Nicholas Hedlund, PhD, is a philosopher working at the nexus of philosophy of science, worldviews, and socioecological transformation. He received his PhD from University College London, studying under the philosopher Roy Bhaskar. Nicholas holds a master’s degree in philosophy & religion, as well as one in psychology. He is director of Eudaimonia Institute, an emerging social innovations lab for planetary flourishing. Nicholas’s books include Metatheory for the 21st– Century: Critical Realism and Integral Theory in Dialogue and Big Picture Perspectives for Planetary Flourishing: Metatheory for the Anthropocence. He was an exchange scholar at Yale University, director of the Integral Research Center, organizer of the Critical Realism & Integral Theory Symposia Series, and organizer of both the Integral Theory and Critical Realism Conferences. His writings have appeared in numerous peer-reviewed journals and anthologies. He teaches in the Integral Noetic Sciences Program at the California Institute for Human Science. His work aims to help address the root causes of the metacrisis by articulating new possibilities for sensemaking and meaning-making.