The critical theory of Herman Dooyeweerd?

  title={The critical theory of Herman Dooyeweerd?},
  author={Andrew Basden},
  journal={Journal of Information Technology},
  • A. Basden
  • Published 1 December 2002
  • Sociology, Computer Science
  • Journal of Information Technology
Jürgen Habermas is a wide-ranging thinker whose ideas have formed the philosophic foundation of critical systems thinking (CST). But can the Critical approach incorporate ideas from other thinkers without abandoning its Habermasian roots? The danger of adding ideas piecemeal to address specific difficulties in CST is that the whole will eventually collapse because of inconsistencies. So if we wish to import ideas from other thinkers we need to understand the points of agreement and disagreement… 
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