Dance of the Visions 1.0

Most of my posting at this blog is dedicated to laying out a theory that human history has been shaped by a sequence of visions of the nature of reality. Each of these visions arises out of a mixture of mystical intimations and practical experience, gains in coherence and popularity until it comes to dominate its culture for a time, and eventually fails and is discarded.

The posts listed below represent my initial presentation of these ideas between September 2009 and December 2010. They are mainly focused on the period from the 1930s to the 1980s, with occasional forays into the 18th and 19th centuries. A few posts, particular in the final group, apply the theory to events as of the time of writing.

The next set of entries in this topic can be found here.

A list of the entire sequence of visions can be found here.

Introducing the Visions: Science and Democracy (and Chaos)

Holism and the Limits of Chaos

The Roots of Chaos: Lewis Carroll

The Counterculture of the 1960s and the One to Come

Personhood, Consciousness, and Ecosystems

Beyond Holism: Multiculturalism and Creative Imagination

The Domestication of Chaos

Dominant Partnerships: Some Theoretical Considerations

Romantic Breaks and Their Aftermath

Further Reflections on Multiculturalism and Creative Imagination

The Pieces Shift