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David LongDavid Long is an Integral Philosopher, Film Maker, Author, Life Coach, Artist, Musician, Producer, Emcee, rEvolutionary, and a Vegan. He makes videos teaching Integral Theory and is a critical member of the integral community. See his website: www.iam-davidlong.com. He also has a YouTube channel "I AM - David Long" with many video interviews.

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Ken Wilber on Jordan Peterson & Sam Harris

David Long

Last year, Jordan Peterson has debated with Sam Harris.[1] Ken Wilber has given his view on Jordan Peterson recently and has called him an "integral" thinker. David Long, in his own inimitable way, gives a fresh perspective on these contemporary philosophers—often siding with Harris. Says Long: Not only is Peterson not "integral", properly speaking, but even Ken Wilber sometimes doesn't meet his own standards!
David Long: “Ken Wilber betrays the Integral Model because of his bias.”

Table 1.
Points of Criticism Raised by David Long
JORDAN PETERSON KEN WILBER
Inconsistent & Incoherent Standards Inconsistent Application
Over-Emphasis on the LL Quadrant Unhealthy Relationship with Science
Over-Emphasis on Christianity Literal/Dogmatic Eastern Worldview
No Trans-Personal View Pre/Trans Fallacy #2
Convoluted & Weaselly Speech Lack of Intellectual Humility
Confused about Hierarchy Perverted Hierarchy
Developmentally Regressive Over-Emphasis on Translation

Table 2.
Predominant Focus of Wilber, Peterson and Harris According to the Four Quadrants
INTERIORITY EXTERIORITY
UPPER-LEFT

KEN WILBER

Higher States,
Development
UPPER & LOWER
RIGHT-HAND
QUADRANTS

SAM HARRIS

Neurology,
Science,
Objectivity,
Facts
LOWER-LEFT

JORDAN PETERSON

Conservative Values,
Christianity

NOTES

[1] "Sam Harris vs. Jordan Peterson, Moderated by Brett Weinstein", Pangburn Philosophy., Vancouver, BC, June 23rd, 2018.

[2] "Ken Wilber: Jordan Peterson and the evolution of thought", Rebel Wisdom, www.youtube.com, 27 Feb 2019.







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