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  • In this episode we engage in a thought-provoking conversation with Bonnitta Roy about the complexities of process relational philosophy. Our discussion centers around the intricacies of internal and external relations, their various types, meanings, and the concept of asymmetry within these relations. Bonnitta Roy provides an in-depth analysis, connecting these ideas to broader metaphysical and philosophical contexts. Gregg Henriques, contributes his insights by relating these philosophical concepts to the UTOK framework, particularly focusing on behavior as an epistemic mapper. This episode promises a deep dive into the nature of existence, perception, and the relational structure of reality, offering both clarity and new perspectives for enthusiasts and scholars alike. Join us for this enlightening journey through the realms of process relations and philosophical exploration.

    ℹ️ - - - Find out more about Bonnita Roy - - - ℹ️ Substack: https://substack.com/@bonnittaroy Twitter: https://twitter.com/bonnittaroy

    ℹ️ - - - Find out more about Gregg Henriques - - - ℹ️ Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/contributors/gregg-henriques-phd Medium: https://gregghenriques.medium.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/henriqgx

    🌳 - - - The Unified Theory of Knowledge - - - 🌳 Homepage: https://www.unifiedtheoryofknowledge.org/ Medium: https://medium.com/unified-theory-of-knowledge Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree_of_knowledge_system #UTOK #GreggHenriques #BonnittaRoy #ProcessRelations #Philosophy #Existence #Perception #UTOKFramework

  • Gregg welcomes Brendan Graham Dempsy back to the program (Episode #50; Toward a Metamodern Spirituality). Brendan is a writer whose work focuses on the meaning crisis and the nature of spirituality in metamodernity. He is also the host of the Metamodern Spirituality podcast, and has recently released a new book, Metamodernism: The Cultural Logic of Cultural Logics. Gregg loved this book, and the episode is a tour of the book, highlighting its key points and its overarching logic. The book explicates how metamodernism relates to aesthetics, complexification of culture, philosophy, grand metanarratives, and can be thought of as an important worldview for our times.

    ℹ️ - - - Find out more about Brendan Graham Dempsey - - - ℹ️Homepage: https://www.brendangrahamdempsey.com/

    ℹ️ - - - Find out more about Gregg Henriques - - - ℹ️ Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/contributors/gregg-henriques-phd Medium: https://gregghenriques.medium.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/henriqgx

    🌳 - - - The Unified Theory of Knowledge - - - 🌳 Homepage: https://www.unifiedtheoryofknowledge.org/ Medium: https://medium.com/unified-theory-of-knowledge Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree_of_knowledge_system

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  • In episode 73, Gregg welcomes Professor Rick Repetti. Rick is a philosopher who has long standing interests in meditation, the self, agency, and free will. He was previously on an Inside UTOK conversation with Gregg, where his shared his views of the meaning crisis, work with John Vervaeke, and his development of a new vision for truth systems call the Knowledge Coin. In this episode, he and Gregg talk about the concept of free will in relationship to Robert Sapolsky’s new book, Determined: The Science of Life Without Free Will. Both Gregg and Rick agree that Sapolsky provided a very weak argument, one that was lacking in philosophical sophistication and was anchored to an outmoded, reductive view of scientific knowledge. In addition, his conclusions about how we justify blame and responsibility are poorly defined and dangerous. UTOK provides a much clearer view on how to understand human agency and processes of justification pertaining to blame and praise.

    ℹ️ - - - Find out more about Rick Repetti - - - ℹ️Homepage: https://www.rickrepetti.com/

    ℹ️ - - - Find out more about Gregg Henriques - - - ℹ️ Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/contributors/gregg-henriques-phd Medium: https://gregghenriques.medium.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/henriqgx

    🌳 - - - The Unified Theory of Knowledge - - - 🌳 Homepage: https://www.unifiedtheoryofknowledge.org/ Medium: https://medium.com/unified-theory-of-knowledge Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree_of_knowledge_system

  • In episode 72, Gregg welcomes Rafe Kelly. Rafe is a movement coach, founder of Evolve, Move, Play, and frequent interlocutor with John Vervaeke. In this episode, Rafe recounts his journey from gymnastics and martial arts into parkour and finally into the Evolve, Move, Play vision. He also explains how we became interested in Jordan Peterson’s work and then moved into syncing up with John Vervaeke. Near the end of the discussion, Gregg explains how UTOK’s vision of humans as primates and persons results in deep alignment with Rafe’s observations and experiences.

