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From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds by Daniel Dennett
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Google talk on his new book, From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds. The blurb:"How did we come to have minds? For centuries, this question has intrigued psychologists, physicists,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Edward theurj Berge Sep 16, 2017.

Zak Stein's Lectical analysis of interpretations of AQAL
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Zak Stein did a measurement study of how JFK graduate students in integral theory and practice programs thought…Continue

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The Allure of Things: Process and Object in Contemporary Philosophy
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Edited by Roland Faber and Andrew Goffey (NY: Bloomsbury, 2014) available…Continue

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Postmetaphysical Thinking II
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by Jurgen Habermas‘There is no alternative to postmetaphysical thinking’: this statement, made by…Continue

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Edward theurj Berge replied to Edward theurj Berge's discussion Postmetaphysical Thinking II
"As a supplement I suggest Edwards et al. discussion on syntegrity. For some reason it can no longer be read online so you'll have to download it."Therefore syn-integral bridging does not follow the ideas of a metaphysical harmony, nor an…"
Sunday
Edward theurj Berge replied to Edward theurj Berge's discussion Postmetaphysical Thinking II
"That last point is relevant to discussions we're having in our local humanist group. We humanists, as adherents of Enlightenment reason, lament that we don't have the sort of solidarity that religious folks share. We tend to be cats that…"
Sunday
Edward theurj Berge replied to Edward theurj Berge's discussion Postmetaphysical Thinking II
"More: "Habermas’s new emphasis on the notion that religious faith, which — as he stresses — has an ‘opacity’ resistant to the kind of conceptual appropriation which Hegel assumed possible, may remain a reservoir of…"
Sunday
Edward theurj Berge replied to Edward theurj Berge's discussion Postmetaphysical Thinking II
"Some excerpts of interest to this forum from the Notre Dame Philosophical Review: "‘Postmetaphysical thinking,’ as Habermas defines it, then, is obliged to walk a tightrope. It renounces as outdated any philosophical vision of the…"
Sunday
Edward theurj Berge replied to Edward theurj Berge's discussion The Golden Dawn
"The New Golden Dawn Ritual Tarot by the Ciceros is here. "
Dec 6
Edward theurj Berge replied to Layman Pascal's discussion INTEGRAL ANTI-CAPITALISM cont'd.
"The problem with capitalism from this piece. Hence the rise of the collaborative commons. "Let’s start at zero: capitalism isn’t the platonic ideal of self-correcting competition — that’s a fantasy, a fairy tale. This…"
Nov 15
Edward theurj Berge replied to Edward theurj Berge's discussion Real and false reason
"Also see chapter 3 of my review of Thompson's book. E.g.:"We cannot realistically infer that consciousness is the primary reality out of which everything is composed. Thompson sees consciousness as embodied, embedded and enactive within an…"
Nov 13
Edward theurj Berge replied to Edward theurj Berge's discussion Real and false reason
"Also check out Stein's IR article here, where he lays out his interpretation of the tenets of metamodernism. Given the above this one seems in agreement:"To be anti-essentialist, not believing in “ultimate essences” such as…"
Nov 13
Edward theurj Berge replied to Edward theurj Berge's discussion Real and false reason
"As to the charge of physicalism, note the following from PITF, Chapter Chapter 7, where they discuss phenomenology, functionalism and materialism. And that their type of embodied realism does not limit explanation to only one of those domains but…"
Nov 13
Edward theurj Berge replied to Edward theurj Berge's discussion Real and false reason
"Therein one of the metaphors we use is the 'true' self, that we have a subjective essence. This is a particular instance of the more general metaphor of essences we inherited from the Platonic worldview. This sort of foundationalism has…"
Nov 1
Edward theurj Berge replied to Edward theurj Berge's discussion Real and false reason
"From Chapter 13:"What is philosophically important about this study is that there is no single, unified notion of our inner lives. There is not one Subject-Self distinction, but many. They are all metaphorical and cannot be reduced to any…"
Nov 1
Edward theurj Berge replied to Edward theurj Berge's discussion Real and false reason
"From chapter 6: "As Kuhn saw, the history of science yields cases of scientific revolutions. For us, these are cases in which new metaphors replace old ones, in which the new metaphor is incommensurable with the old metaphor, and hence an…"
Nov 1
Edward theurj Berge replied to Edward theurj Berge's discussion Real and false reason
"More from Philosophy in the Flesh, chapter 7. It's relevant because much of developmental notions of hierarchy are based on set theory:"Spatial relations concepts (image schemas), which fit visual scenes, are not characterizable in terms…"
Nov 1
Edward theurj Berge replied to Edward theurj Berge's discussion Real and false reason
"We can also conceptualize container schema differently, i.e., where a so-called smaller holon is not subsumed in a larger one but in which they share a space-between as Edwards calls it. It offers an entirely different approach to hierarchy because…"
Nov 1
Edward theurj Berge replied to Layman Pascal's discussion INTEGRAL ANTI-CAPITALISM cont'd.
"Good review of this new book, some of which is below. See the link for more. "Individualist anarchists believe in mutual exchange, not economic privilege. They believe in freed markets, not capitalism. They defend a distinctive response to the…"
Oct 28
Edward theurj Berge replied to Edward theurj Berge's discussion States, stages, the WC lattice and the fold
"This talk is comparing brain waves to Gebser's structures, starting at 14:55. Is integral just gamma? (18:30) No, "it's the transparancy of all the structures" (19:20) and "moving between them and holding them…"
Oct 24

