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Aim of the G10

The aim of the G10 is to provide a parallel to the G8 (currently G7) where major developments relating to our future are seen from a philosophical and less from a political perspective.

Philosophers and economists go hand in hand. We use the classic meaning of the word economy, where different 'choices' can be made to organize a society, and we use philosophy in the meaning of search for 'true' ways.

The similarity between for example, the Tibetan view of consciousness and modern neuroscience is that man has no self, soul or controling central agent in the mind which can be localised. Freedom and free will therefore seem to be concepts from past times.

We are looking for truly new original thinkers from East and West. In the philosophical blocks you will come across some not very familiar faces that quickly gain influence in searching for their ways to distance from worn-out traditional patterns. Žižek, of course, but also Aleksandr Dugin, who is the leader of the 'eurasian' movement to give the growing self-consciousness of Asia a new direction.

Why the G10 is so unique?

In times of low and again lower budgets for analytic journalism, shrinking publishing houses and even less reliable media in general where technology seems to win over jounalism, the G10 falls back on old-fashioned concepts: it organises sturdy sessions where the focus is really on something to discover.

How do we choose our topics?

The organization of the G10 has many ears and tries to listen carefully in all directions from physics to history and from philosophy to avant garde economics. The topics are chosen in a way that they anticipate the future in a 'poetic' way. Poetic in the meaning Novalis once gave the word 'poetization': clear thinking with an undogmatic mind.

What happened last year?

2016 was the first G10, click here to have a look (Dutch version).