Ancestors of the Second Renaissance


Who are our ancestors? What are the main intellectual (or spiritual or other) traditions that are relevant to the Second Renaissance?

Some questions:

  • Who are the key leading figures and their most important contributions?
  • What ideas / thinkers / traditions have they been in turn influenced by? (history / genealogy of ideas)
  • Who are their allies?
  • What's their "tone"? (e.g. mythical, storytelling vs. rational/analytical thinkingā€¦?)

Leading Figures

  • Alfred Korzybski
  • Buckminster Fuller
  • Gregory Bateson
  • Joseph Campbell
  • Marshall McLuhan
  • Jean Gebser
  • Ken Wilber
  • Joanna Macy
  • Ursula Le Guin
  • E.F Schumacher
  • James Baldwin
  • Donella Meadows
  • Carl Jung
  • Alan Watts
  • Sri Aurobindo
  • Robert Kegan
  • JĆ¼rgen Habermas

Key resources / texts