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Ganzheitlich Handeln

3.98 of 5 stars 3.98  ·  rating details  ·  669 ratings  ·  47 reviews
The spiritual intellectual Ken Wilber takes on the hottest theory in modern physics, known as the "M Theory," or the "The Theory of Everything." As Wilber explains, it is "a model that would unite all the known laws of the universe into one all-embracing theory that would literally explain everything in existence." Of course this new "M Theory" opens up a can of wormy, sli ...more
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Elizabeth
Post Modern - Cosmic Humanist

Most essential Wilber book. Easy read. Ken Wilber's seminars are attended by the elites - Bush, Blair, etc. Wilber’s books are vital for understanding where our society is headed. He has been called "the father of Post-Modernism". Some good, some lies. I think Wilber has a lot right but has dangerous perspectives on globalism and sexuality.
Adam
As a philosophy, Integral Theory is both extremely promising and profoundly useful. Wilber's approach, which draws heavily from a field called Spiral Dynamics, offers a uniquely sensible framework in which to understand the seemingly disjointed myriad of systems of thought that have developed throughout history (the key word being "developed," considering Wilber's focus on the concept of evolution). More generally, Integral Theory itself represents a basic conceptual platform on which to formula ...more
mark
Ego centric, Ethnocentric, Worldcentric – are three progressive, evolutionary worldviews, behaviors, and modes of thought that each individual, couple, group, and nation move through and towards – says Ken Wilber in A Theory Of Everything. Wilber organizes the “Kosmos, which means the patterned Whole of all existence,” into four quadrants, each delineated by a particular realm: the individual (I); the cultural (We); the scientific (It); and the social collective (Its). He shows how each of these ...more
Eugene Pustoshkin
Хорошее общее введение в интегральный подход Кена Уилбера, содержит материал, полезный как для новичков, так и «ветеранов» интегрализма.
Violet
Interesting question/answer format. Great ideas in a very readable style. Humorous and conversational philosophy.
Truly
Buku yang lumayan berat bagi saya yang sedang butuh bacaan praktis. Namanya juga buku jenis filsafat. Namun dengan pedoman sekali dibaca harus tuntas maka tak ada alasan untuk tidak menuntaskan buku ini. Masalahnya mungkin bagaimana membuat review yang mudah dipahami.

Ada tujuh bab dalam buku ini. Pada empat bab awal menguraikan mengenai segala hal tentang Teori Segala Hal, tiga bab selanjutnya mengulas hubungannya dengan dunia nyata dengan pembahasan dari sisi politik integral, bisnis integral,
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Jonas Højgaard
Ken Wilber does a good job of quickly explaining ideas and categorizing other's ideas. That is often we don't get the full picture of a theory, but Ken Wilber's intention has never been to do so.

I think that this often makes him more of a sales person for his view, rather than an actual argumentative author.

He is also, for this reason, often not very specific in his examples. His rigorous attack on both modernism and postmodernism are well placed I think, but I can't stop feeling that he is a b
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Sutar Djohar
Sikap optimis merupakan sebuah energi yang kuat untuk memicu ke arah positif atau kemajuan yang pesat. Beruntunglah seseorang yang selalu berpikir optimis, sebab apapun yang ia pikir merupakan energi untuk menciptakan sesuatu.

Saya umpamakan seorang penderita penyakit akan lebih cepat sembuh atau memiliki harapan hidup lebih lama bila menghadapi penyakitnya dengan sikap optimis. Hal ini dikarenakan, penyakit bukan sekadar terkait dengan keadaan fisik, namun juga mental dan spiritual, sehingga pen
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Jay
One of the things I love about reading is when a really good book leads you to another. I can’t even recall which book pointed me to this one, but I recall that it was highly regarded throughout the text. After reading, I can see why and concur. This kind of work is rare in my rotation, but I suppose all readers have a general theory on everything. I guess you wouldn’t be surprised to hear that a book call A Theory of Everything connects our theories in a new and useful way.

Typically, I am not
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Christopher Bennett
I thought Wilber did at best an incomplete job of fulfilling the extraordinary aspirations of this title. Admittedly, his TOE could only be a philosophical (metaphysical) foundation rather than natural (scientific) one, but even in this context I was left with only glimmers of a truly compete theoretical structure. The assumption that Wilber builds his theory upon- a "Great Chain of Being and Knowing- from matter to body to mind to soul to spirit"- in his own terms, holarchy, is a good one, but ...more
Alex
7/10 (just) Considering it is course reading it was a much more enjoyable read than i expected. It is a well-constructed and well thought out attempt to really get to grips with how pretty much everything relates to everything else and how worldviews differ on this.

