It appears that the Earth is in a transition that could lead to a new, higher level of organization and, in Pierre de Chardin’s sense, “interiorization”, producing a new emergent consciousness. This transition is like what happened when cells evolved to form individual insects and plants and animals and, eventually, humans. And, these individuals came to have a coherent consciousness that could guide the – now unified – collection of cells.
It also appears that humanity is a key vehicle for this new higher level of organization for the Earth. However, the Earth is at a very unstable point in its evolution. In a systems theory context it will either evolve or devolve now.
So, In order to survive, individual humans have to evolve to the next level of consciousness and connect to form the emergent Earth’s next level of organization and coherence. Let’s call that “Planetary Consciousness.”
To succeed, this Planetary Consciousness needs to be expressed in a straightforward unifying philosophy – a Planetary Philosophy – with a set of simple, self-evident, powerful core principles (assumptions) that are so clear and so self-evident that it is virtually impossible for anyone to deny them. And these principles need to provide clear guidance so that anyone and everyone can immediately understand whether an action contributes to evolution or devolution. What are these principles? Planetary Philosophy suggests that there are three of these core principles. The Three Principles of Planetary Philosophy are summarized as: One Planet; One People; and One Purpose.
Planetary Philosophy is evolving. So far the Planetary Philosophy perspective has been applied to produce first approximations of a Philosophy of Science, a Philosophy of Consciousness, and a Philosophy of Capitalism.
If you would like to see where we have gotten with this project as a whole, read Planetary Philosophy: An Essay.
We hope you will join with us in building Planetary Philosophy into an intellectual movement strong enough to make a significant contribution to realizing our One Purpose, bringing about the global transformation that our One People needs to survive and thrive on our One Planet.