Author Archives: Kristian

How to train your dragon

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A couple of years ago I wrote an analysis of the Lion king from a perspective of masculinity. This is a typical Disney movie where young Simba, son of the lion king Mufasa, ends up defeating his uncle and his … Continue reading

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Complexity vs Meaning-making

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I’d like to offer a short illustration of the distinction between complexity and meaning-making according to the Model of hierarchical complexity and Robert Kegan’s subject-object theory, respectively. MHC is a content-free ordinal scale or theoretical construct by which we can … Continue reading

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Ontological and epistemological complexity

What do we mean by complexity? How does complex differ from complicated? And what do we mean by simplicity? How do these concepts relate? The notion of complexity appears in many subject areas, such as psychology and adult development, pedagogy, … Continue reading

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Complexity and simplicity

Complexity and simplicity is a cliche that is sometimes referred to. But what does it mean and how can a higher complexity sometimes make life simpler? Let’s take a classic example from the history of mathematics. Carl Friedrich Gauss was one of … Continue reading

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Garden earth – excellent book on sustainability

This year I have signed up to a distance course in sustainability, or Sustainable transition as it is called. I have been doing a lot of reading and discussing on my own last years and wanted to learn more, connect … Continue reading

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Ny sajt – komplexitet.se

Nu är det dags att ta nästa steg i vuxenutvecklingen! Aktiviteten på den här bloggen vad gäller vuxenutveckling flyttas nu över till den nystartade sajten komplexitet.se! Jag står bakom den också. Där flyttar jag över det viktigaste av den kunskapsmassan … Continue reading

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Jämställdhetsbluffen – en revolution?

Nu har jag äntligen fått hem Pelle Billings Jämställdhetsbluffen och sträckläst. Även om jag har läst alla inlägg på http://www.pellebilling.se/blogg/ sedan starten så var det en och annan nyhet, men framförallt presenterade den en sammanhängande bild av kunskapsmassan som han … Continue reading

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Common cause

Up to date I have written almost 100 introducing texts on adult development in Swedish and started to consider translating them to English, which is a future project. Until then I have compiled everything (and more) in a pretty condensed … Continue reading

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Peak Oil, Zombies and Adult development

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This is the second part on Peak Oil. In the first part I reviewed Kjell Aleklett’s Peeking at Peak Oil which summarized a decade of research on Peak Oil. That was in Swedish but there are several English introductions e.g. … Continue reading

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Peeking at Peak Oil

Vi måste ställa om och fasa ut våra fossila bränslen! Det är ett budskap vi får höra titt som tätt, till leda enligt vissa. Men ändå går det trögt. Klimatförhandlingarna kärvade ordentligt i Köpenhamn och sedan dess har inte mycket … Continue reading

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