1 hr 34 min

Zak Stein - The Eros of Ethics Emerge: Making Sense of What's Next

    • Society & Culture

In this first conversation after a year sabbatical from the Emerge project I'm speaking with Zak Stein. This is a far ranging conversation about ethics, education, trauma, the erotics of moral understanding, and more. 

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Show Notes


0:00 Opening
0:03 How to create the kinds of humans who can respond to the meta-crisis?
0:08 “We’re not sure what it means to be good anymore” / what’s worth loving
0:09 Eros and Ethics / Ensoulment
0:17 Moral development
0:23 “How do you get someone interested in what is truly good?”
0:25 Linking / meta-psychology
0:29 Community ethics feedback loops
0:33 Objective ethics
0:37 Embodied ethical sensing
0:38 Intersection between Trauma & Ethics, desensitization, somatic de-armoring
0:43 Trust, return of the Sacred
0:47 The Moral Exemplar
0:52 Exposure to the full ethical range
0:54 “Trauma” in culture
0:62 Evil
0:68 Practices for Wellbeing
0:72 “Enlightenment is your greatest disappointment”
0:74 Eros & Ethics
0:77 Human as ethical actor, intimacy and obligation
0:81 Circling, following “aliveness”, co-discovering moral landscape
0:85 Path = compromising moral integrity increasingly intolerable
0:88 Ethics in Community, MAPLE’s advantage
0:90 Closing

In this first conversation after a year sabbatical from the Emerge project I'm speaking with Zak Stein. This is a far ranging conversation about ethics, education, trauma, the erotics of moral understanding, and more. 

Support me on Patreon

Show Notes


0:00 Opening
0:03 How to create the kinds of humans who can respond to the meta-crisis?
0:08 “We’re not sure what it means to be good anymore” / what’s worth loving
0:09 Eros and Ethics / Ensoulment
0:17 Moral development
0:23 “How do you get someone interested in what is truly good?”
0:25 Linking / meta-psychology
0:29 Community ethics feedback loops
0:33 Objective ethics
0:37 Embodied ethical sensing
0:38 Intersection between Trauma & Ethics, desensitization, somatic de-armoring
0:43 Trust, return of the Sacred
0:47 The Moral Exemplar
0:52 Exposure to the full ethical range
0:54 “Trauma” in culture
0:62 Evil
0:68 Practices for Wellbeing
0:72 “Enlightenment is your greatest disappointment”
0:74 Eros & Ethics
0:77 Human as ethical actor, intimacy and obligation
0:81 Circling, following “aliveness”, co-discovering moral landscape
0:85 Path = compromising moral integrity increasingly intolerable
0:88 Ethics in Community, MAPLE’s advantage
0:90 Closing

1 hr 34 min

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