Notes from Anthropology For Social Activists, 13 Jan 2018

Human brain labelled with attributes (Ideality, Sublimity, Cautiousness, &c.) On Saturday, 13 January 2018 Michael Chumakin held the first lecture on Anthropology for Social Activists.


Notes from Anthropology For Social Activists



References. December 13, 2018

http://iaoa.org/, The International Association for Ontology and its Applications.
Ontology:

  • the branch of metaphysics dealing with the nature of being.
  • a set of concepts and categories in a subject area or domain that shows their properties and the relations between them (e.g. god’s existence, atomic composition of things).
  • the term has a somewhat different meaning in IT industry; is currently used a lot in IT area.

Michael Chumakin: http://thinking-tools.livejournal.com/ , tag ‘English’, Измерение ума в рамках концепции речевого сознания / Михаил Михайлович Чумакин
ISBN 978-3-330-03287-3, speech consciousness, intellectual implements taxonomy.

Francis Bacon, 1561 – 1626. Induction: from observing facts to generalizing (as opposed to deduction). Knowledge is power. New Organon (new method, as opposed to Aristotle), science propagandist.

Galileo Galilei, 1564 – 1642. Acceleration, elescope, father of science: experiment, a trial.

Rene Descartes, 1596 – 1650. Algebra (x, y, z), cartesian coordinate graf, analytical geometry, Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting One’s Reason and of Seeking Truth in the Sciences.

John Locke, 1632 – 1704. Social contract, “tabula rasa”: knowledge is determined only by experience derived from sense perception, empiricism.

Isaac Newton, 1642 – 1727. Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy. System of the World. Optics. Physical Laws. Gravitation.

Carl Linnaeus, 1707 – 1778, also known as Carl von Linné, Swedish, “binomial nomenclature” == “scientific name”. He is known by the epithet “father of modern taxonomy”.

Auguste Comte, 1798 – 1857, French philosopher known as the founder of sociology and of positivism.

Herbert Spencer, 1820 – 1903. Coined the phrase ‘survival of the fittest’, social Darwinism.

C. P. Snow, Rede Lecture, 1959: The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution.

Paul Feyerabend, Against Method: Outline of an Anarchist Theory of Knowledge, 1975, philosophy of science.

Positivism:

  1. a philosophical system that holds that every rationally justifiable assertion can be scientifically verified or is capable of logical or mathematical proof, and that therefore rejects metaphysics and theism.
  2. the theory that laws are to be understood as social rules, valid because they are enacted by authority or derive logically from existing decisions, and that ideal or moral considerations (e.g., that a rule is unjust) should not limit the scope or operation of the law.

Ludwig von Bertalanffy, 1901 – 1972. Zu einer allgemeinen Systemlehre, Biologia Generalis, 1948. General System Theory, 1968.

Humberto Maturana, born 1928. Autopoiesis, Structural Coupling And Cognition, 1973.
…living systems … existed … as autonomous totalities in a molecular medium with which they were in recursive molecular interchange. Through this understanding my claim became that a living system is a dynamic composite entity, realized as a unity as a closed network of productions of components such that through their interactions in composition and decomposition the components.

Sir David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D., is an internationally renowned psychiatrist, consciousness researcher, spiritual lecturer, and mystic. Author of more than eight books, including the bestseller Power vs. Force, Dr. Hawkins’s work has been translated into more than 17 languages. In the 1970s, he co-authored Orthomolecular Psychiatry with Nobel Laureate Linus Pauling, revolutionizing the field of psychiatry.

Power vs. Force
Levels of human consciousness:
shame, guilt, apathy, grief, fear, desire, anger, pride, courage, neutrality, willingness, acceptence, reason, love, joy, peace, enlightment.

Science as a way to distinguish between two aspects, and go deeper at every step.

Scientifc reasoning is object oriented: there is a certain knowledge system(structure) related to a rigid object structure.

Philosphical reasoning uses categorial structures, categories. “What are the bases of my reasoning?”

Observation, hypothesis, theory, model, Math, formulae, experiment, formal logic, procedures, taxonomy.

Features of a dead matter thing vs a live matter object:

factors Dead matter Live matter
Being (existence) Eternal, static, constant Life-death cycles of any organism, thus: constant change; the whole population of a species tends to live forever
Condition of being independent Only under certain environmental conditions
Plus: needs other forms of life to survive
Laws of Nature e.g.: Instantaneous gravity force, other Newton Laws ‘Dead matter world’ laws plus laws of its own
Any part of an organism seems to work coordinated with other parts towards its survival, thus: function exchange among organism components
A sample avarage The best among all species

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No @WRNonviolence meeting on Tuesday, 26 December 2017

43 Queen St. South | Queen Street Commons Cafe For the first time in years, we’ll be skipping our regular meeting at the Queen Street Commons Cafe this coming Tuesday, 26 December 2017. Holiday season, you know!

Join us again next week, Tuesday, 2 January 2018 and every Tuesday from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at QSC to discuss the week’s issues in the world, and to help plan upcoming activities to promote the practice of nonviolence in our community.

An Inconvenient Truth About Money

WR Nonviolence Presents

The world with countries as money

an
inconvenient truth
about money

a dialogue about the fundamental factors of our economy

Although money touches all aspects of our lives — from food, housing, and healthcare to government, science, and entertainment, few of us understand the disastrous effect that usury (loaning money at interest) has on us all.


An evening of information and exchange as we explore the impact of usury, and the solutions and building a more just world.

Wednesday 15 November 2017
Kitchener City Hall Council Chambers

7:00pm
Free Admission


City of Kitchener logoWR Nonviolence logoDollars & Sense logoUsury-Free logo

part of the 13th annual UsuryFree WEEK

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Photos from the Human Peace Sign and Karaoke Night, 2 October 2017

On the last day of IDOPAN, the UN International Day of Nonviolence, people gathered at Kitchener City Hall to sing songs of peace and form a Human Peace Sign.

Pictures of the WR Nonviolence Day In The Park, Sunday, 9 July 2017

Media Release: WR Nonviolence Day In The Park 2017

Waterloo Region Nonviolence invites everyone to the annual Day in the Park Celebration

June 12, 2017. Waterloo ON.

Join Waterloo Region Nonviolence on Sunday, July 9, 2017 from 12pm-5pm on Victoria Park Island for the family friendly “Day in the Park” celebration!

Visitors can visit community group displays to learn about positive things happening in the Kitchener Waterloo community. There will also be local artists and vendors, live music, vegetarian friendly food options provided by Food not Bombs and KW Animal Save, and a children’s activities area.

It’s a great way to engage with the community and spend a wonderful Sunday afternoon in the park. We love getting together to highlight the great work groups are doing in our community, connect with each other, and build community centered around nonviolent principles.

The Day in the Park has been celebrating diversity, peace, and social justice since 2005, making this year’s festival the 13th annual Day in the Park celebration. In a world where we struggle against violence and fear, Waterloo Region Nonviolence focuses on positive ways we can engage with those around us, working for peace and positive relationships. We define Nonviolence as treating others the way you wish to be treated and when we apply that principle to our relationships at home, workplace and the world, we build the kind of world in which we want to live.

The Day in the Park is one of multiple events that WR Nonviolence hosts throughout the year, inspired by Nonviolence principles. Visit us at https://wrnonviolence.org. You can also find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/wrnonviolence

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