glyph 247: conversation, agreement, disagreement, evolution of consensus, governance ... how groups of people can come to agreement when opinions differ significantly ... Yasuhiko Kimura, Vision-in-Action (VIA) ... Buckminster Fuller, Charles Sanders Peirce, Walter Russell, Earnest Holmes, Harold Percival, Thomas Troward, Herbert Guenther, Ken Wilbur ... others ...
"Alignment Beyond Agreement", by Yasuhiko Kimura
important distinction: congruence of intention / congruence of opinion
Reprinted from "The Journal of Integral Thinking for Visionary Action", Vol. One No. Four 2003
The following was taken from the above article, one rich with concepts and insights useful to explorers who wish to find pathways to mutual understanding. -leif
Alignment is congruence of intention, whereas agreement is congruence of opinion. ... Opinion is a supposition elevated to the status of a conclusion held to be right but not substantiated by positive proofrational or evidential. ... Alignment does not require agreement as a necessary condition. Alignment as congruence of intention is congruence of resolution for the attainment of a particular aim. ...
Opinion is a substitute for authentic knowledge. ...
... To transcend the stronghold of... To transcend the stronghold of opinion, we must first transcend the stronghold of our egological self, because the powerful hold that opinion has on our existence stems from the mistaken identification of our opinion with our egological self, which we presume to be our true self. ...
... The creation of successful alignment requires a cause, a final cause, that transcends but includes individual intentions and concerns of the egological self. ...
... There are two distinct approaches to problem solving: the atomistic approach and the systemic approach. ...
1. This definition of the term "synergy" is a combined modification of the original definitions in Fuller, R. Buckminster, Synergetics, 1975, and Synergetics 2, 1979, Macmillan Publishing Co, Inc.
2. Most penetrating analysis and synthesis of the scientific method can be found in the American philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce's writings. The Essential Peirce Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, (Nathan Houser and Christian Kloesel, Editors), 1998, Indiana University Press.
3. The contemporary scientific work by systems-oriented scientists such as Ervin Laszlo and Wing Pon expands the discipline of science beyond the realm of quantity. (See Yasuhiko G. Kimura's book reviews on their work that will appear in VIA:The Journal of New Thinking for New Action throughout 2004.)
4. The terms "appreciative discernment" and "critical acumen" are taken from the Buddhist scholar Herbert Guenther's The Creative Vision, Latsawa, 1987, and his other writings, including Thig-le: Ultimate Simplicity as Dynamic Multiplicity - singulare tantum, unpublished manuscript, 2002.
5. This definition of the term "Kosmos" is conceptually aligned with Ken Wilber's original distinction in Wilber, Ken, Sex, Ecology, Spirituality: The Spirit of Evolution, Shambhala, 1995.
6. Backster, Cleve, Primary Perception: Biocommunication with Plants, Living Foods, and Human Cells, White Rose Millennium Press, 2003.
7. Tiller, William A.; Dibble, Walter E.; Kohane, Michael J., Conscious Acts of Creation: The Emergence of A New Physics, Pavior Publishing, 2001. Also, Tiller, William, "Toward Quantitative Science and Technology that Includes Human Consciousness," VIA, The Journal of New Thinking for New Action, Vol. 1, No. 4, Vision-In-Action, 2003.
8. Major works of these authors are as follows: Thomas Troward, The Creative Process in the Individual (1915); Walter Russell, The Universal One (1926); Earnest Holmes, The Science of Mind (1938); Harold Percival, Thinking and Destiny (1946).
9. Chandler, Keith, The Mind Paradigm: A Unified Model of Mental and Physical Reality, Author?s Choice Press, 2001.
10. "On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies" and "Does the Inertia of a Body Depend on Its Energy Content?" included in Einstein's Miraculous Years: Five Papers That Changed the Faces of Physics (John Stachel, Editor), Princeton University Press, 1998.