A suffix indicating Systems Thinking LO22742

Gavin Ritz (garritz@xtra.co.nz)
Sun, 26 Sep 1999 13:43:53 +1200

Replying to LO22686 --

Dear At

Of course language is connected to the nervous system (language is really
a behaviour), and the nervous system is connected to our other resources,
eyes, ears, skin( feel) which is part of the cybernetic feedback loop,
mental or internal representations and our behaviour. Plus our behaviours
are connected ( often not close in time) to our environment. naturally we
would develop words to describe the world outside of ourselves plus our
inner worlds. Nothing we say do, write, hear, see is unconnected with
systems theory.


AM de Lange wrote:

> I want now to argue that also the Fifth Discipline itself,
> namely Systems Thinking, had been in practice more than
> a millenium ago. It all has to do with the suffix "-hood"
> in the English language. It does not mean that only the
> English langauge has information on Systems Thinking
> as you will soon see.

[Big snip by your host...]

> In conclusion, if you ever see a word ending with the suffix
> "-hood", remind yourself "Be cautious -- Systems Thinking
> is required here". Let "-hood" be your token for Systems
> Thinking.


Gavin Ritz <garritz@xtra.co.nz>

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