Recovering Relationality: From ‘Selfish Gene’ to ‘Hyper-Cooperative Species’

Recovering Relationality: From the ‘Selfish Gene’ to a ‘Hyper-Cooperative Species’ By Marcia Pally Religion and Ethics, 5 Apr 2016 In the summative speech of the film Margin Call, Jeremy Irons, playing the fictional head of a collapsing Lehman Brothers-type investment house, unconcernedly quips that these sorts of booms and busts have been with us since the […]

A “social imaginary” of the commons: Its ontology and politics

A “social imaginary” of the commons: Its ontology and politics by Marcia Pally and Adrian Pabst Abstract: This article suggests that the political and socio-economic difficulties burdening advanced economies, a factor as well in recent populist surges, are best addressed not only by political and economic theory but through a more primary understanding of how […]

Our artificial individualism needs to be re-embedded in communities

Our artificial individualism needs to be re-embedded in communities By Marcia Pally ABC RELIGION AND ETHICS 10 OCT 2012 BEING FORCED TO CHOOSE BETWEEN SEPARABILITY OR SITUATEDNESS, BETWEEN INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM OR COMMUNITY AND TRADITION, LEADS THE WEST TO THE WORST OF ITSELF. Has the West lost its pizzazz – its gravitas, ability to guide, its […]