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A further investigation of "Dialectical Thinking as a Means of Understanding Systems-in-Development: Relevance to Rogers's Principles".

Moccia, Patricia RN, PhD

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Abstract

Although this critique accepts the assumptions of Wilson and Fitzpatrick concerning a necessary congruence between a science's world view and its method of inquiry, it refutes their argument for Bunge's dialectic as a method appropriate for the study of human phenomena. It is argued that Bunge's dialectic is developed from a dualistic universe and is, therefore, incompatible with Rogers's views on the unitary nature of phenomena. Another, more internally consistent interpretation of the dialectic is introduced for consideration as an alternative.

(C) 1985 Aspen Publishers, Inc.

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