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Critical Heuristics of Social Planning

A New Approach to Practical Philosophy

Published by J. Wiley & Sons in Chichester, New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

Critical Heuristics of Social Planning has been recognised as the seminal work on critical systems thinking. Ulrich offers a new approach both to practical philosophy (which has until now remained rather unpractical) and to systems thinking (which has reduced the systems idea to a tool of merely instrumental, rather than practical, reason).

"Critical Heuristics" will be recognised as a very important book in the emerging systems discipline and will hold a significant position for many years to come." (Peter B. Checkland, University of Lancaster, England)

"An outstanding contribution to an adequate framework for critical social inquiry and design." (C. West Churchman, University of California, Berkeley, USA)

"The book fills a major gap in the literature on the systems tradition." (Michael C. Jackson, University of Hull, England)

"Drawing on a profound knowledge of both Anglo-American systems theory and German practical philosophy, this book belongs to the best studies I have seen on the normative foundations of planning and systems design." (Horst Steinmann, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany)

"Mandatory for libraries in the field of planning." (John Friedmann, University of California, Los Angeles, USA)

About the Edition

Paperback reprint edition

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 419-442.
Originally published: Bern : P. Haupt, c1983.
Includes indexes.

Copyright Date 1983


Dewey Decimal Class 301/.01
Library of Congress HM26 .U47 1994

The Physical Object

Format Paperback (softcover)
Pagination 504 p. : same pagination as original edition
Number of pages 504
Dimensions 22 x 15 x 3 centimeters
Weight 740 grams

ID Numbers

Open Library OL884579M
ISBN 10 0471953458
LC Control Number 95173022
Library Thing 5569505
Goodreads 3579042

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