    ℹ️ - - - Find out more about Rafe Kelley - - - ℹ️

    Evolve Move Play Homepage: https://www.evolvemoveplay.com/

    ℹ️ - - - Find out more about Gregg Henriques - - - ℹ️

    Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/contributors/gregg-henriques-phd

    Medium: https://gregghenriques.medium.com/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/henriqgx

    🌳 - - - The Unified Theory of Knowledge - - - 🌳

    Homepage: https://www.unifiedtheoryofknowledge.org/

    Medium: https://medium.com/unified-theory-of-knowledge

    Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree_of_knowledge_system

  • In episode 71, Gregg welcomes Dr. Steven Mandel. Steven is an internationally recognized expert and pioneer in the use of ketamine infusion therapy to treat mental health disorders and chronic pain. He has more than 40 years of experience utilizing ketamine as a board-certified anesthesiologist. He also earned his master’s degree in psychology. He is the founder and president of Ketamine Clinics Los Angeles, a leading ketamine infusion therapy clinic in Southern California. In this episode, he shares how he became involved in treating mental illness with ketamine, Gregg and he discuss what depression is, and why the combination of ketamine and psychotherapy might be a particularly powerful approach.

    ℹ️ - - - Find out more about Steven Mandel- - - ℹ️

    Dr. Mandel’s clinic: https://ketamineclinics.com/

    ℹ️ - - - Find out more about Gregg Henriques - - - ℹ️

    Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/contributors/gregg-henriques-phd

    Medium: https://gregghenriques.medium.com/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/henriqgx

    🌳 - - - The Unified Theory of Knowledge - - - 🌳

    Homepage: https://www.unifiedtheoryofknowledge.org/

    Medium: https://medium.com/unified-theory-of-knowledge

    Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree_of_knowledge_system

  • In episode 70, Gregg welcomes Bonnita Roy. Bonnita is an award-winning author, philosopher and insight guide. She is well-known in this corner of the internet and currently runs the Pop-Up School, an innovative online educational platform. In this episode, Bonnita shares with Gregg her analysis and critique of the Transcendent Naturalism Cognitive Science Show Series that Gregg has been doing with John Vervaeke. She raises some questions and possible critiques of the concepts of emergence and transcendence, and Gregg offers some clarifications. They also discuss Bonnie’s vision of “Fierce Naturalism” and her analysis of language, communication, and the nature of abstraction. This conversation adds richness and diversity to the picture that Gregg and John have been laying out in the TN series and there likely will be additional conversations with Bonnie going forward.

    ℹ️ - - - Find out more about Bonnita Roy - - - ℹ️

    Substack: https://substack.com/@bonnittaroy

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/bonnittaroy

    ℹ️ - - - Find out more about Gregg Henriques - - - ℹ️

    Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/contributors/gregg-henriques-phd

    Medium: https://gregghenriques.medium.com/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/henriqgx

    🌳 - - - The Unified Theory of Knowledge - - - 🌳

    Homepage: https://www.unifiedtheoryofknowledge.org/

    Medium: https://medium.com/unified-theory-of-knowledge

    Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree_of_knowledge_system

  • In episode 69, Gregg welcomes Dr. Iris Stammberger. Iris is trained as systems engineer, a family systems therapist, a mindfulness teacher, and an organizational change consultant. A self-described "tool lady," she has always been in pursuit of those tools that facilitate systemic and systematic change at the intrapersonal, interpersonal, and extrapersonal level. She is the founder of the Wisdom Project, which integrates what she has learned and offers it to those who are seriously committed to changing the ways we address the complex challenges of today's world. Her motto is "one project at a time, we can all become wiser." In this episode, she shares with Gregg her journey and they sync up the insights from the Wisdom Project with UTOK.

