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Metadecisions : rehabilitating epistemology

Author: John P van Gigch; C West Churchman
Publisher: New York : Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 2003.
Series: Contemporary systems thinking.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It argues that viable solutions to fundamental problems in each discipline require cooperation, creativity and respect for contributions from all walks of life, all levels of logic and all standards  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John P van Gigch; C West Churchman
ISBN: 0306474581 9780306474583
OCLC Number: 912286697
Description: xviii, 341 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: A Pluralistic Approach To Artefact Design. Abstraction, Representation And Metamodeling. Levels Of Logic In A Problem. Cognitive Functions. The Use Of Cognitive Functions To Define And Formulate A Problem. The Paradigm Of The Physical Sciences. The Paradigm Of The Social Sciences. The Process Of Quantification. The Neglect Of Epistemology. The Paradigm Of Information Sciences. Ethics. Aesthetics. Epilogue. Glossary. Index.
Series Title: Contemporary systems thinking.
Responsibility: by John P. van Gigch ; with a foreword by C. West Churchman.

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`I thank the author for painting such a comprehensive and compassionate view of how human beings should conduct their affairs.' from the foreword by C. West Churchman

 
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