Creating a Dialectical Social Science : Concepts, Methods, and Models

The depth, intensity, and long-standing nature of the disagreements between differing schools of social thought renders more critical than ever the treatment of dialectical reasoning and its relationship to the social sciences. The nature of these disagreements are deeply rooted in fundamentally dif...

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Main Authors: Mitroff, I.I., Mason, R.O. (Author)
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 1981, 1981
Edition:1st ed. 1981
Series:Theory and Decision Library
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • 1 Dialectic as Organization: A Dialectal Approach to Strategic Planning
  • 2 Dialectic As Information Theory: A Communication Model of Dialectical Inquiring Systems
  • 3 Dialectic As Environment: A Brunswik Lens Model of Dialectical Inquiring Systems
  • 4 Dialectic As Experiment
  • 5 Dialectic As Process: A Methodology for Strategic Problem Solving
  • 6 Dialectic As Argument: On the Structure of Dialectical Reasoning in the Social and Policy Sciences
  • 7 Dialectic As Peer Review: The Case of The United States of America National Science Foundation
  • 8 Dialectic as Normative Structure: Norms and Counter-Norms in a Select Group of the Apollo Moon Scientists
  • 9 Dialectic As A General Method of Social Science: Varieties of Social Science Experience