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Mgt 655 is a sustainability-focused course at NMSU. This means our focus is on the sustainability of systemicity, as well as antisystem, and antesystem processes in terms of environment sciences, equity, and socioeconomics.
What is systemicity? Systemicity is defined as the dynamic plurality of unfinished, partial, fragmented, overlapping systems that do not achieve 'wholeness' rather than one monist, monological, whole-system, be it closed, mechanistic, open, organic, living, or general (Boje, 2008a: 2, 29, 54, 191, 264). As soon as we unpack the fiction of system, to its actant systemicity plurality, we enter the realm of hermeneutics and critical ontology. Systemicity is enacted in plurality of social, economic, political, cultural, and ecological contexts.
The course does not presume specialized background in Organization Systems & Complexity Theory. However, it is an advanced graduate course in the philosophy and qualitative methods of dynamic systemicity study. This is a CORE course for Management Ph.D. majors. It is open to any and all graduate students (Masters or Ph.D. or post-docs) who want advanced training in macro theory, macro research, and the qualitative research methods.
Please use the Study Guides for 655 when preparing your CANVAS answers, and Two Journal-Projects. Thank you!
Course Instructor: David M. Boje, Ph.D. 532-1693 scholar citations; http://davidboje.com/vita
Course Number: Mgt 655 Fall 2014
Course Title: Organization Systems & Complexity Theory Seminar
Course Description - Analysis of organizations from a macro sustainability systems perspective. Topics include organizational theory, organizational design, organizational environment, organizational ecosystems, operations, and sociotechnical systems.
Time & Place: 4-6:30 PM Tuesdays Dominici room221
Office Hours: Mondays - 12:10 - 2 PM Frenger Food Court
Quick link menu: Books | Course Objectives | Grading | From Old to New Paradigm | Schedule | Fine Print | Study Guides for 655 | Sustainability Class project || online syllabus available at http://business.nmsu.edu/~dboje/655
Would like to enroll Masters and Ph.D. students from every possible discipline at this fine University.
|JOURNAL Projects||Required All Book Chapters||Short Assignments||
Topic-Content & Participative-Learning process of the Day, Please come to class with partial answer typed out, and after class revise it to enter into CANVAS within 24 hours (Read all columns in schedule and choose several articles/chapters to include & reference in answer). Where time allows we will work in class on your answer together.
Instructions: CANVAS. Each class one student will enact the participative learning process in the class and fine-tune the topic content, by posing two CANVAS Questions, and co-leading the discussion time with me. That student needs to prepare by meeting with the instructor ahead of time, preferably during office hours, the week before the class meets. Each week you will be asked to give Feedback in writing, in Canvas, to one peer's answers to the 2 questions.
Select the THEORY-Journal-Writing-Project; please complete IRB certificate on Human Subjects ASAP in case your 2nd project (analysis) strays into human subject work
Kötke: 1 The Pattern of Crisis
Heidegger: Foreword by Carman
Boje SoPQ Intro & section on William James pp. 188-191
Boje CTE ch 1
Each class we investigate one Grand Narrative question about Organizational Systems Theory and Complexity (OAS), and one Living Story Web question with answers from your own experience. I will start you off with the first two questions, and after that the students will come up with one on grand narrative and one on a Living Story example from students own life world. Please watch this video, then proceed to answer the questions:
Grand Narratives (GN), and their counter-GNs are struggling and oppositional within each context, and between contexts. Those Contexts are themselves, entangled, interconnected, and interweaving.
Canvas Question 1a: What is one Grand Narrative [(hover over for definition )] of 'whole systems' ? Hint: look for counter-Grand Narratives within a context, and between different sorts of contexts (social, economic, political, cultural, and ecological).
Today’s Session LESSON PLAN
Hint: See case example of Food Safety Systemicities and Ideologies. Boje Newsletter on SYSTEMICITY See Study guide devoted to Grand Narratives and my suggestion is to begin with EGO-Self articulation of your standpoint in 11 contexts that Grand Narratives of OST and GST decontextualize, in order to achieve their generalizations. After reading about Grand Narratives, ask yourself, what is ideology? Lyotard, Jean-Francois. (1979/1984). The Postmodern Condition. The English version, a pdf is on line and is searchable. Look for ways 'grand narrative' is uses in legitimation of knowledge. See Is Green Capitalism Possible study guide for the many competing ideologies
Click here to see study material to get you prepared for your first two answers. For credit, please submit your answers to CANVAS within 24 hours of this class meeting. Please reference materials in syllabus, and others you use.
You are invited to the Teaching Academy and to the Book Signing event for my new book, 27 Aug. Wednesday. Teaching Academy on Teaching with Storytelling is 3:30 - 5PM in Room 50 Milton Hall, and book signing is 5PM in Barnes and Noble, in the 'Living Room' 2nd floor. Get the book with the discount code (on line or at the event) and save 20%
Quantum Systemicity Theory study guide has definitions of two Quantum Principles, introduction to Polyphonic Contexts you can explore in your Canvas Questions on Living Story Web.
From here on out the students will, in rotation, develop a grand narrative and a living story web question for each class. Please meet with instructor ASAP to develop your questions for the class.
Individual THEORY-Journal-project in-class planning and discussion time
Kötke: 2 The End of Civilization
Heidegger (see see searchable text): Intro I Necessity, Str, and Priority of Being; Intro II Twofold Task in Working Out the Question of Being
Lefebvre 1 The Critique of the Thing
Boje STO3, 7
Boje SoPQ 1 & 2
Boje CTE CH 6
|Theory_paper Rehearsal (what is your idea for a topic & write abstract)||
CYNTHIA CANVAS QUESTIONS:
Some Study material for this class: Quantum Systemicity Theory study guide
Look at the antenarratives that interconnect Grand Narratives of OST/GST to Living Story Webs, "Green Capitalism?"
18:40 Humans, Cyborgs, Posthumans: Francesca Ferrando at TEDxSiliconAlley Quantum Organization Systemicity; Posthumanist systemicity: Humans, Cyborgs, Posthumans: Francesca Ferrando at TEDTALKS YouTube(19 minutes)
PDF - Haraway, Donna. "The promises of monsters: a regenerative politics for inappropriate/d others." Cultural studies (1992): 295-337.
Enabling Quantum Organizations as a new level of effectiveness - Keith D. Swenson from SocialBizForum
Latour, Bruno (2012) Waiting for Gaia. Composing the common world through arts and politics
Boje's essay What is posthumanist ontology?
