Author of UNESCO’s ‘Philosophy and World Problems’, Professor John McMurtry is questioned on the planetary life-system crisis by media critic Dr. Jeffery Klaehn.
Life-Capital: The primary capital of any society or economy is Life Capital (LC –> LC1 —>LC n ), the wealth of means of life that produces more wealth of means of life in cumulative yield through time (eg., species/ecological, social, technological or knowledge capital which reproduces and grows through time in carrying capacity of life-means). Definition… Read More
The Paradigm Shift: From Cancer System to Life-Capital Economy The techniques which induce a paradigm change may well be described as therapeutic, if only because, when they succeed, one learns one had been sick before. Thomas Kuhn THE MISSING LIFE-BASE OF ECONOMICS Everyone intuits the life-sequence of value to better or worse in their own… Read More
You may or may not know that I was his private doctor, and I had several opportunities to discuss many issues on life, that were relevant to his life and that of the life of our community.
What became clear very early on was that he was mourning the diminution of our liberating communal spirituality by an enslaving materialistic religiosity, that had captured our political and economic systems of good governance and had created histories and legacies of mental enslavement of our people, still yet unseen.
In this light, I am going to take a deep history and deep heritage approach, to show from whence we came and to whither bound, to show how we can make the Great Turn to transform all of the rules of our social engagements so that they can uplift us to the highest heights and not lead us downtrodden to the lowest-lows.
Sir Probyn had pride of place of Brimstone Hill in his heart, for it manifested the unbreakable spirit in the hearts and minds and backs and hands and feet of the slaves who built it, as manifested in their superb craftsmanship.
For him this was proof of principle that no matter how diabolic the times were, THAT spirit could never have been extinguished and can NOW be tapped into as a source of transformation that guides our thoughts, feelings and actions, individually and collectively, in comprehensively inclusive and imaginatively creative life-enabling ways.
THE COMMON LIFE-GROUND AND THE LIFE-AND-DEATH STRUGGLE FOR IT Is it impossible to regulate across borders? This is what US-led negotiators first claimed before the Ozone Protocol outlawed the chlorofluorocarbons in commodities eating the ozone layer. Even the US realized then that the world’s protection from radiation through a gaping ozone layer could not rely… Read More
Reproduced from: http://www.worldfinancialreview.com/?p=4270 Collective Life Capital: The Lost Ground of the Economy July 30, 2015 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, SPECIAL FEATURES, Capitalism in the 21st Century, In-depth, Unprotected Post, World Development By John McMurtry In this analysis, the author definitively explains collective life capital as the missing base of the economy under systemic… Read More
Excerpt reproduced from: https://projectsanity.online/life-capital/ The primary act is the act of understanding. — Dr. John McMurtry, Author: The Cancer Stage of Capitalism: From Crisis to Cure “Sanity means health in its etymology and its current use, applied to the mind, the healthy mind. What is most of all needed for the healthy mind of society is… Read More
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. – Hebrews 11:1 (KJV) Today is the second Son-day of Lent in which we reflect on and prepare for the ritualized remembrance of the death and resurrection of Yeshua, the founder of our faith. Each year, during my meditation on these important… Read More
The Primary Axiom of Value is the unifying solution to the open question ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by John McMurtry, Philosophy and World Problems, Volume I, UNESCO in partnership with Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems: Oxford, 2004-11. It defines the ultimate first principle/s of Life-Ground Ethics, and more comprehensively, Life-Value Onto-Axiology.
In traditional terms and terrestrial parameters, the Primary Axiom provides the unifying criterion and measure of the Real, the True and the Good.
Abstract: This interview with globally distinguished Canadian philosopher and author, John McMurtry, presents dialogue discussing capitalism, asymmetrical power relations, life capital, social theory, common life interest, life value, global problems, market theology, media, values of the market and free market ideology today in relation to public education, academia, intellectual fads and the broader intellectual culture in relation to enabling public understanding of meaning-making and power, totalising market culture, climate, dispossession, health, influence, energy, labour, income, slavery, corporate welfare, neo-liberalism, the global ecosystem, and inequalities of class and power.