Essay Series

Edward Kroger
Founder of One Divide
Author of Materials

Emotional Warfare Essay Series gives the reader some background and philosophical grounding helpful for approaching One Divide's Emotional Warfare educational platform and book series, which provide an analytic and practical philosophy for human unity and the reduction of conflict. Additionally, these presentations give some philosophical/academic defense of the material and explore its connection to theories that readers with a background in philosophy or psychology will be familiar with.

In this tailored format, the presentations themselves address the information we all need to find and protect our emotional freedom, laying to rest the issues that surround the paradox of security versus freedom and force us to use Emotional Warfare. Learning about these issues helps us reach our potential as individuals, become accountable for our personal divides and eliminate our uses of Emotional Warfare.

This information will give all of us the opportunity to truly connect with one another, allowing us to grow and evolve both emotionally and spiritually, which is essential to deepening our morality and humanity. Most importantly, the essay series furthers One Divide's mission of creating a movement toward a unified, elevated state of collective consciousness — true ONEness — through new behavior-pattern awareness that can be applied to a multitude of behavioral phenomena, including intra- and interpersonal agreement and disagreement modeling and person-to-person navigation techniques. One Divide's contemporary vision for human unity simultaneously enhances both individuality and freedom and produces collective human flourishing.

Emotional Warfare® Essays
VOL. 1

Human Conflict and Human Unity

Groundwork to a New Philosophical Platform Centered on a Functional Theory
of Emotional Warfare

— The Philosophy of One Divide —
Original Foundational Framework
& Philosophical Literature

An assessment and analytical overview
of human nature and human psychology
Updated September 2019

The Emotional Warfare Essay Series, Vol. 1 provides overarching insights and theses designed for the motivated individual or researcher desiring a deeper dive into the original foundational framework and philosophical literature of the Philosophy of One Divide. Note: Traditional foundational arguments to the Philosophy of One Divide and theory of Emotional Warfare are found in the book series.

Vol. 1 Key Points

  • Rooted in analytic and practical philosophy, the One Divide/Emotional Warfare groundwork bridges naturalistic accounts and moral living.
  • It establishes a contemporary metaphilosophical approach and methodology aimed at centralizing key concepts and meanings common to various philosophical-psychological domains dealing with the nature and possibility of knowledge and understanding (extending to metaphysics, epistemology, ontology, logic, ethics, etc.).
  • It establishes a unique universal and unified methodology and language system built on category theory, common sense propositions, and formal logic that transcends Wittgenstein’s language game.
  • It illuminates the nature of human division, i.e., human conflict, by identifying Patterns of Emotional Warfare on both the interior emotional realm or intrapsychic and interpersonal or intersubjective levels.
  • It provides a multilevel definitional framework of Emotional Warfare, allowing for multiple macro classifications of Emotional Warfare, its Pattern(s), and its underlying or micro subpatterns, e.g., molecular or biological issues, providing multiple entry points into the One Divide/Emotional Warfare platform.
  • It applies to the nature of mental health and mental illness, including both nonpsychotic and psychotic afflictions.
  • It is a psycho-educational (and psycho-technological) platform and language system designed for human transformation and human knowledge that extends from the individual to the collective human society.
  • It resolves the dichotomy between individualism and collectivism and between the approaches of humanistic and social psychology.
  • It provides unique algorithmic sequencing and algorithmic information essential to pattern identification, processing, and recognition of Emotional Warfare and the interplay of its Patterns.
  • The One Divide/Emotional Warfare platform advances traditional platforms and psychologies (including social and humanistic) while remaining consistent with modern theory and practice in both philosophy and psychology.
  • The platform specifically advances Donald Winnicott’s false-self disorder.
  • The platform addresses how the notions of agency and efficacy are central to both the psychological organization of the human person and the psychosocial architecture of political society.
  • The platform provides a metaphysical-to-clinical explanatory ladder and a cogent theory of causation to all human conflict.

“New, provocative way to look at the underpinnings of human behavior”

There is a special delight in discovering a new way of looking at something familiar, such as seeing the two faces in the silhouette of a vase, or puzzling through Schrödinger's thought experiment about a box containing a cat that is both alive and dead. Edward Kroger gives us that kind of new, provocative way to look at the underpinnings of human behavior — both individual and social — in his “One Divide” writings on what he terms “Emotional Warfare.”

His thesis both builds upon traditional notions about philosophy and psychology and takes a fresh and novel approach to the continuing puzzle of what makes us tick. He challenges us with questions about the sources of autonomy, discord and morality, and whether we really desire peace, equality and manipulation-free relationships.

Mr. Kroger then steps beyond his explorations of the foundational reasons for how we interact, to offer a set of practical, hands-on precepts, tools and strategies for improving those interactions and reducing human conflict. Not surprisingly, his approach has attracted serious attention from professionals struggling to find ways to understand and ameliorate antisocial behavior.

His work is not for the casual browser, but it is well worth the time and attention it requires.

Alexander Auerbach Alexander Auerbach is a communications consultant and journalist. Formerly with the Los Angeles Times and Boston Globe, Mr. Auerbach now advises corporate clients and is the publisher of “The Profit Chain,” an online business magazine.