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Our Objectives - The Imaginative Turn
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We should think of defining our objectives along several lines:WHAT - To achieve what in the world beyond the group. A "strategic vision" of the values, goals, outcomes of our shared activities. The…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Leland R. Beaumont Aug 6, 2013.

Rules of Engagement

Rules of Engagement Rule #1 RESPECT – Understand & Question before Disagree & Criticize.Critical debate is essential to our agenda and anyone voicing direct disagreement with or criticism of…Continue

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Started Jan 27, 2010

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Ian Glendinning replied to Alan Rayner's discussion Joining Dots or Forming Flow-Channels
"Hi Alan, thanks for drawing attention to that - I share your reservation. In fact I also just posted a new blog that highlights this too. : http://dotsnthreads.ning.com/profiles/blogs/there-is-no-silver-bulletThis remains a working title, and in…"
Aug 6, 2013
Leland R. Beaumont replied to Ian Glendinning's discussion Our Objectives - The Imaginative Turn
"Ian, I agree with your comments above, and I am going to take one further step into the land of Wiki. I created a platform a few years ago intended to promote wise discussion of political issues. See: http://politicalwisdom.wikispaces.com/  The…"
Aug 6, 2013
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There is no Silver Bullet

There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.In my experience of many discussion groups and mailing lists involving intelligent people engaged in debating solutions to deeply interesting and pressing questions, you can be sure that those prepared to put time into the discussions are passionate.In fact you can be pretty sure that they are so passionate that they probably have a life project to do more than simply debate the current topic with you in…See More
Aug 6, 2013
Ian Glendinning replied to Ian Glendinning's discussion Our Objectives - The Imaginative Turn
"Hi Lee, "Applied Wisdom" is a good handle - and I agree with common understanding it's the overarching objective - because it "lifts all boats". I think that's why "we", Nick, yourself, myself and others in…"
Aug 6, 2013
Leland R. Beaumont replied to Ian Glendinning's discussion Our Objectives - The Imaginative Turn
"Ian, My approach has been to develop the Applied Wisdom curriculum at Wikiversity. See: http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Wisdom/Curriculum  I believe that increasing the wisdom of the population can "lift all boats" I continue to …"
Aug 6, 2013
Ian Glendinning replied to Ian Glendinning's discussion Our Objectives - The Imaginative Turn
"Hi Lee, thanks for the feedback. I've edited and re-organized my starting headings to make it clearer what I was suggesting. Your proposal is an example of the outcomes we're after, for the wider world as well as ourselves, but I was…"
Aug 6, 2013
Leland R. Beaumont replied to Ian Glendinning's discussion Our Objectives - The Imaginative Turn
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There is no Silver Bullet

There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

In my experience of many discussion groups and mailing lists involving intelligent people engaged in debating solutions to deeply interesting and pressing questions, you can be sure that those prepared to put time into the discussions are passionate.

In fact you can be pretty sure that they are so passionate that they probably have a life project to do more than simply debate the current…

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Posted on August 6, 2013 at 3:00pm

Neurotic Rationality

This is a review I published a couple of years ago, of Nick Maxwell's "Is Science Neurotic".
http://www.psybertron.org/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/neurosisreview.html
In fact it is a good summary of the Friends of Wisdom agenda in adding wisdom to the more irrational aspects of rational enquiry generally, not just in science and academe.

Posted on October 8, 2010 at 2:47pm

Let's Get Started

This is a network to allow collaborative activities between:

* individuals and groups who may already have active initiatives of their own, which they already promote through other networks.

* individuals and groups who recognize overlapping areas for constructive and inclusive collaboration whilst maintaining the identity of their own work.

* individuals and groups who recognize that values, wisdom & quality are relevant to all areas of human activity,… Continue

Posted on January 27, 2010 at 1:30pm

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