INQUIRY, INFERENCE AND ACTION IN THIS BLOG WILL BE PRIMARILY FOCUSED ON COLLECTIVELY
ELUCIDATING THE "TRUTH WITH RELEVANCE AND VALUE (GOODNESS)" OF THE FREETHINKING, OF ANYONE, WITHOUT FEAR OF
FOOLISHNESS OR FEAR OF THE
REACTION OF AUTHORITY, AS WE
EXPERIENCE THE REALM OF THE
GREAT AND UNIVERSAL UNCERTAINTY FACING HUMANITY.
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are creating an open, online Community of Self-conscious
Inferenceand Action, a
crowd source the present global consensus understanding of “Life-Itself.”
The AutoGnomics Institute ( TAI )
Going Beyond…to know Life-itself more fully
Philosophy, broadly defined as
that hierarchical mode of inquiry which keeps drilling for foundation notions
upon which existent knowledge rests, is clearly evident in the wonder of young
children expressed in their constant “what, why, how, - - - -“. However, with
their ongoing institutional learning constrained by imposed rules as to what is
to be valued, their knowledge tends to the specific and their habits of
learning dampen their self-confidence in the value of open, free inquiry into
whatever triggers their curiosity.
We are building a web platform for
forming a grassroots people's online network (Community of Inquiry) of
autonomous thinkersof all ages and backgrounds and commitments.
Together they will be the source of the diverse experience, inspiration and
innovation through which Humanity can creatively participate in the continued
co-evolution of a new consciousness for understanding and explicating Life-Itself.
This approach is to be distinguished from any approach founded solely upon the
restricted experience and Material Worldview of an "authority-based"
selection of small communities of experts.
Initiating intention: Through the intentional gathering of living
experience we might identify – bring into focus – a common thread or
threads of human experience about what it means to be alive – what are the
commons, unifying properties beyond the historic “can reproduce”,
etc. To know life as initiating, creative, ever evolving, changing,
becoming; To look at consciousness – the organizing ways life forms, knows
itself, creates its complexity, yet manages to coherently maintain itself,
create meaning, experience itself, know itself both as whole as well as a part
while permitting maximum freedom and free will to actual entities of form and
WE'RE CREATING - AN INSPIRED COMMUNITY OF INQUIRY
The immediate focus of this Community
of Inquiry is to serve as the online information/communications center from
which to organize a global internet-based people’s research network from
which the cooperative synthesis and application of a computer-based form of a
virtual citizen philosopher/scientist can be realized. The intention is
to structure this effort as an open participation opportunity for anyone
or everyone at any time and anywhere to individually and/or collectively,
dynamically and interactively, record their personally experienced sense and
conceptualization of Life-Itself, ultimately with the collaboration of
one’s personal virtualcitizen philosopher/scientist partner.
Purpose: To do philosophy of the
ways of Life-itself - to explore realms of direct sense, intuitive
experience – not so much to argue perspectives, but to share perspectives, to
learn from one another with intention towards more complete understanding of
organizing ways common throughout living/live experience. Dare we say to
discover organizing principles (realities so obvious there is no other)
towards a new science of Life-itself?
Background: So much of the current dominant worldview is formed from
having learned, known and grown a perception of reality as an object-based
representational view of reality in which we live. It’s a world of thingness
and fixedness. Going beyond this “fixed” worldview opens opportunities for
deeper knowing of softer, subtle living process, energies and capacities such
as intuitive awareness, sensing, of knowing meaning-making, valuing beyond the
concrete, object-based view of reality.
·To explore these mysteries that we might
better know ourselves (to self-know) as human beings/becomings (not
human fixed things) within a wholeness of constant initiating, changing,
becoming, creating, and knowing.
·To learn from our collective experience pool –
how life organizes itself in and with each of us and to learn where we
intersect in our experience – to be in our “receptive mode” of intuitively
knowing more of the ways of wholeness.
So that the following benefits
1)A more fully developed working hypotheses from which to seek
deeper knowing, a more complete worldview/life-view on ways of Life-itself.
2)Develop a working infrastructure for sharing experiences – for
capturing our stories (nested levels of sharing).
3)A means of distillation – through selecting the most coherent
and comprehensive examples of hypotheses on ways of Life-itself.
4)Implications and applications of perspectives gained towards
social and natural challenges that have emerged from long-held “fixed”
worldview developed from one-sided/incomplete view known as our
science/philosophy of material, object-based reality (physics/substance
5)We see this effort not as problem solving as if there are
problems to be fixed, but to create anew, to grow beyond that which has taken
habit and to encourage the forming of conscious presencing to see that if by
taking a wholistic/live perspective we might experience a shift in what is
possible; that in changing the focus of perspective – new ways become possible,
and that we learn how much we know already; that we have experience as living
beings but have not had the awareness or “language” for recognizing what we
live all the time.
Background: Since 1992, The AutoGnomics
Institute, Inc (TAI) a non-profit group doing research, consulting,
facilitation and education bringing together 75 years of study exemplified by a
paper authored by Norm Hirst on the emergent field “Towards a Science of
Life as Creative Organism” http://www.autognomics.org/What-is-Life-Part-I.html recently published in the Cosmos and History Journal of
Natural Philosophy. TAI brings the possible into focus to grow a new
worldview of live processes; a radical perspective on change for finding
our way as human beings with consciousness of live, ever changing, creative
processes in and with life’s inherent ways. Follow on Twitter @autognomics.
TAI reveals that many of the World’s intractable problems stem largely from lack
of understanding of the MultiCoRelational organic ways with which Life-itself
creates and is ever becoming, finding effective coherent acts of truth with
relevance and collective goodness. However the intention here is not to
“fight” for dominant perspective, but to elucidate a fuller perspective than
what holds mainstream science and popular consciousness.
With a hypothesis based on
decades of philosophical, formal, and theoretical studies combined with
empirical applications, TAI creates learning conversations with leaders at the
front lines of social change to further explore the live processes in
which individuals, organizations, families, institutions, governments and the
world can and does function with greatest coherence of good. A new perspective
is needed to go beyond the object-based worldview, a worldview inclusive of the
dynamics known and experienced throughout life yet not accounted for by our
current science worldview.