My main problem with it is that other than espousing the need for everyone to think in a more 'system' based way (which I like the concept of, but think is massively naive), it doesn't offer much by the way of solution. The final (sh
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lallyiam
The Integral Theory that Wilber introduces here, provides the best explanation I have read on how to approach the social challenges of our times in such a way as to bring sustained change and find solutions that can work for everyone, incorporating our differing views. The meme structure highlighted here is revolutionary, and I believe places the world and the conflicting view points of the world in a more manageable context. Although it is clearly not a theory of everything, it does incorporate ...more
B.
Apr 07, 2008 B. rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: both Jesus and Darwin
Ken Wilber is an amazing thinker. Think secular humanist, Zen master scientist/mystic and you're getting close. This is an interesting attempt to combine all of human experience, physical, mental, social, and spiritual, into one unified whole. Spiral dynamics rocks. Are you an authoritative, religious Blue? A career driven, super-consumer Orange? An environmentally friendly Green? Or have you, like most folks who find themselves nerding around on a booklovers social network, evolved beyond merel ...more
Jill Carroll
I read this book again recently. I wasn't as annoyed by it the second time as I was the first time. Perhaps I've mellowed with age. However, I still don't understand what the 'big deal" is about Wibur's thought. His prose is not as jargony and seemingly willfully undecipherable as it is in other of his works, but this still reads to me like a graduate school summary of thought (without citing all the sources, I might add). This book is valuable in that it gives the 50K foot flyover view of Wilbu ...more
David Rauschenbach
Dec 03, 2014 David Rauschenbach rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to David by: Anna banana
Written in a torturous academic style, that was especially hard to plow through after just having read Echkart Tolle's A New Earth. But, full of goodies for hardcore integrals.
Hélio
Just as I suspected, Ken Wilber is a contemporary genius. His clear, practical writing is the perfect intro to a subject which is far from being practical and immediate to the common mind. But, with order and method, even the great tasks are easily accomplished and this is also true when we're talking about 'A Theory of Everything'. Not going into details, it provides us a practical method to apply an integral vision to our daily life. What's an Integral Vision? Well, for that you have to read W ...more
rØß
This book answered my search for ways to put perspectives in context, largely through memes, archetypes, metaphors (dead or alive) & belief systems. It explains how the humankind went from egocentric consciousness (don't tell me what to do) to tribal consciousness (don't tell my group how to behave) to care, love, patience and gratitude for all living things unknown and known, even if some of your own kind despite you. The philosophy of Ken Wilber is written across a large collection of publ ...more
Bryon Medina
Jan 22, 2008 Bryon Medina rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone interested in the big picture.
I have to admit that I wasn't fully paying attention when I bought this book. I thought that I was getting a book about physics, but this is more of a look into cultural development.
In this book he talks about an integral approach to education, religion, politics, and more,taking into account the different ways in which people and cultures develop.
This book may not be entertaining all of the time but you'll be entertaining new world views when you're done.
Belasonic
Ken Wilber tackles an incredible amount of information with an impressive amount of success. By examining our physical observations and spiritual beliefs, and graphing them in context of the way we cognitively identify "I", "it" "we" and "its" into quadrants, he maps belief systems into an integrative theory that pushes for an acceptance of many lenses. He makes an ethical case for the much needed inclusion and evolution of multiple diverse progressive belief systems.
Jill
Wow, this book benefits conservatives and liberals alike with a fresh way of viewing each other. It's not a book about politics though, necessarily, it addresses stages of learning and development on a general scale, and allows all peoples in all locations to progress in their own time and in their own way. It's not light reading, but it's reachable. And he does have flaws in his theory, but he's got a lot of great principles he's promulgating, too.
Murray Brown
Excellent overview of Wilber's "Integral Theory" that synthesizes evolutionary psychology, spirituality, Western & Eastern philosophies, and various worldviews into a holistic (indeed, holonic!) framework for human development. It covers a broad territory referring to other works (most notably his own) for more substantive and detailed information; this is my one complaint.
David
A fascinating and thought-provoking extension of Wilber's basic ideas into the various spheres of human life and activity. One of the most interesting sections contains Wilber's analysis of other commentators' analyses of human progress, or lack thereof, (The End of History, etc).

This is a writer and thinker who deserves a higher profile in the UK.
Gordon Young
IMHO - this one is a must read. The title is ambitious, some might even say pretentious - but it's accurate. The book provides a framework that can be applied in the study of almost anything, although it clearly most applicable in the humanities: social sciences, politics, history, etc.

Jake
Ken Wilber is an incredible intellectual and author. He is a great source for those of us who enjoy exploring the crossroads between philosophy, science, and spirituality.

This is probably Wilber's best book. It is certainly the best introduction to Integral Theory.
Nathan
An approach on a T.O.E. That includes more than just physics and matter. By including business, politics, and spirituality, Wilber makes a well integrated "all quadrant, all level" map of human experience that is extremely lucid and complete.
Michael
A profound attempt to unite political philosophy, human development, science, religion, and so on. Brilliant, no question about it, despite getting a bit vague and touchy-feely at times. It's surprisingly accessible too. Recommended.
Hira
Dec 15, 2012 Hira is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
On chap3 and trying to wrap my head around spiral dynamics and pre/post fallacy. Incredibly interesting. And fascinating. Written in very clear, concise prose. But confusing at times for me.
Renee
Brilliance, pure brilliance. The integral model created by Ken is complex yet simple and very robust. It's a mainstay of my work and how I look at the world. My copy is full of dog-eared pages!
Ian
Wilber's All-quadrant, All-level approach has helped clarify many things I have grappled with in the past, and given me a resulting insight into many of today's issues.
Sebastian
Feb 19, 2009 Sebastian is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who are bored, and exploring meaning while letting life pass them by
Recommended to Sebastian by: Required reading for Doctoral Program
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