Integral Philosophy Books and DVDs by Steve McIntosh, founder of Now & Zen
This section of the website features McIntosh's acclaimed
books: Evolution's Purpose (Select Books 2012), and Integral Consciousness and the Future of Evolution
(Paragon House, 2007), as well as integral philosophy
DVDs featuring interviews and discussions on the exciting
new way of seeing known as the evolutionary perspective.
Evolution's Purpose: An Integral Interpretation of the Scientific Story of Our Origins
Does the science of evolution really prove that life, humanity, and the universe as a whole are meaningless accidents? On the contrary, as science has increasingly shown how everything in the universe is subject to evolution—including matter, life, and human culture—these very facts reveal that the process of evolution is unmistakably progressive. And as we come to see how evolution progresses, this reveals evolution's purpose—to grow toward ever-widening realizations of beauty, truth, and goodness. McIntosh argues that the purpose of evolution is not "intelligently designed" or otherwise externally controlled; rather, its purpose is being creatively and originally discerned through the choices of evolutionary creatures themselves. Without relying on any spiritual authorities, the author shows how the scientific story of our origins is actually a profound and sacred teaching compatible with many forms of contemporary spirituality.
"McIntosh is persuasive in his arguments. . . ."
—Holmes Rolston III, Ph.D winner of the 2003 Templeton prize, and author of Environmental Ethics
"Evolution’s Purpose is truly excellent, clear and convincing. . . ."
—Dr. Ervin Laszlo, Distinguished system scientist, President of the Club of Budapest, and author of over 30 books on evolution.
"Steve McIntosh's brilliant ideas are both stimulating and comforting . . ."
—Marianne Williamson, author of A Return to Love
Evolution's Purpose, by Steve McIntosh (Item #: 1004)
Published by Select Books,
New York, 2012
304 pages, Hardcover, 6x9 trim size
Integral Consciousness and the Future of Evolution
The emerging perspective known as integral consciousness provides realistic
and pragmatic solutions to our growing global problems, both environmental
and political. As Steve McIntosh convincingly demonstrates, the integral
worldview’s transformational potential provides a way to literally become the
change we want to see in the world. This is really two books in one: the first
half serves as an accessible and highly readable introduction to the power of
integral consciousness, with the second half making a variety of original contributions
to the integral perspective and breaking new ground in the application of integral philosophy to politics and spirituality. Moreover, McIntosh
provides a much-needed contextualization and critique of the integral
worldview's leading author, Ken Wilber, which helps make integral philosophy
relevant to a larger audience.
"This book is integral in the best sense: an ingenious gathering of patterns from
many fields, giving us a brilliant and useful perspective on the nature of Reality.”
—Jean Houston, Ph.D., Author and Senior Consultant to the United Nations.
Integral Consciousness and the Future of Evolution How the Integral Worldview Is Transforming Politics, Culture and Spirituality
By Steve McIntosh (Item #: 1000)
Published by Paragon House 2007
371 pages, Hardcover, 6x9" trim size
"What the leading edge of
philosophy looks like today."
The Integral Philosophy DVD Set explores the emerging perspective of the integral
worldview. Recorded in early 2009 at the Boulder Integral Center.
DVD 1: Foundations of Integral Philosophy
Jeff Salzman Interviews Steve McIntosh
Jeff Salzman’s interview of Steve McIntosh surveys the landscape of the integral worldview. The two discuss the evolution of consciousness and culture and the “internal ecosystem” formed by the dialectical stages of human development. McIntosh describes the history of integral philosophy from Georg Hegel to Ken Wilber, as well as the exciting potential of the emerging integral worldview. Run time 58 minutes. Watch a 6 minute trailer, below
DVD 2: A Conversation on Evolution —Progress, Causation & Eros
with Steve McIntosh and Michael Zimmerman
McIntosh dialogues with philosopher Michael Zimmerman (co-author of Integral Ecology) on the spiritual implications of evolution, as well as the unmistakable metaphysics of purpose and progress that can be found in the process of development. McIntosh and Zimmerman also discuss the nature of causation and the promise of a new era in humanity’s understanding of evolution. Run time 62 minutes. Watch a 4 minute trailer, below
Integral Philosophy DVD Set
Foundations of Integral Philosophy, and A Convdersation On Evolutiion (Item # 1003)
EnlightenNext Interview DVD
In this 68 minute video interview, recorded on January 29, 2008, Steve McIntosh
and What Is Enlightenment? Magazine executive editor, Carter Phipps, explore the
methods and mechanisms through which human consciousness and culture evolve
and develop. Includes a color insert with excerpts from Integral Consciousness.
Produced by EnlightenNext, published by Now & Zen.
“This dynamic interview really brings integral philosophy to life!”
— Jeff Salzman, Founder of The Boulder Center for Integral Living
The Evolution of Consciousness DVD Interview
of Steve McIntosh (Item #: 1001)
Watch a 2 minute trailer, below
For more information on the book Integral Consciousness, or the DVD interviews,
as well as free excerpts, audio interviews, and Steve’s occasional blog, please visit:
www.stevemcintosh.com. Click here for Steve’s author bio.