    - - - ℹ️ Find out more about Iris Stammberger ℹ️ - - -

    The Wisdom Project: https://wisdomproject.community/

    - - - ℹ️ Find out more about Gregg Henriques ℹ️ - - -

    Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/contributors/gregg-henriques-phd

    Medium: https://gregghenriques.medium.com/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/henriqgx

    - - - 🌳 The Unified Theory of Knowledge 🌳 - - -

    Homepage: https://www.unifiedtheoryofknowledge.org/

    Medium: https://medium.com/unified-theory-of-knowledge

    Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree_of_knowledge_system

  • In episode 68, Gregg welcomes Professor Dan Fishman. Dan is an emeritus professor of clinical psychology at Rutgers University, and is editor-in-chief of the online journal, Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy. His scholarly contributions span interests in the systematic case study method, pragmatic psychology, philosophy of science, cognitive behavior therapy, program evaluation, community psychology, organizational psychology, and professional psychology training. In this episode, Dan shares his journey toward a pragmatic philosophy for psychology and psychotherapy, and Gregg shows how it aligns with the vision afforded by UTOK. The convergence is significant and points to ways in which UTOK might be productively aligned with case studies in psychotherapy.

    - - - ℹ️ Find out more about Gregg Henriques ℹ️ - - -

    Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/contributors/gregg-henriques-phd

    Medium: https://gregghenriques.medium.com/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/henriqgx

    - - - 🌳 The Unified Theory of Knowledge 🌳 - - -

    Homepage: https://www.unifiedtheoryofknowledge.org/

    Medium: https://medium.com/unified-theory-of-knowledge

    Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree_of_knowledge_system

  • In episode 67, Gregg welcomes Howard Bloom. Howard is a polymath who has lived an amazing life. He was a music publicist in the 1970s and 1980s for singers such as Prince, Billy Joel, and Michael Jackson. He has published six books, including an autobiography, How I Accidentally Started the Sixties, and three books on human evolution and group behavior: The Genius of the Beast, Global Brain, and The Lucifer Principle. Howard was always fascinated by science and developed a rich framework for understanding the world. In this episode, Howard recounts his amazing biography, and he and Gregg show how their respective theories line up. In particular, Howard’s vision of a “blooming universe” is deeply aligned with the Tree of Knowledge System.

    - - - ℹ️ Find out more about Howard Bloom ℹ️ - - -

    Homepage: https://www.howardbloom.net/ Substack: https://howardxbloom.substack.com/?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=substack_profile Twitter: https://twitter.com/howardxbloom

    - - - ℹ️ Find out more about Gregg Henriques ℹ️ - - -

    Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/contributors/gregg-henriques-phd Medium: https://gregghenriques.medium.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/henriqgx

    - - - 🌳 The Unified Theory of Knowledge 🌳 - - -

    Homepage: https://www.unifiedtheoryofknowledge.org/ Medium: https://medium.com/unified-theory-of-knowledge Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree_of_knowledge_system

  • In episode 66, Gregg welcomes Ethan Kobayashi-Hsieh. Ethan works at the intersection of actor training and 4E cognitive science. He is a Life Coach, Yoga Instructor and Bodywork Healer with coaching clients in China, Thailand, and Australia. He has developed the Integrative Approach and Methodology of Active Transformation (TIAMAT) through practice-as-research with the company, conducting workshops in five countries around the world. In this episode, they discuss Ethan’s analysis of how acting and theater can illuminate participatory frameshifts, multi-perspectival knowing, and what he calls “sapiential processing.” Gregg brings the UTOK lens and the two show how their histories, expertise and perspectives give rise to interesting bridges, complementarities, and intersections between the sciences and the humanities.

