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The Listening Society: A Metamodern Guide to Politics, Book One

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As we move from the industrial age and its nation state to an internet age with a globalized postindustrial market a question presents itself: What is the next major developmental stage of society after the liberal democracy with a balance between capitalism and welfare state?

In this book Hanzi Freinacht offers a compelling answer to this question. We are reaching the
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Published March 10th 2017 by Metamoderna ApS
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Alex Goodall For one thing, the developmental model is expounds perfectly explains why some people will love it, whilst others (perhaps more) people will hate it.

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For one thing, the developmental model is expounds perfectly explains why some people will love it, whilst others (perhaps more) people will hate it.

I particularly was excited by the refinements it made to the earlier models of development, which I was introduced to via Integral thinkers.(less)
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Jason
Oct 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
No one has articulated the emerging philosophy of metamodernism better than Hanzi.

The author describes this book as dangerous, which of course made me snort with derision. For over the years Id become numb to such hypeinstead cultivating a quiet intellectual arrogance that keeps me distant from, you know, actually having to *change* the way I think about things.

But good goshit *is* (dangerous). In perhaps the most glorious way imaginable.

It is a book that cannot be simplified, explained,
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Филипп Феодосеев
Okay so if you have a Petersonian friend who you might want to rescue from all too individualistic and stubborn right-ish surrender - offer him (I mean it's probably him) this very book. Author mentions much of Petersonian Great Truths in a kind of matter of fact manner, sincerely addressing really existing serious issues embedded in political activism and social utopianism.

Personally I was interested in this work as being a merger between activism and individual responsibility. I think that
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Oliver
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Part political manifesto, part update of developmental theory. It deconstructs and reconstructs spiral dynamics and tweaks integral theory to leave out the woo woo introduced by Ken Wilber and introduces new aspects of complexity, state and depth and retains 'code' which relates to the SD stages.

A real upgrade to my operating system.
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Contents

Freinacht H (2017) Listening Society, The - A Metamodern Guide to Politics, Book One

Prologue
Political Metamodernism Is the Future
Who Is Hanzi Freinacht?
Readers of Bronze, Silver and Gold

Introduction: What We Must Achieve
This Book and the Next
Metamodernism: The Philosophical Engine
Academic Heresy
The Reader Rebels
Your Predictable Objections
More Predictable Objections
Psycho-Active Literature
Sincere Irony

Part I: The New Political Landscape

01. How Politics
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Msrobot0
Mar 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
READ IT!
Jamie Alfieri
Apr 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As a rational modern mind who is also a spiritual Dharma bum, I have felt an ideological loneliness of sorts. Yet with Hanzi I have A new best friend. A great and much needed book for this planet.
Moses Cirulis
This is a book all about the development of society and why it matters. Read it and learn all about cognitive, cultural, and psychological state development!
Will Dayble
Oct 26, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty rare for me to dislike a book enough to give it a negative review, but this was a dangerously bad book. Ick. : ...more
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Mar 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It takes a while to get used to the style of the book, but it's worth it. The book is a wild rollercoaster, drawing connections between economy, sociology and personal development with a broad brush. For me as someone working in these fields, many of the ideas and framings have been an inspiration or even revelation!
Noah
May 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I strongly recommend this book!

It's one of those "psychoactive books" that can completely change your outlook on life.

In spite of the book's seemingly heavy topics, it is written in a captivating and easy-to-read non-academical personal narrative style, with lots of humor and irony interspersed.
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