"…a purposeful system which, on attainment of any of its goals or objectives, then seeks another goal and objective, which more closely approximates its ideal" (R.L. ACKOFF, 1972).
According to ACKOFF: "An ideal-seeking system is thus one which has a concept of 'perfection' or the 'ultimate desirable' and pursues it systematically; that is in interrelated steps" (Ibid).
Some question marks remain:
1. what is "perfection" or the "ultimate desirable"?
2. and, if it can be defined, in which way can the system construct it?
- 1) General information
- 2) Methodology or model
- 3) Epistemology, ontology and semantics
- 4) Human sciences
- 5) Discipline oriented
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