Organizing Perspectives and Conditions of Engaging in Self-Guided Evolution

  • Bela H. Banathy
Part of the Contemporary Systems Thinking book series (CST)


In Section 8.1, I introduce key evolutionary perspectives that have the potential to guide our thinking about creating an evolutionary epistemology, and selecting approaches and methods of guiding evolution. In Section 8.2, I propose that we have already stepped over the threshold of conscious evolution. We now see at many places and in many forms the emergence of groups and communities, whose ideas and work manifest conscious evolution. However, these groups are disconnected from each other. In Section 8.3, I propose that conditions of acting upon conscious evolution include the individual and collective acquisition of evolutionary competence, and the development of will and determination to engage in conscious evolution.


Fourth Generation Evolutionary Marker Evolutionary Competence Evolutionary Learning Evolutionary Image 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bela H. Banathy
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    • 2
  1. 1.Saybrook Graduate School and Research CenterSan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.International Systems InstituteCarmelUSA

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