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Solon Synthesis
The systemic deconstruction of the function of Ideas PDF Print E-mail

van-gogh leit ideon 250Things, usually, evolve over a length of time, and thus are not apprehended in a timely way - if one is to judge only from results, ignoring the causes, and, in the end, the relation of cause and effect, which exists in the whole process. This results in people being taken by surprise by the consequences of their inertia in gaining an understanding of causes. What is this deconstruction of ideas in human life? It is expressed in a host of ways, such as (by way of indication):

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The theatre of power in everydaylife PDF Print E-mail

esotericAs the human species, we have not yet balanced our animal origins. The most important thing for us continues to be a courtyard of possession of the imagined. We have built a surrounding wall of separateness which serves as a veil of refraction of reality. However, without the questioning of Kant or Krishnamurti, or without the critique and the dialectic of the well-known Socratic irony or dissimulation of ignorance, the horizon of our certainty that our consciousness does not err is torn down in the course of time, like the illusion in the story of the naked emperor as to his clothes.

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Illusions and a sustainable world PDF Print E-mail

ambassadorsEvery ideology promises a solution to human problems. We have seen the refutation of political, religious, and economic ideologies. All ideologies have been refuted to the extent that they have tried to adapt human nature and need to their theory.
The preference of the majority of people for mechanistic social solutions and -socially selfish- worldly or metaphysical leaders has been refuted constantly by the political / economic impasses which it encounters.

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The Fear of Death, appropriation – possession, and their transcendence PDF Print E-mail

B than common 240In theory, religions have 'conquered' death. None of them, however, has conquered the fear of death. Of course, there are certain individuals in the religious life who are an exception to this.
In theory, the sciences have conquered life and its mystery by its reduction to a materialist absolute, and they have promised, in this way, to expand its limits, with a nod in the direction of probability of immortality. But they have not conquered the fear of death.

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CONVICTIONS IN THE INTERESTS OF TRUTH - OR POWER? PDF Print E-mail

skyOpinion polls, even those carried out among a public of professionals, demonstrate a very wide spread and variety of opinion as to what is valid, non-negotiable, and confirmed - even in the field of science. Usually, our convictions, for example, about the occult, the mind, sexuality, or consciousness prove to be false.

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FROM THE SURVIVAL OF CIVILISATION TO THE SURVIVAL OF THE ENVIRONMENT PDF Print E-mail

autumn-forestThat there should be a transition from the sustainability of civilisation to the sustainability of the environment seems exceptionally obvious to the contemporary scientific community and to public opinion. However, beneath the 'obvious', there are many aspects of the issues of the sustainability of civilisation and of the environment which need to be brought to the surface so that there can be an effective approach to the great wager, to the great challenge of the future.

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ARE POPULAR SOVEREIGNTY AND THE LEGITIMATION OF GOVERNMENTS STILL VALID? PDF Print E-mail

electionIn the critical age that we are going through - at a world and not only a national level - and in spite of the institutional development of 'democracy' and the technological progress of our civilisation, we discover that there is a vast democratic deficit and a turn towards totalitarianism, in spite of the fact that the means used in the West for the imposition of power are at present different from what they were in the past.

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THE ROLE OF THE LAW AND THE RELATION BETWEEN POSITIVE AND NATURAL LAW PDF Print E-mail

Election_registrationA. The significance of the concepts for democracy 
The crisis of the age in which we live is so serious and decisive for the whole of mankind that if we do not make up our minds to deal with it in a radical manner, we shall face a worse disaster than that of the Second World War - and a much more extensive one.

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POPULAR SOVEREIGNTY AND REFERENDUMS PDF Print E-mail

2010_electionsThe thoughts which follow do not concern the soundness or otherwise of the proposal for the holding of a referendum, but the conclusion drawn from the way the political world expressed their reaction, which demonstrates the conception which it has of popular sovereignty. It is not our intention to concern ourselves with government and party policies, because it is our belief that what really is capable of regulating things, over time, is the consciousness of human beings and a change in the models of life and not issues of this type receiving publicity- whatever the evolution of these current topics may be.

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WHY IS TOTALITARIANISM MAKING A COME-BACK? PDF Print E-mail

In order to answer this question, we must, to begin with, investigate the meaning of totalitarianism and then give an account of the conditions preceding its re-appearance (if, of course, it can be said to have previously disappeared). As to the meaning of totalitarianism, we should note that this should refer as much as possible to inner states of man, because if it is treated only as external phenomena, we shall at regular intervals be faced with the same problem in another or the same form. 

