Cognitive engineering and the moral theology and witchcraft of cause
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- Dekker, S.W.A. & Nyce, J.M. Cogn Tech Work (2012) 14: 207. doi:10.1007/s10111-011-0203-6
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In keeping with the concerns of this special issue—while extending its empirical reach—we consider the influence that some fundamental ideas of Western society have had on how we look at failure and accountability in complex systems. We suggest that these may have gone somewhat unnoticed or been neglected by cognitive systems engineering and that this could undermine its agenda.