The following are the five integrative categories that remain to complete the Diagram’s list.
Pros: My main position is integrative in culture, evident in The Theory of Emotional Economy, and my incomplete/deficient position is materialist, shown by apeiron as thought and matter. Also, my personal aggressiveness against non-integrators and inclination toward isolation from disintegrators is unique among integrators.
Pro 1: Inspired Emotional Economy with his groundbreaking research and technologies.
Pro 2: His integration of level 8, followed by his focus on GCI seen in his Heart Revolution presentation.
Pro 3: His understanding of “three basic subgroups within humanity” based on evidence of their synchronization to each other and environment (integrators?), only each other (idealists?), and neither (materialists?), as seen in his presentation “Awakening the Power of We: The New Science of Interconnectivity”.
Pros: He identified Francis Bacon, John Locke, and Isaac Newton as “the three greatest men that have ever lived, without any exception” (source). All three are also the latest int7. And with their help, and from having them integrated in his consciousness, Jefferson was able to integrate relationships that helped found the greatest nation on earth.
Pro 1: “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” Charles Darwin also claimed that “natural selection has been the main but not the exclusive means of modification” (wiki). By reducing his integration to matter alone, materialists disagree with Darwin’s holistic view. He was not in conflict with theists but positioned his science as parallel to theism (see Campbell’s article, p. 385, in Rhetoric and Incommensurability). In The Descent of Man Darwin mentions “love” 95 times, more than the main topic of his book.
Pro 2: “There should be open competition for all men; and the most able should not be prevented by laws or customs from succeeding best and rearing the largest number of offspring. Important as the struggle for existence has been and even still is, yet as far as the highest part of man’s nature is concerned there are other agencies more important. For the moral qualities are advanced, either directly or indirectly, much more through the effects of habit, the reasoning powers, instruction, religion, &c., than through natural selection; though to this latter agency the social instincts, which afforded the basis for the development of the moral sense, may be safely attributed” (quote). The evolution of the higher morals.
Pro 3: “The moral faculties are generally esteemed, and with justice, as of higher value than the intellectual powers. But we should always bear in mind that the activity of the mind in vividly recalling past impressions is one of the fundamental though secondary bases of conscience. This fact affords the strongest argument for educating and stimulating in all possible ways the intellectual faculties of every human being” (ibid.).
Pro 4: “The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man” (ibid.).
Pros: Many passages from The Novice (Мцыри). He was one of the greatest Russian poets and one who died the youngest, similar to Novalis in Germany.
Pros: Particularly his Rudin and Fathers and Sons, as an integration done against his critic Dobrolyubov.
Pros: “There is no Religion higher than Truth” (motto) and her immensely saturated with information attempts at synthesis of science, religion, and philosophy.
Pro: His support for Newtonian physics and aetheric theory, which were later reduced through overgeneralizing idealization of Einstein’s specific interpretation of his mathematics (quotes).
Pro 1: Was known as a crazy inventor (сумасшедший изобретатель) for having independently created over 100 experimental models and tested them. He also wrote over 400 works (wiki).
Pro 2: He called himself a “pure materialist” but was really a mystical cosmist (ibid.).
Miguel de Unamuno
Pro: “Do we not perhaps feel thought, and do we not feel ourselves in the act of knowing and willing?” (quote). This is a crucial integration of consciousness.
Pros: “A complete poem is one where an emotion finds the thought and the thought finds the words” and “Always fall in with what you’re asked to accept. Take what is given, and make it over your way. My aim in life has always been to hold my own with whatever’s going. Not against: with” (quotes).
Pros: He was directed toward Ultimum as Novum and not Primum. He also pronounced an early form of the logic of becoming.
Con: His misinterpretation of Jung.
J. R. R. Tolkien
Pro: Integrated real mythologies and legends within a historical setting of our planet’s past. He was very detailed, original, expansive, imaginative, romantic, and wise. His style and depth were the primary inspirations for my Kniga.