Kant, Immanuel. Critique of Pure Reason (begin with one of the very last sections on architectonic systems (p. 551) - to get sense of his cognitive approach); for Bakhtin see Boje 2008a STO chapter on architectonics
Theory Journal Writing Project planning time
Kötke: 3 Soil: The Basics of Life; 4 The Forest
Heidegger: Part One: I Analytic Dasein; II Being-In-The-World; III Worldhood of the World
Deleuze A Thousand Plateaus chap 14
Lefebvre 2 Rhythmanalyst
Boje STO 4
Boje SoPQ 3 & 4
Boje CTE CH 5
|Assignments for CANVAS Hint - work on your theory Paper, lit review||
HANK Canvas Question 3a: What is the grand narrative of how a typical organization (business, not for profit, etc.) makes decisions? Explain utilizing the language in your readings (e.g., Deleuze and Guattari’s striatic vs. smooth dialectic, Boje’s and Bakhtin’s polyphony, Boje’s pragmatic storytelling, and Mintzberg’s mechanistic system thinking). You do not need to include all readings. CANVAS question 3b: LIVING STORY WEB: Illustrate your answer to question 3a with real life experiences. You may incorporate this portion into your answer to question 3A, rather than answering question 3a and 3b as if they are discrete questions.
Hank's Lesson Plan for this week
However please note a LIVING STORY WEB is stories in a particular place, a time, and an Event. It is not the same as a Grand Narrative that is placeless, timeless, acontextual, and has universeralizing gesture. The ANTES (antenarratives) connect or interconnect GNs and LSWs.
difference/similarity of posthumanist systemicity and Being-In-The-World for Heidegger and for Arendt Hint 2b: According to Barad Heisenberg is epistemic not an "ontoepistemological" inseparability of ontology and epistemology. Boje (2014a) sees Heisenberg as ontological (Boje 2014; also see Dewey, 1929 references to Heisenberg)?) Hint
How would you complete Heidegger's unfinished project (p. 64, footnote 1) is to critique 'time and Being' in Aristotle (Physics IV essay on time) and Kant, Immanuel. Critique of Pure Reason (see section on time)? How would Lefebvfe rhythmanalysis and Deleuze ontology contribution to that unfinished project
For Karen Barad, Agential realism is an ontoepistemological standpoint. Agential realism is the intra-activity of materiality with discourse. There are other ontoepistemological standpoints for systems theory.
Ramsés Fuenmayor (1991). The Roots of Reductionism: A Counter-Ontoepistemology for a Systems Approach This does not mention Barad's ontoepistemological, and focuses instead on a different proposition:
and so on.
Shalin, D. N. (2007). Signing in the Flesh: Notes on Pragmatist Hermeneutics*.Sociological Theory, 25(3), 193-224.
What is the hermeneutics of Roland Barthes? Answer: the five codes; see Felluga, Dino. "Modules on Barhes: On the Five Codes." Introductory Guide to Critical Theory. Purdue U. http://www.purdue.edu/guidetotheory/narratology/modules/barthescodes.html
Barad, Karen. (2003). "Posthumanist performativity: Toward an understanding of how matter comes to matter." Signs, Vol. 28.3: 801-831. http://uspace.shef.ac.uk/servlet/JiveServlet/previewBody/66890-102-1-128601/signsbarad.pdf
Heisenberg, Werner. (1958). Physics and Philosophy: The Revolution in Modern Science. NY: Harper & Brothers Publications. http://www.naturalthinker.net/trl/texts/Heisenberg,Werner/Heisenberg,%20Werner%20-%20Physics%20and%20philosophy.pdf
Kötke: 5 The Phantom Agriculture; 6 The Dying Oceans; 7 Extinction of Life
Heidegger Part One Being-in-the-World as Being-With and Being-One's-Self, The 'They'
Lefebvre 2 Seen from the Window
Boje STO 5
Boje SoPQ 5
Boje CTE CH 4
NO CLASS meeting in BC 247, as we are meeting at Career Fair - be sure to visit once during day 9 to 3 and attend the reception Mixer at 3:15 during class time, in Dona Ana room
PLEASE ATTEND & PARTICIPATE in the 30th Annual Career Expo – September 16-17, 2014 at Corbett Center - This is a special "GREENING Career" Day - look for Green Leaf Employers; Special invite to be with me at the booth sometime during day 9 to 3PM on Sept 16 and to attend special reception Mixer at 3:15 in Dona Ana Room of Corbett Center.
NO CANVAS QUESTION ANSWERING THIS WEEK
Canvas Question 4a: What is a Grand Narrative about _______? Canvas Question 4b: What is your own Living Story Web about ______?
PLEASE Note: Class will be held at Career Expo on Sep 16; We will sit and observer with ontologic pragmatism and assess strategy-as-practice of sustainability @ NMSU.
John Dewey develop Observer Effect on Ontological Pragmatism
Extinction of Life, the post-process & strategy-as-practice; Arendt's The Human Condition instead of Heidegger and Lefebvre's look through window
Vaara, Eero, and Richard Whittington. (2012). "Strategy-as-practice: taking social practices seriously." The Academy of Management Annals 6.1: 285-336.
Chia, Robert, and Brad MacKay. (2007). "Post-processual challenges for the emerging strategy-as-practice perspective: Discovering strategy in the logic of practice." Human relations 60.1: 217-242.
Arendt, Hannah (1958). The Human Condition. Arendt was Heidegger's student. She had a falling out with his lack of political answerability, and develop a counter-ontological theory that puts politics of action ahead of his focus on work (& labor) and equipmentality.
Toward Sustainability Ethics of Equity & Social Justice; Hamilton, Clive (2010) Hamilton traces the roots of denial to North American conservatism that views environmentalism as a threat to sovereignty, privilege, economic growth and man’s mastery over nature;
Dewey, J. (1929). The Quest for Certainty. GIfford Lectures. Do a search on indeterminacy, indeterminate, Heisenberg and observer (effect), and you will quickly see how Dewey develop a (quantum) pragmatist standpoint that is different from that of William James and Charles Sanders Peirce. His ontology is rooted in Heisenberg, and is different from Heidegger, & much closer to Arendt.
Kötke: 8 Population; 9 Cultural Dynamics of Empire
Heidegger Part One: V Being as Such; VI. Care as the Being of Dasein
Lefebvre 3 Dressage
Deleuze A Thousand Plateaus Ch 14
Boje STO 6
Boje SoPQ 6
Boje CTE CH 15
JOHN's Canvas Question 5a: Explain how understanding rhythms and rhizomes help us understand our students and/or research topics. Might want to refer to Rhythmanalysis chapters 1-3, Deleuze’s Chapter 14 and page 54 of Boje’s Storytelling Organizations.
John's LESSON PLAN
Cultural Dynamics of Empire in Quantum-Liquid Systemicities (Bauman)
Our virtual guest David Whetten
... Theory-Building Methodology 295 ...
[CITATION] Modelling-as-theorizing: a systematic methodology for theory development
DA Whetten - Essential skills for management research, 2002 - Sage
... Peter Foreman •theory-building exercise,
we explore the possibility that a similar identity comparison process operates at the ...
Sustainability: socio-cultural, economic, and environmental
We did Deleuzian Ontology Chapter 14, relation of open and closed to smooth and striated spaces last week. Let's move on to various models; how it differs from Arendt, Merleau-Ponty, Lefebvre, and Heidegger's sense of space
Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Arendt, and Deleuze present differing ontologies. The concept of Care differs in them.
