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Hanzi Freinacht
Hanzi Freinacht
Political Philosopher | Sociologist | Historian | Author | Thought Leader on Metamodernism

An understanding of who Hanzi is provides a  taste of metamodernism itself. When complete, his proposed 6-volume magnum opus on metamodernism will be the first/only – and so, de facto definitive – published magnum opus on metamodernism. As described here, it will include politics (done), history, economics, ethics and law. 

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Political Philosopher | Sociologist | Historian | Author | Thought Leader on Metamodernism

An understanding of who Hanzi is provides a  taste of metamodernism itself. When complete, his proposed 6-volume magnum opus on metamodernism will be the first/only – and so, de facto definitive – published magnum opus on metamodernism. As described here, it will include politics (done), history, economics, ethics and law. 

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From Metamoderna.org:

As a writer, Hanzi combines in-depth knowledge of several sciences and disciplines and offers maps of our time and the human condition with his characteristically accessible, poetic and humorous writing style – challenging the reader’s perspective of herself and the world.

Hanzi Freinacht epitomizes much of the metamodern philosophy and can be considered a personification of this strand of thought. He has produced a wide array of original, relevant and useful ideas for people in all walks of life. These ideas help you gain an upper hand in the new political, economic and cultural landscape of digital, postindustrial society.

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Metamoderna
Metamoderna
Metamodernism is the philosophy and view of life that corresponds to the digitalized, postindustrial, global age.

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Metamoderna is an independent publishing company registered in Denmark.

We publish books, papers, and articles by progressive metamodern thinkers.

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A Metamodern Guide to Politics, Book One
Read with caution. "A masterpiece, game changer and music to my soul" | "Dangerous, Humbling, insightful masterpiece"
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The first part of the book justifies it’s positioning as being about politics, although the substance of his conception of a new politics comes in Book Two. But Hanzi also breaks new ground in this first volume by proposing an enhanced – and very compelling – model of human development. Those familiar with Spiral Dynamics, other stages models and the states and stages ideas from Integral Theory will be delighted/dismayed/incensed or otherwise emotionally impacted by his critiques and his new model. (But be warned – you need to get through the barriers he throws up in the early parts of the book.)

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As we move from the industrial age and its nation state to an internet age with a globalized postindustrial market a question presents itself: What is the next major developmental stage of society after the liberal democracy with a balance between capitalism and welfare state?

In this book Hanzi Freinacht offers a compelling answer to this question. We are reaching the limits of modern society and we must work to achieve a metamodern society, that is, a society which goes beyond modern life and its institutions. The metamodern society of the future is a listening society; a society more sensitive to the inner dimensions of human beings.

Drawing upon an elaborate weaving of psychology, sociology, political science and philosophy this book lands in a positive vision for the future. It shows how a clear description of human psychological growth – how we grow as human beings – can also offer us key insights into how global society can and should evolve in the internet age. A politics that can help humans grow to the later stages of psychological development is also one that can be capable of meeting the staggering challenges of our time.

In the first part of the book Hanzi examines the politics and culture of the Nordic countries and shows how these progressive societies offer a fertile ground for metamodern politics. The basis of such metamodern politics is also described. In the second part of the book he turns to developmental psychology, describing how humans evolve through a series of stages – and how this matters immensely for the happiness and survival of us all.

As this story unfolds – in a uniquely provocative genre breaking manner – you will also glean insight into your own developmental stage and those of people around you.

Read with caution.

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A Metamodern Guide to Politics, Book Two
Hanzi: "...the power of his vision, and the six new forms of metamodern politics introduced in the book, compels readers to act..."
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In Nordic Ideology, the anticipated sequel to The Listening Society, the great philosopher Hanzi Freinacht strikes again from his refuge in the Alps—now with a yet bolder mission: to write social and political theory as a page-turner.

This book can be read independently of the first one and it outlines a path to a metamodern society, emerging from the Nordic countries—one that emerges from, but ultimately cancels and outcompetes modern society as we know it, while saving the world-system from collapse. How can this be achieved?

Here, things get real.

Not only do you get an overview of how society develops—what is higher freedom, deeper equality, a more intricate order of self-organization?—you get an actual plan-of-action for how to transform all of society and the people in it; indeed, even a strategy for how to organize and take charge of political development.

Loved and despised, Hanzi leaves few readers untouched. No issue is too controversial, no source of knowledge taboo; while committed to deep democracy and freedom, Hanzi does not shy away from learning from the totalitarian ideologies of the 20th century. And indeed, the power of his vision, and the six new forms of metamodern politics introduced in the book, compels readers to act—to actualize the vision, or to stop the metamodernists at any cost.

Serious meets fun, as sincerity meets irony, as politics meets poetry in this magisterial work of a unique and dangerous rebel scholar.

