The Institute for Cultural Evolution is pleased to share a new course being offered by Senior Fellow, Greg Thomas, along with his wife, Jewel Kinch-Thomas, and colleague, Amiel Handelsman, called Stepping Up: Wrestling with America’s Past, Reimagining Its Future, Healing Together. Stepping Up is a six-month online course for people committed to healing the racial divide, […]
We are excited to announce that we have brought on David Storey as a new Senior Fellow at the Institute for Cultural Evolution. You can read David’s first contribution to the Post-Progressive Post here: Why We Will Grow Together or Grow Apart David’s article, “Why We Will Grow Together or Grow Apart” is an excellent […]
Overview of the Institute for Cultural Evolution’s Climate Change Policy Proposal The original impetus for the founding of the Institute for Cultural Evolution in 2012 was to help reduce public resistance to meaningful action on the climate crisis. But after working on this issue for our first two years of operation, in 2014 we shifted […]
We are excited to announce that the Institute for Cultural Evolution has brought on a new member of the Board of Directors and a new Fellow. John Mistler (Left) is the newest member of our Board, and we are thrilled to have his leadership and support as we launch the Post-Progressive Project. John is also […]
Polarity number four is MERCY & JUSTICE. Mercy for the individual becomes unjust without concern for the good of the whole. And to be truly virtuous, justice must be balanced with care for each person.
Polarity number three is COMPETITION & COOPERATION. While some progressives disparage competition, and some modernists overemphasize it, competition can be a powerful value creator. However, when it is not moderated by its polar counterpart of cooperation, competition can devolve into a dog-eat-dog condition wherein defensiveness saps productivity. Conversely, cooperation by itself, without the incentive or […]
Polarity number two is REAL & IDEAL. While this pair may at first seem prosaic or obvious, it is highly useful and applicable to many life situations. Without the moderation and challenge of the other, each of these poles can be problematic. Realism without idealism can lead to a cynical acceptance of a dysfunctional status […]
This post begins a new series of my favorite positive-positive interdependent polarities. Each one of these polarities is a kind of philosophical technology for creating value and evolving consciousness. First up: LIBERTY & EQUALITY. These two values need each other to maximize their respective value creating capacity. When brought together in a dynamic relationship of challenge and […]
In this column I offer constructive critiques of public figures I admire by pointing out how they could benefit from a developmental perspective. The Atlantic Magazine recently published a powerful and timely article by journalist George Packer. Entitled “How America Fractured Into Four Parts,” the article is adapted from Packer’s just-released book, Last Best Hope—America […]
We are pleased to announce the official launch of our new content-hub website designed to highlight the emerging post-progressive perspective, the Post-Progressive Post! Visit The Post-Progressive Post It is our sincere hope that this new site, and the perspective it promotes, can help ameliorate the political hyperpolarization that prevents us from solving the mounting challenges […]
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We are thrilled to introduce our newest Senior Fellow, David Storey, and his new article in the PPP:
David's article highlights why the post-progressive approach to climate change is the key to paving a new path forward on the climate crisis.
Check out our approach to achieving a win-win-win for everybody in our new Global Climate Change issue position at the Post-Progressive Post:
Instead we need to embrace the “good” solution to climate change, and the integral/post-progressive worldview has a unique capacity to find a version of “the good” that all major worldviews can resonate with. 2/
As the last week has made clear, we can’t afford to wait for the “perfect” solution to climate change to succeed amidst our raging culture war. 1/
We’re not really seeking common ground, we’re staking out a kind of higher ground wherein a more inclusive level of cultural solidarity can emerge. Notwithstanding America's hyperpolarization, we’re buoyed by our practice of virtues, which includes hope as a habit of the heart.