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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
Advances in Nursing Science: July 1985
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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.

© 1985 Aspen Publishers, Inc.