Bauman, Z. (2010). Liquid Times; Boje (2014)
Boje, D. M. (2012a). Reflections: What does Quantum Physics of Storytelling Mean for Change Management? Journal of Change Management. Boje (2014) Storytelling in Organizations: Managing in the Quantum Age.
Quantum Storytelling: Blacksmithing Art in the Quantum Age, presents David M. Boje's "Quantum Storytelling" approach. This film ...
Boje, D. M. (2012b). The ♥-of-Care of the Life-Path of Organizations' Double-Spiral-Antenarrative choices through Landscapes
Deleuze, G.; Guattari, F. (1987). A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia
Kötke: 10 The Psychology of Empire; 11 History of Modern Colonialism; 12 Colonialism in the Modern World
Heidegger Part Two: I Dasein's Possibility of Being-A-Whole & Being-Towards-Death
Lefebvre 5 The Media Day
Boje STO 7
Boje CTE CH 8
CARMA Canvas Question 6a: Explain how Cajete, LaDuke, or Nez-Denetdale relates to Kotke, Heidegger, Boje or other material in this course?
Canvas Question 6b: What is your own Living Story Web about how different, and sometimes,
Your material footprint (Kotke)
what are 5 systems articles in AMR Section that relate to the topic you wrote on the board in John's session on Sep 23rd? (see AMR section of syllabus)
Pre-Class Reading Material:
In Class Material:
3:05-3:25pm Video: Winona LaDuke Lecture, December 12, 2005 at the Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan
3:25-3:40pm Pair up and discuss what assumptions we might have as individuals and how they impact our efforts in our research. Or how do we make sure we're aware of our assumptions (and how they may impact our efforts in our research) (write ideas on the board).
3:40-3:50pm PM Break
3:50-4:00 Carma's Tribal Wisdom Presentation (Business Ethics)
4:15-4:30: Carma's Tribal Wisdom (Decolonization-Conference Conclusion write-up)
4:45-5:00: Moving our term papers forward.
PART II: Seed of Future
Kötke: 13 Principles of Life
Heidegger Part Two: II: Dasein's Attestation of an Authentic Potentiality-For-Being, and Resoluteness
Lefebvre 6 Manipulations of Time
Boje STO 8
Boje CTE 11
|Assignments CANVAS (rough draft of THEORY PAPER DUE TODAY - bring print out to class||
MORTAZA Canvas Question 7a: Discuss the role of material storytelling in learning/research.
William Kotke will be skying into our classes on Monday at about 2:45 PM our time firstname.lastname@example.org if you would kindly send your answers to him as well as to CANVAS - thank you
35000 walruses are swarming Alaska's shore
Rhythmanalysis of Living Systemicity in Seed of Future (e.g. rhythm of capital (Lefebvre ch 6; Kincheloe's critical ontology of living system)
Taste of Iran: Esfahan [BBC Culture Documentary] The biggest secret of the Internet:http://www.idea24.net Find the cheapest hotels
About 253,000,000 results (0.46 seconds)
Katz and Kahn (1966) The Social Psychology of Organizations - systems concept. especially p. 17, 19-20 for input throughput output feedback model of open systems; . p. 19 2nd law of thermodynamics, p. 21 negative entropy, p. 25 equifinality, etc.
Luhmann’s theory of autopoietic social systems by David Seidl (2004). This is a living systems approach. Autopoiesis literally means "auto (self)-creation" and it ha sa critique for being solophistic, social constructivist epistemic
"Quantum mechanical states are fuzzy and fragile," says Zuzek. In quantum mechanics, the principle ofquantum superposition guarantees that any combination of quantum states is itself an allowed quantum state. "A system that can be here or there should be legally able to be both here and there," explains Zurek. Yet the universe appears to us to be specific and solid. We don’t experience such "nonlocal" superpositions in everyday life: Somehow, superpositions shake out to just one definite state. But how?" More
Lefebvre ch 5 apparatuses
Review 7 types of materialism in Boje (2014). Including Althusser in Callari, A; Ruccio, D. F. (1996). Postmodern materialism and the future of Marxist theory: Essays in the Althusserian tradition (p. 51). A. Callari (Ed.). Hanover: Wesleyan University Press. http://www.rdwolff.com/sites/default/files/attachment/4/Rick%20Wolff,%20Althusser%20and%20Hegel.pdfAsk the question what is the relation of systemic and anti-systemic, after reading Callari and Russio introduction; see also Greene, Ronald Walter (1998). Another materialist rhetoric. Critical Studies in Mass Communication Vol 15: pp 2-43. http://works.bepress.com/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1001&context=ronaldwaltergreene
MATERIAL STORYTELLING and SYSTEMICITIES OF ORGANIZATION AND SOCIETY: Read Anete Strand dissertation today for definitions of 'material storytelling in Part I, and Method in Part II.http://vbn.aau.dk/da/publications/the-between(bd2a7c76-0985-4af8-ba57-d35c94fc3c88).html
Bøje, D. M.; Jørgensen, Kenneth Mølbjerg; & Strand, Anete M. Camille. (2013) TOWARDS A POSTCOLONIALSTORYTELLING THEORY OF MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION, Journal of Management Philosophy, 2013.; Strand and Jorgensen – material storytelling as interactive becoming
Kötke: 14 Culture as Organism
Heidegger Part Two: Dasein's Authentic Potentiality-For-Being-A-Whole and Temporality as the Ontological Meaning of Care; IV Temporality and Everydayness
Lefebvre 7 Music and Rhythms
Deleuze A Thousand Plateaus Ch 14, music fractals
Boje CTE 9
|Finalize your THEORY PAPER; it is due end of term in final form; bring copies to class, and share. We will assign you to comment on one other person's paper||
NOURAH Canvas Question 8a: What is a Grand Narrative about _______? Canvas Question 8b: What is your own Living Story Web about ______?
Green Ethics of Culture as Organism
Figure - COPE Pragmatist-Storytelling (Please see Boje & Rosile's Cancun Keynote 2014)
The Story of Solutions explores how we can move our economy in a more sustainable and just direction, starting with orienting ...
Is economic systemicity of materialism broken?
This chart from Pavlina Tcherneva is a shocking illustration of how the US economy is broken.
Biological materialisms, and posthumanist feminists critiques for Capra's Living Systems theory where its just system as a whole in self-organization processes (relate to Leviathan; to Kincheloe, and so on)
Hobbes, Thomas. (1651). Leviathan; Frost, Samantha. (2010). Fear and the illusion of autonomy. Pp. 158-176 in Diana Coole and Samantha Frost (Eds.) New materialisms: Ontology, agency, and politics. Duke University Press.
