California Institute of Integral Studies, Fall 2005
SCT/PARP 6495-60, Chaos and the Evolution of Consciousness
A 3 unit, online-only course with Ralph Abraham, beginning August 25
This course will survey world cultural history (WCH) and the evolution of consciousness (E/C) from the perspective of chaos theory (CT). Cultural histories and cognitive strategies are dancers in coevolution. We will survey the major bifurcations of WCH and E/C along with the parallel threads of cognitive strategies, especially those of mathematical and spiritual practices. CT math will be presented from the git/go with computer applets, no prior math will be assumed. Student work will consist of readings and computer exercises, written responses, and a project.
Revised by Ralph 25 Oct 2005