By Robert W Fuller
Robert Fuller's bestseller "Somebodies and Nobodies clinically determined and named the illness of rankism -- "what somebodies may well do to nobodies." during this sequel, he additional explores the social and mental expenses of this challenge and counters it with the imaginative and prescient of a "dignitarian" society. Drawing on his studies as a scientist, collage president, and public diplomat, Fuller identifies rankism because the leader challenge to attaining the yank imaginative and prescient of liberty and justice for all -- and he spells out the stairs required to get rid of it. starting with a decision to motion, the writer exposes what's at stake through demonstrating rankism's toxic presence in politics, company, or even own relationships. when it comes to suggestions, he deals replacement dignitarian types for numerous primary elements of society, together with schooling, healthcare, politics, and faith. "All upward thrust illuminates the sophisticated, frequently dysfunctional workings of strength in all our interactions, and indicates why switch isn't just fascinating yet very important.
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Will we exercise our “dominion” over animals in a manner that recognizes that they, too, are entitled to a measure of dignity, or will we tolerate their abuse and exploitation? 4 A Way Out? The issue at hand is not the seriousness of the problems humanity now faces—upon which most agree—but rather whether reframing them in a dignitarian perspective can give us new leverage in resolving them. The following chapters will show that building a dignitarian society by targeting rankism can indeed be an effective way to deal with the challenges confronting us.
John von Neumann, digital computer logician and creator of game theory We Are Model Builders The title of Mark Twain’s What Is Man? poses a question that humankind has pondered for millennia. Over time, the species that scientists call Homo sapiens (the wise) has also variously been referred to as Homo faber (the builder, by Benjamin Franklin), Homo ludens (the game player, by Johan Huizinga), Homo economicus (the rationalist, by Adam Smith), and Homo babulus (the talker). Twain himself argued that man is a machine (Homo machinus).
This means creating models of the organizations in which we live, work, learn, heal, worship, and govern ourselves, and then testing them in practice and adjusting them until they succeed in safeguarding the dignity of both those who staff and those who are served by them. In building a dignitarian society, no tool will prove more valuable than modeling. Modeling has enabled humans to harness power and it can equally help us to limit its damages. The following chapter begins a discussion of models and their transformational role in human affairs.
All Rise: Somebodies, Nobodies, and the Politics of Dignity (BK Currents (Hardcover)) by Robert W Fuller