Self-Guided Societal Evolution

  • Bela H. Banathy
Part of the Contemporary Systems Thinking book series (CST)


Our study of human and societal evolution has helped us to capture and understand the evolutionary story of our species and appreciate the intricate way evolution has worked in the evolutionary design space. In the course of working through the chapters, you have acquired evolutionary consciousness that lead you to grasp the role we have to play in guiding the continuing evolution of our species. Up to this time the evolutionary forces that have been working in the evolutionary design space were beyond our control. But now that we have acquired evolutionary consciousness we have the opportunity to enter the evolutionary design space and guide our own evolution. So, the crucial questions are: What is this guiding role? What is the evolutionary process we have to master in order to engage in self-guided societal evolution? Who should be involved?


Evolutionary Inquiry System Thinking Evolutionary Design Discipline Inquiry Design Thinking 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bela H. Banathy
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Saybrook Graduate School and Research CenterSan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.International Systems InstituteCarmelUSA

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