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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.