Peter Lindberg (Tesugen) finds some interesting data to support this.
- Quotes from Kant's Critique of Pure Reason (first published 1781, via Amazon)
- José Ferrater Mora, Peirce's Conception of Architectonic and Related Views (first published 1955)
- Human reason regards knowledge as belonging to a possible system.
- It therefore allows only such principles as do not at any rate make it impossible for any knowledge that we may attain to combine into a system with other knowledge.
- Science is architectonic, in that it makes a system out of a mere aggregate of knowledge
Open-mindedness may be either an individual characteristic or a collective one. A person or an organization can be open or closed to new ideas and information, and can be tolerant or intolerant of uncertainty.
We can observe many settings where knowledge and uncertainty seem fragmented and brittle, and where they seem strongly resistant to reevaluation and change. In such settings, there is often a strong drive to add more knowledge, with more detail and precision, and yet the extra knowledge fails to have any useful effect.
Kant invites us to pay attention to the architecture (or architectonics) of knowledge - how knowledge is composed and decomposed. Equally, we must pay attention to the architecture of uncertainty - how uncertainty is composed and decomposed. This may often be the best route to opening up an organization to innovation and positive change.
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