Con: His self-deprecating statement: “I often long to work at my nonsense fairy language and don’t let myself ’cause though I love it so it does seem such a mad hobby!” (quote).
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Pro 1: “Ce n’était qu’un renard semblable à cent mille autres. Mais j’en ai fait mon ami, et il est maintenant unique au monde. […] on ne voit bien qu’avec le coeur. L’essentiel est invisible pour les yeux. […] Tu deviens responsable pour toujours de ce que tu as apprivoisé” (He was only a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But I have made him my friend, and now he is unique in all the world. […] It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye […] You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed) (The Little Prince, Ch. 21).
Pro 2: “Les étoiles sont belles, à cause d’une fleur que l’on ne voit pas… […] Ce qui embellit le désert, dit le petit prince, c’est qu’il cache un puits quelque part…” (“The stars are beautiful, because of a flower that cannot be seen.” […] “What makes the desert beautiful,” said the little prince, “is that somewhere it hides a well…”) (The Little Prince, Ch. 24).
Pro: Popper’s three worlds (wiki) approximate Body–Environment integration through relationship directed toward Existence.
Pro 1: “the integration of the emotional and the cognitive, the practice of constantly moving back and forth between the experiential and the conceptual” (wiki).
Pro 2: Criticism of Objectivism: “a tendency to encourage emotional repression and moralizing, a failure to understand psychology beyond its cognitive aspects, and a failure to appreciate adequately the importance of kindness in human relationships” (wiki).
Pro 3: “I’m very aware of that over-application of the trader principle, as if that’s all you need to know to understand human relationships. Good God… [W]ho among you, tell the truth, last time you played with a little kid—or a dog, did you think you’re going to have a trade relationship with the dog later in life, for crying out loud? Because there’s a good analogy there… As a dog-lover, when I’m looking at a dog nose to nose, the trade is happening right now. The interaction is the reward… Anybody who doesn’t understand that, I don’t wish to speak to. My official response to such people: they can go fuck themselves” (quote).
Pro1: “I used to be cruel to my woman, and physically—any woman. I was a hitter. I couldn’t express myself and I hit. I fought men and I hit women. That is why I am always on about peace” (wiki).
Pro2: John Lennon “taught life, I [the confessor] merely pointed out human frailties. . . . Our methods may be suspect, but our aim is true” (Garvey, 2006).
Garvey, K. L. (2006). The Answers to your questions about life [Kindle edition]. Retrieved from Amazon.com
Chris Carter (born in 1957)
Pro: Creator and screenwriter of The X-Files, particularly “The Truth” episodes.
Pro: “Love is compiled by happiness, strength, and health. If you radiate good energy because you are healthy, happy, and strong, that’s love. So love is my mission” (video).
Alejandro González Iñárritu
Pros: “también somos lo que hemos perdido” or “we are also what we have lost” (Amores Perros, dedication), i.e. we are relationships. His movies concentrate on realism as well as mysticism, especially in 21 Grams (2003), Biutiful (2010), and The Revenant (2015). He creates through his soul, or as he says: “creativity doesn’t come from a rational place, it’s subconscious, and you should not be aware” (interview).
Pro: Video presentation on Ted.
Pros: his integrating characters in The Hunt (2012) and Far from the madding crowd (2015) as well as an integrative premise, although unrealized due to extremely poor quality, in It’s all about love (2002).
Pro: an integrative reply to his opponents.
Pro: I need to thank Anaximander for his conception of apeiron: “Whence things have their origin,/ Thence also their destruction happens.”
Pros: “The perfect carpenter leaves no wood to be carved” and “To reduce someone’s force, first increase it” remind of Jesus’s doctrine, while “All the flourishing things/ Will return to their source” of Anaximander’s (Tao Te Ching).
Pro: “The only states of mind that are infallible are scientific knowledge and intuitive reason; the first principles of science must be more completely apprehended than the conclusions from them, and intuitive reason is the only state of mind that is superior to scientific knowledge. Therefore it must be intuitive reason that grasps the first principles. This is the faculty which is the starting-point of knowledge, and it is it that grasps the starting-point of the knowable, while the combination of it and scientific knowledge (the combination which is in the Ethics called σοφία) grasps the whole of the knowable” (Ross, 1957, p. 85). This is an exemplary integration of consciousness.
