Systems thinking, systems practice, and practical philosophy: A program of research
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IfSystems Practice is to serve the cause of socially rational decision making, its understanding of systems approach must open itself up to the communicative dimension of rational practice uncovered by contemporary practical philosophy. This programmatic paper argues that building the bridge between the two traditions of systems thinking and practical philosophy is a key challenge to be faced by the systems community. A three-level framework of rational systems practice is suggested as a point of departure for a program of research.
Key wordssystems thinking systems practice practical philosophy critical heuristics strategic systems management normative systems management
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