Kincheloe (2007: p. 896): "Thus, in a critical ontology our power as meaning makers and producers of new self hoods is enhanced. Cognition is the process in which living systems organize the world around them into meaning. With this in mind critical ontology creates a new era of immanence—'what could be' has never implied so much." More...
Capra, Fritjof. (1996). The web of life: A new scientific understanding of living systems (brief excerpt)
Gunaratne, S. A. (2005). Public diplomacy, global communication and world order: An analysis based on theory of living systems. Current Sociology, 53(5), 749-772.
Pierce, Charles Sanders. (1904) New Elements Peirce develops a theory of natural kind that is ontological existence in relation to epistemic classification.
New process school's relation to systemicity and ontology of Heidegger, Deleuze, and Lefebvre
http://www.futureofstorytelling.org Modern technology has enabled the creation of an "internet of thing
Anete Mikkala Camille Strand (2012), who has founded a lab in Denmark for Material Storytelling at Aalborg University.
Photo: Anete Mikkala Camille Strand, Ph.D. at the Material Storytelling Lab at Aalborg University, Denmark (Photo by D. Boje, 2014).
Dr. Strand has trained the sandplay method extensively for several years and translated it to bring together the two areas (sandplay and storytelling) in the material storytelling mode ‘stories of artifacts’ and in doing so it reconfigures from a therapeutic field to a storytelling field within organizations and teaching/research. Boje, in particular, has been working with Strand since 2009, and served on her dissertation committee.
"The Material Story Lab offers a process-oriented and holistic approach to practices of knowing and becoming" (Material Storytelling Lab, Denmark).
Kötke: 15 Life of the Tribe
Heidegger Part Two: V: Temporality and Historicality
Lefebvre 8 Conclusions
Boje SoPQ 10
Boje CTE 11
CYNTHIA Canvas Question 9a: What is a Grand Narrative about _______? Canvas Question 9b: What is your own Living Story Web about ______?
Life of Tribe
Module 6 features Dr. Gregory Cajete and Kaylynn Sullivan TwoTrees. Cajete discusses the "mutual reciprocal relationships" ...
Systemicity-Rhythm in Liquid-Quantum Modern; rhythmanalysis of a systemicity you are familiar with and dwelling-within inhood (see posthumanist ontology)
Bauman, Z. (2010). Liquid Times; Boje (2014) for Liquid-Quantum
Lefebvre, H. (2004). Rhythmanalysis
Reading Heidegger BT
Kötke: 16 Restoration of the Life of the Earth
Heidegger Question Concerning Technology PART I
Bauman - chapter TBA
Heidegger Part Two: VI. Temporality and Within-Time-Ness As the Source
Boje SoPQ 11
Boje CTE 17
HANK & JOHN - Canvas Question 10a: What is a Grand Narrative about _______? Canvas Question 10b: What is your own Living Story Web about ______?
Please bring contributions sections of paper, and the discussion section of your theory paper for AMR today
Restoryation of Life of Earth? 98
Module 4 features Dr. David Boje and Dr. Gregory Cajete. Boje discusses the differences between indigenous ways of storytelling ...
BLACK SWAN ANALYSIS
POWER LAW of LONG TAIL
EXERCISES for CLASS:
1. Deconstruct a Grand Narrative to show the Long Tail
2. Use the Six thinking hats (source)
The person who facilitates the meeting wears the blue hat. This is the hat that controls the other hats (although eventually this person may want to pass the blue hat to another person). The person with the blue hat can at any moment invite the group to put on any of the following hats:
The facilitator (blue hat) decides whether everybody wears the same hat, or just a part of the group wears a given hat and others wear a hat in a different colour, depending on whether the facilittor wants to generate more ideas or to increase the depth of the debate.
Mead and the practice turn
Simpson, Barbara. (2009). "Pragmatism, Mead and the practice turn." Organization Studies 30.12: 1329-1347.
Mead (1932) The Philosophy of the Present.
Readings Heidegger BT, the realms
Kötke: 17 Permanent Desert Culture
Heidegger Question Concerning Technology PART II
Bauman - chapter TBA
NO CLASS & NO CANVAS QUESTION - PLEASE USE TIME FOR PROJECT
Canvas Question 11a: What is a Grand Narrative about _______? Canvas Question 11b: What is your own Living Story Web about ______?
Thirty-minute educational film offers an ethic of business practice that is relationship-based and community-oriented, fostering a ...
New Mexico Desert Culture?
the many 'destining's' in Heidegger's QCT on line version is searchable
Kötke: 18 Choosing Reality
Heidegger Question Concerning Technology PART III
Bauman - chapter TBA
Merleau-Ponty differences with Heidegger
Boje SoPQ 12
CARMA Canvas Questions:
Canvas Question 12b: What is your own Living Story Web about the twelve sorts of destining impacting or defining your own life, research, or teaching?
(See AMR section of syllabus)
here is link to searchable Heidegger QCT - search for Destining - and note the different kinds in typology pp 303-4 in Boje SoPQ
Please work up a demonstration analysis of your AMR theory paper, for the analysis paper, using secondary data, such as annual reports, websites, etc. Suggest Leximancer
See Boje (Dragon Book), pp. 303-4
Destining in a Dozen Ways of Being Sustainably Pragmatic: As we kept exploring, we began to notice a 47 different occurrences of ‘destining; [Geschick] in the essay by Heidegger (QCT, 1977). We grouped them in a dozen different uses:
Pre-Class Reading Material:
In Class Material:
3:05-3:15 pm Leximancer, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CODcivqmNQ
3:15-3:50 pm Pair off for discussion and regroup to discuss technology; instrumentally, destining, and defining our modern living. Is technology today different from ancient technology? What’s the “essence” of technology?
4:00-4:15 pm Bauman
4:15-4:30 pm Native American mascot issue (10 min videos)
4:30-5:00 pm Moving our term papers forward: Review of each person’s STRUCTURE edits to their paper from last week, i.e. headings, etc. They also need to be including AMR articles most relevant to their critical review, to make a space for the conversation with AMR journal reviewers.
Module 2 features Dr. Don Pepion discussing in clear understandable terms some aspects of indigenous cosmology and related ...
POSSIBLE CLASS ACTIVITY - IMPROV
Jen Oleniczak is the founder of The Engaging Educator, a NYC-based organization that specializes in improv-based workshop
New Mexico's materialisms
Merleau-Ponty changes to Heidegger ontology
Diana Coole develops a materialism storytelling of Merleau-Ponty; Coole, Diana. (2010). “The inertia of matter and the generativity of flesh.” Pp. 92-115 in Diana Coole and Samantha Frost (Eds.) New materialisms: Ontology, agency, and politics. Duke University Press.
Kötke: 19 Natural History of the Watershed
Boje SoPQ 13 & 14 & 19
Final Discussion of Bauman's book
Final discussion of Lefebvre
MORTAZA Canvas Question 13A - Develop a model for your AMR theory paper. 13 B tell as living story of why you care about this topic (one situation, one event, one incident)
Bring copy to class
Module 6 features Dr. Gregory Cajete and Kaylynn Sullivan TwoTrees. Cajete discusses the "mutual reciprocal relationships" ...
