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Critical Heuristics of Social Planning: A New Approach to Practical Philosophy 3 editions

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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)

Excerpts

"How can we know? And how can we know that we know?"
added anonymously.

3 editions First published in 1983

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Cover of: Critical Heuristics of Social Planning
June 1995, Wiley
Critical Heuristics of Social Planning
Paperback in English
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1994, J. Wiley & Sons
Critical Heuristics of Social Planning
Paperback (softcover) in English
Cover of: Critical Heuristics of Social Planning
1983, Paul Haupt
Critical Heuristics of Social Planning
Hardcover in English

History

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April 11, 2012 Edited by Werner Ulrich added one closing parenthesis under "How would you describe this book?" (text from the book's backcover)
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