Issue 5

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Volume 1
SEPTEMBER 2014
Issue 5

Jakob von Uexkull

Toward a Comprehensive Approach to Paradigm Change

The term ‘paradigm shift’ suggests a dramatic discontinuity, one which is almost impossible to prepare for. Paradigm shifts happen quickly and often unexpectedly. We presently find ourselves on the precipice of another threatening environmental catastrophe. Developing a comprehensive approach to our challenges will require us to spend less time discussing why we need change ...

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Lead Articles

Jakob von Uexkull

Toward a Comprehensive Approach to Paradigm Change

The term ‘paradigm shift’ suggests a dramatic discontinuity, one which is almost impossible to prepare for. Paradigm shifts happen quickly and often unexpectedly. We presently find ourselves on the precipice of another threatening ...

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Roberto Vacca

The Psychology of Warmaking

Why should we analyze the psychology of warmaking? Because understanding its mechanisms should suggest measures to avoid suffering and destruction of resources entailed by war. To prevent even minor local conflicts is impossible – just as preventing any crime is. The vital issue ...

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Carlos Alvarez Pereira

The Greatest Adventure on Earth

A paradigm shift of unprecedented scale in human civilizations is considered both as necessary and possible, towards a new form of “sustainable happiness”, as a way out of the entanglement of multiple dilemmas we face today ...

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Ruben Nelson

To Care for the Future of the Human Race

The intent of this paper is to put a fundamental, if not yet urgent, question on the table for further exploration and discussion. We proceed by defining our use of three key concepts: Paradigm, Culture ...

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Michael Marien

Book Review

The early months of 2014 have seen several new reports on climate change, all more worrisome than earlier reports. The best-known is the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the Intergovernmental Panel ...

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Emil Constantinescu

Golden Fleece

A complex vision on higher education in the 21st century should not neglect the experience of two millennia of civilization, in which democracy and education have enhanced ...

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Joseph Agassi

To Care for the Future of the Human Race

Humanity can now destroy itself through the Proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, Pollution, the increasing Poverty of the poor nations, and the Population explosion (the four Ps). The urgent task is to minimize the risk of destruction of the human race ...

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Winston Nagan & Madison Hayes

Simulated Judgment on Campaign Finance in the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Azania

This simulated judgment is written from the perspective of jurisconsults reviewing the jurisprudence of comparative constitutional law concerning the right of the legislature to enact ...

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Ullica Segerstrale

Futuristic Scenarios and Human Nature

This article discusses current developments in information technology and artificial intelligence and their projected implications for humankind. It examines the arguments and projections of some contemporary technological pessimists and optimists in ...

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John Scales Avery

The Psychology of Warmaking

The transition to 100% renewable energy must take place within about a century because fossil fuels will become too rare and expensive to burn. But scientists warn that if the transition does not happen much faster than that, there ...

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Robert Hoffman

Book Review

Nature’s Trust is a must read for those interested in the issues of governance of the commons and the rule of law that were important topics for discussion at the Annual General Congress and Conference ...

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Janani Harish

Power of Values

Value is a discipline internalized as self-discipline. It is a universal ideal of conduct, an idealized goal of perfection. In all great stories in history, biography, business and current ...

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