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Goals for human planning

Löfgren, Lars LU (1979) In Improving the human condition: quality and stability in social systems : proceedings of the silver anniversary international meeting p.460-467
Abstract
Planning is compared with evolution. Evolution is the most powerful - and cruel, from a human point of view. Evolution does not plan, while planning man tries to avoid the cruel tests for fitness by founding his activities on

a growing knowledge of evolution.

Evolving man is studied in terms of his linguistic abilities which extend in for example technological domains. A linguistic complementarity for description and interpretation implies a steadily growing nature of knowledge and of planning. Planning processes are truncated for operability by the fixation of goals. Knowledge of a specific goal allows extended planning with

a new goal on a higher level.

A high-level goal for human planning is... (More)
Planning is compared with evolution. Evolution is the most powerful - and cruel, from a human point of view. Evolution does not plan, while planning man tries to avoid the cruel tests for fitness by founding his activities on

a growing knowledge of evolution.

Evolving man is studied in terms of his linguistic abilities which extend in for example technological domains. A linguistic complementarity for description and interpretation implies a steadily growing nature of knowledge and of planning. Planning processes are truncated for operability by the fixation of goals. Knowledge of a specific goal allows extended planning with

a new goal on a higher level.

A high-level goal for human planning is discussed, namely to complement the traditional fragmentary growth of knowledge with a systemsoriented growth, stimulated by revealing cycles in the knowledge process. Unfoldment of such

cycles lead to a progressive knowledge of knowledge and to a planning for planning that satisfies our human drift for inquiry. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Planning is compared with evolution. Evolution is the most powerful - and cruel, from a human point of view. Evolution does not plan, while planning man tries to avoid the cruel tests for fitness by founding his activities on<br/><br>
a growing knowledge of evolution.<br/><br>
Evolving man is studied in terms of his linguistic abilities which extend in for example technological domains. A linguistic complementarity for description and interpretation implies a steadily growing nature of knowledge and of planning. Planning processes are truncated for operability by the fixation of goals. Knowledge of a specific goal allows extended planning with<br/><br>
a new goal on a higher level.<br/><br>
A high-level goal for human planning is discussed, namely to complement the traditional fragmentary growth of knowledge with a systemsoriented growth, stimulated by revealing cycles in the knowledge process. Unfoldment of such<br/><br>
cycles lead to a progressive knowledge of knowledge and to a planning for planning that satisfies our human drift for inquiry.},
  author       = {Löfgren, Lars},
  editor       = {Ericson, Richard F.},
  isbn         = {0-387-90442-5},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {460--467},
  series       = {Improving the human condition: quality and stability in social systems : proceedings of the silver anniversary international meeting},
  title        = {Goals for human planning},
  year         = {1979},
}