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Thinking through Systems Thinking






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Publisher:  Routledge
Summary: Systemicity is receiving wider attentionthanks to its evident paradox. On the one hand, it occurs as a problem with complex symptoms. On the other, it is sought after as an approach for dealing with the non-linear reality of the world. At once problem and prize, systemicity continues to confound. This book details the mechanics of this paradox as they arise from human epistemological engagement with the world. Guided... by an original analysis of the fundamental idea of emergent property, Thinking Through Systems Thinking uncovers the distinct significance, but also incompleteness, of the systems approach as a theory of human epistemological engagement. The incompleteness is treated through a non-eclectic interdisciplinary investigation which meets ten distinctly developed criteria required of any potential interdisciplinary partner to systems thinking. There results a theory of knowledge - an epistemology - which is systemic in both senses of the term: it belongs to the general systems movement, and it is systemically structured. The systems movement is thus offered a distinct epistemological voice which can compete on equal ground with other philosophical/epistemological positions. In true systemic fashion, this theory of knowledge also offers methodological, ethical, and existential implications.

Georgiou, Ion is the author of Thinking through Systems Thinking, published 2007 under ISBN 9780415405201 and 0415405203. Fifty six Thinking through Systems Thinking textbooks are available for sale on ValoreBooks.com, three used from the cheapest price of $42.84, or buy new starting at $58.68.
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Thinking through Systems Thinking

ISBN-13: 9780415405201

ISBN: 0415405203

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