Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. This is the first in a projected set of three volumes Look inside this book. Sex, Ecology, Spirituality: The Spirit of Evolution, Second Edition by [Wilber .. organisms on up through complex systems. Ken Wilber brings together the basic tenets of life – biological, social and spiritual. Sex, Ecology, Spirituality has ratings and 53 reviews. Travis said: Ken Wilber is a self-promoting, pompous ass, but this book is great. Weaves it (e. By Ken Wilber. Sex, Ecology, & Spirituality. Introduction. BOOK ONE. 1 The Web of Life. Two Arrows of Time. The Modern Evolutionary Synthesis. The Problem.

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Charles Taylor ‘s work is used to show that the Enlightenment paradigm suffers from both gross and subtle reductionism. In the twelfth chapter, “The Collapse Of The Kosmos”, Wilber uses Taylor’s account of the wilbet of the Enlightenment paradigm to show how vertical depth was collapsed into horizontal span and how the ascending drive was dissociated into the “Ego camp” Immanuel Kant ‘s wilbdr Johann Gottlieb Fichte ‘s Transcendent Ego and the “Eco camp” Baruch Spinoza ‘s deified Nature.

I know this book is intimidating in its size, but I can really recommend it to everyone who has a basic understanding of Wilber. Only a handful of thinkers, such as Aurobindo in the East and Hegel in the West, have assembled such vast evolutionary visions. I spirituallity only imagine the editing process of this tome, the world’s longest philosophy term paper: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences.

I’d have liked it if he had have included the great George Berkeley.


Sex, Ecology, Spirituality: The Spirit of Evolution by Ken Wilber

Artifacts and Texts in the Evolution of Consciousness. Published inSES as it is sometimes abbreviated is a work in which Wilber grapples with modern philosophical naturalismattempting to show its insufficiency as an explanation of beingevolutionand the meaning of life.

At least I would have experienced the passion again. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. His basic premise is one based wiober the primacy of spifituality as opposed to the primacy of material existence.

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Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. He also dismissed Wilber’s scholarly achievements as “undergraduate generalizations”. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine. Once you surrender, it is like taking a hot bath in a dee I know this book is intimidating in its size, but I can really recommend it to everyone who has a basic understanding of Wilber. Simply the single most comprehensive, plausible, and useful synthesis of human efforts at accounting for reality available.

The book has been both highly acclaimed by some authors and harshly criticized by others. May 03, Kevin rated it it was amazing.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Go Set a Watchman. Recently began again, at Book Two; the Way Up is the Way Down -because I’m currently between jobs and reading Wilber always helps me shift into a larger perspective. I cite it often. I think he is the most important developmental philosopher of the century as, due largely to him, we now have good maps of human psychology– and the places where its development can go wrong–that are badly needed wilbef the therapeutic psychological arts.


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Feminists, ecology advocates, and in fact, the entire western civilization and devastated by Wilbur with pointed criticisms of where they veered off course. Jan 17, Andrew rated it liked it.

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Essentially if Wilber and the school of integral philosophy interests you this is one of the books you must read. Read reviews that mention ken wilber sex spitituality ecology and spirituality brief history years ago new age arthur koestler well worth history of everything wilber takes magnum opus ever written integral theory systems theory great deal book ever ever read worth reading holon theory philosophy and religion.

Not on the level of details—that is finitely impossible; but on the level of orienting generalizations: In forthcoming editions it would be nice to see bolder opening dedications to both Georg Hegel and Friedrich Schelling, and more on Berkeley of course.

Feb 17, Andrew rated it spirithality was amazing. It is an excellent carry on from the len of many holistically-minded thinkers, especially of Arthur Koestler who first conceived of holon theory. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

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