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Mapping Paralysis and Tokenism in the Face of Potential Global Disaster


Citations of non-Kairos documents (References)

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Bateson, Gregory.  Mind and Nature: a necessary unity. Hampton Press, 1979.

Bornstein, David.  How to Change the World: social entrepreneurs and the power of new ideas. Oxford University Press, 2007.

Carse, James P.  Finite and Infinite Games: a vision of life as play and possibility. Ballantine Books, 1987. [summary]

Cerulo, Karen A.  Never Saw It Coming: cultural challenges to envisioning the worst. University of Chicago Press, 2006.

Dallaire, R.  Shake Hands with the Devil: the failure of humanity in Rwanda. Carrol and Graf, 2005.

de Brabandère, Luc.  Le Latéroscope: systèmes et créativité, 1989.

de Brabandère, Luc.  The Forgotten Half of Change: achieving greater creativity through changes in perception. Kaplan Publishing, 2005.

de Rosnay, Joël.  The Macroscope: a new world scientific system. Harper and Row, 1979. [text]

Diamond, Jared M.  Collapse: how societies choose to fail or succeed. Penguin, 2005.

Egger, Garry / Swinburne, Boyd.  Planet Obesity: how we're eating ourselves and the planet to death. Allen and Unwin, 2011.

Ehrenreich, Barbara.  Bright-sided: how the relentless promotion of positive thinking has undermined America. Metropolitan Books, 2009.

Ehrenreich, Barbara.  Smile Or Die: how positive thinking fooled America and the world. Granta Books, 2010. [summary]

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Fetherstonhaugh, D. / Slovic, P. / Johnson, S. M. / Friedrich, J.  Insensitivity to the Value of Human Life: a study of psychophysical numbing. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 14, 1997, pp. 283-300.

Friedrich, J. / Barnes, P. / Chapin, K. / Dawson, I. / Garst, V. / Kerr, D.  Psychophysical numbing: When lives are valued less as the lives at risk increase. Journal of Consumer Psychology, 8, 1999, pp. 277-299.

Gilding, Paul.  The Great Disruption: why the climate crisis will bring on the end of shopping and the birth of a New World. Bloomsbury Press, 2011.

Handy, Charles B.  The Age of Unreason: new thinking for a new world. Random House, 1989.

Handy, Charles B.  The Empty Raincoat: making sense of the future. Random House, 1995.

Heinberg, Richard.  The End of Growth: adapting to our new economic reality. New Society Publishers, 2011.

Hofstadter, Douglas.  Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid. Basic Books, 1979.

Hofstadter, Douglas.  Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies: computer models of the fundamental mechanisms of thought. Basic Books, 1995.

Hofstadter, Douglas.  I Am a Strange Loop. Basic Books, 2007.

Homer-Dixon, Thomas.  The Upside of Down: catastrophe, creativity and the renewal of civilization. Island Press, 2006.

Lovelock, James.  The Revenge of Gaia: why the Earth is fighting back - and how we can still save humanity. Allen Lane, 2006.

Lovelock, James.  The Vanishing Face of Gaia: A Final Warning: enjoy it while you can. Allen Lane, 2009.

Kolodny, Niko / MacFarlane, John.  Ifs and Oughts. Journal of Philosophy, 2011. [text]

Kolodny, Niko / MacFarlane, John.  Ought: Between Objective and Subjective.

Martenson, Chris.  The Crash Course: the unsustainable future of our economy, energy and environment. Wiley, 2011.

Michael, Donald N.  Learning to Plan and Planning to Learn. Miles River Press, 1997.

Nalimov, Vasily V.  Realms of the Unconscious: the enchanted frontier. ISI Press, 1982. [summary]

Ormerod, Paul.  Why Most Things Fail: evolution, extinction and economics. Wiley; 2005. [extracts]

Ramo, Joshua Cooper.  The Age of the Unthinkable: Why the New World Disorder Constantly Surprises Us And What We Can Do About It. Little, Brown and Company, 2009.

Rescher, Nicholas.  The Strife of Systems: an essay on the grounds and implications of philosophical diversity. University of Pittsburgh Press, 1985.

Rothkopf, David J.  Superclass: the global power elite and the world they are making. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008.

Saul, John Ralston.  The Unconscious Civilization. Free Press, 1995.

Schurz, Gerhard.  The Is-Ought Oroblem: an investigation in philosophical logic. Kluwer, 1997.

Sen, Jai / Waterman, Peter  (Eds.).    World Social Forum: Challenging Empires. Black Rose Books, 2007. [summary]

Slovic, Paul.  "If I look at the mass I will never act": Psychic numbing and genocide, Judgment and Decision Making, 2, 2, April 2007, pp. 79-95. [text]

Taleb, Nassim Nicholas.  The Black Swan: the impact of the highly improbable. Random House, 2007. [contents]

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