Feb 15, 2020
E36| Tuning Into The Deep Drums, a dialogue with John Vervaeke
Play • 1 hr 58 min
A philosophical dialogue with groundbreaking cognitive scientist John Vervaeke, exploring the art of communication, transformation, and how we might realise a more meaningful connection to ourselves, each other, and the world. Conversation waypoints: 1. The role of dialogue as a response to the meaning crisis 2. Dialogue as a meta-psychotechnology — that which enables the curation and coordination of psychotechnologies (ways that we make sense of the world and cultivate wisdom) 3. Dialectic as the machinery to enter into distributed cognition and collective intelligence 4. "Just like individual intelligence needs to be exapted up into rationality and then that exapted up into wisdom, we need to take collective intelligence and ratchet that up into collective rationality and collective wisdom. [...] That's what I think we need in order to get to the meta-psychotechnology." JV - up to roughly 17mins 5. Theory and theoria, the musicality of dialogue, and meta-reflection on present dialogue 6. Accessing underlying functionality through phenomenology. 7. The logos in dia-logos - gathering together (logos) so that things belong together 8. Vulnerability and exposure - vulnerability as allowing things to penetrate into you. 9. Encouraging each other and encaring each other. So the vulnerability stays as a sensitivity rather than a hardening of defence because we're overexposed. 10. We have to bring the depths of ontology into dia-logos. 'Your deepest patterns of intelligibility, your deepest patterns of coping and sensemaking are always bound up with your deepest patterns of caring and concern and identification. So if we want this to have existential depth then we have to touch upon the ontological depths as well.' 11. Tipping towards aporia but not to horrify. We want to commit to the not knowing so that it becomes wonder and awe. This is also part of the dia-logos. 12. On circling plus philea sophia. 32 mins 13. From theoria back into theory 36 mins 14. Relevance realisation and loving transformation 15. Love, vulnerability, interesse (interesting - to be within) 16. Sacredness and the sacred 17. Making sacred and perfection 18. Teleology 19. Value and limitations of narrative 57 mins 20. Transnarrative - buddhism taoism stocicism 21. Do we have to leave narrative behind? 22. Connection between the completion of narrative and perfection and the sacred 23. Atemporality, Plato, Bergson, Beauty 24. Whitehead, emanation and emergence 25. Dialectic as the ontological structure of reality 26. Modes of orientation 27. The urgency of our collective moment 28. Meta-stability - a state of criticality so that positive development is possible for us while also setting up a whole bunch of constraints and systems so we don't over commit. Serious play allows us to taste and touch the criticality without the danger of catastrophic error. 29. Meta-stability and serious play 30. Ritual as a place of serious play 31. The joy and trauma of masculinity and femininity 32. Yin and yang 33. Adversarial to opponent processing 34. The need for healing 35. The importance of self-correction John Vervaeke PhD is an award-winning lecturer at the University of Toronto in the departments of psychology, cognitive science and Buddhist psychology. He has published articles on relevance realization, general intelligence, mindfulness, metaphor, and wisdom. His abiding passion is to address the meaning crisis that besets western culture. Voiceclub is transforming. Support the project @ https://www.patreon.com/voiceclub Subscribe to the podcast and watch on YouTube @ https://wp.me/p2UC3z-tZ John's remarkable and deeply educational YouTube series 'Awakening From The Meaning Crisis' can be found here. [https://www.youtu.be/54l8_ewcOlY](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpqD...)
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