Integral Development Associates (IDA)
Theory is extremely useful, because your theory determines what you can see”
From Integral Development Associates: http://www.integraldevelopment.com/theory.html
Integral theory provides a new and more comprehensive understanding of reality. This new understanding includes the value, and transcends the limitations, of the worldviews previously provided by the traditional institutions of science, philosophy, or religion. The integral vision achieves this expanded view of reality through the use of a new meaning-making framework, a framework that allows us to organize and incorporate the research findings and insights of a great number of disciplines. These include the natural sciences (physics, chemistry, biology, neurology, ecology), psychology, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, business, politics, art, ethics, religion, and spirituality.
Although much of integral theory has existed in one form or another since ancient times, the specific insights and comprehensive understanding that makes the integral vision so powerful did not fully emerge until the late Twentieth Century. Integral theory traces its lineage through the work of Alfred North Whitehead, Henry Bergson, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Sri Aurobindo Ghose, Jean Gebser, Jurgen Habermas, and Clare Graves. And most recently, the theory has been expanded, clarified and further developed by Ken Wilber, Robert Kegan, Don Beck, Allan Combs, Jenny Wade, and others.