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Unconsidered aspects of the economic crisis PDF Print E-mail

Sovereign credit default swapsIn all planning there is the motive, the general purpose, and the aim. The same applies to the economy. The motive and the general purpose of the economy are factors which lie outside the economy; they are to be found closer to the psychological make-up of humans than to economic science in itself.

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The mystery of time which imbues the world PDF Print E-mail

MirrorFor an animal, the most important values are its diet, its reproduction, and the horizon of its survival. Man has added to this the 'theatre of the ego', in which he is himself the protagonist around whom the world revolves. He is a narcissist.
This virtually insatiable desire his narcissism is consequential, but not infinite, since no being has the capacity to contain the infinite, contrary to the proclamations of the deniers of the Logos, Friedrich Nietzsche, Georges Bataille, and Jean Baudrillard.

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The improbable and history PDF Print E-mail

Fall of Warsaw in 1939The 'improbable' is the 'neutron' of history, that critical factor which totally permeates human nature and its mass peak-points. And yet, we never become conscious of the improbable in the course of its realisation as long as our consciousness is alienated by daily routine.[1]
Everyday life is a catalytic state of the rapid spread of the improbable and its neoplastic forces over people.

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The ontological conductivity of man, civilisation, and nature PDF Print E-mail

sky-sun solon orgIn his efforts to function in his plenitude as a being, man tends towards the point of his identification with Being - the infinite and the infinitesimal, the cosmos and the part, the supreme or most transcendental, and the working of nature. As an upward evolution of nature and as an expression of the spirit, man falls short - from the point of view of evolution - and so tries to broaden his ontological conductivity.

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OBSTACLES TO THE CIRCULATION OF IDEAS AND INNOVATION PDF Print E-mail

kohalAs a species, we evolve by passing through one point of crisis after another. The progress of civilisation is made through points of crisis. The most crucial of our weaknesses is the difficulty which we have in discovering and putting into circulation anything new which is useful to us. This holds good in the field of ideas, of experiential consciousness, in the field of relations and of organisation.

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The illusion of European superiority Print E-mail
Optical_illusion-03_commonCrises are not overcome angry thinking and reaction or by constant comparison and by a feeling of inferiority with regard to others, but by a sound comprehension, individually and collectively, of the actual situation and with the truth and the fundamental principles of life as the sole judge. These fundamental principles are unfailingly moral, though they bear no relation to conventional petty social morality. We believe that these principles for our times are: Liberty - Equality - Fraternity.
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INFORMATION AS A FACTOR IN TOTALITARIANISM PDF Print E-mail

Pliroforia Polyhedron commonOn information as a factor in totalitarianism, we have a very traditional picture which fits military dictatorships or those of the former socialism in practice. In this picture, the 'information' is minimal and controlled, and so man's need for the extension of knowledge and for contact cannot be satisfied.

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THE UNADMITTED DEFICIT OF DEMOCRACY PDF Print E-mail

World chart aaUp to the present, basic efforts to maintain democracy have relied on the institutional organisation of the state and society. These efforts, however, the further we have distanced ourselves from the Second World War and have forgotten, have contracted and remained very feeble, since, in part, they have been replaced, transitorily, by material prosperity and the welfare state, and have thus led to complacency.

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THE PLACE OF ARISTOCRACY IN DEMOCRACY PDF Print E-mail

Abigail_hat_commonIn the light of the world-wide interest which has focused on the recent royal wedding in Great Britain, we should perhaps take a look at another side of the issue which has escaped the attention of a large number of people. First, the problem is not the distinction made between royal and non-royal weddings, because kingship served its purpose in the past, as did the other forms of aristocracy, at a time when peoples were ignorant and easily subject to their passions, as the plebeians were when they wanted wars, whereas the patricians saved Rome by their wariness. An even nobler example is that of the last - mythical - king of Athens, Codrus, who in full awareness sacrificed himself in order to save the city.

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TOTALITARIANISM AND MORALS PDF Print E-mail

1. One of the most common forms of totalitarianism is that which is connected with issues of conventional morality, where the term 'conventional' means that which is now known and accepted from the past on general lines by the whole of society. It is usually based on the form of human actions, on actions which are apparent, and for that reason attaches so much importance to formalities. But such a dependence on these forms and such an adaptation even of delinquency have been created that a new approach disrupts irreparably the established order of the conscience.

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The missed opportunity and the 'Black Box' of the crisis - On recovery and credit rating agencies PDF Print E-mail

money axiologites wikiIt is some time now since the on-going - with all the fluctuations - stock-market recovery on a world level, and the first tendencies towards a reversal of the development prefix have started to become noticeable. But is a situation always what it seems? Who is it that assesses the situation? What are the difficult points in the present state of affairs?

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