Toward a Post-Materialist Social Order
(Back to Plato) – November 21, 2015
Empirical research over the past 100 years has established beyond a reasonable doubt that consciousness is not reducible to matter, and hence exists independent of matter. Thus, there is a need for a post-materialist science that does not erroneously presuppose that consciousness is produced by matter. But what might be the implications of this approach for society as a whole? Near-Death Experiencers maintain that the value of unconditional love is the “true” value, the way the Universe works, and that the capitalist values of greed, material acquisition, and status-seeking are false values. What might a social order look like that is in harmony with this view?