Systems Approach & Enemies
Churchman critically assesses the systems approach to social sciences in the light of recent criticisms. He is particularly concerned with the contentions that the systems approach with its rational models is at odds with reality in the human world of politics, morality, religion and aesthetics.
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On Systems and Their Design
PART ONE THE SYSTEMS APPROACH
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