The Ethics of Systems Thinking

Laszlo Zsolnai ‘The Ethics of Systems Thinking.’ , in Responsibility, Deep Ecology and the Self – Festschrift in Honor of Knut J. Ims. , eds. Ove Jacobsen, and Lars Jacob Tymes Pedersen, Forlag 1, Oslo, 2011.

The paper explores some ethical assumptions and implications of system thinking in reference to social and environmental decision making. The methodology of multi-criteria evaluation of complex systems is used as an illustration of the ethical agenda of systems thinking.

The Ethics of Systems Thinking