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Utopian thinking and the collective mind: beyond transdisciplinarity

Brown, Valerie A.


The future is frequently presented as a forced choice between human sustainability and human extinction, utopia or dystopia. This paper examines a different option: to develop the full capacity of the human mind to remain open to all possibilities, guided by utopian thinking. An inquiry into the creative potential of the human mind finds that collective thinking from a collective mind goes beyond transdisciplinarity as currently constructed. In collective thinking, knowledge boundaries are...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Futures
DOI: 10.1016/j.futures.2014.11.004


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