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Başlık:
Wisdom, Knowledge, and Management A Critique and Analysis of Churchman’s Systems Approach
Dil:
English
ISBN:
9780387365060
Yayın Bilgileri:
New York, NY : Springer New York, 2006.
Fiziksel Tanımlama:
XL, 368 p. 9 illus. online resource.
Seri:
C.West Churchman and Related Works Series ; 2
İçerik:
Wisdom, Knowledge and Management -- Progress Achieving C. West Churchman’s Epistemological Program -- The Paradigm of the Science of Management and of Management Science -- Churchman’s Contributions to the Advancement of Management Science -- Expanding Churchman’s Philosophical Discourse -- Skepticism, Truth, Certitude and Wicked Problems -- Certitude in a Post-Modern World? -- Addressing Complex Decision Problems in Distributed Environments -- Epistemic Humility -- Setting the Tone: The Importance of Ethics -- In Search of an Ethical Science -- Ethics and Enlightened Personal Responsibility -- May the Whole Earth Be Happy -- Entrepreneurship -- An Outline of a Descriptive Theory of the Enterprise -- Organizational Efficiency and Values -- New Paradigms: Applications of the Science of Management to Governance and Managerial Practice -- Molar and Molecular Identity and Politics -- Education for Engaged Citizenship -- Dialogue for Conscious Evolution -- The Use of New Metaphors to Refocus the Managerial Discourse -- Making Friends of Enemies -- The Application of an Epistemological Inquiry to Increase Our Understanding of Complex Issues -- Epilogue.
Özet:
In Wisdom, Knowledge, and Management, the 2nd volume of the series: Churchman’s Legacy and Related Works, the editors draw contributions from leading systems thinkers inspired by the works of C West Churchman. The Systems Approach and Its Enemies (C. West Churchman, 1979) is one of Churchman’s most significant works. In this particular writing he displayed two main tendencies, that he was a Skeptic and that he showed Socratic Wisdom. In Wisdom, Knowledge, and Management, the editors seeks to follow up on these two themes and reveal how modern authors interpret Churchman’s ideas, apply them to their own line of thinking and develop their own brand of Systemics. Several authors re-interpret Churchman’s thinking and several others apply this holistic discourse to practical applications. It is very significant that the authors are a very cosmopolitan group: hailing from Sweden, Australia, Spain, South Korea, Argentina and USA. Interestingly, the contribution from the South Korean author, Yu Jae E, applies conceptual tools from the French contemporary writer, Deleuze. Additionally, Darek M. Eriksson’s chapter applies the epistemology of Jean-Louis Le Moigne. Finally, we would like to note that one theme of this volume is to relate modern authors, and in particular Churchman, to ideas spawned two thousands years ago among the Ancient Greeks. This effort should show the reach of Churchman’s intellectual power and demonstrates cross-fertilization across borders and continents. It could not have happened without the Internet.

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The Systems Approach and Its Enemies (C. West Churchman, 1979) is one of Churchman's most significant works. In this particular writing he displayed two main tendencies, that he was a Skeptic and that he showed Socratic Wisdom. In this book the editors seeks to follow up on these two themes and reveal how modern authors interpret Churchman's ideas, apply them to their own line of thinking and develop their own brand of Systemics.


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John P. van Gigch is the Series Editor for the Book Series Churchman's Legacy and Related Works which he was instrumental in getting started. van Gigch knew West Churchman as well as his family personally. Churchman wrote an Introduction for van Gigch's Applied General System Theory which was published in 1974, with a Second Edition in 1978. van Gigch remained close to West Churchman after the latter retired from the University of California-Berkeley. Right to the end, they celebrated several of West's birthdays together.