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Unknown Undoing

Challenge of incomprehensibility of systemic neglect (Part #1)


Introduction
Incomprehensibility within existing analytical frameworks
Strategy through poetry
Strategic learning
Unrecognized strategic implications of paradox and logical fallacy
Strategic patterns in terms of knowing, feeling and action
Paradigm shift: from a single pattern to alternation between a set of patterns
Further possibilities for unconventional exploration
References

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Introduction

The following exploration uses as its point of departure a much-cited "strategic" poem presented by Donald Rumsfeld as US Secretary of Defense. The cognitive categories of the poem, and what was omitted, are used to elaborate various ways of ordering strategies -- possibly in the form of "periodic tables".

Deliberate use is made of Chinese traditional perspectives on such matters, notably in their relationship to governance. The point stressed is that there is a need for a paradigm shift to alternation between patterns of strategies, and interpretation, rather than depending on the possibility of finding a single pattern of strategies -- lacking the requisite variety for the complexity of the challwnges of the times.

trategies -- lacking the requisite variety for the complexity of the challwnges of the times.