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Dialectical Systems Learning

During the past month or so I have been ruminating over my post of May 10, 2019, which was about my latest effort to come to a better understanding of the workings of a systems approach described in a workbook … Continue reading

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Systemic evaluation design

Currently Bob Williams is preparing the second edition of his workbook on ‘Using systems concepts in evaluation design’ (available as a pdf for only 5$ from https://gumroad.com/l/evaldesign). It describes a practical systems approach to evaluation design. As Churchman explains in … Continue reading

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Thought, knowledge, and the systems approach

As I wrote  earlier, I am currently studying two books, one by Jonathan Baron (Thinking and deciding, 2nd edition) and the other by Diane Halpern (Thought and knowledge: an introduction to critical thinking). My need is for a thorough overview … Continue reading

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Thinking and deciding: concept map

I am currently studying two books, one by Jonathan Baron (Thinking and deciding, 2nd edition) and the other by Diane Halpern (Thought and knowledge: an introduction to critical thinking). My need is for a thorough overview of both to better … Continue reading

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Probability and belief (Part II of Baron, 1994)     

In my previous post I said I would cover parts II and III of Baron’s guide to the psychology of human decision-making entitled Thinking and Deciding (1994 2nd edition). So here is part II, which is divided in five chapters to explore three major … Continue reading

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Thinking in general (Baron, 1994)

In September 2018 I wrote two blog posts about Baron’s search-inference framework (here) as described in chapter 1 of Baron’s textbook (1994 2nd edition) on human decision-making entitled Thinking and Deciding and about thinking and rationality (here), which corresponds to chapters … Continue reading

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An introduction to systems thinking

At the First Global Conference on Research and Implementation, held in Canberra, Australia, in September 2013, Gerald Midgley gave an introductory talk on systems thinking. Midgley is a British organizational theorist, professor of systems thinking, director of the Centre for … Continue reading

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A synthesis of systems, critical and design thinking

Better be armed to the teeth. It’s a mess, out there! It occurred to me last week that systems thinking, critical thinking and design thinking are just aspects of the same thing, which is humans trying to gain control over … Continue reading

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Design judgment and the particular

This post is on chapter 1 of the 2nd edition of The Design Way by Harold G. Nelson and Erik Stolterman. It caps two previous ones on Jonathan Baron’s search-inference framework and rational action. In them I explained how rational … Continue reading

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Full transcription of 29-minute television interview with Bertrand Russell

I just finished the full transcript (PDF) of a 29-minute video interview (courtesy Manufacturing Intellect) with Bertrand Russell. ‘Bertrand Arthur William Russell (BR, 1872–1970) was a British philosopher, logician, essayist and social critic best known for his work in mathematical … Continue reading

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