The root of human excellence lies with the issue of our intent. Intent is very subtle, it is not easily measured statistically, but it is instantly recognised by people. It drives our behaviour, how that behaviour is interpreted by others and it governs the success or failure of all human aspirations and endeavours. This is the essential message of the authors book ‘Intent: Exploring the Core of Being Human’.
‘The Postulates of the Thematic’ was originally written as the postscript to ‘Intent’. It is the essence of the book, distilled into sixty eight points or ‘postulates’. These postulates look at psychology, sociology, economics, the sociology of small groups, business science, social anthropology, and political science. The purpose of the text is to demonstrate that the issue of intent can serve as the golden thread to bind the various disciplines concerned with being human together, from the level of the individual, to the level of the collective.
In this current edition, the author has expanded further on the original postulates by giving a commentary on them and on their implications. Seeking to provide an alternative to the current worldview based on self-interest, that there is no greater continuity and that the self exists opposite to the world, ‘The Postulates’ sets out to articulate a view that there is a super-ordinate continuity which subsumes all things, including ourselves and that we do not exist opposite to the world, in fact, we exist as part of the world. The other and the self are continuous and consistent.