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Critical Systemic Thinking – or The Standard Engineer in Paris

Bednar, Peter LU and Welch, Christine (2005) ECRM2005: 4th European Conference on Research Methods in Business and Management In [Host publication title missing] p.29-36
Abstract
In wanting to pursue critically informed research, we highlight a steppingstone we use in our struggle answering the question ‘How do we recognize what to critically reflect upon?’. When we, as researchers, try to apply critical thinking we may find that our descriptions of our reasoning undermine the purpose for those descriptions. We perceive problems to flow from an entrapment of mind in the ‘fallacity’ / fallibility of everyday common sense reasoning, leading to detaching of particular observations we make from ‘us’ as particular observers. For us as researchers and analysts to be able to critically reflect upon any taken-for-granted assumptions we first need to recognize at least some of these assumptions. The authors of this paper... (More)
In wanting to pursue critically informed research, we highlight a steppingstone we use in our struggle answering the question ‘How do we recognize what to critically reflect upon?’. When we, as researchers, try to apply critical thinking we may find that our descriptions of our reasoning undermine the purpose for those descriptions. We perceive problems to flow from an entrapment of mind in the ‘fallacity’ / fallibility of everyday common sense reasoning, leading to detaching of particular observations we make from ‘us’ as particular observers. For us as researchers and analysts to be able to critically reflect upon any taken-for-granted assumptions we first need to recognize at least some of these assumptions. The authors of this paper see an opportunity in reflecting on ‘The Standard Engineer in Paris’ to highlight some fundamental entrapment of mind. This may offer us a step towards an escape route from some restrictive assumptions. (Less)
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Critical Systemic Thinking, Organisational Analysis., Hermeneutic Dialectics, Contextual Dependency
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[Host publication title missing]
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Remenyi, Dan and Brown, Ann
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7 pages
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Academic Conferences
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ECRM2005: 4th European Conference on Research Methods in Business and Management
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09547096-8-3
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English
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  author       = {Bednar, Peter and Welch, Christine},
  booktitle    = {[Host publication title missing]},
  editor       = {Remenyi, Dan and Brown, Ann},
  isbn         = {09547096-8-3},
  keyword      = {Critical Systemic Thinking,Organisational Analysis.,Hermeneutic Dialectics,Contextual Dependency},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {29--36},
  publisher    = {Academic Conferences},
  title        = {Critical Systemic Thinking – or The Standard Engineer in Paris},
  year         = {2005},
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