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Engaging with Globality through Cognitive Crowns

Explores the integrative insights and cognitive enhancement supposedly enabled by crowning


Engaging with Globality through Cognitive Crowns
Understandings of "crowning experience"
Engaging with globality through "triple crown" cognition?
Potential clues to embodying globality through "crowning experience"
Reflexivity and the global financial crisis
Understanding "union"
Organization of memory

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Dimension 3 of a four-fold exploration. Produced on the occasion of the "coronation" of Barack Obama (as president of the country from which insightful leadership is expected in response to global problems) and of the "crowning experience" of the Davos World Economic Forum (for the instigators and observers of the global credit crisis and its consequences). [Engaging with Globality -- Dimension 1: Cognitive Realignment; Dimension 2: Cognitive Circlets; Dimension 3: Cognitive Crowns; Dimension 4: Knowing Thyself]
Overview of Engaging with Globality

Dimension 1: Cognitive Realignment -- making points and aligning a target

Dimension 2: Cognitive Circlets -- learning/action cycles

Dimension 3: Cognitive Crowns -- all-encompassing, well-rounded experience
Engaging with globality through "triple crown" cognition?
Understandings of "crowning experience"
Potential clues to embodying globality through "crowning experience"
-- Synergetics | Spherical configuration of categories | Spiral dynamics
-- Infosets |Self-reflexivity and recursion | Metadialogue
-- "Polyocular stereoscopic engagement"
Reflexivity and the global financial crisis
Understanding "union"
-- Dynamics and movement | Knowledge gardening
-- Patterns of aesthetic associations
Organization of memory

Dimension 4: Engaging with Globality through Knowing Thyself

Annex A: Engaging with Globality through Playful Re-categorizing
Annex B: Global Governance via a Double-breasted Strange Attractor
Annex C: Engaging with Globality through Dynamic Complexity
Annex D: Intercourse with Globality through Enacting a Klein bottle

References


Introduction

This develops the argument of Dimension 1 relating primarily to the cognitive significance of the circlet. Here the focus is on the potentially more cognitively significant implications of the crown -- as a developed version of the circlet or a combination of such devices. It might be described as the challenge of achieving "cognitive traction" in governance.

Together these parts focus on the challenge of providing succinct integrative vehicles for significance, notably as this relates to any existential sense of identity. The focus in Dimension 1 and Dimension 2 is on the challenge more conventionally understood in terms of the knowledge management required by governance and the governors -- on behalf of the governed. Separately in Dimension 4 the inadequacies and impracticalities of such possibilities, hitherto considered realistic, are used to reframe the cognitive challenge for any individual obliged to order cognitive skills and accessible insights -- where such dependence on external authority is now clearly unrealistic. A summary of the 4-part argument is provided separately (Metaphorical Geometry in Quest of Globality, 2009)

For those "crowned", the cognitive challenge might be summarized as one of achieving a higher degree of "cognitive traction" on reality in some global sense. This might be exemplified by the complaint of Tony Benn, newly crowned as UK Secretary of State for Industry, who indicated that he had "all the levers of power arrayed before him" but finally recognized that, although "he could pull on them at any time", the issue was that "they were not in fact connected to anything". The term "cognitive tractions" is notably used in the arts and theology.

A more extensive introduction is provided in Dimension 1.


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