Blindness and Seeing in Systems Epistemology: Alfred Locker’s Trans-Classical Systems Theory
Appreciating the undeniable value of General Systems Theory (GST), Alfred Locker considers the question whether or not GST is able to go beyond a mere scientific point of view. Locker’s own systems theoretical approach, Trans-Classical Systems Theory, proposes not only to include usual observations into a systems view, but likewise their theoretical presuppositions. Locker hereby creates two levels of observation; an ortho- and a meta-level, where otherwise incommensurable viewpoints are united into whole. In this way, Locker is able to articulate a holistic systems theory of seeming opposites, like, for example, creation and evolution.
Locker, M. (2016). Blindness and seeing in systems epistemology: Alfred Locker’s trans-classical systems theory. Foundations of Science, 22(4), 849–862. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10699-016-9502-y