Dec 7, 2021

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Our greatest achievements are products of our minds. So too, the existential problems confronting humanity today are products of the way we think. The discussions in this session seek to consciously enhance our understanding of the analytic, abstract mode of thinking characteristic of disciplinary silos, increase our awareness of its inherent limitations and blind spots, and develop the capacity to think in a more contextual, inclusive and integrated manner outside the confines of our existing conceptual frameworks. The aim of the session is to explore ways to broaden the range and enhance the quality of our thinking by making conscious the implicit assumptions and barriers that confine it within narrow boundaries, the limits to the prevailing conception of rationality, and the creative potential that can be tapped by more integrated perspectives.

Piero DOMINICI, Scientific Director, International Research and Education Programme on Human Complex Systems; AFWAAS

Ullica SEGERSTRÅLE, Professor, Illinois Institute of Technology; FWAAS

Rodolfo FIORINI, Emeritus Professor, Politecnico di Milano University; Trustee, WAAS

Thomas REUTER, University of Melbourne, Australia; WAAS Trustee

Carlos ALVAREZ-PEREIRA, Executive Committee member, Club of Rome; FWAAS

Garry JACOBS, President & CEO, World Academy of Art & Science