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Intercourse with Globality through Enacting a Klein bottle

Explores the necessity of exmploying sexual metaphors to enable engagement with governance.


Intercourse with Globality through Enacting a Klein bottle
Klein bottle: enacting a cognitive process
"Distracting" aids to comprehension
Psychodynamics of sexual experience

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Annex D of Engaging with Globality through Knowing Thyself (2008), Dimension 4 of a four-fold exploration. [Engaging with Globality -- Dimension 1: Cognitive Realignment; Dimension 2: Cognitive Circlets; Dimension 3: Cognitive Crowns; Dimension 4: Knowing Thyself]
Overview of Engaging with Globality

Introduction
Klein bottle: enacting a cognitive process
"Distracting" aids to comprehension
Psychodynamics of sexual experience

References


Introduction

The following is one example of an exercise envisaged in Playfully engaging with globality through re-categorization and re-classification (in Dimension 4). The context for this exploration of a metaphor with sexual connotations is the subject of a series of comments provided separately as as Annex A (Engaging with Globality through Playful Re-categorizing):

Humour | Playful examples | Logical vs Aesthetic correspondences | Meaningful connectivity
Surfaces and orifices | Consumption and consumerism | "Knowing" another | Courtship | Kama Sutra

The cognitive implications of the metaphor are initially developed in Annex B (Global Governance via a Double-breasted Strange Attractor) and further developed in Annex C (Engaging with Globality through Dynamic Complexity) as an introduction to what follows here.

The exploration is premised on the assumption that sustainable governance is necessarily sexy -- and if it is not then it is unlikely to be sustainable. By designing sex out of governance, sex has become identified with the problematic shadow of humanity.

If arguments regarding the consequence of sex (namely population increase) are as well-founded as those which sustained the financial system prior to its crash in 2008, then the argument of economists regarding population stabilization should be viewed with the deepest suspicion. They obscure surprises as unexpected as the crash of the financial system.

Perhaps the mystification associated with "lost knowledge" could, in the case of governance, be associated with a lost capacity to integrate the complex cognitive implications of sexual dynamics into decision-making. More to the point, in the absence of the cognitive dyanmic associated with sexuality, is there any indication that the international community "engendered" anything recognizably "new"?

From the perspective of many cultures of governance, notably for males, a "Klein bottle" is indeed considered an admirable approach to finding the answer -- notably by enabling the question to be forgotten. However, if the entheogenic associations to "triple crown cognition" (in Dimension 3) are valid, this approach may offer a fruitful approximation in the absence of anything better.


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