Welcome to CEStoicism

(Cybernetic Ecological Stoicism)

Our project aims to democratically organize a reverential community around an ecologically- and socially-regenerative worldview.

We hope the conversation around these ideas will be both an active co-construction of this worldview, and a way to grow a self-sustaining dense network of trust

This site is organized as an entailment net. It is a collection of linked ideas, where the links show that one idea leads to others. (Note: There are some unlinked ideas in the 'Node List' above that need to be linked in). The initial set of ideas was a selection (or curation) of pre-existing ideas, which are informally cited. This selection continues through a never-ending bootstrapping process, by which this net can be modified into a more coherent and self-reproducing expression. We use methods of participatory democracy to create and modify our rules about how to change the community's net.

The current state of this worldview (at any time) is always a starting point, and is never complete. It can always be improved and degraded. The community decides how it changes.

We are building a collaborative-knowledge commons (a resource + a community + a set of social protocols to maintain both for the long-term). The resource of this commons is both its worldview and its members' ability to work together and nurture the worldview. CEStoicism is a mostly-philosophical worldview built of ideas from:

Please Note: This site meshes with the long pre-existing Principia Cybernetica website (PCw). Parts of this site links to parts of PCw. Because PCw was created long ago and by other people, we used web annotations to add links from parts of PWc to this site and to add notes to PCw pages. To be able to see those links and notes, create a free Hypothes.is↗ account, log in and search for "user:CEStoicism".

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