File spoon-archives/bhaskar.archive/bhaskar_2001/bhaskar.0112, message 14

Date: Sat, 08 Dec 2001 01:33:58 -0500
Subject: BHA: the idea of freedom & philosophy


I am trying to understand several issues, central to human wellbeing and freewill. One, the fear for economic reprisal and repercussions, (psychology of economics) two biodynamic human needs like energy in reproduction and production, linked to three; desire, freedom, labour as opposed to forced existentialist materialist production, and lastly zoning of human space and the limitations in all the three above queries. 

Iím trying to look at the questions as themes NOT hypothesis. Could any one please help give an illustrated realistic and critical philosophical view between the three themes and where economics and /or the link between human ways and her bio-dynamic character changes, comes into the puzzle. The question is associated to organised urban as opposed to rural social configuration of societies.  

Thanks again


  Theme one.

Urban regions are human confinement puzzlingly mimicking self-sufficiency. That is to say by planning, but then what is planned? This is not a barren question though- we have urban misery. Notice food production moves away from human hands to the modern urban warden- the politicians who now then start imagining, economic terminologies to define a seemingly great social misery. Here arises birth demographics, as family planning and control, and as a function of individuated socio-economic and political postulations to control the allocation of resources in a limited urban space. In case of shelters, or dwellings once a social technology, becomes an expensive technology, in undetermined patterns, yet guided away from society. Why is it that planned urban spaces are equally and more likely to be sources of social ills?  what is it that is embedded in such structures which affect human social interaction? Can adaptive biology give us an answer?

Theme  two.

Apart from economists who tend to assume that they do more study of human societies, co-operative biologist, environmental/social medicine and rural geographers are starting to or have discovered mysteries of compact lifestyle and their effects on society. There is another puzzling question- is social life organised i.e. societies have implicit abilities to organise?

An example.

When one confines for instance in/vertebrates, reptiles, birds or whatever  into a zoo they practically canít feed themselves, they canít look for food. Someone has to organise the means and delivering system. Canít build nests or look for (shelter) instead they are caged, reproduction of the material lives (demography/food) becomes controlled, as per their feeding and food production rates (economics /iesed of dependence).  Many vertebrates, reptiles, birds etc into zoos loose their adaptive behaviour or technology of self-management (productions systems /economised production system arise. Their spaces of movement are mimicked into caged natural habitats, that is to say, a tree trucks or water pools confined in a cages. Their movement is curtailed depending on the economy of the zookeeper and in most cases the size of the vertebrates, reptiles, birds etc. vertebrates, reptiles, birds etc, freedoms are taken away. That is to say their entire lives are monitored or controlled by zoo wardens. 

Theme three.

Mis-education and deskilling, I take it to be dematerialised cognitive human resources i.e. socially trigged devoid of practical social life,( or generated) hence dehumanising of the nature of human being. Now, map zoos on urban regions in their planned setting and the destruction of auto generative social life! How is authenticated natural social being or the Bhaskarian biosphere fit into  the first theme?





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