    - - - ℹ️ Find out more about Ethan Kobayashi-Hsieh ℹ️ - - -

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ethan-kobayashi-hsieh-828a63240/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ethan5tmintl/?hl=en

    Tiamat Ecology of Practices: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLA7mTxPEf8

    Theatre-ritual-movement ecology of practices: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orpqXNw3R0w

    Building Practices to Cultivate Wisdom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHAjg7G0wS0

    - - - ℹ️ Find out more about Gregg Henriques ℹ️ - - -

    Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/contributors/gregg-henriques-phd

    Medium: https://gregghenriques.medium.com/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/henriqgx

    - - - 🌳 The Unified Theory of Knowledge 🌳 - - -

    Homepage: https://www.unifiedtheoryofknowledge.org/

    Medium: https://medium.com/unified-theory-of-knowledge

    Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree_of_knowledge_system

  • In Episode 65, Gregg welcomes back Layman Pascal. This is Layman’s sixth time on the podcast, so he needs no introduction. Both Gregg and Layman have been following John Vervaeke’s After Socrates, and in this episode they sync up to explore some of the key concepts, such as constructive versus destructive opponent processes and its implications for clinical psychology and spirituality.

    - - - ℹ️ Find out more about Layman Pascal ℹ️ - - -

    Substack: https://laymanpascal.substack.com/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/liquidsyntax

    The Integral Stage on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaA4zkLRnR3lGm8Y7c5Tvdw

    - - - ℹ️ Find out more about Gregg Henriques ℹ️ - - -

    Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/contributors/gregg-henriques-phd

    Medium: https://gregghenriques.medium.com/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/henriqgx

    - - - 🌳 The Unified Theory of Knowledge 🌳 - - -

    Homepage: https://www.unifiedtheoryofknowledge.org/

    Medium: https://medium.com/unified-theory-of-knowledge

    Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree_of_knowledge_system

  • In this UTOKing with Gregg, John Vervaeke returns to the program, and they share the developments in their work. John’s major effort has been focused on developing the After Socrates series, which Gregg has been following. Gregg shares the beauty he has seen in watching the series, and how he found the way John framed After Socrates to be illuminating and inspiring. In addition, Gregg explains why he found the connection between the “dialectic into dialogos” and participatory knowing that John highlights to be profound. Gregg’s major achievement has been the release of his book, A New Synthesis for Solving the Problem of Psychology: Addressing the Enlightenment Gap. John shares why he found the book to be so inspiring and important. Specifically, he shared how it lays out a plausible, intelligible account for understanding the mental across virtually all domains, and thus achieves what he calls a “synoptic integrative” view of psychology. He reiterates what he said in his review of the book, which is that he sees Gregg as a kind of modern day Aristotle who is generating a taxonomy and metatheory that can revolutionize psychology. In addition, two upcoming events. First, they discussed the upcoming conference that Gregg is organizing and for which John will give a keynote address. Called Consilience: Unifying knowledge and Orienting Toward a Wisdom Commons, it will be held March 17-18th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Eastern. It will consist of over 45 presentations, and will be free to the public. Finally, they discussed the plans for the next cognitive science show series, Transcendent Naturalism, where they will work to show how their joint visions can provide a naturalistic framework for orienting toward the transcendent and thus provide the groundwork a new “religio” for the 21st Century.

    - - - ℹ️ Find out more about John Vervaeke ℹ️ - - - John's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpqDUjTsof-kTNpnyWper_Q

    John's Facebook is here: https://www.facebook.com/VervaekeJohn

    - - - ℹ️ Find out more about Gregg Henriques ℹ️ - - -

    Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/contributors/gregg-henriques-phd

    Medium: https://gregghenriques.medium.com/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/henriqgx

    - - - 🌳 The Unified Theory of Knowledge 🌳 - - -

    Homepage: https://www.unifiedtheoryofknowledge.org/

    Medium: https://medium.com/unified-theory-of-knowledge

    Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree_of_knowledge_system

  • In Episode 63, Gregg welcomes Jill Nephew. Jill has expertise in software engineering and climate science. She is passionate about developing models, theories and tools that require the artful interplay between combinatorial complexity, abstract modelling, and nuanced human perception to create systems that enhance humans cognition and decision making towards creating a world that makes sense. Jill's primary project over the past 5+ years has been developing Inqwire, which "'is one-of-a-kind inquiry technology makes it possible for individuals and groups to access powerful inquiry processes around any topic." This capacity is what Jill call's "natural intelligence" and in this episode, she recounts her history and shares her vision about what natural intelligence is and how it can help address the meta-crisis we face.

