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EJACULATION & BROCCOLI: A Phased Evolutionary Definition of "Metaphysics"
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PREAMBLEThe leading cause of death for males in the civilized world is (arguably) prostate cancer.  Several medical recommendations exist to help to prevent this abominable scourge that is slaying my…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Layman Pascal Jan 2, 2015.

Flower of Human History

Here's a suggestive little gem of metaphorical botany:…Continue

Started Oct 27, 2014

The REAL (sic) Post-Metaphysical Issue
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rebooting...1.The problem is not "totalization" or "closure" -- the problem is TIME.  Or rather it is the traditional metaphysics of Time.  We do not normally think of metaphysics through a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Layman Pascal Nov 6, 2014.

RELIGIOUS BUBBLES: Generative (en)closures vs. "Traditions"
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Generative (en)closures are like assholes -- everybody's got one.  These "magic bubbles" are ubiquitous and universal.  Cells, selves & groups of all sorts are energetically engaged in…Continue

Tags: adjacency, integralites, religion, wiki, pascal

Started this discussion. Last reply by Balder Oct 1, 2014.

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Edwyrd theurj Burj replied to Layman Pascal's discussion INTEGRAL ANTI-CAPITALISM cont'd.
"Basic income is a freedom and liberation (and hence spiritual) issue. But I don't think the oligarchy will see it that way. Excerpts: "Not everyone will be on board to sever the age-old ties between poverty relief and tough demands on the…"
Sep 1, 2016
Edwyrd theurj Burj replied to Layman Pascal's discussion INTEGRAL ANTI-CAPITALISM cont'd.
""Start with worker self-directed enterprises" by Richard Wolff for The Next System Project. "That is to change the who and why of key economic decision making at the basic enterprise level. For the economic system to serve the people,…"
Aug 13, 2016
Edwyrd theurj Burj replied to Layman Pascal's discussion INTEGRAL ANTI-CAPITALISM cont'd.
"Video on democratic eco-socialism from the Next System Project below. Also see the referenced paper on the topic here."
Aug 9, 2016
Edwyrd theurj Burj replied to Layman Pascal's discussion INTEGRAL ANTI-CAPITALISM cont'd.
"Profit and Gift in the Digital Economy is the title of Dave Elder-Vass' new book. Excerpts can be found at his blog, Materially Social. The following is from Chapter 10: "As we have seen, alternative appropriative practices can themselves…"
Aug 5, 2016
Edwyrd theurj Burj replied to Layman Pascal's discussion INTEGRAL ANTI-CAPITALISM cont'd.
"The evolution of capitalism:"
Aug 4, 2016
Edwyrd theurj Burj replied to Layman Pascal's discussion INTEGRAL ANTI-CAPITALISM cont'd.
"Speaking of devolution, see this article on that phenomenon in the GOP, what it used to be compared to what it is now. In Eisenhower's time their platform increased minimum wages, expanded social security, promoted unions, increased…"
Jul 20, 2016
Edwyrd theurj Burj replied to Layman Pascal's discussion INTEGRAL ANTI-CAPITALISM cont'd.
"Pogany's mention of including thermodynamics in economics reminds me of this post on Rifkin."
Jul 19, 2016
Edwyrd theurj Burj replied to Layman Pascal's discussion INTEGRAL ANTI-CAPITALISM cont'd.
"It seems many think that the homo economicus (HE) of capitalism isn't just a normal development of evolution but rather a wrong turn, a dysfunction or regression. The article noted that they didn't find HE among humans but rather chimps,…"
Jul 19, 2016
DavidM58 replied to Layman Pascal's discussion INTEGRAL ANTI-CAPITALISM cont'd.
"homo economicus is very much a part of the mental-rational consciousness structure.  See Peter Pogany's ideas about economics in the fifth integral arational structure, summarized…"
Jul 18, 2016
Edwyrd theurj Burj replied to Layman Pascal's discussion INTEGRAL ANTI-CAPITALISM cont'd.
"Per wikipedia homo economicus means: "The concept in many economic theories portraying humans as consistently rational and narrowly self-interested agents who usually pursue their subjectively-defined ends optimally." From "The future…"
Jul 18, 2016
DavidM58 replied to Layman Pascal's discussion INTEGRAL ANTI-CAPITALISM cont'd.
"Kudos to Austin for creating their own ride sharing program.  It's not that hard.  Pat Murphy of Community Solutions outlined the process back in 2007 with "The Smart Jitney: Rapid, Realistic Transport.""
Jul 18, 2016
Edwyrd theurj Burj replied to Layman Pascal's discussion INTEGRAL ANTI-CAPITALISM cont'd.
"See this article on homo economics. It is the model most economists use to describe human economic activity. Given  the findings below then basically these economists are at the intellectual level of chimps. No surprise there. Per the article:…"
Jul 18, 2016
Edwyrd theurj Burj replied to Layman Pascal's discussion INTEGRAL ANTI-CAPITALISM cont'd.
"New ride-sharing alternative in Austin. See, the sharing economy can actually be about sharing without a giant capitalistic corporation being the reigning paradigm. A teaser excerpt: "Austin demonstrates how the sudden loss of an unregulated…"
Jul 17, 2016
Edwyrd theurj Burj replied to Layman Pascal's discussion INTEGRAL ANTI-CAPITALISM cont'd.
"Since LP and I spent considerable time discussing holacracy in the main part, and I followed up quite a bit in the commentary, here's some more news on it. See a bad review of it here. It's pretty much the same with the AQAL model, because…"
Jul 17, 2016
Edwyrd theurj Burj replied to Layman Pascal's discussion INTEGRAL ANTI-CAPITALISM cont'd.
"Bauwens on the phase transition to a commons economy. See his Huffpost blog post here. I appreciate how the external production system precedes the internal political/social changes, a point I've reiterated. I especially liked the following…"
Jul 16, 2016
DavidM58 replied to Layman Pascal's discussion INTEGRAL ANTI-CAPITALISM cont'd.
"We now live in the post-truth society.  Here's a piece at the Guardian on How Technology Disrupted the Truth.  Excerpt: "Facebook, which launched only in 2004, now has 1.6bn users worldwide. It has become the dominant way for…"
Jul 16, 2016

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The Metaphysics of Adjacency or: ALMOST IS GOOD ENOUGH

 

ALMOST IS GOOD ENOUGH:

THE CONTEMPORARY METAPHYSICS OF ADJACENCY vs. THE CLASSICAL RHETORIC OF FUSION

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At 11:00am on June 18, 2012, Balder said…

Hi, Layman -- welcome to IPS!  As I mentioned to you, several of our recent threads and discussions here have been on themes related to ones you've recently raised over at Integral Life.  Feel free to join in the existing discussions or to start one of your own.  All the best, Balder.

 
 
 
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