Mõnikord on värskendav lugeda midagi täiesti “teisest ooperist”. Jah, see on liialdus, sest usalduse-küsimused ei saagi vist olla täiesti väljaspool organisatsioone, turvalisust või kestlikku arengut ehk selle kodulehe fookusvaldkondi. Niisiis, ikkagi teemakohane tekst, mis leidis oma koha põhjusel, et võimaldab organisatsioonide, turvalisuse ja kestliku arengu huvilistel lugeda midagi, mille stiil ja argumentatsioon on midagi veidi teistsugust ja juba seetõttu on huvitav, kuid pakub ühtlasi väga sisukaid mõttekäike ja vaateid, millest võib kasu olla ka argitraagikas orienteerumisel.

Kontekstiks:

Would we be in the era of ‘post-progress’ as we used to speak of a ‘post-modern’ thought? We think that the ‘turns’, the ‘posts’ of the academic-media temporality continue to participate in the hold that the notion of progress has still on us. One does not overcome a hold, one must heal from it.

Hirm saada petetud:

We are particularly interested in the ‘horror of becoming a dupe’ that James locates at the heart of modern experience. This horror, he shows, communicates with a fear that has nothing to do with some healthy caution. It has a passionate dimension.

Tõde tuleb uskuda!

Moderns would then be defined by what, James insists, is a choice. ‘Believe truth! Shun error! – these, we see, are two materially different laws; and by choosing between them we may end by coloring differently our whole intellectual life.

Ka näiliselt selge, ei pruugi olla väga selge, vaid mitmekesine ja pidevalt muutuv:

Each living organism would be what it is because its lineage has survived the competition. However, following the now widely recognized pioneering work of Lynn Margulis (Margulis & Sagan, 1995), today’s biologists affirm that if the Earth is fertile, full of diverse ways of living, it is due to the invention of interdependent relationships. […] All of them are what William James called ‘social organisms’, originating from and participating in mutualist ecologies. An individual is what it is only with others, thanks to others but also at the risk of others.

Usalduse loomine:

Cultivating trust is part of an ecological regeneration whose affective, existential and ethical dimensions must be understood in terms that may be called pragmatic, because their truth lies in their verification, in the creation of links that have no other justification than what they make possible.

Lugemishuvi suurendamiseks:

Be it as it may, the testimonies of religious experience that touched William James, as well as his own need for a God who would give meaning to human life as a real battle in which we are called to take part (James, 1979, p. 55), could indicate what we have to question in order to position ourselves ‘after progress’.

Debaise, D., & Stengers, I. (2022). An ecology of trust? Consenting to a pluralist universe. The Sociological Review, 70(2), 402–415. https://doi.org/10.1177/00380261221084794