Sunday, July 12, 2015

Participatory pluralism

This excerpt from Corbett's latest at Integral World aptly describes the above:

"Instead of a cognitive intelligence quotient based on ones developmental capacity for theoretical abstraction and strategic-instrumental manipulation, other measures of development could be used to assess the aesthetic capacity to create a beautiful life, or the therapeutic capacity for contemplative and meditative calm whereby wisdom and cognitive-emotional maturity are the developmental indicators. There are literally dozens of alternative lines of development and their combinatory syntheses with other lines, levels, and types that can be used in the formation of the self and the collective. Moreover, no one singular combinatory synthesis need be hegemonic so as to homogenize the potential diversity within a given population. In fact, true societal and cultural freedom and diversity would require such a heterogeneous approach toward the constitution of self and society.

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