On Life-Value Onto-Axiology, Neuroscience and the Self

This blog article was initially composed in July 2016 and completed in August 2016. It was not posted then as I sensed that doing so would have been premature. Given the recent spate of local, regional and international events, I sense the time is now right and ripe to bring Prof John McMurtry’s life’s work to a more general audience in a less sterile and more engaging conversational format based on email communications between myself and Prof McMurtry.

Hopefully, this missive would help open up avenues for a better understanding of the human condition, the challenges we face in understanding the brain, consciousness, the self, the mind, all of our social constructs, and would serve as the foundation for follow-up posts that would attempt to build a fully-life coherent account of our past blunders and hubris, and how we can better learn from the errors of our past, to help to consciously and coherently create a more socially-shared and participatory-prosperous future based on peace and harmony for people and planet.

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President Trump: Big Liar Going to Washington or Tribune of the People? by Prof. John McMurtry

President Trump: Big Liar Going to Washington or Tribune of the People? Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright Victoria Jane Nuland (born 1961) is the Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs at the United States Department of State. Supreme court Note: The following article was written up to the November 8 presidential… Read More

The WAY to TRUTH is through LIFE-valued reasoning and understanding

1“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in Goda ; believe also in me. 2My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will… Read More

The (Un)Intended Consequences of Dysfunctional Belief Systems

If you have been following the latest happenings around the world, it would be frighteningly obvious that we have in our midst global twisters of social, political, economical and environmental crises all seeming to coallesce to create a perfect storm of creative destruction so as to herald a New World Order out of these Global Disorders.  What troubles me so… Read More

The Regulating Group‑Mind by Prof John McMurtry – Sage Encyclopedia of Case Study Research

Can also be found with references at: https://ia601704.us.archive.org/33/items/2.encyclopediaOfCaseStudyResearch/2.encyclopediaOfCaseStudyResearch.pdf  pp. 790-794 What do the following phenomena have in common – the Pushtan honor code, the Spanish Inquisition, female genital mutilation, and academic mobbing? They variously express the value syntax of the regulating or ruling group mind (RGM). The RGM is a discrete structure of thinking which… Read More

Understanding the Cancer Stage of Capitalism – Review of John McMurtry‘s Book – By Giorgio Baruchello

Reproduced from: http://www.globalresearch.ca/understanding-the-cancer-stage-of-capitalism/5349620 While US President Barack Obama bangs loud drums of war, the Pope (the first of the Catholic Church to choose the name of Francis) accuses “the great ones of the earth [to] want to solve” the world’s crises “with a war… Because, for them, money is more important than people! And war is… Read More

Collection of articles by Prof John McMurtry from Global Research on Life Value, Human Rights, Civil Commons, Economic Efficiency and Social Justice

Part 1 – The Rights of the “Human” over the “Non-Human”: The Undeclared World War of Human Rights versus Corporate Rights. – 31 December 2011 Part 2 – Life Value, The Common Life Interest of Legitimate Rights and Social Justice  – 8 January 2012 Part 3 – Human Life: Beyond Money, Ideology and Productive Forces – 11 January 2012 Part 4 – The Universal… Read More

Corporate Globalization versus The Civil Commons by which People’s Lives are Sustained by Prof John McMurtry

Reproduced from: http://www.globalresearch.ca/corporate-globalization-versus-the-civil-commons-by-which-people-s-lives-are-sustained/29236 EVOLVED CIVIL COMMONS VERSUS CORPORATE GLOBALIZATION: A PERFORMANCE EVALUATION ACROSS UNIVERSAL LIFE GOODS by John McMurtry The facts of daily life in developed society have been so painstakingly and historically constructed across generations to enable universal access to the life goods of evolved humanity that we need systematic understanding of how provision of… Read More

Individuals Within Society: Human Vocation, Civil Commons and Social Justice by Prof John McMurtry

Reproduced from: http://www.globalresearch.ca/individuals-within-society-human-vocation-civil-commons-and-social-justice/28805 RECOVERING THE BASES OF OUR LIVES FROM SILENCE AND OCCUPATION: THE HUMAN VOCATION, THE CIVIL COMMONS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE by John McMurtry  A human vocation comes in as many forms as there are ways of contributing one’s share to society by expressing one’s own capabilities as a human being. It enables and obliges… Read More

Professor John McMurtry on Progressive Radio Network May 10, 2016

Reproduced from: http://prn.fm/nature-bats-last-05-10-16/ Posted on May 10, 2016 by Jason in Nature Bats Last This week’s show included a conversation with moral philosopher John McMurtry. We conclude in usual style, including a climate-change update and some stories from Guy on the road. Issues discussed: Why Donald Trump is a threat to the Establishment? How the Transnational… Read More