The Method of Humanity

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Abstract

Might the grand collective cognitive operation of humanity, termed the noosphere, be oriented by a methodological direction? Rewording the original ideas of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin in contemporary academic terms, I conceptualise the noosphere as an ongoing interrelating of cognitive processes: an interrelating which progresses through a particular kind of events. I define these noospheric events as instances of cognitive interiorisation that is conducted in a consciously contingent way. I propose that such rewording allows us to address the methodological question of this essay quite precisely.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReflective Coiling
Subtitle of host publicationThe Noosphere Outside In
EditorsMarta Lenartowicz, Jessie Eggers
PublisherBright Hall Publishing
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2022

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