Great Adventure, The

Toward a Fully Human Theory of Evolution

Edited by David Loye
Foreword by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Series: SUNY series in Transpersonal and Humanistic Psychology
Paperback : 9780791459249, 360 pages, November 2003
Hardcover : 9780791459232, 360 pages, November 2003

Table of contents

Acknowledgments

Foreword
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Introduction
David Loye

The Toronto Manifesto: A Statement of Purpose for the Panels and Meeting of the General Evolution Research Group

Darwin, Maslow, and the Fully Human Theory of Evolution
David Loye

PART I: THE EVOLUTIONARY BASE IN PHYSICS AND BIOLOGY

1. Matter and Mind: The New Holism and the Greater Humanity
Ervin Laszlo

2. Biology and Beyond Biology: The Natural Path to the Future
Stanley Salthe

PART II: THE CULTURAL BASE IN THE BRAIN AND SYSTEMS OF LOVE VS. DOMINATION

3. A Multilinear Theory of Cultural Evolution: Genes, Culture, and Technology
Riane Eisler

4. Love, Power, Brain, Mind, and Agency
Raymond Trevor Bradley

PART III: THE HIGHER REACHES OF CREATIVITY AND CONSCIOUSNESS

5. Creativity, Consciousness, and the Building of an Integral World
Sally Goerner

6. Technology to Liberate Rather than Imprison Consciousness
Ken Bausch and Alexander Christakis

7. Creativity, Consciousness, and the Direction for Human Development
Alfonso Montuori, Allan Combs, and Ruth Richards

PART IV: THE DARWINIAN END GAME

8. What Should It Look Like? Foundations and Guidelines for the Fully Human Theory: A Summary of Chapters 1 through 7
David Loye

9. How Do We Build It? Of Systems Science, Psychology, Students, Teachers, and the Destruction or Liberation of Humanity
David Loye

Appendixes

 

A. Course Outlines and Teacher Training for The Great Adventure Online
B. A Guide to Books on Darwin and Evolution Theory and Story
C. A Brief History of the General Evolution Research Group
D. The Darwin Project

 

Contributors

Theory Index

Name Index

Subject Index

Outlines how a new working partnership between psychologists and evolutionary systems scientists can help create a more humanistic evolutionary theory.

Description

Working to achieve the dream of the great spiritual and scientific visionaries, an international and multidisciplinary group of advanced evolution theorists explores how a new morally sensitive and action-oriented theory of human evolution can help guide our species through troubled times to reach a higher plateau for humanity. The Great Adventure probes how chaos and complexity theories, new brain research, studies of child development, new theories of creativity and consciousness, and other neglected social and systems science discoveries cumulate to reveal a new full-spectrum, action-oriented theory. The book outlines how a new working partnership between psychologists and evolutionary systems scientists can meet a pivotal challenge for the twenty-first century. In addition to describing how to build such a theory, the book includes outlines for distance learning studies.

David Loye is co-founder of The General Evolution Research Group and Vice President of the Center for Partnership Studies. Among his books are the award-winning The Healing of a Nation; The Leadership Passion; and The Sphinx and the Rainbow.