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Newsletter Nr. 757
Amsterdam, February5th, 2019
FACING THE INTEGRAL INQUISITION - A Response to Brad Reynolds' Accusations Towards Integral World and its Main Authors -
FRANK VISSER
At the occasion of Ken Wilber's 70th birthday Brad Reynolds, author of two books on Wilber[1], wrote a three part series of essays[2] in defense of Ken Wilber (and his spiritual Master Adi Da). It is a strongly worded critique of Integral World and its two main authors, Frank Visser and David Lane. (Reynolds generously uses terms such as: misreading, misrepresentation, misunderstanding, misstating, misinterpretation, mislabelling, being misguided, missing the point, missing the mark… and so on).
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http://www.integralworld.net/visser134.html
INTEGRAL THEORY AND ITS DISCONTENTS - On reification, the limits of map making, reductive coloring, axiomatic argumentation, and the dangers of being cross-eyed - DAVID LANE
A map by definition is less than the territory to which it points. If such a topographical depiction were exactly the same in detail, size, and description to the area it wished to cover, then it would be superfluous and redundant. Therefore, if we accept this definition of maps, we know that each of them (no matter how sophisticated) will have gaps. Which is another way of saying (perhaps less politely) that all models are in some sense wrong. They will have key pieces and vital information missing.
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http://www.integralworld.net/lane157.html