Month: August 2020

The Necessities and Impossibilities of Comprehensivism

If comprehensivism is the process of making sense of it all and of each other, is it even possible? Even if it is impossible, is it necessary that we pursue as many comprehensive comprehensions as we can muster? How can we reconcile the necessities and impossibilities of comprehensivism?

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August 2020 Update on Comprehensivist Wednesdays

Comprehensivist Wednesdays held its first event on 15 July 2020. This series of weekly events is designed for comprehensivists who are also known as transdisciplinarians, Renaissance humanists, homo universalis, and polymaths. Buckminster Fuller expanded on these traditions with the idea of comprehensivity: the state or quality of pursuing comprehensive comprehensions comprehensively. Fuller described the approach as “macro-comprehensive and micro-incisive”.

The series is being organized by emcee Shrikant Rangnekar of 52 Living Ideas in collaboration with CJ Fearnley of Collaborating for Comprehensivism and the Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society.

Recent Past Events including video links and essays

Event Pages include full event descriptions, any additional resources recommended to further explore the subject, and any comments from participants.

There is a YouTube playlist with all videos from the “Comprehensivist Wednesdays” series (click here).

Forthcoming events in August

In order to RSVP to attend these events, you must join either the 52 Living Ideas meetup or the Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society meetup. Joining either group will require joining which is a free on-line service with strong privacy controls. Once you are a member, you can RSVP to join the event from the link to its Event Page.

Mailing List

To receive a weekly update about forthcoming events, please submit a request to join the “Collaborating for Comprehensivism” announcements-only mailing list.

Addendum: Other Comprehensivist Wednesday's Series News Releases

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