glyph 247: conversation, agreement, disagreement, evolution of consensus, governance ... how groups of people can come to agreement when opinions differ significantly ... Yasuhiko Kimura, Vision-in-Action (VIA) ... Buckminster Fuller, Charles Sanders Peirce, Walter Russell, Earnest Holmes, Harold Percival, Thomas Troward, Herbert Guenther, Ken Wilbur ... others ...


 

"Alignment Beyond Agreement", by Yasuhiko Kimura

important distinction: congruence of intention / congruence of opinion

http://www.paraview.com/features/Alignment_Beyond_Agreement.pdf

Reprinted from "The Journal of Integral Thinking for Visionary Action", Vol. One No. Four 2003

The following was taken from the above article, one rich with concepts and insights useful to explorers who wish to find pathways to mutual understanding. -leif


Alignment is congruence of intention, whereas agreement is congruence of opinion. ... Opinion is a supposition elevated to the status of a conclusion held to be right but not substantiated by positive proof—rational or evidential. ... Alignment does not require agreement as a necessary condition. Alignment as congruence of intention is congruence of resolution for the attainment of a particular aim. ...

Opinion is a substitute for authentic knowledge. ...

... To transcend the stronghold of... To transcend the stronghold of opinion, we must first transcend the stronghold of our egological self, because the powerful hold that opinion has on our existence stems from the mistaken identification of our opinion with our egological self, which we presume to be our true self. ...

... The creation of successful alignment requires a cause, a final cause, that transcends but includes individual intentions and concerns of the egological self. ...

... There are two distinct approaches to problem solving: the atomistic approach and the systemic approach. ...

Notes:

Copyright © 2003 by Yasuhiko G. Kimura

http://www.via-visioninaction.org/via-li/articles/Alignment_Beyond_Agreement.pdf

Reprinted from The Journal of Integral Thinking for Visionary Action, Vol. One No. Four 2003


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