Justifying ISD Knowledge Claims

  • Mike Metcalfe
Conference paper


This paper is a revisit of Churchman’s “The Design Of Inquiring Systems” from the perspective of Argumentative Inquiry. It will argue that Churchman’s five guarantors of “truth” can be interlocked with the idea that knowledge (objective or interpreted) is created and validated through argumentation. The implications of this is that Churchman’s guarantors, the ancient art of argument and perspectival thinking become three stands woven together to provide interpretive ISD with a workable definition of distinguishing “myth” from “fact”.


Knowledge Claim Fact Node Strategic Level Information System Development Universal Audience 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mike Metcalfe
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  1. 1.University of South AustraliaAustralia

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