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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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Bryan O'Doherty replied to Layman Pascal's discussion INTEGRAL ANTI-CAPITALISM cont'd.
"Interesting video. Also nice ad hominem. Double Thumbs-up to you bro. "
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Edwyrd theurj Burj replied to Layman Pascal's discussion INTEGRAL ANTI-CAPITALISM cont'd.
"Hartmann's interview with Frank on how the Dimocrapic Party sold out to neoliberalism."
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Edwyrd theurj Burj replied to Layman Pascal's discussion INTEGRAL ANTI-CAPITALISM cont'd.
"Actually Hartmann has discussed at length the problems with progressives. Thomas Frank is a recurring guest who wrote Listen Liberal, an in-depth dive into the issue. But of course you wouldn't know that, because like here you take a single…"
Friday
Bryan O'Doherty replied to Layman Pascal's discussion INTEGRAL ANTI-CAPITALISM cont'd.
"It's so fascinating to me how cognitive biases can so starkly color our worldview. To the point even where two people who see exactly the same problem none-the-less point the finger at their own perceived boogeyman (capitalism or socialism,…"
Oct 16
Edwyrd theurj Burj replied to Layman Pascal's discussion INTEGRAL ANTI-CAPITALISM cont'd.
"Excellent editorial by Thom Hartmann in today's Alternet. He provides ample evidence that what's left of democracy in the US is merely a shell game. That we've been taken over by the oligarchy, aka neo-feudalism or fascism. And that…"
Oct 16
Edwyrd theurj Burj replied to Layman Pascal's discussion INTEGRAL ANTI-CAPITALISM cont'd.
"This article highlights some alternatives to capitalism following this description of the emerging new narrative: "Instead of trying to reassemble the broken pieces of the old order, progressives would be better off developing a new vision…"
Sep 12
Edwyrd theurj Burj replied to Layman Pascal's discussion INTEGRAL ANTI-CAPITALISM cont'd.
"The UK Labour Party gained seats in the last election primarily due to its progressive people's platform. And one of the huge items in that platform was democratizing the economy. (See their report entitled Alternative Models of Ownership in…"
Jun 12
Edwyrd theurj Burj replied to Layman Pascal's discussion INTEGRAL ANTI-CAPITALISM cont'd.
"From Edwards, M. (2014). 'Misunderstanding Metatheorizing', SYSTEMS RESEARCH AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE. "Metatheorizing can be done poorly and [...] adopt weak or inappropriate methods and can assume unreflexive and narrow conceptual…"
May 31
DavidM58 replied to Layman Pascal's discussion INTEGRAL ANTI-CAPITALISM cont'd.
"Check out T. Collins Logan's new paper on "Reframing Profit" "The objective will be to subjugate business activities to civil society, rather than inverting that relationship as it is today." Why shouldn't the most…"
May 29
Edwyrd theurj Burj replied to Layman Pascal's discussion INTEGRAL ANTI-CAPITALISM cont'd.
"How capitalism exploits us, and what we can do about it. This video describes the difference between markets and capitalism. The core of capitalism is an employer/employee relationship with underlying conflict, tension, anger and resentment. Why?…"
May 29
Edwyrd theurj Burj replied to Layman Pascal's discussion INTEGRAL ANTI-CAPITALISM cont'd.
""Attractive as the conscious capitalism model may be, we simply can’t rely on companies to deliver dignified workplaces, equitable models of food production or a better relationship between consumers and the planet.""
May 29
Edwyrd theurj Burj replied to Layman Pascal's discussion INTEGRAL ANTI-CAPITALISM cont'd.
"Whole foods represents the failures of conscious capitalism."
May 29
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

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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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