Mindfutures The Case for Integrated Intelligence The Case for Integrated Intelligence
Written by Marcus T. Anthony on 2006

In this article (which appeared in World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution in 2006) I develop a case for a theory of intelligence incorporating transpersonal dimensions, namely integrated intelligence. Some recent expanded theories of intelligence move into concepts like creativity, wisdom, and emotional intelligence. Yet they remain embedded within mainstream intelligence theory and its reductionist and materialist presuppositions. While various theorists in consciousness theory have developed transpersonal models which are beginning to be discussed in some mainstream circles, mainstream intelligence theory is yet to address the broader implications of this. Recent changes in the global economy and the needs of populations have created a need for an expanded theory of intelligence, and more intuitive thinking.