October 9, 2013
In recent years, my ideas about the “tyranny of the prefrontal cortex” have been folded in to a two-volume work called The Patterning Instinct, which looks at our human search for meaning in the universe. The first volume (to be finished hopefully in the next few months) incorporates the ideas of “tyranny of the prefrontal cortex” into a cognitive history of humanity’s search for meaning, all the way from the evolution of humans to the present day. The second volume introduces a framework that could permit us to arrive at a sustainable form of meaning in our current world, which integrates the traditional wisdom of East Asian thought with the findings of modern systems thinking. It will be called “Liology: Towards a Democracy of Consciousness.” Liology (pronounced lee-ology) is a word that combines the traditional Chinese notion of the li – the patterns through which the tao expresses itself – with “ology”, representing a rigorous scientific study.
In future, I will be blogging at liology.net, so if you’ve been following my past blogs, please visit there and sign up to receive more posts. If you’l like to find out more about liology as a framework of human experience, please check out the website at liology.org.