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Necessary Wisdom : Meeting the Challenge of a New Cultural Matruity - Charles M Johnston

Necessary Wisdom

Meeting the Challenge of a New Cultural Matruity

Paperback Published: 21st April 2010
ISBN: 9780974715438
Number Of Pages: 270

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Necessary Wisdom presents an invitation by one of today's most far-reaching thinkers to explore the new creativity and maturity that future challenges will increasingly demand. The profound challenges that define our time--changes in love and family, the gifts and curses of a global world, inescapable threats to the environment--require not just fresh policies, but whole new ways of understanding. Necessary Wisdom draws on one of the simplest ways to get at what makes such new understanding new: such thinking successfully "bridges" polarities. It draws an encompassing circle around the either/ors of conventional thought-political left and political right, might and body, masculine and feminine, alley and enemy, or matter and energy. Besides applying the concept of bridging to issues such as those above, it draws on Creative Systems Theory to help tease apart how our thinking can stop short of the needed conceptual maturity. Creative Systems Theory identifies three kinds of polar traps, what it calls Unity Fallacies, Separation Fallacies, and Compromise Fallacies. Each issue-focused chapters ends with a listing of ways we can fall for each of these kinds of fallacies in attempting to address those particular concerns.

ISBN: 9780974715438
ISBN-10: 0974715433
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 270
Published: 21st April 2010
Publisher: CreateSpace
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.45
Weight (kg): 0.36