MORTAZA will develop a lesson plan helping build theory models with some discussion of Bauman, Lefebvre, and Heidegger QCT (with some German words he cares about).
New Mexico's Watershed History
EXERCISE TO TRY MINDMAP - as a first step in building a model for your paper - some sort of diagram of your theory
Political comedian Bill Maher weighed in on Monsanto and GMOs on the June 22 2012 episode of Real Time with Bill Maher .
THANKS GIVING HOLIDAY BREAK
Kötke: 20 Planetary-Watershed Restoration
How Arendt, Merleau-Ponty, & Deleuze differ form Heidegger
Boje SoPQ 15 & 16 & 17
NOURAH Canvas Question 14a: What is a Grand Narrative about _______? Canvas Question 14b: What is your own Living Story Web about ______?
Planet's Watershed Restoration
Tribal Wisdom & Entrepreneurship: Drs. Joe Gladstone & Dan Stewart, Yolanda Martinez & Alicia Ortega
Module 5 features Dr. Joe Gladstone (dissertation on American Indian entrepreneurs), Yolanda M
|Final Papers Due||
Please submit your two JOURNAL PROJECTS (one is Theory, second one is Qualitative Analysis, and include individual portfolio of your Canvas entries - Class held off campus at 4700 Dunn Drive starting at 3:30 till 5:30 or 6PM
|FOLLOW UP||Dec 17 to 19 Quantum Storytelling Conference in Las Cruces (Inn of the Arts); Your abstract, presentation, and paper are welcome||
To have students obtain a basic knowledge Organizational Systemicity [Theory] & Complexity (OSC) in its Ecological Contexts. Barry Commoner's, Closing Circle in 1971.[Source]. Here are four classic pragmatic RULES:
Figure 1 - Agent Based Modeling (ABM) of Systemicity (Drawing by Boje).
ABM - Agent Based Modeling
GST - General Systems Theory
OST - Open Systems Theory - rooted in second order cybernetics (deviation-counteracting & deviation-amplification loops)
CAS - Complex Adaptive Systems - rooted in first order cybernetics (deviation-counteracting loops) are the basis of what we study as the socio-technical beast.
This video is about complex adaptive systems in Nature, how birds and fish move in amazing patterns that emerge in the aggregate. Micro behaviors of individual-Agents turn into Group of Agent behaviors. E.g. Birds follow simple rules forming self-organizing CAS
Rule 1. Stay close but don't bump into birds around me.
Rule 2. Fly as fast as birds near me
Rule 3. Move toward center of the group
Advanced presentation on ABM http://www.videocast.nih.gov/Summary.asp?File=13931&bhcp=1
A brief overview Old style modeling of Complex Adaptive Systems using ABM - search for macro-patterns over times with multiple agents interacting, each using simple rules
ABM is an alternative to Old Systems Theories (GST/OST/Mechanistic/Framework, etc.) reductionism, trying for universalism and generality through acts of abstraction and appropriation. Old Systems Thinking, the Idealism that results in the inexistence of Agents, the glossing over of Event, and Event-trajectories in Systemicity, in space-time-materialisms (Boje, 2014a).
An alternative is a retheorized Materialism of Event, to Agent interactions that are not reduced to cross-sectional variable boxes with arrows between them. The ABM materialism is about how patterns of systemicity unfold in spacetimemattering that exceed the Agent's simple Rules of dyadic engagement to form complexity patterns of multiplicities within multiplicities. ABM is also an alternative to Deleuze's ontology of unfathomable chaos of the rhizome vortex. The idea that System is a set of unified parts, greater than the Whole, is the Grand Narrative of old systems thinking. Watch the YouTubes below to get an understanding of why this is so. Old systems theorizing accounts for organization as a stable state disrupted by an Event, and then a old-style CAS or OST takes over. However, such universalizing is a Grand Narrative. "Nowhere is there any endpoint, either above or below. There is neither initial One, nor an ultimate atom" (Tarby, 2013: 136-7). Sets of Agents in relation to multiplicities create aggregate patterns that are a successive set of possibilities. The observing Agents have the impact of their Observer Effect, though they may think themselves to be innocent bystanders to the Event, the ensuing trajectories. For Alain Bidiou (2013) it is the "dialectic of being and event" (Tarby, 2013); while for Heidegger (1962) its an Encounter, in Being-in-the-world, in the ontologic situation of worlds within worlds: world of work in relation to world of equipmentality (technologies), world of supplies, world of nature, world of welfare, and so on. Human Agents and non-human Agents interact in ecological and other contexts. Humans do not create all the Events.
What is an Event?
"Event is the sudden irrupton within this scene of a set of things, of elements, that were neither given nor determined" (Tarby, 2013: 142). Events happen in a flash, a dazzling revelation, all very suddenly. Other Events take some time to be noticed.
The Event happens, often suddenly, and the Agents' Situation is shocked into a change in its activities, and the RULES may change. Some Agents may deny the event, while others are reactive by seizing the day, in "creative humanity" to enact new RULES (Tarby, 2013: 143). As more incidents happen, some are Events, that interrupt the Agents' Situation, and can be Tipping Points in the trajectories (paths) through SPACE and TIME, in Materiality (Boje, 2014a). "We are surrounded by materiality" (Tarby, 2013: 140).
Events happen in says that Agent structures and networking adapts to. Here are some basic principles of events Several of these are adapted form Tarby (2013) chapter on work of Alain Badiou.
Principle 1: Event is always relative to a Situation in various contexts. E.g. social racism, economic inequality, political hegemony, cultural decline, ecological species decline, and/or their counter-contexts.
Principle 2: Event cannot change everything. There are local changes, some global ones, and after a time some returns, but everything does not return.
Principle 3: The human social dimension of the event is lost when we use GST/OST/CAS theories to confer a final determination of some universal Truth (see Tarby, 2013: 114). E.g. when systemicity is reduced to summary variables without tracing what individual agents are doing, or when cross sectional methods such as survey research are used in ways that do not trace longitudinal developments.
Principle 4: Event opens up trajectories as the Agents interact and enact respective courses of action. E.g. some Seize the day and create change, while others deny the Event and go about their business-as-usual.
Principle 5: Event trajectories "make the event a simulacrum" (Tarby, 2013: 144). ABM is a simulation, and there is also simulacrum behavior by Agents Being-in-the-world. See Boje & Rhodes (2005, Leadership Quarterly article on this topic, PDF download)
Principle 6: Event trajectories as they course through Agent networks, modify knowledge of the Agents, however full knowledge cannot be perfect. E.g. As an Event traverses a Living Story Web of families, friends, professions, the pattern remains open. The trajectories are not determinate, sine more incidents and stages happen, and affect the course. Therefore any definite final Truth is lost.
