Following up on this post: While we don’t have to dogmatically follow Habermas, he nonetheless was a key foundation for Wilber on the postmetaphysical. So let’s look at what he means by the kind of metaphysics of which we must go post. One aspect is identity thinking, meaning an originary whole “removed from the dimensions of space and time and abstracted into something first which, as the infinite, stands over and against the world of the finite and forms its basis” (30). There couldn’t be a clearer definition of shentong.
Postmetaphysical Thinking (1992, MIT Press)