SEPARABILITY AXIOM 1)3)
Any operation should be completely independent from the performing operator.
This axiom of disjunctive logic is the bedrock of the analytic Cartesian method.
Its validity is however growingly curtailed in modern science, since it is now evident that, in many (if not in all) cases, it is not possible to satisfy the separability condition.
The operator is most frequently an active agent in the operation process. It is merely acceptable to neglect his/her influence when he/she is only an observer whose influence is insignificant in space or time dimensional domain.
Systems science in particular needs a conjunctive logic. In J.C. LUGAN's words: "… the organization, the organized object, the organization 's product and the organizer cannot be separated" (1993, p.91).
Examples abound, from the quantic to the human systems level.
- 1) General information
- 2) Methodology or model
- 3) Epistemology, ontology and semantics
- 4) Human sciences
- 5) Discipline oriented
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