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Wisdom, Knowledge, and Management: A Critique and Analysis of Churchmans Systems Approach

Grigorii A. Margulis

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Title: Wisdom, Knowledge, and Management: A ...

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Hardcover. 144 pages. Dimensions: 9.4in. x 6.2in. x 0.5in.The seminal 1970 Moscow thesis of Grigoriy A. Margulis, published for the first time. Entitled On Some Aspects of the Theory of Anosov Systems, it uses ergodic theoretic techniques to study the distribution of periodic orbits of Anosov flows. The thesis introduces the Margulis measure and uses it to obtain a precise asymptotic formula for counting periodic orbits. This has an immediate application to counting closed geodesics on negatively curved manifolds. The thesis also contains asymptotic formulas for the number of lattice points on universal coverings of compact manifolds of negative curvature. The thesis is complemented by a survey by Richard Sharp, discussing more recent developments in the theory of periodic orbits for hyperbolic flows, including the results obtained in the light of Dolgopyats breakthroughs on bounding transfer operators and rates of mixing. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780387353890

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The Systems Approach and Its Enemies (C. West Churchman, 1979) is one of Churchman?s most significant works. In this particular writing he displayed two main tendencies, that he was a Skeptic and that he showed Socratic Wisdom. In this book the editors seeks to follow up on these two themes and reveal how modern authors interpret Churchman?s ideas, apply them to their own line of thinking and develop their own brand of Systemics.

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In Wisdom, Knowledge, and Management, the 2nd volume of the series: Churchman?s Legacy and Related Works, the editors draw contributions from leading systems thinkers inspired by the works of C West Churchman.

The Systems Approach and Its Enemies (C. West Churchman, 1979) is one of Churchman?s most significant works. In this particular writing he displayed two main tendencies, that he was a Skeptic and that he showed Socratic Wisdom. In Wisdom, Knowledge, and Management, the editors seeks to follow up on these two themes and reveal how modern authors interpret Churchman?s ideas, apply them to their own line of thinking and develop their own brand of Systemics.

Several authors re-interpret Churchman?s thinking and several others apply this holistic discourse to practical applications. It is very significant that the authors are a very cosmopolitan group: hailing from Sweden, Australia, Spain, South Korea, Argentina and USA. Interestingly, the contribution from the South Korean author, Yu Jae E, applies conceptual tools from the French contemporary writer, Deleuze. Additionally, Darek M. Eriksson?s chapter applies the epistemology of Jean-Louis Le Moigne.

Finally, we would like to note that one theme of this volume is to relate modern authors, and in particular Churchman, to ideas spawned two thousands years ago among the Ancient Greeks.

This effort should show the reach of Churchman?s intellectual power and demonstrates cross-fertilization across borders and continents. It could not have happened without the Internet.

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