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Ganzheitlich Handeln

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  954 Ratings  ·  69 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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Feb 15, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jul 11, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
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
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.
I am pretty sure that I have never read any book quite like this one; I am still trying to decide if that is a good thing or not. The ideas described in the book are intriguing and often intuitive, so I enjoyed that and even intend to reflect on these more. For a book which claims to propose a theory of everything, thoughts/ scholarly work from philosophers, historians and statesmen are shockingly lacking from a few continents of the world - African & South American as well as South Asian.
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
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.
Sep 03, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting question/answer format. Great ideas in a very readable style. Humorous and conversational philosophy.
Eugene Pustoshkin
Хорошее общее введение в интегральный подход Кена Уилбера, содержит материал, полезный как для новичков, так и «ветеранов» интегрализма.
Steve Payeur
This was an interesting book that was a self-proclaimed introduction to a map of the stages through which people develop, important implications of it, concepts which inform the process, and where we are heading both from abstract approaches as well as up-close-and-personal ramifications.

One of those concepts is that of a holon, which is a thing that is both made up of smaller holons, but also a component of large ones, progressing in complexity and ability. A brief example is a cell in our body
ExVatic .
Jun 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the first Ken Wilber book I discovered on a book shelf in the Melbourne city library, it was wedged between my reading of Jung and Joseph Campbell and seemed to be exactly what I was searching for at the period. Wilber seemed to answer some dragging but simple problems I was understanding between the nature of certain spiritual and psychological studies of self with developments in brain science etc. Wilber mostly lacks literary style with his writing, it instead reads like an enlighten ...more
Feb 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophy
My third Wilber book in 3 years, this one is a brief overview of his ideas and probably the best entry point into these systems of thought.
Clay Zdobylak
Very interesting. I think much of this is incorrect, but i have a few ideas and tools from this book that i think are invaluable.
Jun 23, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Not my cup of tea si'l vous plaît.
Wouter Zwemmer
Ken Wilber is een niet onomstreden auteur. Wilber is vernieuwend doordat hij harde en zachte wetenschap combineert, westers en oosters denken en een veelheid aan academische disciplines. Hij slaat daarmee haast per definitie met regelmaat de plank mis, geheel of gedeeltelijk. Dit boek heeft wel bij mij het concept van integraal denken geïntroduceerd. 'Off the beaten track'-denken. Zeker niet zonder slag of stoot voor waar aan te nemen, maar wel inspirerend leeswerk dat je brein aan het werk zet. ...more
Mar 23, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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,
Jay Roberts
Jun 18, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophy
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
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
Jonas Højgaard
Aug 19, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
May 21, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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
Apr 04, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  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
Aug 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book might just have changed my life. I've been doing personal work on consciousness and ego development this year so finally reading this book was an "oh, now I understand" moment. It's not a perfect book by any means and I don't think the quality of the writing is 5 stars. The book is much more conversational than academic albeit the conversation of an intellectual brainiac. I was concerned before I read the book that Wilber's integral movement was cult-like but he explains why and how th ...more
Jul 21, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Alex Giurgea
Apr 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Viziunea lui Wilber asupra lumii este o viziune integrativă. In aceasta carte explica pe scurt întreaga sa filozofie de împărțire a lumii in diferite părți ale întregului si dezvoltarea acesteia atat pe orizontala ca subiectiv, intersubiectiv, obiectiv si interobiectiv dar si pe verticala ca o spirala a stadiilor dezvoltării umane atat din arhaic pana in prezent cat si din copilărie pana la maturitate sau moarte. Acest mod de a privi lumea este exemplificat prin aplicarea sa asupra mai multor do ...more
Apr 01, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A more thorough approach (than The Integral Vision) to integrate all of the word's key frameworks on spirituality/religion, art and science, specifically through an "All Quadrant All Level" Integral vision. The 4 quadrants are intentional (individual subjective) , neurological (individual objective), cultural (collective intersubjective) and social or socio-economic (collective interobjective). Or in other word Arts (Upper Left), Morals (Lower Left) and Science (Upper and Lower Right).
Sep 02, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am ambivalent. There's no denying Wilber's prodigious intellect and ambitious vision. But there's also no denying his own egotism (despite his taking down of narcissistic boomers). Has anyone ever written the same book so many times? Has anyone ever cited himself so many times in the course of a short book? I like you, Ken, and will revisit No Boundary and Brief History of Everything. But those might, in the end, suffice.
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.
Bryon Medina
Jan 12, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  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.
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Ken Wilber is the most widely translated academic writer in America, with 25 books translated into some 30 foreign languages, and is the first philosopher-psychologist to have his Collected Works published while still alive. Wilber is an internationally acknowledged leader and the preeminent scholar of the Integral stage of human development, which continues to gather momentum around the world. Hi ...more
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