Integral Consciousness and the Future of Evolution How the Integral Worldview Is Transforming Politics, Culture and Spirituality

ISBN-10: 1557788677
ISBN-13: 9781557788672
Edition: 2007
Authors: Steve McIntosh
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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Paragon House Publishers
Publication date: 9/1/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 384
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

The integral worldview represents the next crucial step in the development of our civilization. Through its enlarged understanding of the evolution of consciousness and culture, the emerging perspective known as integral consciousness provides realistic and pragmatic solutions to our growing global problems, both environmental and political. As McIntosh convincingly demonstrates, the integral worldview's transformational potential provides a way to literally become the change we want to see in the world. McIntosh also provides a much-needed contextualization and critique of the integral worldview's leading author, Ken Wilber, which helps make integral philosophy relevant to a larger audience.

STEVE MCINTOSH is an independent scholar and long-time participant in progressive culture. He is an original member of the Integral Institute think tank, and has taught integral philosophy to a wide variety of audiences, including lectures at Naropa University. An honors graduate of the University of Virginia Law School and the University of Southern California Business School, today McIntosh is president of Now & Zen, Inc., an international manufacturing company marketing “natural lifestyle products” which he has invented. McIntosh has traveled throughout the world and has had a variety of successful careers, practicing law with one of the nation's biggest firms, and working as an executive with Celestial Seasonings tea company.

The Main Narrative
Introduction to Integral Philosophy
The Internal Universe
The Evolution of Consciousness
The "Within of Things"
The Systemic Nature of Evolution
Stages of Consciousness and Culture
The Spiral of Development
Tribal Consciousness
Warrior Consciousness
Traditional Consciousness
Modernist Consciousness
Postmodern Consciousness
The Spiral as a Whole
What Is the Real Evidence for the Spiral?
The Integral Stage of Consciousness
Life Conditions for Integral Consciousness
The Values of Integral Consciousness
Integral Consciousness in the Context of History
Practicing the Integral Lifestyle-Value Metabolism
Postintegral Consciousness
Integral Politics
The Politics of the Spiral
Integral Politics and Global Governance
Is Global Governance an Unrealistic Fantasy?
Is Global Governance Too Dangerous-What are the Safeguards?
Global Governance and Integral Consciousness Cocreate Each Other
Integral Spirituality
The Development of Spiritual Traditions
Public Spirituality in the Integral Age
Beauty, Truth, and Goodness-Philosophical Spirituality
The Practice of Beauty, Truth, and Goodness
The Revelation of Evolution
A Deeper Discussion
The Founders of Integral Philosophy
Ken Wilber in Context
The Evolution of Philosophy as a Human Endeavor
Hegel-the First Integral Philosopher
Bergson-the First Post-Darwinian Integral Philosopher
Whitehead-Spiritual Philosopher for the Ages
Teilhard de Chardin-Master of the Internal Universe
Gebser-Prophet of Integral Consciousness
Developmental Psychology and the Mapping of the Internal Universe
Habermas-Architect of Integral Foundations
Wilber-Framer of Integral Philosophy's Twenty-First-Century Synthesis
What I Add to Integral Philosophy
The Integral Reality Frame
Metaphysics and the Evolution of Reality Frames
The Integral Map of Reality
Integral Philosophy and Human Spirituality
Some Critiques of the Integral Reality Frame
Structures of the Human Mind
Lines of Development Recognized by Psychologists
Wilber's Theory of the Lines of Development
A Critique of Wilber's Theory of Developmental Lines
An Alternative Theory of the Structures of Consciousness
The Self as a Whole
The Directions of Evolution
Evolution and the Idea of Progress
Unity, Complexity, and Consciousness
Directions of Evolution in the Internal Universe
The Dialectical Quality of the Master Patterns of Evolution
Potential Applications of a Dialectical Understanding of Evolution
A Proposal for Integral Global Governance
Consideration of Wilber's Four-Quadrant Model of Evolution
Quotation References
Endnotes
Bibliography
Index

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