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Recent Videos and Podcasts where Hanzi Freinacht has been interviewed

Jim talks with Hanzi Freinacht about his book 12 Commandments: For Extraordinary People to Master Ordinary Life. They discuss the book as a response to Jordan Peterson & his “12 rules” …Read more
A conversation with Hanzi Freinacht, the author of ‘The Listening Society: A Metamodern Guide to Politics’. This episode is part one of a two part series. For more about metamodernism …Read more
Play is the highest form of human expression. …Read more
The risk of doom-scrolling yourself into the new consumtarian underclass of the attention economy cuts across all currently existing classes. …Read more
What is the *real* ideology of crypto? Hanzi Freinacht – The Real Political Philosophy of Cryptowww.youtube.comIn this thought-provoking talk, Hanzi Freinacht delves into the intricate relationships between major 20th-century ideologies: conservatism, fascism, liberta… …Read more
Thanks to everyone who showed up to meet Emil Ejner Friis of Metamoderna at the book fair in Frankfurt, especially to all the wonderful people at Büchner Verlag who have worked so hard to get The Listening Society: A Metamodern Guide to Politics, Book One out in German. We are proud to announce that The Listening Society, Die Gesellschaft des …Read more
I have a message from the boyz: The Masterclass in Metamodernism starting November 6 is now officially sold out. Unfortunately, we can’t take in more people for this course. If you wanted to join, there’s a high probability that we’ll run another masterclass next year. Thank you so much to everyone who has joined, we’re super excited to be seeing …Read more
There are still a few tickets left for the graduate-level course on metamodernism hosted by Emil Ejner Friis and Daniel Görtz. The course begins 6th of November 2023. This masterclass will be an intense experience. It is by far the most advanced offered thus far, corresponding to a university graduate-level course. The masterclass is specifically designed for those wanting to …Read more
You can now pre-order my book in German — and soon it will roll out across stores in the German-speaking world. Gesellschaft des Zuhörens: Auf dem Weg in die Metamoderne (German Edition)www.amazon.comBetter believe it: Die Gegenwart ist nur ein Durchgangsstadium und auch wir Heutigen haben die Weisheit nicht mit Löffeln gefressen, weswegen es geradezu ein Gebot der Stunde ist, über …Read more
https://twitter.com/MetaFam/status/1684900769890529281?s=20Tweet / Twittertwitter.comWe’ve detected that JavaScript is disabled in this browser. Please enable JavaScript or switch to a supported browser to continue using twitter.com. You can see a list of supported browsers in our Help Center. …Read more
Sincerity is to irony as simplicity is to complexity. It has been said that I won’t give a fig for the simplicity on this side of complexity, but I would give my right arm for the simplicity on the other side of complexity. For the sincerity on the other side of irony, I would then give the only arm I …Read more
Reconstructions of the Indigenousuxdesign.ccA letter to my fellow pragmatic dreamers and co-designers of new realities …Read more
https://parallax-media.eu/deep-future/4 PARALLAX TALK: DEEP FUTURE #4: HOW TO ENGAGE WITH THE FUTURE (WITH DANIEL GÖRTZ AND MICHAEL GARFIELD)Parallax Talk: Deep Future #4: How to engage with the future (with Daniel Görtz and Michael Garfield) — Parallaxparallax-media.euDaniel Görtz and Michael Garfield in dialogue in how to engage with the future. …Read more
We are pleased to announce a new, graduate-level course on metamodernism. This time around, Emil Ejner Friis is joined by the other half of Hanzi, Daniel Görtz. This masterclass will be an intense experience. It is by far the most advanced offered thus far, corresponding to a university graduate-level course. The masterclass is specifically designed for those wanting to ground …Read more
Liked Bo Burnham’s “Inside” — the Netflix comedy show on covid lock-downs? It’s the through-line in this highly pedagogical video on metamodernism. Here Brendan Graham Dempsey looks at all the ways of understanding the metamodern turn in culture and show how they are all actually versions of the same phenomenon. Whether we call it “oscillation,” “dialectical synthesis,” “complexity,” or “MHC …Read more
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Daniel Görtz replies to some of metamodernism’s critics. It’s a long one. — On The Stoa. On Metamodernism and Its Critics w/ Daniel Görtzwww.youtube.comJune 12th, 2023In this episode, Daniel Görtz of Metamoderna addresses key issues around metamodernism and stage theories of personal development. He covers: … …Read more
When I ask why capital concentrates, they call me “a non-random network theorist”; when I ask why tech billionaires fight, they call me “a digital communist” When I Ask Why Tech Billionaires Fightmedium.comWhen I ask why capital concentrates, they call me “a non-random network theorist”; when I ask why tech billionaires fight, they call me “a… …Read more
When this happens, it’s usually because the owner only shared it with a small group of people or changed who can see it, or it’s been deleted. …Read more
They are the ones with the highest amount of cultural capital, which they trade at increasingly favorable exchange rates, and, with which they’ll eventually outcompete capitalism. The reason for that is that their services, products and ideas have a competitive advantage; they are simply capable of creating the stuff everyone wants. These people are the main agents within crucial sectors …Read more
