Meta Integral Theories: Integral Theory, Critical Realism, and Complex Thought

Meta Integral Theories: Integral Theory, Critical Realism, and Complex Thought


Three Meta Integral Theories:

  • Integral Theory (Ken Wilber)
  • Critical Realism (Roy Bhaskar)
  • Complex Thought (Edgar Morin)


Please see review papers for each of the theory in the references below.

These are the best meta theories in my opinion.

Ken Wiber, Roy Bhaskar, and Edgar Morin have created ideas worth reading about.


Keynote Address by Sean Esbjorn-Hargens



Keynote Address by Sean Esbjorn-Hargens



Keynote Address by Sean Esbjorn-Hargens




Keynote Address by Sean Esbjorn-Hargens




I also suggest Cyber Semiotics a book by Soren Brier.


Please see my related posts:

Semiotics, Bio-Semiotics and Cyber Semiotics

Truth, Beauty, and Goodness: Integral Theory of Ken Wilber

Systems View of Life: A Synthesis by Fritjof Capra




Key Sources of Research:



Overview of Integral Theory



Critical Realism



Ken Wilber on Critical Realism

Complex Thought


Metatheory for the Twenty-First Century: Critical Realism and Integral Theory in Dialog

edited by Roy Bhaskar, Sean Esbjörn-Hargens, Nicholas Hedlund, Mervyn Hartwig

2017 published by Routledge




Keynote Address by Sean Esbjorn-Hargens

ITC 2013

Ontological and Epistemic Considerations for Integral Philosophy

Nicholas H. Hedlund-de Witt




A Complex Integral Realist Perspective: Towards A New Axial Vision

By Paul Marshall

© 2017 – Routledge

Situating Critical Realism Philosophically

Ruth Groff

Department of Political Science St. Louis University




Sean Esbjorn-Hargens discusses integrative thinking and the new leadership

June 2017 Podcast




The Future of Leadership for Conscious Capitalism

By: Barrett C. Brown



Edgar Morin



Integral Theory (Ken Wilber)




From the Concept of System to the Paradigm of Complexity

Edgar Morin
Translated by Sean Kelly




Integral Meta-Theory – The What and Why

Zak Stein



Sophia Speaks: An Integral Grammar of Philosophy

By Bruce Alderman




The Variety of Integral Ecologies: Kosmopolitan Complexity and the New Realisms

Sean Kelly

Adam Robbert

Sam Mickey


Metatheory for the Anthropocene: Emancipatory Praxis For Planetary Flourishing (Routledge Studies in Critical Realism (Routledge Critical Realism))

Nicholas Hedlund (Editor), Sean Esbjörn-Hargens (Editor)




Meta Integral Foundation




Toward an Integrative Theory of Higher Education: Connecting Lines of Inquiry from Morin’s Complex Thought, Bhaskar’s Critical Realism, and Wilber’s Integral Theory

Gary P. Hampson and Matthew Rich-Tolsma




INTRODUCTION: On the Deep Need for Integrative Metatheory in the 21st-Century

Nicholas Hedlund
Sean Esbjörn-Hargens
Mervyn Hartwig
Roy Bhaskar




Situating the Mapmaker: An Imminent Critique of Wilber’s Cartography of the
Transphysical Worlds

Prepared by Nicholas Hedlund-de Witt, M.A.

Professor Eric Weiss

California Institute of Integral Studies

Spring 2011


Author: Mayank Chaturvedi

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