<p>The practicability of the comprehensive FSR concept is problematic. Contemporary FSR must be positioned at the point of overlap between the positivist and constructivist paradigms, which are both grounded in a continual identification with the rational-empirical consciousness, in <em>thinking</em> -being.</p><p>Spirituality, defined as the process in which one systematically trains the receptivity to gain regular access to transcendental consciousness, emphasizes the experience of just <em>being</em> , of <em>consciousness-as-such</em> . It is an experiential spirituality, which is not based on dogmas, but on do-it-yourself techniques to break the continuous spell of the rational-empirical consciousness. Such a spirituality facilitates the cultivation of societally and environmentally friendly behavior. Sustainability can be defined as the integrative 'emergent property' of experiential spirituality and rational morality based on negotiated agreements.</p><p>In addition to the outward-oriented approaches of the positivist and constructivist paradigms, an inward-oriented approach, focusing on consciousness development, is recommended. Language-mediated interaction must be supported by consciousness-mediated interaction.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||18 Dec 1998|
|Place of Publication||S.l.|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|
- farming systems research
- interdisciplinary research