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Steve McIntosh

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Episode #20: “Post-Progressive” Political Philosophy with Steve McIntosh (Part 2)

Wisdom at Work

Steve McIntosh is the founder of the Institute for Cultural Evolution, a think tank devoted to solving the problem of political polarization. His recent book, Developmental Politics, draws on integral philosophy to drill down into the causes of the culture wars, and proposes a bold new vision for how America can become a better version of itself. More recently, Steve has collaborated with thought leaders such as John Mackey, the founder of Whole Foods, and Carter Phipps on the book Conscious Leadership, and started an organization called the Post-Progressive Post.Steve’s diagnosis of the hyper-polarization plaguing our political culture is the best I have ever come across; better, in my judgment, than those of media luminaries such as Ezra Klein and Jonathan Haidt. Join us for a philosophical tour de force of a conversation.LISTEN and SUBSCRIBE:Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyStitcherLYCEUMSUPPORT:SPONSORED BY:SHOW NOTES:Institute for Cultural EvolutionPost-Progressive PostSteve’s Books:TIP JARPodcasting is a time-intensive labor of love. Your support is most appreciated!$1.00Click here to purchase.

16 Sep 2021

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The practice of Virtues with Steve McIntosh

Evolving Spiritual Practice

In this conversation with author and Integral philosopher Steve McIntosh we explore the practice and cultivation of the 7 classic virtues (justice, prudence, temperance, courage, love, hope and faith) that have been central to Western culture for the last 1000 years, and prior to that in simplified form dating back to ancient Greece. These virtues are the tools for harnessing the value energy of 'The Good' (as in the Good, the True and the Beautiful as described by Plato) this leads to the creation of a robust Soul and character that enables us to navigate the tempestuous seas of life and death. The virtues have mainly been associated with the moral instruction and obligations of traditional Christianity and we argue that they are just as important in a modern and postmodern / progressive context and are the antidote to the nihilism which is afflicting much of contemporary culture (currently more people commit suicide than die in wars and natural disasters combined!) To find out more about Steve McIntosh’s work please visit: https://www.culturalevolution.org/ and https://www.stevemcintosh.com/ For more information about my work please visit www.bodyheartmindspirit.co.uk To hear more of my music please visit my soundcloud page https://soundcloud.com/ralphcree My YouTube channel is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUfQp5jM16pPB7QX2zmMYbQ My Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/bodyheartmindspirituk/ My Evolving Spiritual Practice Podcast can be found on all major podcast platforms P and C owned by Ralph Cree 2021

2hr 14mins

11 Sep 2021

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Episode 177: The Presence of the Infinite with Steve McIntosh

Good / True / & Beautiful | with Ashton Gustafson

Steve McIntosh, J.D. is a leader in the integral philosophy movement and author of Developmental Politics—How America Can Grow Into a Better Version of Itself (Paragon House, 2020). He is president and co-founder of the Institute for Cultural Evolution think tank, which focuses on the cultural roots of America’s political problems.Steve is also co-author, with John Mackey and Carter Phipps, of the book: Conscious Leadership—Elevating Humanity Through Business (Penguin/Portfolio, September 2020). He has authored three previous books on integral philosophy: The Presence of the Infinite (Quest, 2015), Evolution’s Purpose (Select Books, 2012), and Integral Consciousness and the Future of Evolution (Paragon House, 2007).

1hr 1min

10 Sep 2021

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Episode #19: “Post-Progressive” Political Philosophy with Steve McIntosh (Part 1)

Wisdom at Work

Steve McIntosh is the founder of the Institute for Cultural Evolution, a think tank devoted to solving the problem of political polarization. His recent book, Developmental Politics, draws on integral philosophy to drill down into the causes of the culture wars, and proposes a bold new vision for how America can become a better version of itself. More recently, Steve has collaborated with thought leaders such as John Mackey, the founder of Whole Foods, and Carter Phipps on the book Conscious Leadership, and started an organization called the Post-Progressive Post.Steve’s diagnosis of the hyper-polarization plaguing our political culture is the best I have ever come across; better, in my judgment, than those of media luminaries such as Ezra Klein and Jonathan Haidt. Join us for a philosophical tour de force of a conversation!LISTEN and SUBSCRIBE:Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyStitcherLYCEUMSUPPORT:SPONSORED BY:SHOW NOTES:Institute for Cultural EvolutionPost-Progressive PostSteve’s Books:TIP JARPodcasting is a time-intensive labor of love. Your support is most appreciated!$1.00Click here to purchase.

9 Sep 2021

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Steve McIntosh: Building a Post-Progressive Movement

Thinking Ahead with Carter Phipps

For this episode, I’m happy to welcome back one of the first guests on this podcast, my longtime collaborator and cofounder of the Institute for Cultural Evolution, Steve McIntosh. Since that earlier conversation (which you can check out here) Steve has continued his work to bring what he has called a “post-progressive” perspective to the political sphere. Recently, that work has taken an important step forward with the launch of a new media portal, The Post-Progressive Post. This site, to which I’m proud to be a contributor, is designed to bring a fresh, new perspective to politics—one that is neither left, right, nor centrist. Indeed, it attempts to synthesize the best of all three of these political positions by integrating the cultural values from each of America’s three major worldviews: Progressivism, Modernism, and Traditionalism. The launch of this site made it a perfect moment to have Steve back on the podcast and dive deeper into what a post-progressive approach to politics and culture might look like.Here are a couple of links to items referenced in our conversation.George Packer, “The Four Americas,” The AtlanticSteve’s critique of Packer’s articleMy first article for the Post-Progressive Post: “Who Wants to Skip the Civil War?”

