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by scott s - Friday, August 29, 2008, 04:42 PM
 

Special attention is given to ways of facilitating the process of transforming the paradigms which determine basic attitudes towards experience. Such transformation extends beyond modification of the relationship of an ideal observer to rational frameworks. It encompasses collectivities of developing human beings for whom rational observation is but one condition in a pattern of ways of relating to experience. The emergence and decay of dogma is viewed as an unavoidable process to which a careful relationship must be established.

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by scott s - Friday, August 29, 2008, 04:42 PM
 

Exploration of the nature of the patterns that connect a wide variety of phenomena is of central concern. This extends beyond conventional approaches to integration, interdisciplinary, and general systems. It includes “enwholement”, its representation, and its comprehension, especially when transcending the contradictions of incompatible patterns or different modes of perception.

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by scott s - Friday, August 29, 2008, 04:40 PM
 

Work is primarily designed to be relevant to post-crisis conditions, in contrast to the widespread efforts at minor adaptation of existing structures. This requires both a long-term concern for cultural survival and the development of preparedness for a “mid-wife” function in the immediate future.

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by scott s - Friday, August 29, 2008, 04:45 PM
 

The development of progressively more process-oriented approaches is necessary if change is to be adequately understood. Ways are sought to work with ongoing processes rather than disrupting them unnecessarily by new structures or initiating new processes which create unnecessary patterns of discord. Psycho-social design is thus based as much on the present patterns of striving for desired conditions as on structures which may eventually result in the fulfillment of those desires.