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An introduction to the alternative perspective of Tomas Ljungberg – part 1

A few months ago I wrote a blog-post that compared and contrasted integral theory according to Ken Wilber (i.e. AQAL) with an energy perspective of the development of our civilization, called The limitations of the evolutionary meaning-making. The main argument … Continue reading

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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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En funktionell syn på pengar och ekonomi

Vad är pengar? Vad är skuld? Här är en analys, eller rättare sagt skiss, ur ett funktionellt perspektiv på pengar och det ekonomiska systemet (en deluppgift i kursen Hållbar omställning, något editerad – 5 sidor): En funktionell syn på det … Continue reading

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Conflict and integration

In Joseph Tainter’s description of complex societies (Tainter, 1988) he refers to a common dichotomy or distinction between two perspectives or schools of describing the development of our societies that I find very useful in many current debates. These perspectives … 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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Ultimate concern

– What do you want? What do you really want? she asked me. We had talked for hours, for months, about life, structures, wisdom, patterns in nature showing up in our mind, about noetic insights, about doubting everything and finally … Continue reading

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The limitations of the evolutionary meaning-making

or Peak oil and why integralists tend to overlook it A week or two ago I recorded a podcast with two Norwegians, one was the host James Alexander Arfinsen who has been doing a lot of podcast interviews with people … Continue reading

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Sustainable development on Wikipedia

Yesterday I participated in a small conference at National museum of nature history in Stockholm with the aim of discussing sustainable development in relation to Wikipedia. The Swedish articles on and around sustainability and sustainable development are to say the … Continue reading

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