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Systems practice

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 5–16 | Cite as

The sacred and profane in critical systems thinking

  • Gerald Midgley
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Abstract

This paper looks at what we mean by being critical about systems. In particular, it seeks to expand our understanding of the process of making boundary judgments so as to explore the relationship these judgments have with values and ethics.

Key words

Critical Systems marginalization boundary sacredness profanity truth values ethics 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerald Midgley
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  1. 1.Department of Management Systems and SciencesUniversity of HullHullEngland

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