Worldcentrism

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Worldcentric)
Jump to: navigation, search

The American integral philosopher Ken Wilber uses the term worldcentric to describe an advanced stage of ethical development. Synonyms of worldcentric include global and planetary. At the worldcentric ethical stage, the subject is concerned with the welfare of all human beings. Wilber also sometimes refers to an ethical stage that is beyond the worldcentric, which he calls kosmocentric. Wilber used to associate these advanced ethical stages with mystical states, but since 2002 he has associated these advanced ethical stages with the development of complexity in the self-related lines of identity, studied by Susanne Cook-Greuter. (See "Integral Spirituality," Ken Wilber; See also "Transcendence and Mature Thought in Adulthood," Susanne Cook-Greuter.)

Related concepts[edit]