Archive | March 2022

Jean Gebser on Technology and Technics

One of the principal manifestations of the “deficient mode” of the current “mental-rational consciousness”, according to Jean Gebser, is that the human sense of responsibility is not commensurate with the increasing power of human technology, which produces a very dangerously unbalanced situation. Today, we will examine that particular deficit in the sense of power and responsibility.

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The Gebserian “Irruption”

“I say unto you: one must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star. I say unto you: you still have chaos in yourselves.”

Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Some off-the-cuff random Sunday morning musings on “chaos” and the Gebserian “irruption”.

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The Twelve Tones of the Spirit Redux

Today, we will revisit and expand upon an earlier posting on Rosenstock-Huessy’s essay “Twelve Tones of the Spirit”. This essay appears as Chapter VI, on page 69, of his book entitled I Am An Impure Thinker. This is, conveniently, available online. As noted in an earlier comment, you only have to compare Rosenstock-Huessy’s “twelve tones of the spirit” with Jordan Peterson’s “12 rules of life” to separate the wheat from the chaff, as it were. They are representatives of different “consciousness structures”: one, the emerging integral still striving to make itself fully explicit and articulate, and the other, the receding mental-rational.

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