Morphology and Modularity

  • A. G. Wilson


The morphological approach is not only a methodology for solving problems, it is an attitude toward problems. It is an attitude that demands that no problem be considered in isolation of all relevant contexts. It is an attitude that would try to take off our customary blinders before looking at the problem. It tries to obtain an unfiltered view by comparing views through as many different filters as possible. It looks for all possible solutions by also looking at many of the impossible ones. It attempts fresh views of the problem by looking at similar problems. In short, the morphological approach uses whatever methodologies are available to arrive at the most complete and unbiased representation of the structure of the problem and its solutions as is possible.


Natural Order Morphological Approach Cosmic Body Morphological Analogy Abstract Force 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. G. Wilson
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  1. 1.Douglas Advanced Research LaboratoriesHuntington BeachUSA

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