Have You Been Talking to Yourself, René?

  • Tony Brauer


Even if we are sceptical, we make assumptions. Within a given discourse, however, there are conventions for the validation of assumptions. It is argued here that
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    the characterisation of emancipation as an a priori assumption is intrinsically invalid within any sceptical systemic discourse, and that

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    the conventions of validation are in any case inadequately theorised. An alternative analysis is offered, using a Cartesian methodology in a conversational (as opposed to introspective) context.



System Thinking Ontological Commitment Moral Commitment Critical System Thinking Epistemological Commitment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tony Brauer
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  1. 1.Systems DepartmentThe Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK

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