Mutual strengthening between pragmatism & critical systems thinking is discussed by Michael C. Jackson in Key issues 1) General complexity resists universal truth. All attempts to model it are partial; 2) In engaging with general complexity use ‘systemic perspectives’ for coherent encounters with ‘reality’; 3) Embrace pluralism ie variety of insightful systemic perspectives to view & change the world; 4) Bring about improvement in world in mutual understanding, resilience, antifragility, empowerment, emancipation, sustainability etc

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