Laske Social Science Archive, Section V: Writings (2015-2019) on DTF, the Dialectical Thought Form Framework

The Laske Social Science Archive gathers Otto Laske’s writings on organizations written between 1999 and 2019, many of which have retained their value vis a vis new fashions of management thinking. Its sections are numbered chronologically. The Archive makes available both texts and slides, the latter for pedagogical purposes. The articles gathered are bundled according to topic. They can be downloaded free of charge.

Archive V gathers articles written  DTF-based dialectical thinking as the developmental peak of adult cognitive development, seen from the ontological perspective of Roy Bhaskar’s work on ‘Dialectic: The Pulse of Freedom’ (1993). The emphasis in these writings falls on the intrinsic relatedness of ‘dialectical’ and ‘dialogical’ thinking and the hypothesis that speaking in real time makes ontological truth claims regarding how the real world works (rather than being a mere behavioral activity). These articles pave the way from monological and logical to dialogical and dialectical thinking, for purposes far beyond organizational management. Cognitive assessment through case studies is seen as the royal road to mastery of critical facilitation in teams and social forums more generally.

2015 Creating Integral Collaborations

2016a An Integral Epistemology

2016c Dialectic Interpreted in the Logic of Commerce

2016e Laske on Bhaskar

2017a Action Logic as a Logic of Absence

2017b Introduction to DTF

2019 [Slides] Cognitive Coaching London (a comprehensive summary)




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