Author: Integral Life
David Riordan and Corey deVos talk about The Ken Wilber Biography Project crowdsourcing campaign.
Why do President Bill Clinton, Deepak Chopra and Tony Robbins all turn to Ken Wilber for inspiration and direction as we navigate the dangers and potentials of the 21st century?
According to Jack Crittenden, author of Beyond Individualism, “the 21st century literally has three choices: Aristotle, Nietzsche, or Ken Wilber.” If you haven’t already heard of him, Ken Wilber is one of the most important philosophers in the world today. He is the most widely translated academic writer in America, with 25 books translated into some 30 foreign languages. Ken Wilber currently lives in Denver, Colorado, and is still active as a philosopher, author, and teacher, with all of his major publications still in print. He is the founder of the Integral Institute and the co-founder of Integral Life.
Ken Wilber is the originator of arguably the first truly comprehensive or integrative worldview philosophy, aptly named Integral Theory. As Wilber himself puts it: “I’d like to think of it as one of the first believable world philosophies.” Incorporating cultural studies, anthropology, systems theory, developmental psychology, biology, and spirituality, Integral Theory offers the most comprehensive and inclusive vision of life, the universe, and everything that we have ever seen. Integral Theory has been applied in fields as diverse as ecology, sustainability, psychotherapy, psychiatry, education, business, medicine, politics, sports, and art—helping to pull the many diffrerent schools within each field into a more comprehensive whole, while also showing how all these fields fit together in a genuine “theory of everything” for today’s world.
We’ve heard that “problems cannot be solved by the same level that created them”, and we can see that our problems have become so interwoven and interconnected it’s almost impossible to address one without making the others even worse. The Integral approach described by Ken Wilber—the vision, the framework, the practice—represents this next level of problem solving, and we believe it offers the world its very best hope to establish the sort of wisdom, understanding, and sophistication we need to address today’s most pressing issues and conflicts, and to discover happiness and fulfillment in our own day to day lives.
Our primary purpose for producing this biographical video series, as well as an interactive “theory of everything” application, is to shift his status from “the most important philosopher you’ve never heard of” to “the best known philosopher on the planet!”
But we need your help. Whether you already find deep value in Ken’s work, or are discovering him here for the first time, we want you to be part of this remarkable project.
This is the Integral Story, a story whose time has come. Please help us tell it to the world.
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