Wholeness is one of the most important relational categories in philosophies of enlivenment as proposed by Christopher Alexander or Andreas Weber. This is a note collecting panel for the moment.
- 1. we need to see the particular commons as part of the total commons of reality and see if it, although being a common locally in itself, globally acts in an extractive way (all crimes generate victims). - 2. we need to take into account that there is a yearning of the whole to be in more deeper connection with itself, a kind of vector of reality - 3. does that particular commons make us more alive? aka more deeply individual through more intensely connected? That’s why I do not seperate my thinking of commoning from my ideas of what it means to be in living relationships. as it is the same. (email from March 17/ 2017)
Andreas Weber, "Enlivenment: Towards a fundamental shift in the concepts of nature, culture and politics" (Heinrich Boell Foundation, 2013), html Andreas Weber, "The Biology of Wonder: Aliveness, Consciousness and the Metamorphosis of Science" (New Society Publishers, 2016).