1hr 20mins

12 Aug 2021

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Developmental Politics -- w/ Steve McIntosh

The Integral Stage: AUTHOR SERIES

Layman Pascal meets with integral philosopher and author, Steve McIntosh, to discuss his new book, Developmental Politics, and especially to take a deep dive into Steve's notions of value energy and the dynamics of worldview evolution and political change.  Steve McIntosh, J.D. is a leader in the integral philosophy movement and author of Developmental Politics—How America Can Grow Into a Better Version of Itself (Paragon House, 2020). He is president and cofounder of the Institute for Cultural Evolution think tank, which focuses on the cultural roots of America’s political problems.  Steve is also coauthor, with John Mackey and Carter Phipps, of the forthcoming book: Conscious Leadership—Elevating Humanity Through Business (Penguin/Portfolio, September 2020). He has authored three previous books on integral philosophy: The Presence of the Infinite (Quest, 2015), Evolution’s Purpose (Select Books, 2012), and Integral Consciousness and the Future of Evolution (Paragon House, 2007) https://www.stevemcintosh.com/books/developmental-politics/

2hr 10mins

25 Jun 2021

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Conscious Leadership with Steve Mcintosh

The Oxford Review Podcast

In this episode, David talks with author Steve McIntosh about the book he co-authored with John MacKey and Carter Phipps  'Conscious Leadership: Elevating Humanity Through Business' about the idea of conscious leadership, what it is and why it matters.  For full episode notes, links and more go to: 

1hr 5mins

6 Feb 2021

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Steve McIntosh Part 1: Cultural Intelligence and the Roots of Polarization

Thinking Ahead with Carter Phipps

Why is America so polarized? Today everyone wants to know. Explanations abound—money in politics, gerrymandering, cronyism in Washington, the two-party system, the electoral college, the primary system, or even the structure of Constitution. While these issues are each worthy of real concern, many are effects rather than causes. In this episode of Thinking Ahead, Carter interviews Steve McIntosh, author of Developmental Politics and co-founder of the Institute for Cultural Evolution, about the underlying cultural issues that are driving our hyper-partisan era. They discuss the historical roots of polarization; the rise of progressive politics in the 1960s and 1970s; and the ways in which progressivism’s new influence has upset the applecart and changed the political dynamics of the country. And they propose the emergence of a new “cultural intelligence” that can help reconcile America’s competing worldviews. Can we integrate progressive concerns without abandoning or condemning other legitimate political views? How do we build a post-progressive coalition can transcend polarization and appeal to more of the country? Is there a way forward that doesn’t involve worsening civil strife and conflict? This episode is a deep dive into a new way of thinking about American politics. 

1hr 30mins

23 Nov 2020

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Steve McIntosh Part 2: Toward a Post-Progressive Golden Age

Thinking Ahead with Carter Phipps

In the second part of this two-part series with Steve McIntosh, author of Developmental Politics and co-founder of the Institute for Cultural Evolution, Carter and Steve discuss the conflicts between worldviews in American politics. Can we defend the strengths of one worldview without being shackled to its pathologies? How do we protect liberal values that are increasingly under attack? With the rise of climate concerns, the “me too” movement, and the recent racial justice upheavals, progressive politics has come of age and is exerting more influence on the American scene. Can we embrace these more evolved values without enabling their troubling excesses? The work of sorting out progress from pathology is the essence of cultural intelligence and is essential If we are to truly overcome political polarization. This episode of Thinking Ahead envisions a new politics, and posits that today’s seemingly insurmountable troubles might contain the seeds of a new Golden Age. 

1hr 7mins

23 Nov 2020

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"Evolving Democracy with Cultural Intelligence" with Steve McIntosh

Fractal Friends

Steve McIntosh is a political philosopher and an author. His most recent book is called Developmental Politics: How America Can Grow into a Better Version of Itself. Steve is the founder of the think tank Institute for Cultural Evolution.Steve was on Fractal Friends in 2016. That conversation was called "Transcending Political Polarization." In this conversation we talk about the cultural challenges of current U.S. Politics and the potential for finding a cultural solution. We talk about the idea of cultural intelligence, the ability to see the positive and negative qualities of each political worldview including our own. We get deep into the nature of polarization and how to turn our polarizing tensions into generative progress. And we talk about developing our own sense of good.We talk about the rise of a new political worldview called "post-progressivism" that aims to integrate the existing spectrum of political perspectives, and bring forward the best of all of them.More Info at: fractalfriends.us/fractalfriends/steve-mcintosh-2Music: Beethoven's “Sonata No.31 in A-flat major, Opus 110” played by Julia Froschhammer.

1hr 41mins

25 Aug 2020

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