In light of last month’s tragedy in Japan, I addressed natural disasters in the first installment of this tw0 part article that searches for deeper meaning behind global catastrophe. Here, I continue to explore the positive side of tragedy by shedding light on our recent wake-up call now known to many as the Great Recession. Economics is the [...]
About Craig Bowman, Ph.D.
Craig Bowman, Ph.D. has written 6 articles so far, you can find them below.
As our hearts ache watching the images of Japan’s Eastern Shores and our anger stirred by another nature-spawned catastrophe worsened by human imperfection, many of us pray for those affected by the tsunami and radiation fall-out in the Pacific. In this two part article, I will discuss global crises within a larger discussion about humanity’s need [...]
For good and bad, the family with which we must now identify is the global one. Few communities operate in isolation in a world interlinked by technology, trade, and politics. Some would argue that globalization, as was chronicled in Part I of this series, has so far primarily served just the powerful multinational corporations. As national economies increasingly intertwine, we may legitimately [...]
It was through a series of important maneuvers, all connected with the American political process, which gave rise to over-sized private organizations whose reach would ultimately circle the globe. The costs have been numerous, including a stripping away of our citizen-based democracy and a species threatening ecological crisis. The result appears to be an international corporatocracy existing without an equally powerful political body to properly supervise its agendas.
because new trends are showing greater alignment in the diverse fields of psychology, philosophy, and science, we can begin to have more confidence that a new worldview, one with new assumptions and corresponding values, is developing. What does this mean for the common person who may or may not be interested in philosophy? It means that the societal institutions, through which all of us operate, will significantly change. Our economy, our fields of medicine, our schools, and even our politics will be transmuting. At a time when humanity seems to be digging itself into a deeper whole, I show, through an overview of progressive interdisciplinary trends, why dramatic change for the better is in store as the century unfolds.
Is humankind in the midst of a radical and unprecedented transmutation of its collective society? On the surface, we can witness well-known changes. These can be labeled beneficial, such as in radical advances in computer and medical technology. Or changing circumstances exist as challenges, such as in debilitating disparity between rich and poor, globalized economic insecurity, [...]