Humanities

Submitted by admin on Mon, 05/23/2016 - 19:33

 

shows a cartoon figure with a jigsaw in his head - he looks at another piece of the jigsaw in his handHumanities Overview

This section includes academic work in the social sciences, etc. (i.e. not Science or Arts). Some of this is really interesting and relatively unknown, and I hope to liberate it from the University departments where it currently seems locked away. I have written other material myself on the basis of personal experience and observation. I have written what I can so far, and will hope for the best with the rest to follow later ……..

  1. Psychology section overview
    1. Psychology of food
    2. Psychological Techniques (also in the Spiritual section > techniques)
  2. Politics section overview and Social Sciences
    1. Policy Analysis is a well-established academic subject
    2. Modern Political Systems are also studied by academics
    3. Elites and Establishments - how most organisations operate
    4. Democracy or delegates – a wisdom based system
    5. Cooperatives and charities (to be written)
    6. Development of Organisations
    7. Living cooperative
    8. Transition and Community
  3. Economics and Money
    1. The main laws of Economics and the hidden hand
    2. Levels of money - how you see it depends on how much you have
    3. Employment - why does everyone work so hard ?
    4. Capitalism - is there an alternative ?
    5. Alternative money systems
    6. The 7 laws of money from spirit > best practice
    7. What to do with some spare money ?
  4. History - many of these are in other sections and have been drawn together here
    1. Flints show the development of consciousness (1 million BC onwards)
    2. Teeth, plaque and the microbiome in history (1 million BC onwards)
    3. Domestication and the Bengalese finch ( ? 10,000 BC onwards)
    4. History of sexuality from Foucault's books (ancient Greece to modern times)
    5. Slavery from Runciman (to be written)
    6. Diggers and greens (to be written)
    7. Overview of the spiritual ages  (1875 to now)
    8. Theosophy and its offshoots (1875 to now)
    9. History of food production (1900 to now)
    10. Findhorn foundation - brief notes on its development (1962 to now)
    11. New movements - transition, occupy ....... and ........
  5. The science of thought - introduction and overview of this section
    1. How thought works
    2. Discourse Toolbox - uses discourse, CDA and the dispositive
    3. Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) - overview
    4. Discourse section
    5. Dispositive
    6. Context analysis
    7. Organisation Analysis
    8. Cybernetics
      1. Comparing a mind to a computer
      2. Human Operating System
    9. Hierarchy of Ideas
    10. Memetics
    11. Conversation analysis
  6. International Relations
    1. International Relations theory
    2. Internationalism vs globalisation
  7. Mythology
    1. Classes of Myth
    2. Levels in Myths
    3. Foundation Myths
  8. Gender and Sexuality
    1. Parzifal, Dante, Faust - male myths
    2. Iron John
    3. Intermediate sexes
    4.  
  9. Discussions Overview
    1. What would I do if I had spare money ?
    2. What would a rational world be like ?
    3. “An alternative Apprentice”
    4. Is a shopping mall alive ?
    5. Useful initiatives and links

(other divisions are possible !!)

In some of these I have a small degree of expertise, in others I have a small degree of personal experience (I have read books and thought about them),  in others I will feel obliged to make something up until such time as an expert arrives and offers to write articles for the site !! (could that be you ?)

I have also included a sort of debate section – please join in on the forum with ideas for these topics, and add more topics too, but please, no current affairs, politics or religion ! We are in an intermediate and experimental time where there is no clear basis or agreement of how to do things socially and politically - (speaking personally) we need to get our minds clearer of what is best to do for the longterm benefit of the whole, and get clear about the big picture before we start creating policies and programs