Conscious Evolution
        American Philosophy and
               the Future
                 From a Talk by Jeff Carreir...
In times of crisis, philosophy is not a luxury.




   Conscious Evolution, American Philosophy, and The Future – from a t...
“The major problems in the world are the result of the
difference between the way nature works and the way
               ...
Evolution is the way nature works.




Conscious Evolution, American Philosophy, and The Future – from a talk by Jeff Carr...
Crisis occurs when inescapable
   circumstances change faster than we can.




Conscious Evolution, American Philosophy, a...
Evolution is an inescapable circumstance.




Conscious Evolution, American Philosophy, and The Future – from a talk by Je...
In times of Crisis Philosophy is not a luxury
                  because…

  Deeply held ideas, even those that have
helped...
Our Evolutionary Crisis

                   Change to the Second Power



                                                ...
CHANGE




                                                                  Point of
                                    ...
In times of Evolutionary Crisis We Need…


               An Evolutionary Metaphysics

                                   ...
American Philosophy has long been
  occupied with the problem of navigating
     the shift from a static model of the
  un...
The Character of American
                            Philosophy
                   A Dynamic Tension between:


         ...
3 Foundations of an American Evolutionary
                Metaphysics


             1. A recognition of the continuous an...
Pragmatism: The American Evolutionary Philosophy



                                                           Charles San...
Ralph Waldo Emerson
An American                                                                Nature

Evolutionary
Metaph...
Ralph Waldo Emerson
An American                                                                Self-Reliance

Evolutionary...
The Fall of Modernism
               and the rise of
           Evolutionary Spirituality




Conscious Evolution, America...
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A talk by Jeff Carreira in New York City on June 30, 2009

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  1. 1. Conscious Evolution American Philosophy and the Future From a Talk by Jeff Carreira in New York City on June 30, 2009 Conscious Evolution, American Philosophy, and The Future – from a talk by Jeff Carreira in New York City on June 30, 2009
  2. 2. In times of crisis, philosophy is not a luxury. Conscious Evolution, American Philosophy, and The Future – from a talk by Jeff Carreira in New York City on June 30, 2009
  3. 3. “The major problems in the world are the result of the difference between the way nature works and the way man thinks.” Gregory Bateson Conscious Evolution, American Philosophy, and The Future – from a talk by Jeff Carreira in New York City on June 30, 2009
  4. 4. Evolution is the way nature works. Conscious Evolution, American Philosophy, and The Future – from a talk by Jeff Carreira in New York City on June 30, 2009
  5. 5. Crisis occurs when inescapable circumstances change faster than we can. Conscious Evolution, American Philosophy, and The Future – from a talk by Jeff Carreira in New York City on June 30, 2009
  6. 6. Evolution is an inescapable circumstance. Conscious Evolution, American Philosophy, and The Future – from a talk by Jeff Carreira in New York City on June 30, 2009
  7. 7. In times of Crisis Philosophy is not a luxury because… Deeply held ideas, even those that have helped us change in the past, can become a hindrance to further change. Conscious Evolution, American Philosophy, and The Future – from a talk by Jeff Carreira in New York City on June 30, 2009
  8. 8. Our Evolutionary Crisis Change to the Second Power 2 C Conscious Evolution, American Philosophy, and The Future – from a talk by Jeff Carreira in New York City on June 30, 2009
  9. 9. CHANGE Point of Evolutionary Crisis Rate of Human Change Rate of Global Change TIME Conscious Evolution, American Philosophy, and The Future – from a talk by Jeff Carreira in New York City on June 30, 2009
  10. 10. In times of Evolutionary Crisis We Need… An Evolutionary Metaphysics And An Evolutionary Ethics Conscious Evolution, American Philosophy, and The Future – from a talk by Jeff Carreira in New York City on June 30, 2009
  11. 11. American Philosophy has long been occupied with the problem of navigating the shift from a static model of the universe to an evolutionary model of the universe. Conscious Evolution, American Philosophy, and The Future – from a talk by Jeff Carreira in New York City on June 30, 2009
  12. 12. The Character of American Philosophy A Dynamic Tension between: anti-intellectual, action-oriented utilitarianism and passionate, utopian idealism Conscious Evolution, American Philosophy, and The Future – from a talk by Jeff Carreira in New York City on June 30, 2009
  13. 13. 3 Foundations of an American Evolutionary Metaphysics 1. A recognition of the continuous and unbroken nature of the universe from the inner experience of human beings to the outer forms of the physical universe. 1. A recognition of the enormous evolutionary potential inherent in the human capacity to make conscious choices. • A recognition of the necessity for a new evolutionary ethics to guide human activity. Conscious Evolution, American Philosophy, and The Future – from a talk by Jeff Carreira in New York City on June 30, 2009
  14. 14. Pragmatism: The American Evolutionary Philosophy Charles Sanders Peirce (1839 - 1914) William James (1842 - 1910) Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882) John Dewey (1859 - 1952) Conscious Evolution, American Philosophy, and The Future – from a talk by Jeff Carreira in New York City on June 30, 2009
  15. 15. Ralph Waldo Emerson An American Nature Evolutionary Metaphysics Charles Sanders Peirce Tychism, Synechism William James A World of Pure Experience John Dewey The Reflex Arc Concept Conscious Evolution, American Philosophy, and The Future – from a talk by Jeff Carreira in New York City on June 30, 2009
  16. 16. Ralph Waldo Emerson An American Self-Reliance Evolutionary Ethics Charles Sanders Peirce Agapism William James The Will to Believe John Dewey Human Nature and Conduct Conscious Evolution, American Philosophy, and The Future – from a talk by Jeff Carreira in New York City on June 30, 2009
  17. 17. The Fall of Modernism and the rise of Evolutionary Spirituality Conscious Evolution, American Philosophy, and The Future – from a talk by Jeff Carreira in New York City on June 30, 2009

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