Robert Fuller

Robert Fuller
Location
Berkeley, California,
Birthday
October 26
Bio
Author of "Somebodies and Nobodies" and "All Rise" (on the politics of dignity), writing and speaking on dignitarian politics, rankism, quests and questions. Formerly taught physics at Columbia University and served as president of Oberlin College. In 2004, he was elected as a Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science. Fuller's most recent book is "Religion and Science: A Beautiful Friendship?"

MY RECENT POSTS

APRIL 29, 2014 8:09PM

All Rise for Dignity

This is the nineteenth and final part of the serialization of All Rise: Somebodies, Nobodies, and the Politics of Dignity (Berrett-Koehler, 2006). The ideas in this book are further developed in my recent novel The Rowan Tree.

AFTERWORD: ALL RISE FOR DIGNITY

If there is no

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APRIL 22, 2014 7:37PM

The Stealth Revolution

This is the eighteenth part of the serialization of All Rise: Somebodies, Nobodies, and the Politics of Dignity (Berrett-Koehler, 2006). The ideas in this book are further developed in my recent novel The Rowan Tree.

CHAPTER 12: THE STEALTH REVOLUTION

Have patience with everything unresolved in y

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APRIL 15, 2014 7:39PM

Religion in a Dignitarian World

This is the seventeenth part of the serialization of All Rise: Somebodies, Nobodies, and the Politics of Dignity (Berrett-Koehler, 2006). The ideas in this book are further developed in my recent novel The Rowan Tree.

CHAPTER 11: RELIGION IN A DIGNITARIAN WORLD

If there is no God,

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APRIL 8, 2014 7:15PM

Globalizing Dignity

This is the sixteenth part of the serialization of All Rise: Somebodies, Nobodies, and the Politics of Dignity (Berrett-Koehler, 2006). The ideas in this book are further developed in my recent novel The Rowan Tree.

CHAPTER 10: GLOBALIZING DIGNITY

It is excellent to have a

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APRIL 1, 2014 7:22PM

A Culture of Dignity (Part 2)

This is the fifteenth part of the serialization of All Rise: Somebodies, Nobodies, and the Politics of Dignity (Berrett-Koehler, 2006). The ideas in this book are further developed in my recent novel The Rowan Tree.

CHAPTER 9: A CULTURE OF DIGNITY(Part 2)

The Self: A Home for Identities

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MARCH 18, 2014 7:28PM

A Culture of Dignity (Part 1)

This is the fourteenth part of the serialization of All Rise: Somebodies, Nobodies, and the Politics of Dignity (Berrett-Koehler, 2006). The ideas in this book are further developed in my recent novel The Rowan Tree.

CHAPTER 9: A CULTURE OF DIGNITY(Part 1)

The public…demands certainties&he

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MARCH 11, 2014 7:46PM

The Politics of Dignity

This is the thirteenth part of the serialization of All Rise: Somebodies, Nobodies, and the Politics of Dignity (Berrett-Koehler, 2006). The ideas in this book are further developed in my recent novel The Rowan Tree.

CHAPTER 8: THE POLITICS OF DIGNITY

Democracy is the worst form of

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This is the twelfth part of the serialization of All Rise: Somebodies, Nobodies, and the Politics of Dignity (Berrett-Koehler, 2006). The ideas in this book are further developed in my recent novel The Rowan Tree.

CHAPTER 7: THE SOCIAL CONTRACT IN A DIGNITARIAN SOCIETY

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FEBRUARY 25, 2014 7:30PM

Rankism Can Be Harmful to Your Health

This is the eleventh part of the serialization of All Rise: Somebodies, Nobodies, and the Politics of Dignity (Berrett-Koehler, 2006). The ideas in this book are further developed in my recent novel The Rowan Tree.

CHAPTER 6: RANKISM CAN BE HARMFUL TO YOUR HEALTH

Doctors are seen

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FEBRUARY 18, 2014 7:35PM

Dignity in Education (Part 2)

allrise_cover This is the tenth part of the serialization of All Rise: Somebodies, Nobodies, and the Politics of Dignity (Berrett-Koehler, 2006). The ideas in this book are further developed in my recent novel The Rowan Tree.

CHAPTER FIVE: DIGNITY IN EDUCATION (Part 2)

Girls and Bullying

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FEBRUARY 11, 2014 8:32PM

Dignity in Education (Part 1)

This is the ninth part of the serialization of All Rise: Somebodies, Nobodies, and the Politics of Dignity (Berrett-Koehler, 2006). The ideas in this book are further developed in my recent novel The Rowan Tree.

