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I’ve been curious about the mental models community for some time. I like what they do, and have learned from watching from afar. But I never felt quite at home.
We’re launching an Anti-Book Club on Mortimer Adler’s Syntopicon!
Collapsing nuanced differences of thinking into a single axis, such as Left vs. Right, is a common mistake that has caused misunderstanding and confusion. Complexifying the way we describe and think about ideologies is a necessary step in order to properly understand the state of contemporary politics.
Harari’s work has influenced Forall and the teachings at MAPLE in a number of ways. One of the major ways is Harari’s emphasis on stories or narratives as the coordination mechanism that has given Homo Sapiens its power. Another major influence from Harari has been his description of Humanism.
The Four Facets is a model of human development that attempts to delineate the essential aspects of a ‘full spectrum’ approach for human flourishing.
Zachary Stein’s Education in a Time Between Worlds is an impressive feat of scholarship, activism, and education. The book’s guiding question is, “What should education look like in the twenty-first century?”