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Fuzzy ManagementContemporary Ideas and Practices at Work$
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Keith Grint

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780198775003

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198775003.001.0001

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Fuzzy Logic: Managing in an Occluded World Do not read this sentence.

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Fuzzy Management

Keith Grint

Oxford University Press

In theory, there are certain things that should not happen. However, in practice, they actually do happen. Managerial theory, like other forms of thought, have attempted to rationalize and veer away from the possibilities brought about by errors, such as luck, chance, paradoxes, and other such concepts while being grounded on rationality and control. We tend to not entertain thoughts of a fuzzy world with an occluded nature and instead dwell on control and the clarity of certain visions. This book attempts to come up with measures that utilize the recent developments of social science theory to provide an explanation about practical theory. In the world of management, traditional Western approaches often involve dualisms. This chapter examines how fuzzy thinking suggests how Aristotelian binary thought should be perceived as a measure for simplifying the complex world in spite of how simplification distorts reality.

Keywords:   managerial theory, fuzzy world, occluded nature, practical theory, Western approaches, dualism, simplification, Aristotle, binary thought

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