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Degrees of Cognitive Engagement with Interrelated Global Categories

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Annex A of Existential Embodiment of Externalities: radical cognitive engagement with environmental categories and disciplines (2009)


Table 1: Source documents indicating issues
Table 2: Issues indicated in source documents
Table 3: Clustering of issues identified in source documents

Table 1: Source documents indicating issues

The documents in Table 1 represent different degrees of cognitive engagement with various global categories (indicated in Table 2). These categories may be problems, framed as strategic challenges, or explored as more indicative of how they are apprehended rather than as any objective reality. Indeed, in a number of cases, the cognitive challenge may be represented in terms of the objective reality as a mirror of a subjective condition calling for a different kind of engagement..

Table 1: Source documents (indicating issues in Table 2, clustered together in Table 3)

Table 2: Issues indicated in source documents

Table 2: Issues indicated in source documents (see Table 1), clustered together (see Table 3)
Recontextualizing Social Problems through Metaphor: Ttranscending the "switch" metaphor (1990)
Substance abuse Unemployment (including underemployment and absenteeism) Ignorance (including functional illiteracy) Homelessness
Illness Hunger Wastage (including environmental degradation) Corruption (including crime)
Inter-sectoral Strategic Dilemmas of Sustainable Development (1992)
Population / Security Well-being / Health 
Learning / Education Production / Trade
Environment Regulation / Equity    

Towards a New Order of Meeting Participation (1993)

Unemployment Degradation of environment Ignorance / Mal-education Undernourishment / Malnutrition
Domination / Red tape / Mismanagement Underproductivity / Overproductivity Injustice / Criminality / Injured innocence Illness / Malformation / Therapy
Impoverishment / Exploitation / Wealth maldistribution Shoddy workmanship / Overskill / Overdesign Misrepresentation and Disinformation Tokenism / Hedonism / Ritualism
Being the Universe: a Metaphoric Frontier
Co-existent Immanence of Evolutionary Phases
(1999)
Geophysics Cosmology Astrophysics Astronomy
Biology Chemistry Stellar evolution Physics
Governance Martial arts Vehicles .
My Reflecting Mirror World:
making my World Summit on Sustainable Development (Johannesburg, 2002) worthwhile
(2002)
Poverty Hunger (including malnutrition Disease (and pain) Substance abuse (including drugs and alcohol)
Unemployment (including underemployment and absenteeism) Ignorance (including functional illiteracy) Homelessness Wastage (including environmental degradation)
Crime (including corruption) Inequality and injustice Immorality Degradation of the environment (including ecosystems and species)
Unproductivity Insecurity (and violence) Nuclear proliferation Over-exploitation of energy resources
Disinformation and spin      
Promoting a Singular Global Threat -- Terrorism: Strategy of choice for world governance (2002)
Overpopulation Poverty Disease Food shortage

Water shortage

Injustice and discrimination Unemployment Environmental degradation
Nuclear warfare Evil Corruption Energy shortage
Reduction of biodiversity Reduction of cultural diversity Drugs Feminism
Review of the Range of Virtual Wars (2005)
(includes "official virtual wars"; excludes "unofficial virtual wars")
Want Poverty Drugs Waste
Hate Weapons of mass destruction Pornography Illiteracy
Ignorance Traffic Noise Corruption
Forced labour Slavery Crime Disease
Malaria Hunger Landmines Child labour
Racism Locusts Homelessness Desertification

Pollution

Pests Evil HIV/AIDS
Terrorism . . .
Destructive Weapons of Mass Distraction vs Distractive Weapons of Mass Destruction (2003)

Broadcast mass media

Democracy / Politics Health Natural resource management
Food security Environmental management Construction Justice
Law enforcement Human rights Research Morality
Management Education International institutions Religion
Commerce Security and intelligence services Sport Population planning
Celebrating the Value of Deadly Problems Worldwide:
Planetary salvation in an era of inept global governance?
(2008)
Exploding population Starvation Media violence Suffering and misery
Arms trade Inequality Injustice Urban violence
Crime Nuclear armaments and biological weapons of mass destruction Nuclear proliferation Terrorism
Disease Abuse of drugs and alcohol Smoking Unemployment
Delivery failure Disinformation Corruption Degradation of the environment
Extinction and endangerment of species Shortage of energy resources Information overload Undermining of democratic processes
Infringement of human rights Double standards Imprudent technical innovation Accidental death
Framing the Global Future by Ignoring Alternatives:
unfreezing categories as a vital necessity
(2009)

