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.
Steps Toward a Reflexive , Complex and Evolving approach: Wisdom, Knowledge and Management: Progress Achieving C. West Churchman's Epistemological Program: The Implementation of Science of Science and of Science of Ethics.- 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: New Perspective.- Skepticism, Truth, Certitude and Wicked Problems: Certitude in a Post-Modern World? A Coherent Evolutionary Story.- Addressing complex decision problems in distributed environments: an Integrated Inquiring Systems and Sensemaking Perspective.- Epistemic Humility: A View from the Philosophy of Science.- Setting The Tone: The Importance of Ethics: In Search of an Ethical Science.- Ethics and Enlightened Personal Responsibility.- May the Whole Earth Be Happy: Festschrift in Honor of C. West Churchman.- 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 Engages Citizenship.- Dialogue For Conscious Evolution.- The Use of New Metaphors to Refocus the Managerial Discourse.- Making Friends of Enemies: Churchman's 'Circle of Enemies' Provides an Epistemological Tool to Enlarge the Scope of Available Knowledge.- Epilogue: 'Working the boundaries of international relations and governance' through questioning.
Features contributions from leading systems thinkers inspired by the works of C. West Churchman