RSC movement

RSC movement

  • What is the movement Responsibility and Social Consciousness (RSC)?

    The RSC is an "evolutionary left" movement that proposes an "evolutionary approach" on the news, politics, arts, sciences ...

     

    What is an "evolutionary left" approach? An evolutionary left approach is quite different from the current left approaches: We share some of the founding values of the left: wealth sharing, tolerance, individuals rights, and an extended sense of brotherhood. We are "progressive" in the sense that we find more fruitful to change the ways of doing things and thinking, to improve them, rather than to preserve them. We differ from the traditional (Marxist / socialist) left-wing movements because we consider that the real roots of injustice (inequalities, exploitation, discrimination ...) do not come from a "perversion" (by civilization, society, money, power or ideology), but from some penchants in our human nature that limit us, when we are not aware of them, and when we did not learn to overcome them. We focus our fights against...

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  • A new view of human nature

    Our conceptions of human nature affect our daily lives, the way we raise our children, the political movements we embrace, all the way to our societies' organization. Sciences enable us to better understand, to better define the innate structures and the learning mechanisms that govern our thoughts and behaviors. Yet many fear these findings will be used to justify inequality, subvert social change, dissolve the very notion of freedom and personal responsibility. (Steven Pinker)

     

    Over the last few decades, discoveries in neuroscience and behavioral sciences undermine various modern beliefs about human nature. These discovering reveals its potential but also some limits. These limits initially shocked our human-centric tendencies and upset our ideological beliefs, but a better understanding of their mechanisms and impacts suggests some very promising new avenues for personal development but also for the development of societies.

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  • They share the same vision ...

      Steven Pinker, professor of cognitive psychology at Harvard. (Excerpt of "The Blank Slate") When Galileo attracted the unwanted attention of the Inquisition in 1633, more was at stake than issues in astronomy. By stating that the Earth revolved around the sun rather than vice versa, Galileo was contradicting the literal truth of the Bible. Worse, he was challenging a theory of the moral order of the universe. Today we see things in the Galileo's way. It's hard for us to imagine why the three-dimensional arrangement of rock and gas in space should have anything to do with right and wrong or with the meaning and purpose of our lives. The moral sensibilities of Galileo's time eventually adjusted to the astronomical facts, not just because they had to give a nod to reality but because the very idea that morality has something to do with a Great Chain of Being was daffy to begin with. We are now living, I think, through a similar transition. The Blank Slate is today's Great Chain...

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  • RSC's origin

    The RSC has been created following a social experiment conducted during a 20,000 km trek from South Africa to France...   Direct link  

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