The Ascent of Humanity is a radical exploration of the history and future of civilization from a unique perspective: the human sense of self. Eisenstein traces all of. Ascent The Ascent of Humanity is about the history and future of civilization from a unique perspective: the evolution of the human sense of self. This book. Ascent of Humanity: Introduction. More than any other species, human beings are gifted with the power to manipulate our environment, and the ability to.

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Alexanders rated it it was amazing Shelves: It pervades technological society, and only intensifies as the pace of technology quickens. The result is an elegant culmination of disparate variables; events, myths, and obsessive fanatical scientism that offers an explain for our current human condition–notably a misguided Cartesian conception of humans and the world as machines, “separate” from the natural world and a curious un-shakeable, pesky preoccupation with “Gee Whiz the Future!

I found this book several years ago and have taken quite a long time to finish it. At the crux of the human-nature distinction is technology, the product of the human hand. We call it entertainment.

Eisenstein is just incredible. Feb 25, Charles Stoll rated it really liked it. Eisenstein reveals that is the rest of us who are sick. It seems to read best when you’re ready for it. Open Preview See a Problem?


The Ascent of Humanity | Charles Eisenstein

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Every advertising flyer, every celebrity news item, every product catalog, every hyped-up sports event, carries the subtext, “You can afford to care about this.

Well, it burns a lot of jet fuel. While classical science presents the illusion of separation as fact, scientific developments of the last century have rendered the Newtonian World-machine obsolete. This is the ideology of separation. There is no way of determining where that divergence will occur so mathematically we say, “After a particular of iterations C is still part of the mandelbroit set” In other words, it is a reality that cannot be reduced.

But the thing is, this cbarles is an illusion. Why do we stay up late and dread waking up in the morning? A New Earth Oprah The arguments asccent in this book are worthy of a five star rating. Ascejt ourselves as discrete and separate beings, we naturally seek to manipulate the not-self to our best advantage.

The Ascent of Humanity

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. Listening to these voices, is it any wonder that for many years, I devoted most of my energy and vitality to the escapes from life? The misery of much of the planet is a chxrles, say the voices, to protect me and mine, impelling me to maximize my security. Chaos Point and Beyond. On a psychological level, this closely parallels the kf of the conomic costs.


Aug 26, David Kano rated it liked it. By retreating into an ever-shrinking non-material realm of the spirit, or by flagrantly denying elementary scientific observations, religion has effectively ceded the material world to the science of Newton and Descartes.

There was also a lot humnaity speculation that didn’t resonate with me, but the idea that we might let go of this insane economics that cannot keep growing–even that eventually we actually must let go it–made sense to me.

You can play a video game and no matter what happens, nothing really happens. This can be purchased or read as a e-book for free here. The gathering crises of our age demonstrate that this way of being is on the verge of collapse. You turn off the TV and go to the supermarket or drive chatles work or listen to the ballgame, and nothing has changed.

Systems charled emergent properties that will never reduce.

Grow up, the voices say, life is just like this. Retrieved 5 December Retrieved 30 December Despite my faith that life is meant to be more, little voices whisper in my ear that I am crazy.