Integration is simultaneously an epistemology, psychology, sociology of change and theory of history. It is the theoretical foundation of Sorokin’s general sociology and later works on the crisis of modernity, altruism and social reconstruction. This paper delineates the evolution of the concept from Social and cultural Dynamics to Sorokin’s work at the Harvard Research Center in Creative Altruism. What results from this chain of historical analysis is an integrated conceptual approach to the nature of humanness, knowledge, conflict resolution, and prosocial forms of human organization. As a result, integralism broadens sociological discourse and yields new insights into social problems and their resolution.
Johnston, Barry V.
"Pitirim A. Sorokin on Order, Change and the Reconstruction of Society: An Integral Perspective,"
Comparative Civilizations Review: Vol. 41
, Article 4.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/ccr/vol41/iss41/4