Happy New Year! I wish you all the best for you and yours.

Here is a multi-transdisciplinary research question set that I am hereby submitting, through you, to the entire Hellenic Electronic Center. I have attached a couple of extensive research abstracts related to this question set:

  • Platonic substratum of Descartes’ error: implications for modernity
  • Crisis or Transformation?

    Feel free to modify the research question(s) as you see fit. Here they are:

    How mechanistic is academic research today in, say, bio-medical and social science?

    Alternatively, how mechanistic is the language used in bio-medical and social science research today?

    Can we scientists learn to re-perceive biological, economic and social systems as autopoietic (self-producing) and not as deterministic mechanisms and contrivances?

    What might be the implications of making it so in, say, bio-medical, economic and social systems research?

    Those of you interested to provide some scientific research-grounded answers to the above questions, you might wish to present your preliminary research results at:

    THE 5TH SYSTEM DYNAMICS CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

    Saturday 11 June 2011
    9 AM – 5 PM
    Fordham University at Lincoln Center
    113 West 60th Street (and Columbus Avenue)
    New York, NY 10023, U.S.A.

    CONFERENCE WORKSHOP THEME:
    THE EXCELLENCE BUSINESS, BEFORE AND BEYOND OUR MODERN TEMPORALITY

    Just send me a 200-250 word abstract of your work and I shall put you on the presentations schedule. There will be no need to transfer your copyright ownership rights for this conference workshop.

    Cordially,
    Nikko

    Nicholas C. GEORGANTZAS
    Professor, Management Systems
    Director, System Dynamics Consultancy
    FORDHAM UNIVERSITY BUSINESS SCHOOLS
    113 West 60th Street, Suite 617-D
    New York, NY 10023-7484
    U.S.A.
    1-917-667-4022 | Fax: 1-212-765-5573 | E-mail: georgantzas@fordham.edu