CHAPTER FIVE: DIGNITY IN EDUCATION (Part 1)

I’m afraid of dying before I

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FEBRUARY 4, 2014 3:56PM

Dignity in the Workplace (Part 2)

allrise_cover This is the eighth part of the serialization of All Rise: Somebodies, Nobodies, and the Politics of Dignity (Berrett-Koehler, 2006). The ideas in this book are further developed in my recent novel The Rowan Tree.

CHAPTER 4: DIGNITY IN THE WORKPLACE (Part 2)

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JANUARY 28, 2014 3:56PM

Dignity in the Workplace (Part 1)

This is the seventh part of the serialization of All Rise: Somebodies, Nobodies, and the Politics of Dignity (Berrett-Koehler, 2006). The ideas in this book are further developed in my recent novel The Rowan Tree.

CHAPTER 4: DIGNITY IN THE WORKPLACE (Part 1)

This  is the age of the Resume Gods&h… Read full post »
JANUARY 21, 2014 5:08PM

Models of Dignity (Part 2)

This is the sixth part of the serialization of All Rise: Somebodies, Nobodies, and the Politics of Dignity (Berrett-Koehler, 2006). The ideas in this book are further developed in my recent novel The Rowan Tree.

Chapter 3: MODELS OF DIGNITY (Part 2)

Models Are Commonplace

The

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JANUARY 14, 2014 10:06PM

Models of Dignity (Part 1)

This is the fifth part of the serialization of All Rise: Somebodies, Nobodies, and the Politics of Dignity (Berrett-Koehler, 2006). The ideas in this book are further developed in my recent novel The Rowan Tree.

Chapter 3: MODELS OF DIGNITY  (Part 1)

When first we mean to build,
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JANUARY 12, 2014 3:17PM

Dignity and Recognition (Part 2)

This is the fourth part of the serialization of All Rise: Somebodies, Nobodies, and the Politics of Dignity (Berrett-Koehler, 2006). The ideas in this book are further developed in my recent novel The Rowan Tree.

CHAPTER 2: DIGNITY AND RECOGNITION (Continued)

What Would a Dignity Movement

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JANUARY 2, 2014 6:49PM

Dignity and Recognition (Part 1)

This is the third part of the serialization of All Rise: Somebodies, Nobodies, and the Politics of Dignity (Berrett-Koehler, 2006). The ideas in this book are further developed in my recent novel The Rowan Tree.

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CHAPTER 2: DIGNITY AND RECOGNITION

All human beings

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DECEMBER 26, 2013 5:12PM

The Politics of Dignity: What's at Stake

This is the second part of the serialization of All Rise: Somebodies, Nobodies, and the Politics of Dignity (Berrett-Koehler, 2006). The ideas in this book are further developed in my recent novel The Rowan Tree –currently free on Kindle.

CHAPTER 1: WHAT'S AT STAKE

Rankism explains a

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This is the first part of the serialization of All Rise: Somebodies, Nobodies, and the Politics of Dignity (Berrett-Koehler, 2006). The ideas in this book are further developed in my recent novel The Rowan Tree –currently free on Kindle.

INTRODUCTION: WHAT IS RANKISM?

Why do you smile? Chang

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DECEMBER 13, 2013 6:19PM

Belonging: A Memoir - The Oberlin Years

I recently published Belonging: A Memoir, which can be downloaded for free at Smashwords. This memoir is a companion piece to my novel The Rowan Tree, which is also now available for free through Christmas as a Kindle ebook. The memoir covers the experiences that inspired The Rowan Tree, while the… Read full post »

In choosing the academic life, most teachers expect to be part of a community committed to freedom, fairness, and justice. It’s the rare academic who does not take pride in belonging to an honorable profession.

I was a young college president during the turmoil of the sixties and

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AUGUST 29, 2013 8:14PM

100 Words on Love: Unrequited

wine-red-and-white-glasses We tend to discount our unrequited loves, but not getting our way with someone is as important to the narrative of our lives as the outcome we so ardently desire. As in all walks of life, so, too, in courtship: discovering what doesn’t work, provides the clues we… Read full post »
AUGUST 11, 2013 4:27PM

Curing the Poison of "Rankism"

I got a close look at the poison of “rankism” at the age of seven, when my classmate Arlene was sent to the hall for the whole school day. Arlene lived on a farm and wore the same dress to school each day. When she spoke, it was… Read full post »

s_300_upload_wikimedia_org_88554_800px-Space_Shuttle_Columbia_launching_119What was the principal take-away from the 20th century?

Atomic energy? DNA? Penicillin? Or, something from the world of art or philosophy or psychology? The title question leaves plenty of room for debate.

My answer is that the most important learning of the century was disabusing ourselve

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This is the sixth and final post in the series Why Everything You Know about Your "Self" Is Wrong. The series explores how our understanding of selfhood affects our sense of individuality, our interpersonal relationships, and our politics.

We must believe in free will. We have no choice.

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