Introduction

The Present World as it  exists today is the product of two past great intellectual revolutions. The first is the scientific revolution of the 16th and 17th centuries, associated with Galileo, Kepler, Descartes, Hooke, Boyle, Newton and many others, which in effect created many modern sciences which has heavily affected our lives.

The second revolution is that of the Enlightenment, especially the French Enlightenment, in the 18th Century. Voltaire, Diderot, Condorcet and the other philosophers, had the profoundly important idea that is might be possible to learn from scientific progress how to achieve social progress towards an enlightened world.

There are profoundly undesirable consequences of the general quality of human life. The whole world is sick and needs to be healed. Such sickness has been caused by these two great intellectual revolutions. If people everywhere are to have their best chances or realizing what is of value to them in life, then it is essential that people everywhere can tackle in cooperatively rational ways their common problems of living. But in order for cooperative rationality to develop as an integral part of living, it is essential that institutions of spiritual, physical, intellectual come together and devote themselves to promoting cooperative rationality in life.