Mark A. Foster
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Mark A. Foster replied to Balder's discussion On "Patterns of Wholeness"
">>his term, 'cosmic envelope,' sounds like it partakes of the container-like vision of wholeness, but Mark also mentioned an enfolding order suggests it might not be that at all.<< This is from an abstract to one of…"
Jan 12, 2012
Mark A. Foster replied to Balder's discussion On "Patterns of Wholeness"
"The problem might be a difference of terminology. I have never seen Bhaskar use the term involution. However, my own definitions are almost opposite of what Norman Allan says here:   http://www.normanallan.com/Sci/Wilber.htm What he calls…"
Jan 12, 2012
Mark A. Foster replied to Balder's discussion On "Patterns of Wholeness"
">>So does wholeness evolve?  It depends what one means by evolve, I think.  "Seeing things as evolutionary" looks to me to be a stage the natural evolution of which by necessity would be then "seeing things as…"
Jan 12, 2012
Mark A. Foster replied to Balder's discussion On "Patterns of Wholeness"
Jan 12, 2012
Mark A. Foster replied to Balder's discussion On "Patterns of Wholeness"
">>In Wilber's discussion of Integral Methodological Pluralism, he relates unfoldment to epistemology as well -- specifically to the impact of development on cognition and perception.<< Okay. I am looking at it more from the…"
Jan 11, 2012
Mark A. Foster replied to Balder's discussion On "Patterns of Wholeness"
"Yes, it is very similar to his early book, A Spectrum of Consciousness. Anekāntavāda is more epistemological than ontological. Jain ontology is related to ajīva. That concept more closely approximates an unfoldment. Cheers, Mark Foster"
Jan 11, 2012
Mark A. Foster replied to Balder's discussion On "Patterns of Wholeness"
">>where diverse religious ultimates are all understood as referring to the same basic underlying Reality<< That is very similar to the doctrine of anekāntavāda in Jainism. The common parable, the blind men and the elephant, is based…"
Jan 11, 2012
Mark A. Foster replied to Balder's discussion Tanabe Hajime
">>... while Bhaskar's principle inspiration appears to be Advaita Vedanta.<< I think more Dvaitāvaita. Here is a paragraph from one of my books: All around, however, I think that Dvaitāvaita (Sanskrit for non-dualism/dualism)…"
Dec 30, 2011
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"Reading Wilber - going back to A Sociable God. (I am a sociologist). I found this forum looking for relations between Wilber and Bhaskar."
Dec 30, 2011
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"Welcome to the Integral Postmetaphysical Spirituality forum, Mark.  I look forward to your contributions. Best wishes, Balder"
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At 9:12am on December 30, 2011, Balder said…

Welcome to the Integral Postmetaphysical Spirituality forum, Mark.  I look forward to your contributions.

Best wishes,

Balder

 
 
 
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