Epistemology, Agnotology and Systems Thinking practice

Lisa McNulty
18 Septiembre 2023

Epistemology (theory of knowledge) addresses several questions which are pertinent to Systems Thinking practice. For example, social epistemology is concerned with epistemic communities of practice, including the formation and crossing of disciplinary boundaries, the development of localised epistemic standards relating to the purpose of the discipline, and the relationship between consensus, dissensus, and political power. Meanwhile, agnotologyspecifically addresses ignorance: how knowledge can be undervalued or suppressed, and how uncertainty can be manufactured.

This talk highlights some of the most notable connections between current academic philosophy and systems thinking and invites listeners to put philosophy to work.