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Holarchical Development: Discovering And Applying Missing Drives From Ken Wilber’S Twenty Tenets, Kevin J. Bowman
International Journal of Transpersonal Studies
Ken Wilber’s AQAL model offers a way to synthesize the partial truths of many theories
across various fields of knowledge such as evolutionary biology and sociology, developmental
psychology, and perennial and contemporary philosophy to name only a few. Despite its
reconciling power and influence, the model has been validly criticized for its static nature
and its overemphasis on the ascendant, versus descendant, path of development. This
paper points out areas of Wilber’s writing that suggest a way to overcome these criticisms.
Doing so allows for the refinement of AQAL’s Twenty Tenets for an extension of its formal ...