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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.”

Why Peterson is NOT Integral, David Long

How Wilber Betrays His Integral Standards, David Long

Wilber, Harris, Peterson Compared, David Long

Table 1.
Predominant (though not exclusive) Focus of Wilber, Peterson and Harris According to the Four Quadrants
INTERIORITY EXTERIORITY
UPPER-LEFT

KEN WILBER

Higher States,
Stages of
Development
UPPER & LOWER
RIGHT-HAND
QUADRANTS

SAM HARRIS*

Neurology,
Science,
Objectivity,
Facts
LOWER-LEFT

JORDAN PETERSON

Conservative Values,
Christianity
Culture
* Sam Harris seems to have the more integral position of the three, for he covers all of the quadrants adequately. While being firmly grounded in science he meditates and covers culture. So this is only a rough approximation of their relative positions.

NOTES

[1] "Sam Harris vs. Jordan Peterson, Moderated by Brett Weinstein", Pangburn Philosophy., Vancouver, BC, June 23rd and 24th, 2018, Night One, Night Two.

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

Sam Harris vs. Jordan Peterson, Moderated by Brett Weinstein Ken Wilber: Jordan Peterson and the evolution of thought
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