The Institute for Dialectical metaRealism, a neo–Marxian think tank, is the theoretical, research, and writing agency of The MarkFoster.NETwork™. Substantively, the institute focuses upon: clinical sociology (with public sociologists as public intellectuals), advocacy journalism, history, and religious studies, including the Baháʾí Faith, Sufism, Pentecostalism, and the sociology of language and religion. Bhaskarian critical realism is juxtaposed with third–camp socialism, socialism from below, intersectional Marxism, and Antifa. Concrete utopianism is the overall mission of this social–and–economic–development (SED) project.
A model which describes the libertarian–Marxian communist tendency or current of Dialectical metaRealism (DmR) is presented on this page. The institute’s dialectical unity turn is analogous to the late Roy Bhaskar’s (1944–2014) spiritual turn. Ontology (being) in DmR is the realist Unicentric Paradigm or Echoes of Cosmic Unity. A multi–layered enfoldment of eternal, unknowable unities (not consciousness) approximates Bhaskar’s concept of nonduality in his philosophy of metaReality. Emancipatory agency is acquiring the attributes (events) of various unities.
A fallibilist epistemology (explanation of knowledge) is limited to essential attributes and relative to human capacities and expectations. Methodologies are systematic implementations of epistemologies. The phenomenological and qualitative human science methodology, freely offered, is Heartfulness Inquiry™. It resembles heuristic, individual lived, integral, mindful, intuitive, integrated, organic, and phenomenological inquiries, autoethnography, participant observation, and others.
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DmR was The Institute for Structurization Theory until June 26th, 2015.
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