Jan 10, 2020, 4:01 PM
—“At the risk of getting you started 🙂 , what is your take on Integral politics, philosophy, or whatever?”—?Frank Chandler
I love it that you asked the question honestly. lol.
Wilber’s Integral theory, much like say, MBTI vs Big5/Moral Foundations is a pseudoscientific framework for a rather obvious empirical pattern, framed by his search through eastern philosophy upon what many mid-century thinkers perceived as a failure of the western model – but what was instead, the peak of the success of the second jewish abrahamic undermining of western civilization under marx, boas, freud, adorno-fromm, derrida, friedan et al, to replace masculine hierarchical military western order in competition with the church with a feminine monopoly pseudoscientific and sophomoric order of public intellectuals (secular priesthood) by undermining from within.
Traditional western tripartism (military-law-faith and Fight-Work-Pray) was and what remains, still is, a system of cooperation between the classes and genders mediated by familial and individual sovereignty under our thousands of years of traditional customary law.
So, one can take the traditional western system of cooperation and simply describe it in scientific terms. Or as we do in Propertarianism, do the same in biological and economic terms, or one can make silly stuff up like Wilber does, or the entire field of ‘pseudoscientific psychology’ that has been replaced by behavioral economics (scientific psychology), neurology, and cognitive science.
This is another problem of literary empathic and sympathetic (feminine immature) vs scientific analytic and operational (masculine mature) systems of thinking which perpetuates the historical competition between Theological nonsense by external analogy, philosophical ideal nonsense by internal analogy, and scientific and empirical truth by falsifying both.
But our brains evolved from the sensory to the physical to the interpersonal to the analytic, and it is understandable why the process of development is limited and therefore ability and agency by our individual distribution of ability along that spectrum – and that is why training people in physical fitness(body), stoicism(emotions), manners-ethics-morals(intuition), the grammars (measurements), and job skills (productive cooperation) is necessary to produce fully functional human beings in each of the cognitive series of development.
So I view ‘that stuff’ as pseudoscientific nonsense for simpletons no matter what it is, from freud through the reformation in psychology with the “Operationalist Movement” that began in the 80’s . Thankfully the cognitive scientists branched off and and matured by 2000, and settled all this nonsense over the past twenty years.