    - - - ℹ️ Find out more about Jill Nephew ℹ️ - - -

    Inqwire Homepage: https://www.inqwire.io

    - - - ℹ️ Find out more about Gregg Henriques ℹ️ - - -

    Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/contributors/gregg-henriques-phd

    Medium: https://gregghenriques.medium.com/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/henriqgx

    - - - 🌳 The Unified Theory of Knowledge 🌳 - - -

    Homepage: https://www.unifiedtheoryofknowledge.org/

    Medium: https://medium.com/unified-theory-of-knowledge

    Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree_of_knowledge_system

  • In Episode 61, Gregg welcomes Rich Blundell back to the program (see Episode 57). This episode continues their conversation about the philosophy of Oika and its connection and overlap with UTOK. In this episode, Rich talks about his experience as being a scientist/scholar in residence on the island of Nantucket. He is working to share his vision of the intersection of Big History, ecological intelligence, and the love of nature with members of high society. In addition, he is working with artists and activists to bring this vision to life. He and Gregg interweave their visions, as Gregg recounts his shift from being situated in the traditional academic community and being transformed via UTOK and its representation as a Garden.

    - - - ℹ️ Find out more about Rich Blundell ℹ️ - - -

    Oika’s Homepage: https://oika.com/

    Rich’s recent talk with John Vervaeke: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7MscQ3T_Rc

    - - - ℹ️ Find out more about Gregg Henriques ℹ️ - - -

    Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/contributors/gregg-henriques-phd

    Medium: https://gregghenriques.medium.com/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/henriqgx

    - - -🌳 The Unified Theory of Knowledge 🌳 - - -

    Homepage: https://www.unifiedtheoryofknowledge.org/

    Medium: https://medium.com/unified-theory-of-knowledge

    Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree_of_knowledge_system

  • - - - ℹ️ Find out more about Gregg Henriques ℹ️ - - -

    Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/contributors/gregg-henriques-phdMedium: https://gregghenriques.medium.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/henriqgx

    - - - 🌳 The Unified Theory of Knowledge 🌳 - - - Homepage: https://www.unifiedtheoryofknowledge.org/ Medium: https://medium.com/unified-theory-of-knowledge Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree_of_knowledge_system

  • In Episode 57, Gregg welcomes Guy Sengstock. Guy is the founder and creator of the Circling™ Method, he has been facilitating transformation for individuals, groups and corporations internationally for more than 20 years. He is well-known in this corner of the internet as a philosopher, poet, and visionary. In this episode, Guy shares the story of how circling came about and then he and Gregg riff off of the relation between circling and psychotherapy, and the philosophy of circling and UTOK. Together, they circle around the concept of wisdom energy and offer some embodied reflections on how to cultivate it.

  • In Episode 56, Gregg welcomes Curt Jaimungal. Curt is a Torontonian filmmaker who developed the popular Theories of Everything YouTube channel, where he explores some of the cutting edge theorists and ideas pertaining to theoretical physics, consciousness, free will, and the nature of God. In this podcast, Curt shares his narrative and the journey that resulted in him developing the podcast. He also shares his perspective on some of the key questions that any T.O.E. faces. He also queries Gregg some on UTOK and they plan for future exchanges on Curt’s channel.

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    *A Realist Theory of Science by Roy Bhaskar* https://books.google.com/books/about/A_Realist_Theory_of_Science.html?id=LlY_AQAAIAAJ&source=kp_book_description

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    Theories of Everything Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheoriesofEverything

    - - - ℹ️ Find out more about Gregg Henriques ℹ️ - - -

    Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/contributors/gregg-henriques-phd

    Medium: https://gregghenriques.medium.com/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/henriqgx

    - - - 🌳 The Unified Theory of Knowledge 🌳 - - -

    Homepage: https://www.unifiedtheoryofknowledge.org/

    Medium: https://medium.com/unified-theory-of-knowledge

    Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree_of_knowledge_system

  • In Episode 58, Gregg welcomes back Layman Pascal. This is Layman’s fifth time on the podcast, so he needs no introduction. Gregg joined Layman in May for the first “metamodern spirituality retreat” hosted by Brendan Graham Dempsey, and aligned more deeply Layman’s approach to spirituality with UTOK’s metapsychology. A point of contact that needed more elaboration was the organization of the self and the nature of self-esteem and the relational world. In this episode, Layman takes the opportunity to flesh out how UTOK’s Influence Matrix frames social influence, relational value, and self-esteem, and the implications this has for spirituality.

