Ontogenetic and phylogenetic evolution of ideologies 1

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It is accepted that ideologies evolve with the evolution of institutions, communities and cultures. It is self-evident when learning from the history of the evolution of countries.

What is not so self-evident is the fact that ideologies evolve with the evolution of individuals.

1)      In their childhood the dominant ideologies are “individualistic”.
2)      Adolescence drives to sharing with the group of colleagues which demands a “socialist” ideology.
3)      Youth is the time of extreme exertion of power which drives naturally to a “paternalistic” ideology.
4)      Finally, maturity implies minimizing the energy consumption which drives to “pluralism” meaning the understanding that multiple beliefs are functional to different goals.

Democracy is the functional integration and cohabitation of the ideologies according to the interests that need to be covered and the technologies that are available

It can be defined that “childhood” and “adolescence” require defensive ideologies while “youth” and “maturity” allow the use of expansive ideologies.

Defensive ideologies are the basis for minimum strategies while expansive ideologies define the maximal strategy.

In a mature democratic culture all these ideologies coexist.

Peter Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute is the major research organization in the world in its specialty based on more than 3,500 researches, until September 2010,  in complexity science applied to individual, institutional and social evolution. The applicative researches are based on the discovery of the Ontogenetic Intelligence of Nature and the consequent Unicist Ontology of Evolution.


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