Levels of Existence: an Open System Theory of Values

  title={Levels of Existence: an Open System Theory of Values},
  author={Clare W. Graves},
  journal={Journal of Humanistic Psychology},
  pages={131 - 155}
  • C. W. Graves
  • Published 1 October 1970
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Humanistic Psychology
Today, in the minds of many, there is a passionate certitude as to what is wrong with man. He is simply breaking apart at his moral seams. From every direction fingers point with certainty to the evidence that he is becoming ethically decrepit. From one direction, &dquo;the establishments,&dquo; the finger points at the psychedelic and confrontational behavior of youth, while from youth’s direction it points at the callous exploitation of our environment by established businessmen and the older… 

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