Post Tagged with: "geography"

Episode 53: Societal development from an evolutionary perspective

Episode 53: Societal development from an evolutionary perspective

In this episode I have the delight of connecting with David Sloan Wilson, Professor of Biology and Anthropology at Binghampton University, New York. Wilson has written several books explaining evolution to the general public, while also championing the view that understanding evolutionary processes can be of great benefit […]

Episode 19: An integral approach to the creation of a sustainable future

Episode 19: An integral approach to the creation of a sustainable future

In this episode I speak with Professor Karen O´Brien from the Department of Sociology and Human Geography at Oslo University. Karen is influenced by the integral philosophy of Ken Wilber and works to apply different perspectives in researching and understanding the many facets of environmental change. She´s specifically interested […]

Episode 14: Integral Theory and Geography (part 3)

Episode 14: Integral Theory and Geography (part 3)

In this final part of my conversation with geographer Dr. Brian Eddy, we explore both the challenges and opportunities in bringing integral perspectives into the world. Realizing that the world is complex and unpredictable, we must train ourselves to constantly learn and adapt to new circumstances. We discuss some of the challenges […]

Episode 13: Integral Theory and Geography (part 2)

Episode 13: Integral Theory and Geography (part 2)

In this second part of my conversation with geographer Dr. Brian Eddy, we explore the relationship between nomothetic and idiographic types of knowledge, and how much of our knowledge of the world is situated and contextualized. We discuss how enduring patterns of reality (nomothetic patterns or habits) manifest […]

Episode 12: Integral Theory and Geography (part 1)

Episode 12: Integral Theory and Geography (part 1)

In this episode I speak with geographer Dr. Brian Eddy. We are both interested in the work of American philosopher Ken Wilber, and in this first part we delve into some of the basic tenets of Integral Theory. Brian first gives a description of the four quadrants of the AQAL model and his […]