Seminar on Honor and Dignity, June 27th and 29th

AIPCT is pleased to welcome Charles Herrman, independent scholar from Austin, TX, who will present a free seminar, open to the public, on the topics of Honor Cultures and Dignity Cultures. The dates are June 27th and 29th, arrival and drinks/snacks beginning at 6:30 PM, and the seminar begins at 7:00. To RSVP send a note to personalist61@gmail.com.

The themes of the seminar are based of Herrman’s new book, Stewardship: Yesterday and Today. The seminar overviews the honor-dignity typology for the classification and study of cultures. Topics covered are the metaphysics and methodology of the system, an overview of the lead concepts, the classification schema and a special section on the honor and dignity cults. Overview and methodology on Tuesday, June 27th; the classification and cults will be discussed Thursday, June 29th.

RSVP is recommended, not required. Those who RSVP will receive the manuscript for the new book to prepare. The Table of Contents is below:

Table of Contents

Introduction: Other people’s property – Meet the office – Introducing authority 1 – For shame – The cultural backdrop – The essence

Part I – Origins

          Chapter 1 – Spirituality – Introduction – Conservation, Theology and Ritual – Authority – The Christian  Office – Legitimation – Stewardship – The Plateau Experience

          Chapter 2 – Law – Public and private – Jurality and juridicality – Bailment and office – The trusts –     The lex Cornelia – Arguments

          Chapter 3 – Culture – Honor and Dignity – The Two Cults – The Roman Office – From Honor to Dignity – Dignity on the Rise – Falconry and Fly Fishing

Part II – Virtue

          Chapter 4 – Offices – Introduction – Terms – Honor and Dignity Reprised – Ethics and Dignity –
The Professions – The Civic Bureaucracy – The ad hoc Office

          Chapter 5 – Stewardship – Background – The Concept – Resources We Steward – Design Principles
Corporate Stewardship – Four Business Ideologies

          Chapter 6 – Faith – Values – Relativism – Humanism – Mastery – Equity – The Enlightenment
Criticism – A Philosophical Excursus – The legal path to dignity – Prospects

Part III – Commager’s Inquiries

          Chapter 7 – A Culture of their Own – The Culture Question – The American Southerner – Whose Dignity? – Corporate culture – Games – The Hope – Portents

          Chapter 8 – The Use and Abuse of Politics – The Elites and the ‘Deep State’ – The Conversion – Legalized Bribery – Gerrymandering – Voter Suppression – The Mascot Controversy – The Anti-commons
School Districts – Home Rule – Ride Sharing Austin – Conclusion

          Chapter 9 – Necessity and principle in democracy
Part I – CNN: Stewarding the Public – Fit to Publish – The Office – Commercialism – Truthiness
Sources: Hearsay v. Hear me out
Part II – The Commons Movement – Meet the Commons – Intentional communities – The Concept
Elinor Ostrum – Mexico and Argentina – Horizontalism

          Chapter 10 – The good, the Bad and the Ugly
Part I – The nature of Behavior – The Lakalai – Bipolar Traits – Bipolar Personalities – The Cult Personality
Part II – Behavior on the Edge – The three ‘Cs’ – Business Cultism – Madoff and Friends

Conclusion – Stewardship at Work
Part I – Cities – Overview – The Catalonian Cooperative – Barcelona – Bologna
Part II – Communities – Turfs – Hidden opportunity – Knowledge commons – Summary

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