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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial; Original edition (5 Aug. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061916137
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061916137
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 2.4 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 537,566 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“This beautifully written book is not only a splendid survey of evolutionary thought and its spiritual implications. It is also a significant contribution to the increasingly important conversation between the natural sciences and our spiritual traditions. Enthusiastically recommended.” (JOHN F. HAUGHT, Senior Fellow at Georgetown University's Woodstock Theological Center and Former Chair and Professor of the Department of Theology at Georgetown University)

“No one has their head and heart around the full range of evolutionary worldviews like Carter Phipps.” (Reverend MICHAEL DOWD, author of Thank God for Evolution)

“A profound and profoundly important new work. With clarity and deep understanding, Carter Phipps walks us through the great evolutionary pioneers and their ideas in this extraordinary philosophy, making the book absolutely indispensable for lay and professional alike. The very highest recommendation!” (KEN WILBER, author of A Brief History of Everything and The Integral Vision)

“We live in one of those rare historical moments when the deepest metaphysical questions are being turned over and examined as we search for a new orientation for the next millennium. It would be hard to find a better guide into this fascinating conversation than Carter Phipps’s Evolutionaries.” (BRIAN SWIMME, Ph.D, Director of the Center for the Story of the Universe and Professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies)

“Brilliantly expands our understanding of evolution. Evolutionaries is going to help create a worldview that will influence our understanding of the future direction of evolution and also our role in consciously participating in it.” (DEEPAK CHOPRA)

“Phipps offers a challenging reexamination of the connection between the ‘evolutionary dynamics of the universe and the very being of the divine.’ ... Thoughtful and provocative.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“A masterful survey. ... Incorporates science and faith by broadening the definition and scope of what evolution is understood to be. ... Phipps’s writing projects a palpable sense of positivity and excitement for what is to come.” (Publishers Weekly)

“Essential reading for anyone who cares about humanity’s future and our role in creating a better one. Evolutionaries, is a brilliant, accessibly written, and eye-opening book” (BARBARA MARX HUBBARD)

Evolutionaries is a tour-de-force where science, poetic prose, philosophical thinking, and authentic spiritual depth come together to deliver a powerful message of hope, optimism, and inspiration.” (ANDREW COHEN, Author of Evolutionary Enlightenment: A New Path to Spiritual Awakening)

“A rare book, equally delightful and deep, Phipps explores how our growing knowledge about the evolutionary process catalyzes nothing less than a revolutionary understanding of our selves.” (ELIZABETH DEBOLD, Author of Mother Daughter Revolution: From Good Girls to Great Women)

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When it comes to evolution, we’ve all heard about fossils and fruit flies, Darwin and Dawkins. But the idea of evolution is far more profound—and far-reaching. Today, a movement of visionary scientists, philosophers, and spiritual thinkers is forging a new understanding of evolution that honors science, reframes culture, and radically updates spirituality. Carter Phipps calls them Evolutionaries. His groundbreaking book provides the first popular guide to these exciting minds who are illuminating the secrets of our past and expanding the vistas of our future.


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Victor Anderson on 6 Sept. 2012
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Can evolution be a philosophy and guide for how society should move, and not just a scientific account of change in nature? Carter Phipps thinks it can - but, on the way during this fair-minded book, he reminds us of some of the horrendous political ideas which have used "evolution" to justify themselves, like no-holds-barred capitalist competition in which the weak go to the wall, and master-race fascism. That will leave many readers wondering why he thinks evolution is such a good basis for a philosophy.

It seems to me that's the wrong way of looking at it. We should turn it round and ask, given that evolution is a fact and not simply a point of view we can decide whether or not to adopt, how do we want to respond to that? That's where there is plenty of choice, and so a very wide range of options are compatible with accepting the idea of evolution.

So I think there's a bit of confusion in this book about what he's actually saying. Carter Phipps gets round this by spending quite a lot of his words on reporting what other people are saying, along with telling you he's met them, had dinner with them, etc. This makes for rather a nice easy-to-read book, with good summaries of the thinking of relevant people like Teilhard de Chardin and Ken Wilber, and ideas like Spiral Dynamics.

It would also have been interesting to see Phipps engage with Marx's ideas, since Marx was very much an evolutionary thinker. But Phipps seems to accept a sort of right-wing taboo against any consideration of Marxism, even though he does acknowledge the influence on Marx and other evolutionary thinkers of the philosophy of Hegel.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A. D. Thibeault on 3 July 2012
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The main argument of the book: Up until the scientific revolution, some half a century ago, religion reigned supreme in the realm of belief and understanding. Since that time, though--and especially since the introduction of the theory of evolution in 1859--science has increasingly challenged religion as the chief source of how we understand the world and our place in it. Science's increasing influence can be seen in the growing trend towards secularism in the past 200 years, and particularly in the last century, as church and state have been increasingly separated, and a growing percentage of the population has moved away from the world's religions.

Still, though, religion is not going down without a fight. What's more, even many who have turned away from religion question science's ability to provide the kinds of understandings that truly satisfy the human psyche. The problem, many believe, is that science, with its materialist explanations, fails to accommodate our deeper spiritual and moral nature. According to the author Carter Phipps, though, while science and spirituality may seem diametrically opposed, the latest developments in evolutionary theory are actually upsetting this notion.

This is the case because the theory of evolution, which was once confined to the realm of biology, has now spread to envelop every other domain of human inquiry, such that it has become the key paradigm in understanding the natural (and meta-natural) world, from biology to psychology to morality to culture to spirit to god to the unfolding of the universe. The result is that evolution can now be turned to in order to answer virtually all of our deepest and most profound existential questions, and in a unified and coherent way that does in fact satisfy our deepest spiritual longings.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Aubyn on 27 Aug. 2012
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This is a book that really might make a difference. As Wilber and others comment on the cover, this is a profound and important book, beautifully written and thoroughly researched. Why so important? These are some of my reasons...

Carter Phipps has performed the valuable and long overdue task of building robust foundations for an expanded concept of evolution that takes it out of the clutches of narrow Darwinian, biological and scientific perspectives and explores the full cultural, psychological and spiritual dimensions of the idea. Although the notion of evolution of consciousness isn't entirely new, I am surprised at how many (well-educated) people still think of evolution as primarily a biological process (of the past) and don't realise that today evolution on our planet is primarily taking place in terms of human consciousness and culture. We are also at a cusp or critical moment in history, with mankind becoming conscious of the process and of the part played by human choice in the future of not just our species but the evolutionary process in this corner of the universe.

This makes Carter Phipps book very timely and pertinent to the critical global challenges facing mankind which will not just take all of our creativity and ingenuity but a conscious engagement in the evolution of consciousness and culture in a myriad of ways, on a multitude of levels. However, my personal cause for gratitude with this book is that I both feel recognised by Phipps' terming of `evolutionary', and can identify with so much of his exposition of the evolutionary worldview. For example, his validation of the knowledge generalist and the need to for inter-disciplinary and multi-perspectival answers to complex problems.
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