Category Archives: Integral Metatheory

Postformal dialectics 3

I’m starting another thread continuing the re-posting of the Integral Review discussion because we’ve been having technical problems. It seems comments, including my own, have been ending up in the spam bin. We’re working on correcting this so please bear … Continue reading

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Postformal dialectics 2

Here’s a continuation of the previous thread: Gregory Desilet Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 5:47 pm Edward raises a couple of points via Andy Smith relating to basic issues in deconstructive and post-formal thinking. A question arises regarding Gary’s citation … Continue reading

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Postformal dialectics

The following is copied-and-pasted from the Integral Review forum on this topic. I pasted the first few posts here and the rest of the posts to date in the comments section. Gary Hampson: Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 6:07 am … Continue reading

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Integral gender studies

I want to make some suggestions as to what Integral gender studies might cover. First, there’s nothing really new. Wilber’s map is often a way to categorise stuff we already know. It might not have anything new to add. Second, … Continue reading

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Peripheral vision logic “a”perspective

In the last meeting of Santa Rosa Integral Salon we used as a loose organizer the phrase “the integral periphery.” A few of us had in mind that by that we’d discuss those persons/ideas on the periphery of Ken and/or … Continue reading

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Wilber and Cohen on women

It seems to me that so far, integral theory has failed women. If Wilber’s conversation with Cohen is any indication then I’m afraid things look rather grim. It might not be fair to assess Wilber’s full views from a rather … Continue reading

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Redefining Integral

A few days back I posted an essay on the new, postwilberian, Integral Praxis blog, called Redefining the Integral.  I’m glad to see there’s already some discussion happening there. My basic thesis is that the word “Integral”, and the Integral movement, is … Continue reading

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The feeling function

Seeing as DePayens mentioned the feeling function I thought I should open a thread on the subject. The first thing I want to do is point to the work of Carl Rogers who suggested there were five levels. The article … Continue reading

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The so-called retro-romantic transpersonalists

For the longest time I refused to read those who might fit the above description provided by Ken, as if they had a hideous and highly communicable disease. But I’ve come to question the accuracy of this prejudice and have … 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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