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A Process Model of Integral Theory

Author(s): Bonnitta Roy

Journal: Integral Review
ISSN 1553-3069

Issue: 3;
Start page: 118;
Date: 2006;
Original page

Keywords: Dzogchen | epistemological field | Guenther | integral theory | microgenesis | ontological dimension | perspective | process model | states of consciousness | structural enfoldment | structure-stages | view.

In this article I introduce a Process Model of integral theory, combining Dzogchen ideas and Western works on process philosophy. I make a distinction between Wilber’s notion of perspective and the Dzogchen notion of view. I make the further distinction between Wilber’s use of process in his writings from what I consider to be a process view. I distinguish epistemological categories of knowing from ontological ways of understanding and propose ways to integrate the epistemological field with the ontological dimension by contextualizing both the ways they are related, and the characteristics that distinguish them. This article outlines the conditions of structural enfoldment and shows how they can help contextualize the limits of structural frameworks. I introduce how process models of cognition, conceptualization and value can be integrated into the Process Model.
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