Collective life unconscious

Collective life unconscious: Distinguished from Karl Jung’s psychoanalytic (or as he calls it “analytic”) category of the “collective unconscious” as the collective life unconscious with Jung’s archetypal collective unconscious a secondary expression of it. For example, Jung considers the figure of Goethe’s Faust as an “archetype” of the collective unconscious. There is the “conscious soul”… Read More

Common life interest

Common life interest: A concept which disambiguates the categories of “the common interest”, “the public interest”, and so on to specify what these concepts normally omit, the shared life support systems of all. Source: ‘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-III,… Read More

Communal reciprocity

Communal reciprocity: the anti-market principle according to which I serve you not because of what I can get in return by doing so but because you need my service, and you, for the same reason, serve me. See Market reciprocity. Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’… Read More

Communism

Communism: economic model in which the means of production are owned collectively and the organization of labor is participated in by all for the common advantage of all. In Marx, a free society constructed on the basis of collective ownership of need-satisfying natural and social  resources, possible only once class division between workers and capitalists has… Read More

Communitarianism

Communitarianism: A concept which has become attached to those philosophers who reject the atomic-individual rationality of liberal thought to ground in substantial social relationality (e.g., Alastair MacIntyre, Charles Taylor and Michael Sandel): but with an inability to move beyond constituted attachments and received ways to more life-coherent forms of social ordering. Source: ‘What is Good? What… Read More

Community

Community: in the sense relevant here, a structure of human interaction in which people care about, and, where necessary and possible, care for, one another, and, too, care that they care about one another. Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by John McMurtry, Philosophy and World Problems, Volume… Read More

Community action for health

Community action for health: Community action for health refers to collective efforts by communities which are directed towards increasing community control over the determinants of health, and thereby improving health. Reference: new definition The Ottawa Charter emphasises the importance of concrete and effective community action in setting priorities for health, making decisions, planning strategies and implementing them… Read More

Compossibility principle

Compossibility principle: The principle to uphold the value of life to the most inclusive possible level without life-value loss. Source: ‘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-III, UNESCO in partnership with Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems: Oxford, 2004-11. 

Conatus

Conatus: In Spinoza’s philosophy, the inner drive of living things to maintain themselves and develop their capabilities. Source: ‘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-III, UNESCO in partnership with Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems: Oxford, 2004-11. 

Conjunction

Conjunction: A truth-functional sentence formed by connecting two sentences by ‘and’; such sentences are true if and only if all their component conjuncts are true. Source: ‘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-III, UNESCO in partnership with Encyclopedia of Life Support… Read More