Applying Bhaskar’s Four Moments of Dialectic to Reshaping Cognitive Development as a Social Practice using Laske’s Dialectical Thought Form Framework (DTF)

In this chapter for volume 2 of Meta-Theory dedicated to the memory of Bhaskar, delayed in its publication since 2014 and forthcoming at Routledge at the end of 2020,  I outline a dialectical epistemology and CDF teaching method for absorbing Bhaskar’s legacy into integral thinking. I do so since both are presently absent from the integral community’s work that has shown itself immune not only to dialectical thinking based on Baskar’s MELD itself, but also to new developments in adult-developmental theory set forth at on this site.

In nuce, in this text I outline the IDM ‘Case Study Cohort Method’ taught since 2005 and geared to educating professionals for the sake of becoming a ‘master developmental coach or consultant’. In this chapter, I suggest that adopting this method or a suited variant of it would facilitate integral training and practical interventions in society and organizational work.

See for yourself.

Laske Chapter on Application of Bhaskar’s Meld 2020


Author: Otto Laske

I am the founder and director of IDM, the Interdevelopmental Institute. My background is in philosophy, psychology, consulting, and coaching based on developmental theory to which I have mightily contributed myself. See the blogs at