Goals for human planning

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Planning is compared with evolution. Evolution is the most powerful - and cruel, from a human point of view. Evolution does not plan, while planning man tries to avoid the cruel tests for fitness by founding his activities on
a growing knowledge of evolution.
Evolving man is studied in terms of his linguistic abilities which extend in for example technological domains. A linguistic complementarity for description and interpretation implies a steadily growing nature of knowledge and of planning. Planning processes are truncated for operability by the fixation of goals. Knowledge of a specific goal allows extended planning with
a new goal on a higher level.
A high-level goal for human planning is discussed, namely to complement the traditional fragmentary growth of knowledge with a systemsoriented growth, stimulated by revealing cycles in the knowledge process. Unfoldment of such
cycles lead to a progressive knowledge of knowledge and to a planning for planning that satisfies our human drift for inquiry.


  • Lars Löfgren
Enheter & grupper

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Elektroteknik och elektronik
Titel på värdpublikationImproving the human condition: quality and stability in social systems : proceedings of the silver anniversary international meeting
RedaktörerRichard F. Ericson
StatusPublished - 1979
Peer review utfördJa