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Towards cyber-systemic thinking in practice

Ison, Ray (2019). Towards cyber-systemic thinking in practice. World Futures, 75(1-2) pp. 5–16.

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Abstract

This article is an invitation to be reflexive; reflexivity is a second-order process or reflection on reflection. The possibility that a reader might experience a reflexive moment is sought by avoiding a narrative trap: to believe the “coming to” of the issue title implies a state to arrive at, carefully planned, a purposeful journey, pursued by an enlightened individual devoid of all social relations. The author thus begins situated in a social system. Following Maturana, a social system is explained, as is what constitutes, or triggers, change, in a social system. An example of granting rivers sentience in law as an expansion of the social is explored.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2019 Taylor & Francis Group
Keywords: Cycles of appreciation; emotioning; enthusiasm; relationships; structural coupling; traditions of understanding
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 58590
Depositing User: Raymond Ison
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2019 09:39
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2019 07:27
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/58590
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