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At 3:01pm on December 11, 2017, Trish Nowland said…

Hi there,

Following Neelesh's comment - if there's still an interest in collating contributions, would it be possible to find out a little more detail about how we can contribute perspectives?

Many thanks for being in touch,

Trish

At 7:53am on November 18, 2017, Neelesh Marik said…

Can you share some details please on the initiative and the work involved? Thanks

At 6:27pm on September 27, 2010, Balder said…
LOL, hmm, I like the sound of that. I don't think so. Just was checking out what they're up to. Seems like it's pretty basic, not really touching much of what we explore here (that I can tell from the discussion).
At 6:21pm on September 27, 2010, Balder said…
There's an interfaith ministry program in New York called One Spirit that has recently opened a program to train people to be "integral spiritual mentors and ministers," led by Lynne Feldman and Joanne Ruben. There was a webinar today on this, which is just winding up.
At 2:08pm on March 26, 2010, shaman sun said…
Would be happy to discuss Gebser, thank you for the link! I'll post something up shortly.
At 2:26pm on March 24, 2010, Lol said…
no more so than anyone having an attachment to 'the end of enlightenment', or to the theory of hierarchical complexity ; ) ...no, i guess i'm trying to see if the state of dzogchen can be regarded differently, as something other than a metaphysical, transcendental 'given' -- i can't see any 'absolute giveness' inherent in the idea of infinite potentiality manifesting out of openess.
At 1:07pm on March 24, 2010, Lol said…
thanks for the link to the transpersonal psychology thread, and it's good to be talking about this with you now, because i wasn't able to raise this at the time. your posts then quoting Capriles were in reference to the pre-trans fallacy, and on having a look at the time at Beyond Mind 2, i came across the part i quoted in my previous message, which at the time made me think of your premise that the so called primordial or non-dual state (rigpa) was nothing more than, as you concisely put it, the state of pre-reflexive awareness integrated with the later ego. attempting to put jargon aside as much as possible, the dzogchen teaching distinguishes between the 'base-of-all' consciousness (kun.zhi nam.shes, a la yogachara, which doesn't automatically imply being present to/in rigpa -- i.e. one can rest in a half-asleep state of a base level of awareness without being in "instant presence") and the 'state of dzogchen', which is the inseparability of kun.zhi (here a different kind/meaning of 'kun.zhi') and rigpa. i'm hoping we don't end up again simply agreeing to differ...i'm wondering rather if you might consider that the kind of half-asleep awareness we can have when meditating, which can be running on automatic, is itself not apart from the ego - in fact the self/ego might be distractedly musing on something within this drowsy state - but from the point of view of the dzogchen teaching it is not the "instant presence" of (or being "instantly present in") the so called non-dual state. kind regards, best wishes.
At 2:53pm on March 23, 2010, Lol said…
hi theurj...can't find the relevant threads/posts now, but vis a vis your proposition that the so called natural/non-dual state is nothing more than the baseline, zero level of hierarchical complexity (my words not yours, as i can't quote you directly, but i'm hoping you'll accept them as adequately capturing your intended meaning), what do you think of the notion that this baseline/zero level might be better represented by "...the state known as base-of-all or kunzhi (kun gzhi) … as manifest when one cozily remains in the experience of the inner luminosity of dang (gdangs) energy known as tingsel (gting gsal)24 without reGnizing this luminosity (a reGnition that would turn it into an instance of the dharmakaya)" (Capriles: Beyond Mind 2 p.5), rather than the so called non-dual state of "instant presence" itself?
At 3:23pm on March 20, 2010, Joseph said…
Hi Edward

I just went back into an email you sent me from 2 years ago and requested to join the KW meetup group. So I haven't been yet but hope to check it out soon.

joseph
At 4:11pm on March 18, 2010, Mary W. said…
Ningbat: LOL!
 
 
 
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