Principle 7: There is always hope that out of Event, some Grand Narrative (GN) of Universality will take hold of an Agents' context without fully denying, marginalizing, or re-appropriating by reduction or manipulation the Living Story Webs (LSWs).
ABM can be used to model Event principles and Agent rules.
What is AGENT BASED MODELING?
"An agent-based model (ABM) is a class of computational models for simulating the actions and interactions of autonomous agents (both individual or collective entities such as organizations or groups) with a view to assessing their effects" on the systemicity dynamics. "Most agent-based models are composed of: (1) numerous agents specified at various scales (typically referred to as agent-granularity); (2) decision-making heuristics; (3) learning rules or adaptive processes; (4) an interaction topology; and (5) a non-agent environment." (source).
Agents can be defined as individuals, groups, organizations that follow simple sociolinguist and various organizing rules, while their interactions create non-linear complexity patterns of Systemicity over spaces and times. Agents can be human, animal, plant, bacterial, and any other living things. ABM allows testing various principles, and how communities for example, vitalize their languages within pressures of socioeconomic contexts on indigenous languages.
This simulation demonstration of ads, their effectiveness with early-product adopters and detractors, over time as the word spreads through a marketplace.
Only in humanism are the agents just human beings. In posthumanist ABM the agents are any species, all species interdependent in a given domain, following their Rule. For example, new product adopters over time
As Events happen, changes in Systemicity patterns emerge. Agents communicate and combine, interacting with other Agents to form Living Story Networks that are dialectic to Grand Narratives of various contexts.
ABM allows social science to explore the relations between the micro-world and the macro-world. The qualitative techniques for eliciting stories from people can allow us to program the rules of social interaction.
In previous screen
Why Agent-Based Modeling? Part I by Miles Parker
Why Agent-Based Modeling? Part II: Modeling H1N1 by Miles Parker
Herbert Simon's bounded rationality applies to ABM.
Whereas Old Systems Theories attempt to build a representative reduction of social and operational or productive systems, the ABM is at the population level, including all the agents, and all the states they move through, and how that aggregate interaction occurs over spacetime, and in material interactions with the environment.
Agents are heterogeneous with different ideas for living and Being-in-the-world:
Agent 1 - 'I care about my home, my local space.'
Agent 2 - 'I care about getting rich, and that's all.'
Agent 3 - 'I care what happens in my life, and don't care at all about what happens to future generations.'
Agent 4 - 'I care about virtual real, about mass-produced entertainment, and could care less about the natural world.'
Agent 5 - ' I care about living my life so the 7th generation will have resources for life.'
Agent 6 - 'I care about greening and sustainability of the natural world.'
Agent 7 - 'I care about capitalism, and do not care about escaping into virtual entertainment or natural world.'
Agent 8 - 'I care about making smoke and mirrors that hides my true intent from other agents.'
Agent 9 - 'I care about creating an ethical story in relation other other storied lives.'
And so on...
As these and other agents interact, they form patterns of interaction, and structures in relation to Events suddenly happening in their midst.
The Systemicity process can be a one of fractal-pattern emergence, scalability from the lower (micro-scale) of systemicity to its higher (macro-scale). The behavioral rules generate complexity patterns, such as fractals, as multiple agents, each bounded rational, act in their own PRAGMATIC interests. Some have CRITICAL PRAGMATIC, others ONTOLOGIC PRAGMATIC, others more post POSITIVIST PRAGMATIC, and some with EPISTEMIC PRAGMATIC ways of sensemaking and enactment (Boje, 2014a). These pragmatics are NOT independent. In multiple agent systemicity, different actors apply different pragmatic rules, such as Commoner's Closing Circle, while others, such as Australian Premier Tony Abbott is an agent applying a Vulgar Pragmatic of the 'environmental vandal' (see Carol Williams, Aug 19 2014). In this political context he enacts anti-regulation programs: (1) repeal the carbon tax on biggest emitters of greenhouse gasses; (2) invited loges to open the Tasmanian 2,000 year old growth forest to logging in defiance of UNESCO World Heritage designation which 97% of Australians surveys still support; (3) Put a climate change skeptic in charge of Australia’s Renewable Energy Target Program; (4) shifted authority from federal to state and territorial governments for analysis of green light proposals; (5) Tax rollbacks that environmental scientists say is creating an “environmental train wreck."(see Carol Williams, Aug 19 2014).
The process of Agent Based Modeling (ABM) of Systemicity is one of recognizing how autonomous agents follow rules preserving their own PRAGMATIC self-interests in ways that create complex multi-agent, multiple-contexts patterns of emergence.
ABM agents do learn, and adapt to conditions of multiple contexts and multiple agent relationship networks.
There are several mixed qualitative and computational methods to study systemicity: (1) Monte Carlo simulations of ABM introduce randomness. (2) Markov Chains is another approach; (3) social movement theory; (4) Game Theory; (5) Decision Theory.
Here we will look at two kinds of emergent fractal patterns of complex systemicity:
What is a COMPLEX SYSTEMICITY?
A complex systemicity creates by ontologic story, or by simulations, dynamics of multiple agents using simple rules such as Barry commoner's Closing Circle rules in inter-connecting contexts whose properties are not fully explained by an understanding of its component parts. In short, complex systemicity consists of a large number of mutually interacting and interwoven contexts, agents, rules, and entities. Out of very simple rules, agents create amazing complexity dynamic patters. Some of these are fractal (Read More).
Learn how to research the inter-pragmatic: Ontico-Ontological Condition of OSC [please hover over for definition to appear]. To become proficient in 'critical ontology' analysis of 'systems thinking and practice.' To examine how OSC is used by a variety of qualitative methods approaches. To learn an ontological theory and method, in making a paradigm shift the various popular OSC approaches. One paradigm shift is from an 'Epistemic GRAND NARRATIVE' (hover over for definition ) rendering of OSC to a critical ontological one. Second, is from epistemic schemes of OST that are with out environmental ontology, to a Systems Sustainability is an interdisciplinary Ontological field that draws on theory, methods, and praxis from environmental sciences, economics, sociology, ethics, and philosophy. OSC are entities in the Ontic (Post-positivist) disciplines and Ontologic, and these combine (Ontico-Ontological) in the internal and external complex, dynamic, and contested relationships among many stakeholders and contexts. Agents follow quite different pragmatic rules:
Figure 2 - Quantum Systemicity Theory and COPE-Pragmatisms (see Boje, 2014a for discussion).
To see study guide on QST click here. In Grand Narratives Study Guide you will find ways to approach the construction of questions about Grand Narratives of OST and GST which have decontextualized what I call systemicities (Boje, 2008a). One aim is to move beyond 'vulgar pragmatism' the 'whatever works' practice.
There are research opportunities using systemicity as the next move beyond single-systems thinking.
Systemicities occur in multiple contexts, and across those contexts, that involve Storytelling process (Boje, 2008a).
