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Big Picture Perspectives for Planetary Flourishing
Metatheory for the Anthropocene Volume 1

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ISBN 9781138856257
February 28, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
304 Pages

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Book Description

This volume is a ‘stand alone’ follow up and companion to the forthcoming volume Metatheory for the 21st-Century: Critical Realism and Integral Theory in Dialogue. Whereas Vol. I is primarily theoretical in its focus, this volume (Vol. II) will build on many of the theoretical foundations laid in Vol. I while applying them more concretely and practically to addressing the complex planetary crises of a new era that many scholars now refer to as ‘the Anthropocene.’

This volume will be of interest to upper-undergraduate and post-graduate students of philosophy, sociology and critical realism.

Table of Contents


Michael Zimmerman


Nicholas Hedlund, Sean Esbjörn-Hargens, Mervyn Hartwig and Roy Bhaskar

1. On the Need for an Integral Realist Approach in Climate Change Research and Policy

Nicholas Hedlund, Karen O'Brien, Zachary Stein, Annick de Witt, Gary P. Hampson, Hans G. Despain and Leigh Price

2. The Quintuple Crisis: How the Metatheory of Dialectical Critical Realism and Integral Theory Can Contributre to Understanding Our World, Society, and Self

Hans G. Despain

3. On Realizing the Possibilities of Emancipatory Metatheory: Beyond the Cognitive Maturity Fallacy, Toward and Education Revolution

Zachary Stein

4. Healthy versus Pathological Political-Economic Discourse and Policy: An Integral Political-Economic Treatment

Kevin J. Bowman

5. Laske's Dialectical Thought Form Framework (DTF) as a Tool for Creating Integral Collaborations: Applying Bhaskar's Four Moments of Dialectic to Reshaping Cognitive Development as a Social Practice

Otto Laske

6. Metatheory: Persistent Challenges and New Possibilities in Mathematics Education

Iskra Nunez

7. Integrative Higher Education Theory: Cohering and Enhancing the Approaches Founded by Morin, Bhaskar, and Wilber

Gary P. Hampson and Matthew Rich-Tolmsa

8. Sustaining Spirit across Complexities of International Development

Neil Hockey

9. Re-enchanting Research: Transdisciplinarity as Practical Mysticism

Leigh Price

10. Integral Religious Pluralism: A metaRealist Inflection

Bruce Alderman

11. The Epistemic Fallacy Revisited: Collaborative Meta-Praxis in Action

Bruce Alderman, Sean Esjbörn-Hargens, Nicholas Hedlund, Michael Schwartz and Zachary Stein

12. The Meta-Praxis of Educational Reform

Zachary Stein and Hans G. Depain

13. Axial 2.0: Contours of a Meta-Praxis for a Eudaimonistic Society

Paul Marshall

Afterword: The Spirit of Evolution and Envelopment

Frédéric Vandenberghe

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