August 03, 2006

The validity of psychism

Edward Berge Says: August 2nd, 2006 at 7:36 am Anand, There is an article at Integral Visioning called “TSK Inquiry in AQAL Space” by Bruce Alderman. He compares Wilber’s ideas to Tarthang Tulku’s. I haven’t read it yet in depth, just skimmed a few points quickly, so cannot provide a detailed comparison as yet. But it might answer some of your questions about more fundamental realities like time and space and how they might relate to the AQAL framework.
Andy Smith Says: August 2nd, 2006 at 8:48 am Marko: The (next) higher system would presumably be the earth and all its life. I see our relationship to this as much like the relationship of cells in the brain to the organism, except that the organism is more or less completed evolutionarily, whereas the earth in this sense is still very much evolving.
Anand, I would certainly say that Wilber is a panpsychist, or something very close to that. He believes that all forms of existence, or at least all individual holons, have an interior, which is something like a consciousness or experience or perspective. He does claim that everything is perspective. What do you mean by a “naturalistic base.” Just something out there that perspectives perceive? Sometimes Wilber sounds like that, sometimes he sounds more as though there are only perspectives.

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