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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 20 Sep 21

Moving Beyond Redemptive Violence This essay is the final installment of a series. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 3.5 The purpose of this essay series is to illuminate a path toward the transcendence of the ancient pattern that Rene Girard called sacrificial violence, in which society discharges its rage, its anxiety, and its […]

Moving Beyond Redemptive Violence This essay is the final installment of a series. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 3.5 The purpose of this essay series is to illuminate a path toward the transcendence of the ancient pattern that Rene Girard called sacrificial violence, in which society discharges its rage, its anxiety, and its […]


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 19 Sep 21

We’re pleased to announce that Emil Ejner Friis’ first course on metamodernism is almost sold out. The next course is already up on the Dandelion platform. The follow-up course, beginning 5th of January 2022, is an intense deep-dive reserved for just 12 participants interested in a more intimate experience with Emil as your teacher. Here’s what Emil has to offer: This course is limited to 12 participants ready for a deep-dive into metamodernism, the latest emerging grand narrative of our time. It’s designed for those who’re already somewhat familiar with metamodernism, including the work of Hanzi Freinacht. References will be …

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We’re pleased to announce that Emil Ejner Friis’ first course on metamodernism is almost sold out. The next course is already up on the Dandelion platform. The follow-up course, beginning 5th of January 2022, is an intense deep-dive reserved for just 12 participants interested in a more intimate experience with Emil as your teacher. Here’s what Emil has to offer: …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 17 Sep 21

The Institute for Cultural Evolution is pleased to share a new course being offered by Senior Fellow, Greg Thomas, along with his wife, Jewel Kinch-Thomas, and colleague, Amiel Handelsman, called Stepping Up: Wrestling with America’s Past, Reimagining Its Future, Healing Together. Stepping Up is a six-month online course for people committed to healing the racial divide, inspired to take action, and ready to expand their perspective while expressing their true voice. If you have been looking for a post-progressive approach to America’s recent “racial reckoning”, please join Greg, Jewel, and Amiel for this unique opportunity. Together with a cohort of other …

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The Institute for Cultural Evolution is pleased to share a new course being offered by Senior Fellow, Greg Thomas, along with his wife, Jewel Kinch-Thomas, and colleague, Amiel Handelsman, called Stepping Up: Wrestling with America’s Past, Reimagining Its Future, Healing Together. Stepping Up is a six-month online course for people committed to healing the racial divide, inspired to take action, and …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 14 Sep 21

Here are links to four recent podcasts I’ve done. The first two podcasts are on post-progressive politics. I speak with Carter Phipps and David Storey, both of whom are Senior Fellows of the Institute for Cultural Evolution. Although the subject is the same, each podcast reflects the unique framing that Carter and David bring to their respective podcast series. 1. WISDOM AT WORK PODCAST, hosted by David Storey, recorded September 9, 2021 “Post-Progressive” Political Philosophy with Steve McIntosh. “Steve’s diagnosis of the hyper-polarization plaguing our political culture is the best I have ever come across; better, in my judgment, than …

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Here are links to four recent podcasts I’ve done. The first two podcasts are on post-progressive politics. I speak with Carter Phipps and David Storey, both of whom are Senior Fellows of the Institute for Cultural Evolution. Although the subject is the same, each podcast reflects the unique framing that Carter and David bring to their respective podcast series. 1. …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 12 Sep 21

Part 3-and-a-half of the Girard series Note to readers: This material didn’t quite fit into Parts 1, 2, or 3, but it has some relevant ideas and sets up Part 4, which is about the transcendence of the scapegoating pattern. Sacrificial victims are proxies for disorder, pollution, and evil. In normal times they come from […]

Part 3-and-a-half of the Girard series Note to readers: This material didn’t quite fit into Parts 1, 2, or 3, but it has some relevant ideas and sets up Part 4, which is about the transcendence of the scapegoating pattern. Sacrificial victims are proxies for disorder, pollution, and evil. In normal times they come from […]


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 10 Sep 21

We are excited to announce that we have brought on David Storey as a new Senior Fellow at the Institute for Cultural Evolution. You can read David’s first contribution to the Post-Progressive Post here: Why We Will Grow Together or Grow Apart David’s article, “Why We Will Grow Together or Grow Apart” is an excellent companion to our recently published Global Climate Change Issue Position here: Global Climate Change Issue Position In his inaugural article, David highlights why “cultural intelligence” and the post-progressive approach of values integration is the key to paving a new path forward on the climate crisis. …

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We are excited to announce that we have brought on David Storey as a new Senior Fellow at the Institute for Cultural Evolution. You can read David’s first contribution to the Post-Progressive Post here: Why We Will Grow Together or Grow Apart David’s article, “Why We Will Grow Together or Grow Apart” is an excellent companion to our recently published …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 4 Sep 21

Overview of the Institute for Cultural Evolution’s Climate Change Policy Proposal The original impetus for the founding of the Institute for Cultural Evolution in 2012 was to help reduce public resistance to meaningful action on the climate crisis. But after working on this issue for our first two years of operation, in 2014 we shifted our focus to the issue of political polarization because we found that hyperpolarization was the main barrier to building greater political will in the U.S. to address global warming. Climate change, of course, is more than a political issue. Preserving the health of the biosphere …

New Win-Win-Win Issue Position on Climate Change Published Read More »

Overview of the Institute for Cultural Evolution’s Climate Change Policy Proposal The original impetus for the founding of the Institute for Cultural Evolution in 2012 was to help reduce public resistance to meaningful action on the climate crisis. But after working on this issue for our first two years of operation, in 2014 we shifted our focus to the issue …

New Win-Win-Win Issue Position on Climate Change Published Read More »


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 4 Sep 21

Overview of the Institute for Cultural Evolution’s Climate Change Policy Proposal The original impetus for the founding of the Institute for Cultural Evolution in 2012 was to help reduce public resistance to meaningful action on the climate crisis. But after working on this issue for our first two years of operation, in 2014 we shifted our focus to the issue of political polarization because we found that hyperpolarization was the main barrier to building greater political will in the U.S. to address global warming. Climate change, of course, is more than a political issue. Preserving the health of the biosphere …

New Win-Win-Win Issue Position on Climate Change Published Read More »

Overview of the Institute for Cultural Evolution’s Climate Change Policy Proposal The original impetus for the founding of the Institute for Cultural Evolution in 2012 was to help reduce public resistance to meaningful action on the climate crisis. But after working on this issue for our first two years of operation, in 2014 we shifted our focus to the issue …

New Win-Win-Win Issue Position on Climate Change Published Read More »


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 1 Sep 21

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 26 Aug 21

We’re happy to announce that Emil Ejner Friis, one of the co-founders of Metamoderna, has started doing online courses on Psychedelic Society’s Dandelion platform. Here’s what he has to offer: This course is for anyone interested in getting a thorough introduction to metamodernism. Pre-existing knowledge not required. Metamodernism, the paradigm following postmodernism, is the latest emerging grand narrative of our time. It describes a set of interrelated developments in philosophy, politics, ethics and aesthetics you ought to know about, especially if you want to see the future humanity potentially is headed towards. You may not be ready for it yet, …

New Webinar on Metamodernism Available, Starting October 11 Read More »

We’re happy to announce that Emil Ejner Friis, one of the co-founders of Metamoderna, has started doing online courses on Psychedelic Society’s Dandelion platform. Here’s what he has to offer: This course is for anyone interested in getting a thorough introduction to metamodernism. Pre-existing knowledge not required. Metamodernism, the paradigm following postmodernism, is the latest emerging grand narrative of our …

New Webinar on Metamodernism Available, Starting October 11 Read More »


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