All-levels, all-quadrants a review of Ken Wilber's 'a theory of everything'
Through the eye of the developmentalist, human activity is everywhere characterized by evolution and growth. It is seen in the psychological makeup of individuals as well as in the lives of cultures and nations. Developmentalists from Sigmund Freud to Lawrence Kohlberg (1981), Robert Kegan (1994) and Clare Graves (1981; Beck & Cowan, 1996) have studied the growth of emotional, intellectual, and moral capabilities in individuals and extrapolated their findings to issues of cultural and international import. Ken Wilber's unique contribution, here and in other recent books (e.g., Wilber, 1995; 1997; 2000a), is to synthesize many lines of scholarship into a powerful developmental model that spans the distance from persons to cultures and societies.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Dept. of Psychology, University of North Carolina, Asheville, NC 28804-8508, USA. Email:Combs@UNCA.EDU
Publication date: 2001-11-01