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Philosophy

Hijacking Jesus

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August 19, 2015
Hijacking Jesus

Is it even possible for anything but an unholy alliance to exist between politicians and religious leaders? The Republicans are using proximity to legitimate faith in order to manipulate voters.

The Age of Transhumanist Politics – Part III

Posthuman

Do we now have to get used to relatively radical technophilic views in the public realm, received especially by the newer generations of internet and mobile phones? This is going to be one of the big issues in forthcoming years – not only in the USA, but in the West, and given the increasingly...

The Age of Transhumanist Politics – Part II

Birth of Transhumanism

Technology is emerging as a social and political force in its own right. The rapidity of technological evolution has caught governments off guard and slow to recognize and deal with the changing social and political landscapes. In contrast, militaries and the private sector are eagerly embracing these emerging technologies.

The Age of Transhumanist Politics Has Begun

Transhuman

Those who view the future human being as a technoid being, regard the mid 21st century as a probable date for reaching the singularity. That’s the moment when artificial intelligence allegedly surpasses that of human intelligence and becomes in some way “self-conscious.'

The Economics of Happiness Conference

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January 31, 2015
Happiness

All around the world, thousands of initiatives are demonstrating that we can create a better future: resilient communities, healthier ecosystems, equitable economies. The Economics of Happiness Conference aims to connect the dots, translate understanding into action, and build a movement for re-localizing economies.

Misunderstanding Altruism

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June 13, 2014
Altruism

If the dominant ideas of our times preach that individualism and selfishness are the truest nature of humans, then it only stands to reason that altruism should be derided as non-existent. Quite a few people argue that even those acts that many would consider altruistic are in fact not because those who perform acts...

The Difficult Business of Assessing What’s True

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April 22, 2014
News

You can only come to understand what is true through a process of being exposed to multiple perspectives and facts and engaging in the process of sorting through them. That is what a truly democratic consultation process would be. That is what a truly useful media and political sphere would look like.

Life is Much More than Earning a Living

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February 26, 2014
More to Life

If we bothered to look at other cultures and open our minds a bit, we could find better ideas around which to center our society than to slave away the best hours of the best days of our lives working to pay bills, buy stuff, and ultimately for most of us, make others, like...

Will Status Ever Go Away?

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December 20, 2013
Ladder to Status

All systems have a doctrine that justifies their existence: their legitimation doctrine. Without a legitimation doctrine, a society could not sustain itself because some doctrine or other needs to bind people together and motivate people to stay within its orbit and operate according to its rules. Capitalist societies’ legitimation doctrine is that higher class...

The Religion of Capitalism

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August 23, 2013
Tragidy Comedy

It was many years ago, early one Monday morning. It felt like Monday too, with all that entails. I was making the commute in from suburban Atlanta through stop and go traffic. Just out of the corner of my eye I saw something dart out from ahead, but had no idea what it was....



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