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The Unbounded MindBreaking the Chains of Traditional Business Thinking$
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Ian I. Mitroff and Harold A. Linstone

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780195102888

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102888.001.0001

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Multiple Realities: The Third Way of Knowing

Multiple Realities: The Third Way of Knowing

(p.52) (p.53) CHAPTER 4 Multiple Realities: The Third Way of Knowing
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One of the first systems that mark a transition between the old and new ways of thinking is the Kantian IS. It combines the “model part” of Analysis and the “data part” of Agreement into an interactive whole. Since Kant's ideas form the general background framework of this IS, the authors first discuss the prominent features of the philosophy of Immanuel Kant. This chapter also introduces the concept of Multiple Realities or the necessity of viewing all important problems from multiple viewpoints. According to this IS, model and data form an inseparable whole. It argues that the data one collects from the world are a strong function of the images, models, and/or theories people have of it. Further, since the decision-maker plays such a strong and fundamental role for this IS, it is also often called Interpretive Systems.

Keywords:   knowing, Kantian IS, Analysis, Agreement, Immanuel Kant, Multiple Realities, Interpretive Systems, decision-maker

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