Middle Human Science (Ludwig von Bertalanffy Lecture) -- John Warfield, August 3, 2002

46th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS), Shanghai, P.R. China, August 2-6, 2002.

Saturday, August 3, 2002, 11:20 a.m.

This digest was created in real-time during the meeting, based on the speaker's presentation(s) and comments from the audience. These should not be viewed as official transcripts of the meeting, but only as an interpretation by a single individual. Lapses, grammatical errors, and typing mistakes may not have been corrected. Questions about content should be directed to the originator. These notes have been contributed by David Ing (daviding@systemicbusiness.org) at the IBM Advanced Business Institute ( http://www.ibm.com/abi ).

Introduction by Mike Jackson

John Warfield giving the von Bertalanffy lecture.

Systems science and systems practice are demanding, so start by laughing.

If you like this presentation, be sure to tell me. If you don't like it, talk to Mike Jackson and professor Wu Jie.

Arthur D. Hall III was at Bell

Presentation slide with 2 pictures:

Explanation of the middle human science.

Dr. Ralph Tsu: The tao of science

When invited to speak, created a 2-1/2 hour talk.

Seven challenges for systems science.

1. Want to apply more then 2,300 years of second order thought (i.e. thought about thought, rather than thought about X).

2. Incorporate and apply results from at least 20 studies of behavioural pathologies

3. Contribute to development of a essential discursivity

4. Recognize quality control principles in modeling, design and strategy development.

5. Metrics of complexity

6. Physical infrastructure on working with complexity.

7. To gain a composite effect from accepting all of these challenges

Middle human science?


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