Ken Wilber on Third Way, Integral Politics. [Video]

Via on Dec 22, 2008

Ken Wilber, widely regarded as one of the most influential, cutting-edge philosophers alive today, lays down his two cents (and plenty of impressive name-dropping, from Billary to Rove to Al Gore) in this popular, much-discussed video:

Warning: he talks a lot about colors. Click here for more about what he means by them.

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4 Responses to “Ken Wilber on Third Way, Integral Politics. [Video]”

  1. Nuno says:

    very insightful video.

    here’s another, simpler, introduction to the colors mentioned:

    http://www.holons-news.com/altitudes.html

  2. phyllis says:

    Well, dahlink, colour me rainbow! Yeah, yeah, but Bill Burroughs said it first in the Third Mind anyho– problem is Wilber’s website is not interactive. How non-integral is that? And the constant referencing to ‘higher’ gives all the clues ya might want…not so fast buddy, the potential is already there, as in basic goodness, so no need for backwoods terminology like ‘higher’ as it sets the ground for ‘better’and you just don’t want to do that. Or do you?

  3. Nuno says:

    Well, basic goodness is a given. Yet human beings (as well as other creatures) have the potential for development. Human development occurs on so many areas: morally, interpersonally, aesthetically, etc. What’s so wrong about attempting to map the territory of human development? Granted, the map is not the territory, but without maps to help us navigate we’re screwed, imho. Plus, maps can (and will) be revised or replaced with better more accurate ones.

    Best,
    Nuno

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