Notes on Four Futures by Peter Frase, Note 2

One of the problems faced by honest social theorists is that they too often set up paradigms of thought that are nothing but their own straw dogs to shoot down. Frase appears to be doing this in Four Futures. He starts by quoting Rosa Luxemborg: “Bourgeois society stands at the crossroads, either transition to socialism…

Four Futures: Intro (Book by Peter Frase)

by Anthony Signorelli I am reading Peter Frase’s Four Futures and completed the Introduction. At this point, I make two observations. First, I do not understand why writers with socialist sympathies so often use fiction as a basis for figuring out the problems and challenges of a transforming world. Granted, I may be exposing my…

Ken Wilber’s Sex, Ecology, Spirituality

Argument by Anthony Signorelli For many years, I’ve been enticed by Ken Wilber’s creative thought and the system he developed and calls A Theory of Everything. That book, plus his magnum opus Sex, Ecology, Spirituality, sets the foundation for what he calls “integral theory,” a perspective or movement he hopes can spread and change the…