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Welcome to “Making Footprints not Blueprints”, a regular podcast about matters philosophical and religious. My name is Andrew James Brown and, despite being myself an atheistically inclined free-thinker, I’m also the minister to the Unitarian Church in the city of Cambridge, UK.The title of this podcast is borrowed from the philosopher Herbert Fingarette (1921-2018) who, in his book, “The Self in Transformation” (Basic Books, New York 1963), offered us studies that were “outcomes rather than realised objectives” which were offered to the reader as an encouragement to make “intellectual footprints, not blueprints.” This podcast tries to proceed in a similar fashion and takes seriously an insight of the poet A. R. Ammons who felt that true human freedom only comes when we have understood that full scope always eludes our grasp, that there is no finality of vision, that we have perceived nothing completely and that, therefore, and thankfully, tomorrow a new walk is a new walk.

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Welcome to “Making Footprints not Blueprints”, a regular podcast about matters philosophical and religious. My name is Andrew James Brown and, despite being myself an atheistically inclined free-thinker, I’m also the minister to the Unitarian Church in the city of Cambridge, UK.The title of this podcast is borrowed from the philosopher Herbert Fingarette (1921-2018) who, in his book, “The Self in Transformation” (Basic Books, New York 1963), offered us studies that were “outcomes rather than realised objectives” which were offered to the reader as an encouragement to make “intellectual footprints, not blueprints.” This podcast tries to proceed in a similar fashion and takes seriously an insight of the poet A. R. Ammons who felt that true human freedom only comes when we have understood that full scope always eludes our grasp, that there is no finality of vision, that we have perceived nothing completely and that, therefore, and thankfully, tomorrow a new walk is a new walk.

    Bonus Episode—An introduction to Series 3 of the “Making Footprints Not Blueprints” podcast—“Walking with Paul Wienpahl”

    Bonus Episode—An introduction to Series 3 of the “Making Footprints Not Blueprints” podcast—“Walking with Paul Wienpahl”

    The full text of this podcast can be found in the transcript of this edition or at the following link:

    https://andrewjbrown.blogspot.com/2021/06/an-introduction-to-series-3-of-making.html

    Paul Wienpahl's "Unorthodox Lecture" can be found at the following link:

    http://www.manasjournal.org/pdf_library/VolumeIX_1956/IX-24.pdf

    Please feel to post any comments you have about this episode there.

    Music, "New Heaven", written by Andrew J. Brown and played by Chris Ingham (piano), Paul Higgs (trumpet), Russ Morgan (drums) and Andrew J. Brown (double bass)

    • 11 min
    S02 #04 - The freedom to be tomorrow what we are not today—Part Five- A Short Postscript, June 2021

    S02 #04 - The freedom to be tomorrow what we are not today—Part Five- A Short Postscript, June 2021

    The full text of this podcast can be found in the transcript of this edition or at the following link:

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    Please feel to post any comments you have about this episode there.

    Music, "New Heaven", written by Andrew J. Brown and played by Chris Ingham (piano), Paul Higgs (trumpet), Russ Morgan (drums) and Andrew J. Brown (double bass)

    • 8 min
    S02 #03 - The Freedom to be tomorrow what we are not today - Parts Three & Four - Becoming Archaeologists of Morning & men and women without a position

    S02 #03 - The Freedom to be tomorrow what we are not today - Parts Three & Four - Becoming Archaeologists of Morning & men and women without a position

    The full text of this podcast can be found in the transcript of this edition or at the following link:

    https://andrewjbrown.blogspot.com/2021/05/the-freedom-to-be-tomorrow-what-we-are_22.html

    Please feel to post any comments you have about this episode there.

    Music, "New Heaven", written by Andrew J. Brown and played by Chris Ingham (piano), Paul Higgs (trumpet), Russ Morgan (drums) and Andrew J. Brown (double bass)

    • 24 min
    S02 #02 - The Freedom to be tomorrow what we are not today - Part Two - Becoming Free Spirits

    S02 #02 - The Freedom to be tomorrow what we are not today - Part Two - Becoming Free Spirits

    The full text of this podcast can be found in the transcript of this edition or at the following link:

    https://andrewjbrown.blogspot.com/2021/05/the-freedom-to-be-tomorrow-what-we-are_15.html

    Please feel to post any comments you have about this episode there.

    Music, "New Heaven", written by Andrew J. Brown and played by Chris Ingham (piano), Paul Higgs (trumpet), Russ Morgan (drums) and Andrew J. Brown (double bass)

    • 13 min
    S02 #01 - The Freedom to be tomorrow what we are not today - Part One - A beginning

    S02 #01 - The Freedom to be tomorrow what we are not today - Part One - A beginning

    The full text of this podcast can be found in the transcript of this edition or at the following link:

    https://andrewjbrown.blogspot.com/2021/05/the-freedom-to-be-tomorrow-what-we-are.html

    Please feel to post any comments you have about this episode there.

    Music, "New Heaven", written by Andrew J. Brown and played by Chris Ingham (piano), Paul Higgs (trumpet), Russ Morgan (drums) and Andrew J. Brown (double bass)

    • 19 min
    Bonus Episode - A mischevious spring meditation on Robert Frost’s poem “Mending Wall”

    Bonus Episode - A mischevious spring meditation on Robert Frost’s poem “Mending Wall”

    The full text of this podcast can be found in the transcript of this edition or at the following link:

    https://andrewjbrown.blogspot.com/2021/04/a-mischevious-spring-meditation-on.html

    Please feel to post any comments you have about this episode there.

    Music, "New Heaven", written by Andrew J. Brown and played by Chris Ingham (piano), Paul Higgs (trumpet), Russ Morgan (drums) and Andrew J. Brown (double bass)

    • 20 min

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