Jobs (employment / work)

Resolutions Drugs Health
Safety Death Population Energy
Extremism Property Education Qualification

Growth

Corruption and Crime

. .
Abuse of Faith in Governance:
Mystery of the Unasked Question
(2009)
Declarations of threat Faith-based governance Financial system Economic expertise
Intelligence services Military services Police and security services Clergy
Science Medicine Administration / management Ctatistics
Democratic and due processes System of justice Human rights Members of Parliament
Diplomatic corps "International community" Multinational corporations Collective intelligence

Leadership

. . .
Looking in the Mirror -- at Josef Fritzl ? Global conditions on reflection (2009)
Withholding aid Enforced sequestration Living conditions Rape
Incest Engendering children    

Table 3: Clustering of issues identified in source documents

Table 3: Clustering of issues identified in source documents (see Table 2)
Source
documents
Switch
metaph.
Strateg.
dilemma
Meeting
particip.
Universe
metaph.
Single
threat
Mirror
world
Mass
distract.
Virtual
wars
Problem
value
Faith
abuse
Unfreeze
category
Issues 1990 1992 1993 1999 2002 2002 2003 2005 2008 2009 2009
Media .   . . . . s . a . .
Democracy &
due process
.   . . . . a . d m .
(Ill)health &
medicine
n   . . s s a . e d a
Resources .   . . . . o . . . .
Hunger &
malnutrition
n   n . o g o . v . .
Water .   . . a . . . . . .
Environmental
degradation
.   v . m v m . n . .
Biodiversity
degradation
.   . . n . . . n
. .
Wastage s   . . . t . . . . .
(In)justice &
discrimination
.   . . n n s . u j .
Law .   . . . . c . . . .
Human rights .   . . . . m . h m .
Unemployment
& joblessness
o   m . m m . . m . y
(Im)morality &
double standards
.   . . . m a . s . .
(Mis)management &
(mal)administration
.   m . . . n . r m / a .
Ignorance &
(mal)education
r   r . . a t . . . u
Religion .   . . . . i . . n / c .
Violence and
in(security)
.   . . . c c . v g / a a
Terrorism &
extremism
.   . . . . . . r . e
Police .   . . . . . . . o .
Military .   . . . . . . . m .
Population
planning
.   . . p . p . p . p
Financial
systems
.   . . . . . . . n .
Economic
expertise
.   . . . . . . . m .
Statistics .   . . . . . . . t .
Government &
parliament
.   . . . . . . . a / r .
Collective
intelligence
.   . . . . . . . c .
Poverty &
inequality
.   p . v v . . m / q . .
Nuclear warfare,
proliferation
.   . . c l . . m / r . .
Evil .   . . v . . . . . .
Crime &
corruption
r   r . r m . . m / r . r
Energy
shortage
.   . . r n . . n . n
Substance
abuse and drugs
a   . . u b . . u / m . u
Sexism .   . . m . . . . . .
Shelter &
homelessness
m   . . . e . . . . .
Unproductivity .   p . . d . . . . .
Disinformation &
misrepresentation
.   n . . n . . n . .
Tokenism &
hedonism
.   k . . . . . . . .
Arms trade &
manufacture
.   . . . . . . m / m . .
Information
overload
.   . . . . . . m . .
Irresponsible
innovation
.   . . . . . . c . .
Accidental
death
.   . . . . . . d . a
Resolutions .   . . . . . . . . o
Property .   . . . . . . . . p
Qualification .   . . . . . . . . u
Growth .   . . . . . . . . o
Construction .   . . . . u . . . .
Science &
research
.   . . . . a . . e .
International
institutions
.   . . . . a . . . .
Commerce .   . . . . m . . . .
Sport .   . . . . r . . . .
Workmanship .   k . . . . . . . .
Diplomacy .   . . . . . . . p .
International
community
.   . . . . . . . n .
Multinational
corporations
.   . . . . . . . u .
Cultural
diversity
.   . . c . . . . . .

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