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Paper: "Seven Challenges," 2002

Show simple item record Warfield, John 2009-04-09T15:13:47Z 2009-04-09T15:13:47Z 2002
dc.description Manuscript: typescript with some handwritten notes. 12pgs. 8.5" x 11" (21.6 cm x 29.7 cm en
dc.description.abstract The paper was written in response to an invitation from Emesto Grun, of Buenos Aires, Argentina to participate in a Festschrift volume to be published in honor of Charles Francois. In it, Warfield identifies seven challenges for system scholars and practitioners. Warfield then goes through the seven with suggestions for dealing with them. The challengers are • To incorporate and apply the results of more than 2,300 years of study of second-order thought (i.e., thought about thought) • To incorporate and apply the results from at least 20 studies of behavioral pathologies which, if not incorporated, will always affect adversely the quality of systems practice • To contribute to the development of an essential discursivity in the language of systems science, without which no significant advances can be made in this science • To recognize and insist on the application of available quality-control principles in modeling, in design, and in strategy development • To use available metrics of complexity for purposes of comparison of different problematic situations, and for interpretation ofthe metrics in applications • To recognize and implement physical infrastructure requirements for working with complexity • To gain the composite effect of accepting all these challenges, i.e., to enhance the conduct of effective systems practice, and to help establish and maintain systems programs in education that are demonstrably based in systems science John N. Warfeld Collection 94.20
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject Warfield, John N. en_US
dc.subject Systems science en_US
dc.subject Comte, Auguste en_US
dc.subject Interpretive Structural Modeling (ISM) en_US
dc.subject Foucault, Michel en_US
dc.subject Aristotle Index en_US
dc.subject De Morgan Index en_US
dc.subject Spreadthink Index en_US
dc.subject Behavior Pathologies en_US
dc.subject Behavior Pathologies en_US
dc.subject Discursivity en_US
dc.subject Friedman, George en_US
dc.title Paper: "Seven Challenges," 2002 en
dc.type Working Paper en

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