Ross, W. D. (1957). Introduction. In W. D. Ross (Ed.), Aristotle’s Prior and Posterior Analytics. London: Oxford UP. 1-95.
Pro: “Knowledge is power.” He was in Aristotle’s tradition.
Pro: A brilliant, deep, practical, and highly influential thinker. Inspired Hermann Hesse.
Con: His statement: “The true philosophical Act is annihilation of self (Selbsttodtung); this is the real beginning of all Philosophy.” This is metaphysics of body that he perhaps wanted to avoid. Or it’s parallel to Laozi’s “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” If the latter is true, then this is a weak Con.
Pro: With his scientific and philosophical reasoning professionally combined, he became, for me, the main inspiration behind the Model.
Pro: Seeing modern physics and religion as coexistent (article).
Pro 1: “brilliant imagination and originality to the theoretical study of the nature of the elementary particles and forces that make up the physical world” (wiki).
Pro 2: Video.
Pro: M-theory, Mystery and Mathematics (video).
Pro 1: “This book demonstrates how and why we must understand in an integral way the roles of human and nonhuman, material and discursive, and natural and cultural factors in scientific and other practices. I draw on the insights of some of our best scientific and social theories, including quantum physics…” (Barad, 2007, p. 25, her emphasis). Starting with quantum.
Pro 2: “I propose “agential realism” as an epistemological-ontological-ethical framework that provides an understanding of the role of human and nonhuman, material and discursive, and natural and cultural factors in scientific and other social-material practices, thereby moving such considerations beyond the well-worn debates that pit constructivism against realism, agency against structure, and idealism against materialism” (ibid., p. 26, her emphases). Directed by an integrative principle toward higher levels.
Pro 3: “I diverge from Bohr in strategy here, but not in spirit” (ibid., p. 70). In other words, she is directed toward him (opposite of him) and therefore cannot share his position, as it is determined by his ‘strategy.’ She “clarified important elements of Bohr’s account, made explicit implicit ontological dimensions of Bohr’s epistemological framework [i.e., integrated a mat7], proposed an understanding of phenomena that is no longer restricted to the results of laboratory exercises, and elaborated his insights in a posthumanist direction that decenters the human [i.e., integration beyond level 8]” (ibid., p., 333).
Pro 4: “Knowing is not a bounded or closed practice but an ongoing performance of the world” (ibid., p 149). Knowledge is contextual, and contexts grow. “Humans are neither pure cause nor pure effect but part of the world in its open-ended becoming” (ibid., p. 150).
Pro 5: “Matter feels, converses, suffers, desires, yearns and remembers” (Barad, 2012). Her mysticism.
Barad, K. (2007). Meeting the universe halfway: quantum physics and the entanglement of matter and meaning. Durham & London: Duke UP.
Barad, K. (2012). “Matter feels, converses, suffers, desires, yearns and remembers”: Interview with Karen Barad. In R. Dolphijn and I. van der Tuin (Eds.), New Materialism: Interviews & Cartographies. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3998/ohp.11515701.0001.001
Pros: His “Scalar Law of Mass vs Radius” graph, reflecting the scope of the Model, and the enlightening discussion of his Holofractographic Universe Theory in The Connected Universe.
A. S. Presman
Pro: the model (sec. 12.2 in Электромагнитные поля и живая природа, 1968 – Electromagnetic Fields and Life) describing his theory about electromagnetic interactions within bodies, between bodies, and between bodies and environment.
Andrew A. Marino
Pros: His views on electromagnetism as they connect to biology and neurology. His knowledge and appreciation of A. S. Presman’s work. His understanding of the difference between physicalism and materialism: “Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) are real, physical, incorporeal entities that arise from the existence and motion of atomic charges” (Modern Bioelectricity, 1988, p. 965).