Blog

Blog

By: Mark Forman

The Missions of the Integral Psychotherapy Center

As of now, there is an emerging literature on the topic of Integral Psychotherapy. There are books by Ingersoll and Zeitler, Marquis, Forman, Witt, and others. There are a good number of articles in peer-reviewed journals. This is excellent news! When I was a graduate student, there was little professional literature to reference. Wilber himself had done wonderful theoretical work on psychotherapy, but his framework was suggestive and the details about the "hows" and "whys" of Integral practice had yet to be articulated. We are now...

By: Nick Hedlund-de Witt

Critical Realism & Integral Theory Symposium, September 15-18, 2011

Integral Institute and John F. Kennedy University are pleased to announce the Critical Realism and Integral Theory Symposium. This will be a dynamic and historical event exploring meta-theory and meta-philosophy. In particular, we will be exploring the points of contact and divergence between the meta-systemic approaches of Critical Realism and the philosophy of meta-Reality on the one hand, and Integral Theory on the other. These two philosophies and their associated frameworks are arguably the most widely...

By: Nick Hedlund-de Witt

On September 15-18, 2011, Integral Institute and the Integral Research Center hosted the Critical Realism & Integral Theory Symposium at John F. Kennedy University, in the San Francisco Bay Area. The event, founded by the leading scholars Roy Bhaskar and Sean Esbjörn-Hargens, was envisaged with the intention of exploring the points of contact and divergence between the meta-systemic approaches of Critical Realism and the philosophy of meta-Reality on the one hand, and Integral Theory on the other. Integral Theory participants included:

  1. Sean Esbjörn-Hargens, California,...

By: Nick Hedlund-de Witt

Global change challenges such as economic decline, persistent inequality and social injustice, climate change, loss of biodiversity and environmental degradation are symptoms of a wider set of issues with roots in established norms, social practices and power structures. They have ontological roots and effects that shape the future of all people and forms of life on planet earth, including African citizens, as history is showing. Interesting new responses are emerging such as new patterns of social mobilisation, new forms of politics and new development configurations. IACR 2012 seeks to...

By: Nick Hedlund-de Witt

Despite the slightly awkward phrase, the nascent field of "Psycho-Ontology" seems noteworthy for Integral researchers and Integral Post-metaphysicians, given its cocommitant commitment to studying the ontic implications of studies in cognitive epistemology along side an exploration of cognitive-epistemic implications of transcentental ontological approaches.  This is a key inquiry, and one that was touched on during the Critical Realism & Integral Theory Symposium.

According to the conference organizers, Jesse...

Pages