Merging the World Views of Systems Science and Human Values

The Organizational Perspective
  • Martin L. W. Hall


It could be argued that the concept of ‘world view’ is one that is integral to systems science. In other words, it can be understood that the observer’s perspective on the world affects how it is viewed or perceived. It may also be argued that human values help to shape the observer’s perspective. Values theories such as those proposed by Graves (1974), Motloch & Woodfin (1993) and Hall (1986, 1993) introduce the idea of world views into their developmental investigations. Jackson (1991) and others have identified (through the use of metaphors) the world views of various systems methodologies.


System Science World View System Thinking System Methodology Soft System Methodology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin L. W. Hall
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  1. 1.School of Computing and Information SystemsUniversity of HumbersideHullUK

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