Category Archives: Ethics & Morality

Integral code of ethics?

The Mackey incident got me to wondering again why we have yet to see something like the above emerge, if not out of I-I that what about us, the general integral community? So I went back to my 04 essay … Continue reading

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Integral business practices?

Ken Mackey has been an inspiration to me since hearing of him in Ken’s IN interview. He’s the CEO of Whole Foods and is implementing many of Ken’s ideas into his business. However the below has given me pause to … Continue reading

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Junk memes

An article in yesterday’s ‘Age’ carries good news, the Egyptian government has finally decided to outlaw female circumcision, although I have to say it is outrageous it took them so long. What prompted the decision was the death of a … Continue reading

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Is there a right to be wrong?

This questions arises out of my previous post, but I think it deserves a seperate thread. Is there an ethical principle that says a person or group has a right to believe something that is demonstrably wrong? Which is the … Continue reading

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Do cultures have rights?

I’ve started thinking about the problem with progressive/left politics. As I’ve said before I come from the left and I remain committed to many ‘progressive’ causes, but I am becoming increasingly frustrated with what I regard as an increasingly incoherent … Continue reading

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Integral families

What exactly is a family? The religious right have appropriated the concept of family and their politics is aimed at protecting ‘the family’. But we all know this is a very narrow understanding of what a family is, namely a … Continue reading

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Integrating validity claims & multiple perspectives

Wilber 5 is arguably about multiple perspectives and their integration. But whereas Ken seems to have a “meta”perspective or “integral theory” to handle this job, Habermas “rejects the idea of a metadiscourse that sorts out these boundary issues [so] he … Continue reading

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Integral suicide

I’ve often expressed an interest in dealing with policy from an integral perspective. Theory is fine, but how do we put it into practice? I was watching a rather moving documentary on TV. It was an examination of the growing … Continue reading

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At-will employment

Questions: From what worldview does at-will employment arise? Would at-will employment be acceptable to an “integral” business? Here are a couple links to get the discussion going: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/At-will http://www.rbs2.com/atwill.htm

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A new moral compass

Wilber and Cohen engage in another discussion at What is Enlightenment? by the above name. It deals with a number of things including something we touched on: Our own western narcissism in spiritual practice, i.e., doing it for our own … Continue reading

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