Talk:Contemplation

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Merger proposal[edit]

As discussed on Talk:World_view I suggest to merge Contemplation with Weltanschauung or it's calque World view!

--Rick Smit (talk) 21:51, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

This is fine by me. I was just responding to the spirituality portal page that listed pages that needed work, so I copy-edited and added references. Not sure how contemplation relates to world view and there are dozens of books on the topic of contemplation alone, but I'll take a look at the World View site. Thanks, Renee Renee (talk) 22:27, 19 March 2008 (UTC)
It's been over a month since the merge template was put on this article. I've removed it. Please let me know if anyone has any objections. Thanks, Renee (talk) 16:34, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

I would like to object against any merging of this article. The word and concept of contemplation is important enough and is mentioned as a /terminus technicus/ in the philosophical and theological literature often enough to deserve a page on its own Steinbeck (talk) 09:24, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

General Comments[edit]

The deduction of the word "contemplation" from latin differs from the German version which again seems much more appropriate to me. In my opinion, it come from "contemplare", which means "to watch, to look at something". While there may of course be a deeper ethymological connection with "templare", the deduction from "contemplare" comes much more natural. I admit that my knowledge of English language is not good enough to make this change and provide a proper translation of "contemplare" (to behold, to look at something?). I would also in the first sentence of the article that it means "watching something with a certain relaxedness, enabling an inspired experience". This is in agreement with the German version, but again, this should be formulated by a native speaker Steinbeck (talk) 09:24, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

Article quality[edit]

I think this article needs serious help. Example problems:

  • Other usage needs to go to a disambig page.
  • There is irrelevant material, e.g. Peter Senge's book, with itself as a reference!
  • There is just one sentence on Western Christianity. That can not be enough.
  • Other world traditions just lists a Master's Degree program! Is this page for real?

I am going to clean these up in the next few days. In the meantime suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks. History2007 (talk) 15:59, 12 February 2010 (UTC)