1. The tripod of Friedman's transdisciplinary approach to practical intervention, Lonergan's transcendintal method, and the Christ Event.
2. Dumbing Down: the lowest common denominator of an aggregate of institutional cultures.
3. Liberation: a culture creating itself upon firm ground, solid foundations.
David P. Goldman,
The Truth About China’s Global Plan
Philosophyinsights, March 8, 2018, 12:39
How Bad are the Universities Becoming
Jordan Peterson & Jonathan Haidt, 8:26
The Most Important Lesson from 83,000 Brain Scans
Daniel Amen, 14:36
Dismantling the Ideology of “Social Justice”
Philosophyinsights, September 5, 2017, 15:44
Dennis Prager Sketches the Future of Western Civilization (Intercollegiate Studies Institute, YouTube, 48:00)
Educational Projects: Dialectic Exercises: Markers? II
This is the last of the "marker" videos. Soon we will start sorting through this list of possible markers to find those that are actual markers of socio-political progress and decline. Over the last few sessions we have already started to identify these high level operators.
Prager raises a number of issues that we'll explore over the coming weeks as an extension of this work on creating an evaluative history appropriate for work in the functional specialty of dialectic. Like "Rationality Rules" video, this will be posted as a separate project.
Entering Lonergan's Novum Organon
1. The importance of having the right diagnostic tools.
2. Common sense bias leads to a dumbing down of the public sphere as the lowest common denominator among an aggregate of mismatched institutional cultures.