According to Jack Crittenden Ph.D., author of Beyond Individualism, “The twenty-first century literally has three choices: Aristotle, Nietzsche, or Ken Wilber.” If you haven’t already heard of him, Ken Wilber is one of the most important philosophers in the world today. He is the most widely translated academic writer in America, with 35 books published, translated into some 30 foreign languages. Ken Wilber currently lives in Denver, Colorado, and is in the process of writing and publishing half a dozen new books.
What makes Ken Wilber especially relevant in today’s world is that he is the originator of arguably the first truly comprehensive or integrative philosophy, aptly named “Integral Theory.” As Wilber himself puts it: “I’d like to think of it as one of the first believable world philosophies.” Incorporating cultural studies, anthropology, systems theory, developmental psychology, biology, and spirituality—it has been applied in fields as diverse as ecology, sustainability, psychotherapy, psychiatry, education, business, medicine, politics, sports and art.
In short, the Integral Approach is the coherent organization, coordination, and harmonization of all of the relevant practices, methodologies, and experiences available to human beings. Wilber states: “You can’t [realistically] honor various methods and fields, without showing how they fit together. That is how to make a genuine world philosophy.”
In 1997 Wilber founded the Integral Institute, which is the first organization fully dedicated to the advancement and application of the Integral Approach in relation to contemporary global issues.
In 2007 Wilber co-founded Integral Life, a social media-hub dedicated to sharing the integral vision with the world wide community.
In 2014 Wilber co-founded Source Integral and began developing the Integral Society initiative, which in collaboration with recognized global experts, will demonstrate how to develop human societies in the most comprehensive manner possible.
Ken Wilber is Ubiquity University’s inaugural chancellor, two years running. Ken received the Humanity’s Team “Spiritual Leadership Award” 2016. Ken is listed in the Watkins Magazine “Spiritual 100 List,” every year since it started: 2011-2016.
The latest news, blogs, and writings of Ken Wilber can be found at kenwilber.com.