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    a discussion about the metamodern retreat on the Integral Stage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKtGKy6duag

    blog on relational value and social influence: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/theory-knowledge/202111/social-influence-versus-relational-value#:~:text=Social influence is the capacity,to our mental health problems

    The End of History and The Last Man by Francis Fukuyama https://www.amazon.com/End-History-Last-Man/dp/0743284550

    What to Do If You Are Depressed: A Guided Tour by Gregg Henriques https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/theory-knowledge/201908/what-do-if-you-are-depressed-guided-tour

    Gran Torino https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1205489/

    - - - ℹ️ Find out more about Layman ℹ️ - - -

    Substack: https://laymanpascal.substack.com/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/liquidsyntax

    The Integral Stage on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaA4zkLRnR3lGm8Y7c5Tvdw

    - - - ℹ️ Find out more about Gregg Henriques ℹ️ - - -

    Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/contributors/gregg-henriques-phd Medium: https://gregghenriques.medium.com/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/henriqgx

    - - - 🌳 The Unified Theory of Knowledge 🌳 - - -

    Homepage: https://www.unifiedtheoryofknowledge.org/

    Medium: https://medium.com/unified-theory-of-knowledge

    Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree_of_knowledge_system

  • In Episode 57, Gregg welcomes Rich Blundell. Rich is a theorist and activist who promotes the philosophy of “Oika,” which is the relational intelligence of nature expressed through human thought and action. Rich’s life purpose is to promote a culture of Oika, which he believes will heal people and the planet and orient us toward a beautiful future. In this episode, Rich shares his narrative and his experiences with loving nature and how that emerged and blended with his training in Big History to generate his current philosophy and work with artists. In this episode, in addition to sharing his perspective, he asks Gregg about how UTOK transcends the Enlightenment Gap and gives us a new map of Big History that can align with a philosophy of ecological intelligence.

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    Oika’s Homepage: https://oika.com/

    Rich’s recent talk with John Vervaeke: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7MscQ3T_Rc

    - - - ℹ️ Find out more about Gregg Henriques ℹ️ - - -

    Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/contributors/gregg-henriques-phd

    Medium: https://gregghenriques.medium.com/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/henriqgx

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    Homepage: https://www.unifiedtheoryofknowledge.org/

    Medium: https://medium.com/unified-theory-of-knowledge

    Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree_of_knowledge_system

  • In Episode 56, Gregg welcomes Scott Jordan. Scott is currently the Chair of the Department of Psychology at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois where he is also Director of the Institute for Prospective Cognition. In this episode, he recounts his theoretical work in Wild Systems Theory and how it moves scientific psychology toward an integrated framework that conceptualizes organisms as embodiments of the phylogenetic, cultural, social, and developmental contexts from they emerged and in which they sustain themselves. He and Gregg sync this up with UTOK’s vision and explore what a coherentist approach to nature, consciousness, and meaning looks like in the 21st Century.

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    Sceptical Idealist: Michael Oakeshott as a Critic of the Enlightenment by Roy Tseng: https://www.amazon.com/Sceptical-Idealist-Michael-Oakeshott-Enlightenment/dp/0907845223

    Consilience by E. O. Wilson: https://www.amazon.com/Consilience-Knowledge-Edward-Osborne-Wilson/dp/067976867X

    Princess Mononoke (written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119698/

    Dark Loops Production YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN5ddGv-AuqOj7iwdBxt_eQ

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    Dark Loops Productions: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN5ddGv-AuqOj7iwdBxt_eQ

    Scott’s University Homepage: https://about.illinoisstate.edu/jsjorda/

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    Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/contributors/gregg-henriques-phd

    Medium: https://gregghenriques.medium.com/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/henriqgx