed up it.) He must… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… …Read more
@noonessleep Yes, very readable …Read more
@ianmcorbin1 Yes, Joe Sachs, from his intro to the book. …Read more
“Exclusively discursive thinking that could separate and combine, but could never contemplate anything whole, would be an empty algebra, a formalism that could not be applied to anything. In human thinking, at any rate, the activities of reasoning and contemplation are rarely… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… …Read more
@Tetrazphere1 Indeed …Read more
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