An introductory course on the postmodern world with the scientific, urban and secular revolutions. It deals with the demands of a changing world and decisions to renew our social context. Rational objective: To ground the 20th Century revolutions of common sense, common style and common symbol. Existential aim: To cultivate people trained to effectively renew society. The original CSI curriculum and course lecture outlines are here.
Talk: Scientific Revolution and Common Sense
Seminar: The Structure of Life, the Substance of History by Jose Ortega y Gassett, 1962
Each of the three theoretical cultural courses creates a dialogue between the sciences and humanities of academic curriculum .A study of cultural wisdom about understanding individual human beings. The science of psychology is examined in its biological, social and rational schools alongside the impressionism, expressionism and existentialism of the arts. The seminars explore the creative role of anxiety, the developed of neurotic trends, the search for meaning and the philosophy of art. The intent of the routes is to articulate the basic drives of human beings, their limitations and the possibility of creating images that affirm the human struggle. It also intends to enable participants to embrace neurotic patterns as a part of human living and to offer oneself as creative service to society. The original lecture outlines for this course are here.
Seminar: “The Organization of Personality”, Hall
Seminar: “Self Analysis”, Horney
Seminar: “Principles of Logotherapy”, Victor Frankl
Talk: Revolutionary Art
Seminar: “Art as Living Form”, Langer
Sociology and History is the second course exploring the academic disciplines, juxtaposing the sciences and humanities. This course studies the thinking regarding the model building for the new society emerging. Lectures focus on new paradigms of social dynamics in the human community and systems thinking. Seminars ground the theory in everyday experience. The science of sociology – involving economic, political and cultural aspects of society – is discussed in light of objective, rational and existential developments of history. The course intends to grapple self-consciously with the non-rational and irrational aspects of our own and other cultures. The original course lecture outlines are here.
A study of the cultural wisdom regarding the comprehensive grasp of human existence. The natural science of biology, physics and mathematics are placed in relationship your pulses present and analytical, existential and medical built The natural science of biology, physics and mathematics are placed in relation to the approaches present in analytical, existential and metabilt philosophies. Rational Objective: To grasp that the relational unity of the macrocosm and the microcosm releases an understanding of metabilt unity. Existential Aim: To be served by the wonder of the physical universe and the human being and to assume responsibility for ordering continued through our own existence. two bases by the wonder of the physical universe and the human being and to assume responsibility for ordering continuing thinkig through our own existence. The original course lecture outlines are here.
Talk: Economics and the Foundational Social Processes
Talk: Political Thought and the Processes of Social Ordering
“Determinants of Knowledge”, Mannheim
Talk: Cultural Anthropology and the Cultural Dynamics of the Social Process
“Common Humanity and Diverse Cultures”, Kluckholm
“Christian Faith and History”, Bultman
An analysis of the marriage covenant, family structures and the image of the family as mission. Through workshops, models are created for the roles of the sexes, the budgeting of life expenditure, and the symbolic relationship of the generations. Rational Objective: To understand the meaning of covenant and to offer practical images and methods for the economic, political and cultural dynamics of the missional family. Existential Aim: To elicit the decision to recreate and restructure covenant and style in order to sustain a unified family. The original lecture course outlines are here.
An analysis of the structures of the inner city, suburbs and rural communities as segments of the metropolitan world. Model- building methodologies are used to grasp a vision for local reformulation. Rational Objective: To expose the shallowness of the symbols people live out of and the depth problem as a state of spiritual vacuum. Rational objective: to expose the shallowness of the symbols people live out of in the depth problem as a state of spiritual vacuum. Existential Aim: to experience oneself is participating in symbols that require comprehensiveness, inclusiveness and death. to experience oneself as participating in symbols that require comprehensiveness, inclusiveness and depth. The original course lecture outlines are here.
An analysis of the economic, political and cultural situations around the globe. Problems, goals and strategies for the future world are brought together in the creation of models for a responsible citizenry. Rational Objective: To bring the global grid to consciousness and enable its use as an interpretive screen for current affairs. Existential Aim: To experience the limitations of parochialism and romanticism and to assume responsibility for the future of the planet. The original course lecture outlines are here.