From Polarization to Integration

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Ken Wilber and Corey deVos explore some of the causal factors behind so many of the regressive tendencies in our culture and politics these days, from new social pressures coming from social media technologies like Facebook, to the historic evolutionary trends that have formed and informed our major schools of political thought in the first place.

Ken also offers a fascinating “brief history” of today’s political parties, explaining how we can recognize different flavors of political extremism and emphasizing how important it is that we step beyond ideological polarization toward a much fuller alignment and integration of the fundamental polarities at play within and between each party.

Finally, Ken offers his own hopes and visions for the future of Integral itself.

Topics include:

  • Social Media and the Shape of the Machine
  • Polarization and a Brief History of Poltics
  • Quadrants and the Crime of the Enlightenment
  • The Emergence of Green
  • How to Recognize Political Extremism
  • From Polarization to Polarity Management
  • The Future of Integral
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Ken Wilber

About Ken Wilber

Ken Wilber is a preeminent scholar of the Integral stage of human development. He is an internationally acknowledged leader, founder of Integral Institute, and co-founder of Integral Life. Ken is the originator of arguably the first truly comprehensive or integrative world philosophy, aptly named “Integral Theory”.

Corey deVos

About Corey deVos

Corey W. deVos is editor and producer of Integral Life. He has worked for Integral Institute/Integal Life since Spring of 2003, and has been a student of integral theory and practice since 1996. Corey is also a professional woodworker, and many of his artworks can be found in his VisionLogix art gallery.