For example, Grand Narratives (GN), and their counter-GNs are struggling and oppositional within each context, and between contexts. Those Contexts are themselves, entangled, interconnected, and interweaving.
We tell stories to make sense of everyday life and communicate to others who we are.
Narrative Analysis by Vanessa May "We are narrative beings... we need narratives... fundamental to who we are... Narrative Identity... how organizations make sense of the world ... in policy documents We make sense of the world through the stories we tell... Narrative can be text or can be physical, like dance performance, or numerical. Numbers tell stories, as well. ... Narratives are everywhere. You cannot get away from Narratives. ... Who gets to tell the narrative of a nation. Narratives are linked into structures of power... Narratives are ... not just stories... Narratives matter. It matters how we tell stories about the world, who tells them, and in what way"
There is a constant narrative going on in our heads and we are telling our Living Story in a Web of others' Living Stories. The Grand Narratives give coherence to our experience, and to fit into grander frameworks. The Agent's Living Story Web is local, grounded. The Grand Narrative seeks the universal, the abstract, and the general. The Grand Narratives and the Living Story Web are in dialectic relation in Agent networks, and change across spacetime in relation to materialisms.
This course will examine and analyze the internal and external dynamics of OSC from a variety of philosophical perspectives I (Boje, 2014) call Pragmatic COPE [please hover over for definition to appear]. However, the main purpose is to provide graduate students with an overview of the historical, on going theoretical debates, and qualitative research in OSC. This is an advanced qualitative methods course in ABM, in macro History and Micro-Behavior of OSC within Complex Social, Political, Economic, Cultural, Philosophic, and Ecological contexts that are themselves interactive forming the basis of complexity science of systemicity. In this course, we will contrast three very old schools of systems theory: (1) the naïve US school of systems theory, (2) the General Systems Theory School (GST), and (3) the Language School of Systems Theory (hover over for short discussion) with the COPE-pragmatic systemicity analysis methods. CANVAS discussions will be developing the transition of systems to complexity theory to your own area of expertise and to your Jorunal-Project-writings, so be prepared.
Please review Study Guides for 655 when preparing your Canvas answers
You are expected to come to class prepared to discuss scheduled readings. Please bring your Heidegger (1962) book to class Also see searchable online text). To help this outcome recur, you are required to submit a brief (one page) Canvas memo entry for each week's readings. I strongly encourage you to begin this before the class meeting, with reflection on the critical discussion of readings (note: it is not a summary & not your opinions), rather push the state of knowledge or method in the field, challenging weak theory with new formulations, next steps, philosophical questions, your own reflexive introspection (such as life story examples), and/or researching examples in Google Scholar, and other sources.
During each class, I will give an overview of the readings of the day. I will help you have time to reflect and discuss the questions posed. I will invite students at random to open the critical -ontologic reflexive and/or pragmatic philosophical discussion based upon what they read before class. This can be based on notes of the initial draft of Canvas entry that is due midnight the day following class meeting. Instead of summarizing the readings, bring out debates in the field, unanswered research questions, examples of praxis that need improvement.
You will get the most out of each class by turning off your lap tops, cell phones, and actively participating in the Here and Now of class discussions. Print out your notes ahead of time. Share in the learning experience by being prepared, having read several of the readings on the syllabus, being ready to take the lead in opening a discussion. 25% of your grade is on the Canvas discussion entries. Another 25% is on your active and constructive, professional participation.
At the end of class, I will briefly summarize the next batch of readings. As the term progresses, more time will go to working on the two Journal-projects.
Two Project Requirements
Project one THEORY-JOURNAL-ARTICLE- each student develops a pragmatic-critical-ontologic OSC theory for submission to Academy of Management Review (for students not in Management, other journals may substitute). Theory Project must be pre-approved by instructor. Please develop a review of critical ontology OSC literature (not a summary) from one or more weeks course material, extend that material with additional sources to final term Journal-theory-project. Includes dialogue with articles form Academy of Management Review, Organization Studies, Organization Science, Human Relations, etc. If you deviate form archival data, in the Qualitative Data Collection of the Journal Project, you will need a university IRB that must be approved in consultation with the instructor. In AMR there is no data collection or analysis, as of May 25 2014 there are 132 articles mentioning "Systems Theory", and including words 'pragmatic' or 'pragmatism' only 14 articles. To help you, here are some searches of relevant publications connecting ontologic-pragmatism and systems theory in various ways.
Most cited articles mentioning "Systems Theory" (132 total in AMR):
Most cited that include 'pragmatic' or 'pragmatism' only (14 total in AMR)
AMR articles with Ontology and pragmatic or pragmatism (28)
And only 3 articles in AMR with ontology, pragmatic OR pragmatism "systems theory"
Heidegger is mentioned in 13 AMR articles
In other management/organization journals Heidegger is mentioned 269 in Strategy as Practice articles
Heidegger with both pragmatism "strategy as practice" reduces the list to 129
Heidegger pragmatism "systems theory" "strategy as practice" reduces it to 25.
PROJECT 2: ANALYSIS-ARTICLE-WRITING: ARCHIVAL ANALYSIS OF 'CRITICAL ONTOLOGY' OF SYSTEM(ICITIES) CASE FOR A JOURNAL ARTICLE.
This is an analysis of existing web or other archive material, such as annual reports, company website, non-profit web-sites, manuals, etc. It must be a sophisticated and rigorous qualitative analysis. Please pre-approve the project with instructor. The developmental work in the JOURNAL-THEORY article can be input to the application in the ANALYSIS-ARTICLE for possible submission.
A - Excellent Outstanding Journal-Article write ups, CANVAS write ups of answers to questions posed in class; Demonstrates superior understanding of ontological qualitative method and theory. On time peer-feedback comments on their answers to CANVAS questions. Excellent participation in instructor's discussion of readings; makes contribution to success of course; work makes sound contribution to our class. Meets with instructor in office hours (or appointment), periodically to discuss teaching/learning process and outcomes. Is able use critical thinking in a convivial and professional manner. Open to learning new paradigms, new ontologies, new epistemologies, and new methodologies of systemicity study. Contributes ideas to instructor and peers that make the class more effective for all.
B - Submits good write ups of Journal-Article Projects (one of which is outstanding), keep up with discussion, makes contributions, and has above average understanding of ontologic-pragmatic method and theory; is contributing actively to the success of the course; good contribution to the success of our class and a harmonious convivial atmosphere. Does on time peer comments on their answer. Is open to learning new theories and methods. Met at least once with instructor in office hours (or appointment), periodically to discuss teaching/learning process and outcomes. Works to make class better for all.
C - The Journal-project write ups are average, or one is below average; does not keep up with Canvas write ups, is not concerned with ontological inquiry, does not make as important a contribution in their Journal-Project writing. Is closed to new ideas, new paradigms, and cannot go outside narrow self-interests of scholarship. Forgets to be on time with peer comments on their answers. Had problems or a petulant, querulous, fractious, or disgruntled attitude with class, or instruction, and did not meet with instructor to discuss and problem solve. Is only able to learn theories and methods that have direct utility to self-interests. Does not help instructor or peers make this an excellent experience for all.
