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Episode 166

Key Issues with Stage Theory

In this conversation with Bonnitta Roy we explore Bonnitta’s key critiques of Dave Snowden’s views on developmental Stage Theory and metamodernism, the empirical fallacy, the nature of mind, action protocols for development and moving away from Stage Theory.

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In this podcast we talk about:

05:00 Perceptions of depth
11:30 The postmodern focus on interiority
20:30 The empirical fallacy
29:00 The key issue with Stage Theory
34:30 The issue of complexity
43:00 The nature of mind
58:00 Moving away from stage theory
1:03:30 Why we need unstructured time
1:11:00 Action protocols for development
1:18:00 The choices we can make
1:29:00 Fostering wisdom in the workplace
1:32:00 Humans vs machines

Resources Mentioned:
Dave Snowden
Stage theory
The Stoa
Brendan Graham Dempsey
Zak Stein
Roy Bhaskar
Ken Wilber
Robert Kegan
Arne Naess
Nora Bateson
Stuart Kauffman

About Bonnitta

Bonnitta Roy
Bonnitta Roy

Bonnitta Roy teaches insight practices for individuals who are developing meta-cognitive skills, and hosts collective insight retreats for groups interested in breaking away from limiting patterns of thought. She teaches a masters course in consciousness studies and transpersonal psychology at the Graduate Institute. Her teaching highlights the embodied, affective and perceptual aspects of the core self, and the non-egoic potentials from which subtle sensing, intuition and insight emerge. Bonnitta is the author of the popular Medium publication Our Future at Work. She is an associate editor of Integral Review where you can also find her articles on process approaches to consciousness, perception, and metaphysics.

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