Future Primal—Presentation by Louis Herman

The Philosophy Cosmology and Consciousness program at the California Institute of Integral Studies presents South African author Louis Herman, PhD, for a presentation of his new book:

Future Primal: How Our Wilderness Origins Show Us the Way Forward

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 6:30 pm

California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA
In a sweeping cosmological synthesis, political philosopher Louis G. Herman argues that for us to create a sustainable, fulfilling future, we need to first look back into our deepest past to recover our core humanity.

Herman calls his model “primal politics” – a political baseline grounded in what it means to be a human being. Primal societies, such as Africa’s San Bushmen, immersed in a mystical experience of natural reality, developed a spiritually oriented, democratic politics that fostered the development of each individual human being in relationship to the cosmos.

After Louis Herman’s presentation, Dr. Richard Tarnas and Dr. Paul Caringella will give short responses and then open the discussion to all.   Following the formal part of the evening please enjoy some hors d’oeuvres and drinks and take advantage of this chance to chat with Louis Herman who is truly “one and only” which you will begin to appreciate if you keep reading.

About the Author

LOUIS G. HERMAN, a professor of political science at the University of Hawai‘i–West O‘ahu, was born in an orthodox Jewish community in apartheid South Africa. He was educated in England, studied medicine at Cambridge University, and then moved to Israel to live on a kibbutz. After a life-changing wartime experience as an Israeli paratrooper, he turned to political philosophy. He lives in Honolulu.