“The Strange Attractor” Roundtable, EP2 – Politics
The Strange Attractor Beyond Postmodernism
In the last couple of years, we have witnessed the emergence of different meta-models, theories, and future visions which try to go beyond the worldview of postmodernism: a strange attractor that seems to run on new and exciting algorithms. But what—if anything—do all of these models and movements have in common? Is there a shared deep-structure that is expressing itself, not only in new and more complex ways of thinking and cognition, but also in geopolitics, science, industry, religion, ecology, sexuality, parenting, culture, technology, architecture, the arts—and in every other area of contemporary life. Is there a strange attractor that emerges after postmodernity? What are its shape and characteristics? What new and exciting vistas and opportunities do these new vistas open up for us? Can they contribute to solving the existential problems of the current meta-crisis? What are the moral and ethical injunctions that we could infer from the present emergence of these meta-tribes.
In this Roundtable-series – hosted by PARALLAX – we invite a multitude of ‘post-postmodern’ pioneer—thinkers, psychologists, sociologists, philosophers, educators, economists, and artists—to have an interdisciplinary discussion about the essence of Post-Postmodernity – given there is such a thing. More precisely, this podcast-series is an experiment which seeks to find out whether these movements and models after Postmodernity have something in common. Can these movements leave their respective bubbles and contribute something essential to the development of the world we live in? That is our primary question.
Topic of Episode 2: Politics
Since the system of politics in its modern and postmodern iteration is obviously not fit to deal with the manifold problems (meta-crisis), how could a ‘post-postmodern’ approach to politics look like? What new narrative is needed to legitimize a new (metamodern/post-postmodern/post-progressive) approach to politics?
Thaddeus Russell: American professor of history, author and creator of the renegade university
Daniel Görtz: Swedish sociologist, ‘meta-modern’ philosopher and author of ‘The Listening Society’ and ‘The Nordic Ideology’
Steve McIntosh: American ‘integral’ philosopher and author of ‘Developmental Politics’
John Bunzl: British entrepreneur, economist and author of ‘The SIMPOL Solution’
Max Borders: author of ‘The Social Singularity’ and ‘After Collapse’; he is also Executive Director at ‘Social Evolution’ and Co-founder of the Future Frontiers Conference
Tom Amarque: Founder of Parallax
Dennis Wittrock: Holacracy Coach, Philosopher and Co-founder of the Integral European Conference www.denniswittrock.com