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Metatheory for the Anthropocene : Emancipatory Praxis for Planetary Flourishing

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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.' We live in a time when humanity's powers have become so powerful and ubiquitous that our impact on nature has literally reached tectonic proportions. Welcome to the Anthropocene (Crutzen, 2002): a new epoch marked by the profound and far-reaching causal power of human, social life in shaping the trajectory of Earth system processes, including the climate system. The state of the world is thus profoundly influenced by the shortcomings of our dominant philosophies and metatheories and the collective self-understanding(s) they have produced. A key aim of this volume is thus to develop metatheoretical applications that serve emancipatory praxis toward a flourishing world. This volume will be of interest to upper-undergraduate and post-graduate students of philosophy, sociology and critical realism.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 113885624X
  • 9781138856240

About Prof. Roy Bhaskar

Roy Bhaskar (1944-2014) is the chief architect of the philosophy of critical realism. He died while this book was in preparation. Sean Esbjorn-Hargens is the founder of MetaIntegral, a network of organizations that apply integrative metatheories to global challenges. He is also the executive editor of the "Journal of Integral Theory and Practice" and editor of the SUNY Series in Integral Theory. Nicholas Hedlund is executive director of the Integral Research Center (www.integralresearchcenter.org) and a PhD researcher at University College London, Institute of Education, where he is conducting emancipatory social research into the philosophical, cultural, and psychological dimensions of climate change. Mervyn Hartwig is founding editor of "Journal of Critical Realism "and principal author and editor of "Dictionary of Critical Realism.""show more

Table of contents

Foreword Michael Zimmerman Introduction Nicholas Hedlund, Sean Esbjorn-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 Esjborn-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 Frederic Vandenbergheshow more