What’s Up at Third Factor?

Issue 14 is here! And we’d also love your feedback on community platforms.

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The Depths of Dabrowski’s Levels An Interview with Michael Piechowski, Part II

Michael Piechowski shares why he’s updated the way he thinks about Dabrowski’s levels of development.

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The Mind Palace

Sherlock Holmes is known for his remarkable mind. But as Boris Glebov sees it, one of Holmes’ most powerful mind tricks is accessible to anyone—and can be especially helpful to creative writers.

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The Heroes of Our Own Political Stories On Exploring the Spectrum of Politics and Values

I just can’t help trying to understand why people think about politics the way they do. I’m betting plenty of others with high intellectual and emotional excitability might feel the same.

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Transcending Tribalism

Both Democrats and Republicans are spiraling into echo chambers and out of control. Now Dan Greco’s primary allegiance is to a plurality of voices.

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Between Scylla and Charybdis: A Radical Centrism

Frank ran for office as a Republican. But instead of left vs. right, he looks at politics as open vs. closed—and that’s guiding his search for a new political home.

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A Place for Orchids

If you think of yourself as “overexcitable,” you’ll surely see yourself in W. Thomas Boyce’s book, THE ORCHID AND THE DANDELION.

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Persevering Through the Pandemic A Letter from the Editor for Issue 13

Editor-in-Chief Jessie Mannisto introduces Issue 13: When the World Seems to Disintegrate (July/August 2020)

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In Search of Exemplars An Interview with Michael Piechowski, Part I

We chat with Michael Piechowski about his work on the theory of positive disintegration and finding people whose lives show the theory in action.

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Positive Disintegration and the Pandemic Crisis as an Opportunity for Social Reintegration

Laura Stavinoha applies the theory of positive disintegration to countries facing the pandemic—and explores what it will take to reintegrate them at a higher level.

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