Transdisciplinarity
Transdisciplinarity connotes a research strategy that crosses many disciplinary boundaries to create a holistic approach. It applies to research efforts focused on problems that cross the boundaries o...
Integral psychology
Integral psychology is psychology that presents an all-encompassing holistic rather than an exclusivist or reductive approach. It includes both lower, ordinary, and spiritual or transcendent states of...
Complex adaptive system
Complex adaptive systems are a 'complex macroscopic collection' of relatively 'similar and partially connected micro-structures' – formed in order to adapt to the changing environment, and increase it...
Emergence
In philosophy, systems theory, science, and art, emergence is a process whereby larger entities, patterns, and regularities arise through interactions among smaller or simpler entities that themselves...
Planetary Collegium
The Planetary Collegium is an international research platform that promotes the integration of art, science, technology, and consciousness research, under the rubric of technoetic arts. It is based i...
Jürgen Mittelstraß
Jürgen Mittelstraß (born October 11, 1936 in Düsseldorf) is a German philosopher especially interested in the philosophy of science.
Mittelstraß studied philosophy, history and protestant theology...
Sustainable development
Sustainable development (SD) is a process for achieving sustainability in any activity that uses resources and where immediate and intergenerational replication is demanded. Sustainable development co...
Erich Jantsch
Erich Jantsch (8 January 1929, Vienna – 12 December 1980, Berkeley, California) was an Austrian astrophysicist. A leader in the social systems design movement in Europe in the 1970s.In...
Environmental social science
Environmental social science is the broad, transdisciplinary study of interrelations between humans and the natural environment. Environmental social scientists work within and between the fields of a...
The Sarai Programme at CSDS
Sarai is a programme of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi. CSDS is an independent social science and humanities research centre, with traditions of dissent and a commitmen...
Unintended consequences
In the social sciences, unintended consequences (sometimes unanticipated consequences or unforeseen consequences) are outcomes that are not the ones intended by a purposeful action. The term was popul...
Edgar Morin
Edgar Morin ([mɔʁɛ̃]; born Edgar Nahoum in Paris on July 8, 1921) is a French philosopher and sociologist. He is of Judeo-Spanish (Sefardi) origin. He is known for the transdisciplinarity of his works...
Marilyn Hamilton
Marilyn Hamilton is an author, lecturer, learning designer, academic, activist and city evolutionist. She is best known for coining the terms Integral City and the Human Hive conducting research and p...
Self-organization
Self-organization is a process where some form of overall order or coordination arises out of the local interactions between the components of an initially disordered system. This process is spontaneo...
Chaos theory
Chaos theory is a field of study in mathematics, with applications in several disciplines including meteorology, sociology, physics, engineering, economics, biology, and philosophy. Chaos theory studi...
Complex systems
Complex systems present problems both in mathematical modelling and philosophical foundations. The study of complex systems represents a new approach to science that investigates how relationships be...
Holon (philosophy)
A holon (Greek: ὅλον, holon neuter form of ὅλος, holos "whole") is something that is simultaneously a whole and a part. The word was coined by Arthur Koestler in his book The Ghost in the Machine (196...
Boomeritis
Boomeritis: A Novel That Will Set You Free is a polemical 2002 novel by American philosopher Ken Wilber principally designed to explain Wilber's integral theory and to explain his concept of "Boomerit...
Integral Institute
The Integral Institute is a think-tank founded in 1998 by American author Ken Wilber. The purpose of the Institute is to gather and attempt to integrate the various viewpoints found in a number of maj...
Metamedia
As coined in the writings of Marshall McLuhan, metamedia referred to new relationships between form and content in the development of new technologies and new media. McLuhan's concept described the to...
Stéphane Lupasco
Stéphane Lupasco (born Ştefan Lupaşcu; 11 August 1900 – 7 October 1988) was a Romanian philosopher who developed non-Aristotelian logic.
Stéphane Lupasco was born in Bucharest on 11 August 1900. H...
Transition management (governance)
Transition management is an alternative model of environmental governance which seeks to guide the gradual, continuous process of transformation of socio-political landscapes, socio-technical practice...
Basarab Nicolescu
Basarab Nicolescu (born March 25, 1942, Ploieşti, Romania) is an honorary theoretical physicist at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Laboratoire de Physique Nucléaire et de Haut...
Maurizio Bolognini
Maurizio Bolognini (born July 27, 1952) is a post-conceptual media artist. His installations explore the potential and implications of new media technologies starting from the minimal and abstract act...
Transition scenario
Transition scenarios are descriptions of future states which combine a future image with an account of the changes that would need to occur to reach that future. These two elements are often created i...
Systems ecology
Systems ecology is an interdisciplinary field of ecology, taking a holistic approach to the study of ecological systems, especially ecosystems. Systems ecology can be seen as an application of genera...
TekSam - Environmental Planning
Roskilde University (Danish: Roskilde Universitet, RUC) is a Danish public university founded in 1972 and located in Trekroner in the Eastern part of Roskilde. The university awards bachelor, mast...
Sustainable refurbishment
Sustainable refurbishment describes working on existing buildings to improve their environmental performance using sustainable methods and materials.Sustainable refurbishment is the equivalent of sust...
United Nations University Institute for Sustainability and Peace
The United Nations University Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP) is an institute of the United Nations University (UNU), a think tank for the United Nations system which provides a bridg...
Jennifer Gidley
Jennifer M. Gidley is an Australian psychologist, educator and futures researcher. Gidley is the elected President of the World Futures Studies Federation (2009–2013). She is a futures studies researc...
Sustainocene
Sustainable development is a process for meeting human development goals while sustaining the ability of natural systems to continue to provide the natural resources and ecosystem services upon which ...