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gary e. davis
April 8, 2017

As the “sense of site” page notes generally, my sense of this Area is expressed as the constellation of topics to develop.

I believe that the items below are normally regarded as important, except “American Party,” which will be prospecting a bipartisan conception of sustainable internationalism which the multiculturality of the U.S. may be especially well-positioned to exemplify (if only The Donald could be compelled to go play golf permanently).

This Area is intended to provide a basis for my views of current events that turn up in the necessarily open-ended “being in Time” Area.

  Topics that have a page show a link and date:
    neighborhood development
community development
organizational flourishing
public health leadership
educational leadership
Good society
enablative leadership
philanthropic ethos
healthy business
progressive leadership
good government

2017 and earlier:
  Jan. 2016 advancing cultural virtues
      I’m highly attracted to this theme, but I’ve only so far added one discussion, which was mostly fun.
  2009 humanistic union
      All of the short discussions that make up this old project have been linked from other Areas of the site, but this page of the entire listing of discussions also highlights my original intents.
  TBD 2017 global community
      not yet done. “TBD”: to be determined—soon.
  2007 “theory” and “practice”
      —so-called and so-called. The manifold of organizational players, levels of relevant domain and range of practical relevance in contemporary progressive work that can be durably fruitful has been dimly appreciated by armchair academics who want to be historic. This short discussion shows what a an appropriate sense of theory and practice appropriately. This relates importantly to Habermas’s real scale of reason for democracy in cultivating humanity, which pragmatics of justification may serve.
  2004 policy: the concept
      The concept pertains to all action orientation—private and public—thus theory of action, as more than pertaining to organizational activity and public normativity. My interest is mainly theory of action, from which good theory of organizational activity, etc. would derive. Fundamentally, only persons act.
  2007 well-being and public policy
      This extension of the notion of policy into a vast (but unexplicated) range of relevance portrays a scale of progressive “and” in the rubric “lifeworld and system” that should be thought in contemporary terms.
  2014 pragmatism as progressive realism
      Obama was a philosophically sophisticated president. A notion of leading political intelligence gives my fantasy of “LIntelia” at least that example. (LIntelia: see the “love of enhancing humanity” note on the “good thinking” page.)
  2014 what works in social policy
      Really. Walk the progressive talk.
  2003 searching for sustainability
      This was written 12 years before the UN Sustainability Goals were adopted. But it remains as valid as ever: Bryan G. Norton, whom I’m discussing, is a road-tested exemplar of prospecting progressive public policy in congruence with Habermas’s Project. A later, technical complement to this is environmental engineering.
  TBD 2017 public health policy and philosophy
      Though this is undone, it will express part of a continuum from other topics above: from “‘theory’ and ‘practice’” through thinking about public policy generally to exemplifying progressive policy specifically (for sustainable social evolution) to now thinking seriously (informed progressive realism) about public health in the U.S. as venue for practice-based theory and philosophical thinking about being well most generally.
  2008 religiously-motivated programs and broadly-public goods
      Let there be humanistic trust between generally-public and particularly-religious collaborations. The companion of this—a background discourse, actually—is “‘Post-secularity’ as just modern humanism.”
  2013 trans-regional democratic innovation
      Thinking realistically—and progressively—of geopolitics faces the waning of the prevailing political notion of the nation state (if not nationalities themselves). Geography of humanity is becoming a constellating lattice of metropolitan-centered regions—We Earthlings of Global Metropolia.
  2013 how limited international law is like high school
      Admit it: Haven’t you always wanted to understand international law? I knew you haven’t.
  2013 Habermas on international law
      So, there may be no better entrance into philosophy of law than Habermas (and disputes with Rawlsians, etc.). I was glad to see notice of a symposium on Habermas and international law. But these resources (the posting) and symposium are here merely points for future work.



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