After introducing the concept of the development of worldviews in the last post (Socio-Cultural Evolution 2) I would like to illustrate how this evolutionary approach can contribute to untangling some real world issues.
The rise of ISIS in Syria and Iraq is one of the most pressing issues facing the world today. People are struggling to understand this toxic organisation; How it relates to mainstream Islam and how it can be understood from the perspective of historical Western foreign policy in the region are both complex and highly disputed areas of debate. The link below is to an article by a Muslim journalist and commentator who is deeply familiar with Ken Wilber’s work and the Integral approach in general. It is an excellent example of how these ideas can bring some added clarity to the analysis.