When this happens, it’s usually because the owner only shared it with a small group of people or changed who can see it, or it’s been deleted. …Read more
Political Polarization Turns Me Onmedium.comPick a fight — save democracy (political philosophy essay on attractive opposites) …Read more
How To Design Future Governancemedium.comThree principles to guide governance design beyond modern society and liberal democracy …Read more
The authoritarian solarpunk-from-above movement may look fancy. It may be as seductive and feel as alive as a Nuremburg rally. But it is a forced beauty, a Disney-land aesthetics. It does not follow function, nor morality, nor the truth of the people who live there, nor of the planet and its other creatures. Emancipatory solarpunk — true solarpunk — must …Read more
When this happens, it’s usually because the owner only shared it with a small group of people or changed who can see it, or it’s been deleted. …Read more
CAPITAL: Something that creates a positive feedback loop which changes social relations so that power is accumulated for the person or organization to which the feedback loop is linked. (Full article on cultural capital in comments.) …Read more
Mind of Dalí, hands of DALL-E I guarantee that you have seen this analysis of AI art elsewhere. link.medium.com/2IZ5UDI6Lyb …Read more
Adam Karaoguz suggests that it is not only stage theory that mirrors chaos theory (as I have suggested) but also the universal structure of narratives. adamkaraoguz.substack.com/p/chaos-theory… …Read more
An organism’s cognitive development can be studied in stages of unfolding. Culture, in turn, follows a corresponding pattern — see this video for a detailed discussion of how the two interrelate. Most of it is hitherto unpublished ideas. youtube.com/watch?v=9n8RZm… …Read more
First, there was the blue pill. Then, the red pill. Some took the both, or the purple pill. Introducing, ladies gents and other beings, the fourth pill: orange; the fifth pill: pink; and the sixth pill, yellow. arc.voyage …Read more
The full conversation between Jared Bauer and Daniel (follow-up to the shorter video I posted the other day). youtube.com/watch?v=YijYno… …Read more
There are many ways out of the Matrix — I say, as explored in this video: take *both* the red one and the blue one. #jordanbpeterson #JordanPeterson #metamodernism youtube.com/watch?v=8WGJsr… …Read more
There are only two kinds of people in the world: Those who believe in stupid dichotomies of there only being two kinds of people in the world — and those who don’t. From “12 Commandments” …Read more
Come out of your misery, guys. Join me in the art of sublime mediocrity. Live in a mess. F*ck like a beast. Do the walk of shame. Now on paperback. amazon.com/12-Commandment… …Read more
@RuntimeTraveler @jim_rutt Ah, great, didn’t notice this until now. I wouldn’t mind being Saruman, either. …Read more
Hanzi Freinacht retweeted: consciousevolution.co.uk/blog/burn-your… “We achieve universality by realizing our own particularity.” New article published on #ConsciousEvolution by the enigmatic @HFreinacht …Read more
Hanzi Freinacht retweeted: @HFreinacht @jim_rutt This episode is so great, it needs a meme. …Read more
Hanzi Freinacht retweeted: consciousevolution.co.uk/blo… “We achieve universality by realizing our own particularity.” New article published on #ConsciousEvolution by the enigmatic @HFreinacht …Read more
Hanzi Freinacht retweeted: @HFreinacht @jim_rutt This episode is so great, it needs a meme. …Read more
We all feel that others seem so sure of their opinions, while we ourselves are doubters. Folks like Bertrand Russell, Franz Kafka, and Charles Bukowski say as much. Now, the way to burst that bubble is to realize that we’re all much too sure that the others are so sure. …Read more
Hanzi Freinacht retweeted: A new episode of MetaView is out! This time @petheth talked with @HFreinacht, philosopher, historian and sociologist to dive deep into foundations, views and mindset of Metamodernism. 🎙️ Listen on Anchor: spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e… 📺 Watch on YouTube: youtube.com/watch?v=zw3Rf0ZK… 1/ …Read more
Hanzi Freinacht retweeted: A new episode of MetaView is out! This time @petheth talked with @HFreinacht, philosopher, historian and sociologist to dive deep into foundations, views and mindset of Metamodernism. 🎙️ Listen on Anchor: spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/YBCi8OZq5wb 📺 Watch on YouTube: youtube.com/watch?v=zw3Rf0… 1/ …Read more
#metamodernism #blockchain …Read more
@awarenesss @jim_rutt Thank you. Thus far, no date for audio book, unfortunately. …Read more
‘Tis the Wisdom of the West — from a hacker perspective (out of the Triple-H population of hipsters, hippies, and hackers). open.substack.com/pub/metagame/p… …Read more
Okay, so AI art, then. The short of it is that it constitutes for postmodern art the exact correspondence to what photography was for the art of modernity. …Read more
@robwmedia May the force be with you. …Read more
Looks like the graphic didn’t load. jimruttshow.com/hanzi-freinach… …Read more
Always a pleasure speaking to the inimitable @jim_rutt. I give a passionate defense of irony, among other things, to save sincrity and the souls of hipsters, hackers, and hippies around the world. jimruttshow.com/hanzi-freinach… …Read more
Daniel is a sociologist and transdisciplinary thinker specializing in metamodernism. Alex is Co-founder and Head of Foresight at the Ideactio Centre for Foresight Research & Consulting (Singapore). youtube.com/watch?v=i-x1xV… …Read more
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