D - In class - seems distracted, is not prepared, CANVAS sometimes late, the contribution to Journal-project is not substantial. Had problems with class, or an attitude (see above) to instruction, but did not bother to go to instructor in office hours or appointment to address their concerns. Wastes class' and instructor's time trying not to learn, defending not reading, not writing, not participating in constructive manner. Does not do 2 or more peer comments on their answers.
F - Failure to participate in class, and non-performance CANVAS and/or Journal-writing projects (did not pull weight); or just plagiarism; or very disruptive in class, including on cell phone, texting during discussion or lecture time, distracted, and a distraction to others and/or to the instructor that is relentless. Had problems with class, or developed an attitude (see above) to instruction, but did not bother to go to instructor in office hours or appointment to directly work out concerns.
BE- Heidegger's Being & Time; QCT Heidegger's Question Concerning Technology; STO - The Storytelling Organization book (Sage, 2008) - Order it on line at Amazon
Boje, D. M. (2014). SoPQ Storytelling Organizational Practices: Managing in the Quantum Age. London: Routledge. The book is featured on our website here: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415815475/ and will feature in relevant upcoming catalogues and leaflets. See book flyer for discount information
Boje, D. M. (2008). STO Storytelling Organizations. London: Sage.
Bauman, Z. (2010). Liquid Times: Living in an Age of Uncertainty. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press.
Lefebvre, H. (2004). Rhythmanalysis: Space, Time and Everyday Life. NY: Continuum.
Heidegger, M. (1962). Being and Time. Translated by John Macquarrie & Edward Robinson. NY: Harper Row. 1927 in German, 1962 English translation. see searchable text)
Kötke, William H. (2007) The Final Empire: The Collapse of Civilization and the Seed of the Future by Wm. H. Kötke (Nov 26, 2007)
Boje, David M. (2008). Critical Theory Ethics for Business & Public Administration (Information Age, 2008) - Order it on line at Amazon
Heidegger, M. (1962). Being and Time. Translated by John Macquarrie & Edward Robinson. NY: Harper Row. 1927 in German, 1962 English translation. see searchable text)
Heidegger, M. (1977). The Question Concerning Technology, trans. William Lovitt. NY: Harper and Row. The Turning. on line QCT version is searchable
HELPFUL ONLINE BOOKS (James, Boje 2013 and any other you choose).
Arendt, Hannah (1958). The Human Condition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Aristotle's (350 BCE) Nicomachean Ethics (aka Virtue Ethics). Translated by W. D. Ross. Book is fare on lone. On line version http://classics.mit.edu/Aristotle/nicomachaen.html
Aristotle (350 BCE) Physis (check his views on space and time).
Aristotle's Poetics. (350 BCE). Translated by S. H. Butcher.
Aristotle. (350 BCE). Rhetoric. Translated by W. Rhys Roberts
Aristotle (350 BCE) Topics.
Bernstein, R. J. (1989, November). Pragmatism, pluralism and the healing of wounds. In Proceedings and addresses of the American Philosophical Association (pp. 5-18). American Philosophical Association.
Boje, D. M. (2012f). Quantum Storytelling. Free online book (until it gets finished with its revisions, and a publisher calls).
Boje, D. M. (2012g). Quantum Spirals for Organization Consulting online book (until it gets finished with its revisions, and a publisher calls).
Boje, D. M. (2013). Pragmatist Storytelling Philosophy for Management and Organizational Research and Practice. Book in preparation for London: Routledge. Access in drop box.
Deleuze, G.; Guattari, F. (1987). A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia. Translation & foreword Brian Massumi. University of Minnesota Press.
Derrida, Jacque. (1993). Politics and Friendship.
Dewey, J. (1910). How We Think. Boston/Chicago/NY: D. C. Heath and Company.
Dewey, John. (1929). The Quest for Certainty. GIfford Lectures.
Heidegger, Martin. (1977). A Question Concerning Technology. http://simondon.ocular-witness.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/question_concerning_technology.pdf
Heisenberg, Werner. (1958). Physics and Philosophy.
Hobbes, Thomas. (1651). Leviathan the Matter, Forme, & Power of a Common-wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civill.
James, William. (1907). Pragmatism. http://www.aibi.ph/politics/DOCS/William%20James%20-%20Pragmatism.pdf
Kant, Immanuel. Critique of Pure Reason (especially section on architectonic systems, as perhaps the earliest approach to systems theory).
Kincheloe, Joe L.; Horn, Raymond A. (Eds, 2007) Praeger Handbook of Education and Psychology Vol. 1. Greenwood Publishing Group.
Lyotard, Jean-Francois. (1979/1984). The Postmodern Condition. the English version, a pdf is on line and is searchable.
Mead (1932) The Philosophy of the Present. With Introduction by Arthur E. Murphy and Prefatory Remarks by John Dewey. Chicago/London: University of Chicago Press (1932 is based on Mead's 1930 lectures compiled and edited after his death in 1931; 1984 revised edition).
Pierce, Charles Sanders. (1904) New Elements
Rorty, R. (1979). Philosophy and the Mirror of. Nature. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Rorty, R. (1982). Consequences of Pragmatism. University of Minnesota Press. Introduction.
Rorty, R. (1999). Philosophy and Social Hope. Penguin. Introduction
6. Please read one of these other books:
Boje, D. M. 2001 Narrative Methods for Organizational & Communication Research. London: Sage (should be in books store; if not order from Amazon; paperback)
Heidegger, M. (1992). History of the Concept of Time: Prolegomena. Translated by Theodore Kisiel. Bloomington & Indianapolis: Indiana University Press.
Heidegger, M. (1999). Ontology – The Hermeneutics of Facticity. Translated by John van Buren. Bloomington & Indianapolis: Indiana University Press.
Heidegger, M. (2003). Four Seminars. Bloomington & Indianapolis: Indiana University Press.
Not Required, also good choices:
NM - Boje, D. M. 2001 Narrative Methods for Organizational & Communication Research. London: Sage (should be in books store; if not order from Amazon; paperback)
4. See http://peaceaware.com/655/ for the readings we will select for the class.
On Line Resource: Annotated Reference Listing http://business.nmsu.edu/~dboje/690/annotated_storytelling_org_biblio_boje.htm
5. Scott, W. Richard and Gerald Davis. 2007. Organizations and Organizing: Rational, Natural, and Open System Perspectives. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice- Hall
Cited Articles /Chapters in Syllabus
Tarby, Fabien. (2013). A Short Introduction to Alain Badiou's Philosophy. Chapter 6 (pp. 131-154) in Alain Badiou (2013). Philosophy and the Event. Translated by Louise Burchill. Cambridge, UK/Malden, MA: Polity. English 2013, French 2010.
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