"(The) bringing together (of) diverse views and ideas and transforming those by aggregating and integrating them into a new and more encompassing perspective" (1990a, p.60-70).
J. WARFIELD and M. AYIKU state: "In seeking a subsumption transformation, three fundamental assumptions are involved:
- the assumption of continuity:… people will not relinquish an internalized long held framework discontinuously… Consequently, any new framework that is proposed must subsume (i.e. incorporate, but go beyond) the old framework
- the assumption of increased cognitive burden:… Since the new framework subsumes the old one, it necessarily involves increased cognitive burden because it incorporate more concepts and requires a new web of interactions among them to permit adequate interpretations.
- the assumption of necessary cognitive enhancement:… If the burden of cognition is increased, then there must be provided means of enhancing cognitive capability in order to compensate for the increased burden" (1989, p.27 – abridged).
This is very important for systemics, which produce indeed an "increased cognitive burden" and seems at times to break continuity with long hold conceptual frameworks. The authors have put their fingers on some of the main difficulties to communicate systemic viewpoints.
- 1) General information
- 2) Methodology or model
- 3) Epistemology, ontology and semantics
- 4) Human sciences
- 5) Discipline oriented
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