Metamodernism is the school of thought, philosophy, set of values and perspectives that come after postmodernism – just as postmodernism followed modernism. In this respect, metamodernism is similar to integral theory, by which it has been heavily influenced. However, it downplays the spiritual element of integral theory, has a more activist ethos and includes a richer model of human development.
Metamodernism aims to take the positive aspects of both modernism and postmodernism, whilst abandoning their dysfunctional aspects. Compare this to metamodernity, which aims to incorporate a wider range of earlier perspectives.