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For a Future

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We have changed our relation to the Sun,
only to discover that we’ve been playing with fire.

The social institutions of
(1) law, politics and economics,
(2) science and
(3) religion
— the pillars of any society —
are rooted in how we act, think and feel.

Can a better understanding of morals, wisdom
and spirituality transform society?

It’s the only thing that can.
The time for
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Paperback, First, 114 pages
Published January 1st 2016 by for a future
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Onno
Jan 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It took me a long time to write this book. The ideas covered in the spirituality section have been with me since the 1970s. The section on wisdom condense Immanuel Kant's argument in the Critique of Pure Reason to a few pages. The origin of evil came to me in 2009 while writing the book.

The birth of the Modern world was inspired by Deirdre McCluskey, the critique of capitalism was not.

The emperor has no clothes. If millions of privileged energy-intensive lifestyles have consumed or desecrated
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David Mulkins
Apr 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: teachers
April 2016

Commentary on Onno de Jong’s FOR A FUTURE:


As a veteran high school social studies teacher, I strongly recommend Onno de Jong’s
FOR A FUTURE for teachers of history, philosophy, civics and economics.
Written as a letter to his young son, the book contemplates social, economic and
environmental crises, but keeps the dilemmas grounded in our universal concepts
about what it means to be human and what distinguishes us from other species.
I’m not sure if Mr. de Jong coined the phrase Homo malus
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