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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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Edward theurj Berge replied to Layman Pascal's discussion INTEGRAL ANTI-CAPITALISM cont'd.
"The problem with capitalism from this piece. Hence the rise of the collaborative commons. "Let’s start at zero: capitalism isn’t the platonic ideal of self-correcting competition — that’s a fantasy, a fairy tale. This…"
Nov 15
Edward theurj Berge replied to Layman Pascal's discussion INTEGRAL ANTI-CAPITALISM cont'd.
"Good review of this new book, some of which is below. See the link for more. "Individualist anarchists believe in mutual exchange, not economic privilege. They believe in freed markets, not capitalism. They defend a distinctive response to the…"
Oct 28
Edward theurj Berge replied to Layman Pascal's discussion INTEGRAL ANTI-CAPITALISM cont'd.
"Some self awareness for you. Know on what your lifestyle depends. Knowing this do you still want that lifestyle? Also know that such a lifestyle is also contributing to climate chaos. Yes, you did that."
Oct 16
Edward theurj Berge replied to Layman Pascal's discussion INTEGRAL ANTI-CAPITALISM cont'd.
"What's wrong with capitalism? Part one, part two."
Jun 8
Edward theurj Berge replied to Layman Pascal's discussion INTEGRAL ANTI-CAPITALISM cont'd.
"Thanks crapitalism, an ad by the Democratic Socialists of America."
Jun 6
Edward theurj Berge replied to Layman Pascal's discussion INTEGRAL ANTI-CAPITALISM cont'd.
"Market socialism as viable alternative to neoliberalism. An excerpt: "Political and economic thinking is currently dominated by neoliberal economic ideology and, in the mature capitalist societies, socialism as a counter ideology has weakened…"
May 30
Edward theurj Berge replied to Layman Pascal's discussion INTEGRAL ANTI-CAPITALISM cont'd.
"The democratic confederalism in Rojava. Rojava is an autonomous region in northern Syria. This wiki describes democratic confederalism, and this wiki expands on Rojava. It is a hybrid form of libertarian socialism and direct democracy. Some…"
May 7
Edward theurj Berge replied to Layman Pascal's discussion INTEGRAL ANTI-CAPITALISM cont'd.
"Also see Heron's latest writings on spirituality, where he said:"Life-style transformation, in this inquiry practice, brings about the products of decision-making, fulfilling in co-operative action inquiry its intended outcomes. It…"
Apr 30
Edward theurj Berge replied to Layman Pascal's discussion INTEGRAL ANTI-CAPITALISM cont'd.
"Recall Wilber's 4 definitions of  spiritual in this document (63-4): the highest development in any line; its own developmental line; meditative or peak experiences; a general attitude that can revert to the first three definitions. More…"
Apr 30
Edward theurj Berge replied to Layman Pascal's discussion INTEGRAL ANTI-CAPITALISM cont'd.
"From this article, which claims the Commons paradigm will replace neoliberal capitalism. Just putting Band-Aids on capitalism isn't good enough. Capitalism at its core has degenerated into rampant inequality, greed, environmental degradation,…"
Apr 30
Edward theurj Berge replied to Layman Pascal's discussion INTEGRAL ANTI-CAPITALISM cont'd.
""The ecosystem of commons-based peer production and its transformative dynamics," by Michel Bauwens and Alekos Pantazis, The Sociological Review Monographs 2018, Vol. 66(2) 302–319. The abstract: "This essay discusses…"
Mar 19
Edward theurj Berge replied to Layman Pascal's discussion INTEGRAL ANTI-CAPITALISM cont'd.
"CabFair ethical alternative to Uber 82% of Londoners would use an Uber alternative that had better rights for drivers, and 54% would pay more for that ethical alternative. So reports the New Economics Foundation, which is also working on that…"
Feb 21
Edward theurj Berge replied to Layman Pascal's discussion INTEGRAL ANTI-CAPITALISM cont'd.
"The Third Industrial Revolution: A radically new sharing economy New video. The blurb: The global economy is in crisis. The exponential exhaustion of natural resources, declining productivity, slow growth, rising unemployment, and steep…"
Feb 21
Edward theurj Berge replied to Layman Pascal's discussion INTEGRAL ANTI-CAPITALISM cont'd.
"Trickle-down economics is not capitalism By Eric Beinhocker. Subtitled "The rise of rentiers and the destruction of the middle class." He thinks Ayn Rand would be aghast at what today passes for free enterprise! Today's corporations…"
Feb 21
Edward theurj Berge replied to Layman Pascal's discussion INTEGRAL ANTI-CAPITALISM cont'd.
"Framing the economic story This article discusses how we must properly frame a new economic vision if we want to garner the support necessary to enact it. You can download the full report at the link. The two complementary, broad story lines are…"
Feb 21
Edward theurj Berge replied to Layman Pascal's discussion INTEGRAL ANTI-CAPITALISM cont'd.
"Autopsy of a failed Holacracy Michael Bauwens provided an excerpt of this article (copied below), subtitled "Lessons in justice, equity and self management." Unfortunately it is for paid subscribers only. However the…"
Feb 2

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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

(in a world of thresholds, membranes, touches, links, networks, approximations, teams, relativities, relationships, connections, interludes, partials & plurals, meetings,…

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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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