Perhaps the most important single characteristic of modern organizational cybernetics is this: That in addition to concern with the deleterious impacts of rigidly-imposed notions of what constitutes the application of good "principles of organization and management" the organization is viewed as a subsystem of a larger system(s), and as comprised itself of functionally interdependent subsystems.
What matter and opportunity [for thy activity] art thou avoiding? For what else are all these things, except exercises for the reason, when it has Viewed carefully and by examination into their nature the things which happen in life? Persevere then until thou shalt have made these things thy own, as the stomach which is strengthened makes all things its own, as the blazing fire makes flame and brightness out of everything that is thrown into it.
These examples and many others demonstrate an alarming trend whereby the privacy and dignity of our citizens is being whittled away by sometimes imperceptible steps. Taken individually, each step may be of little consequence. But when Viewed as a whole, there begins to emerge a society quite unlike any we have seen -- a society in which government may intrude into the secret regions of man's life at will.william o. douglas
Perhaps the most important single characteristic of modern organizational cybernetics is this: That in addition to concern with the deleterious impacts of rigidly-imposed notions of what constitutes the application of good "principles of organization and management" the organization is Viewed as a subsystem of a larger system(s), and as comprised itself of functionally interdependent subsystems.Richard F. Ericson
If we recognise that every ecosystem can also be Viewed as a food web, we can think of it as a circular, interlacing nexus of plant animal relationships (rather than a stratified pyramid with man at the apex)... Each species, be it a form of bacteria or deer, is knitted together in a network of interdependence, however indirect the links may be.murray bookchin
The islands above the falls are covered with foliage as beautiful as can be seen anywhere. Viewed from the mass of rock which overhangs the fall, the scenery was the loveliest I had seen.david livingstone
I'm a flawed character... I Viewed this situation as one big lie that I repeated a lot of times.lance armstrong
Life is great if properly Viewed in any aspect; it is mainly great when Viewed in connection with the world to come.albert barnes
Rarely cited by the Supreme Court today, Justice Black is generally Viewed by the Court (as he was by Bickel) as too 'absolutist,' too unyielding, too unresponsive to other societal needs. But the Pentagon Papers case may, even now, best be recalled in Justice Black's opinion, the last he would write on the Court.hugo black
The passionate controversies of one era are Viewed as sterile preoccupations by another, for knowledge alters what we seek as well as what we find.freda adler
Inner experience ... is not easily accessible and, Viewed from the outside by intelligence, it would even be necessary to see in it a sum of distinct operations, some intellectual, others aesthetic, yet others moral. ... It is only from within, lived to the point of terror, that it appears to unify that which discursive thought must separate.georges bataille
All who strive to live for something beyond mere selfish aims find their capacities for doing good very inadequate to their aspirations. They do so much less than they want to do, and so much less than they, at the outset, expected to do, that their lives, Viewed retrospectively, inevitably look like failure.lydia maria child
Thus, in its relation to Christianity, intelligent design should be Viewed as a ground-clearing operation that gets rid of the intellectual rubbish that for generations has kept Christianity from receiving serious consideration.william a. dembski
The first step in freeing men from external chains was to emancipate them from the internal chains of false beliefs and ideals. To free one's mind of chains is to free it of the care of what is acceptable or Viewed so by society, this is when true freedom is discovered.john dewey
What matter and opportunity [for thy activity] art thou avoiding? For what else are all these things, except exercises for the reason, when it has Viewed carefully and by examination into their nature the things which happen in life? Persevere then until thou shalt have made these things thy own, as the stomach which is strengthened makes all things its own, as the blazing fire makes flame and brightness out of everything that is thrown into it.marcus aurelius
Autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful. A man who gives a good account of himself is probably lying, since any life when Viewed from the inside is simply a series of defeats.george orwell
If a baby really has no awareness of himself and is totally thing-directed and at the same time all his states of mind are projected onto things, our second paradox makes sense: on the one hand, thought in babies can be Viewed as pure accommodation or exploratory movements, but on the other this very same thought is only one, long, completely autistic waking dream.jean piaget
The sponsor may be Viewed as a potentate with a strong influence over currents of thought in our society, exercised mainly through television [...] It has tended to displace or overwhelm other influences such as newspapers, school, church, grandpa, grandma. It has become the definer and transmitter of society's values.
In no state can a man be accused of raping his wife. How can any man steal what already belongs to him? It is in the sense of rape as theft of another man's property that Kate Millett writes, "Traditionally rape has been Viewed as an offense one male commits against another a matter of abusing his woman."
For enlightenment, anything which does not conform to the standard of calculability and utility must be Viewed with suspicion.
In a society where dissenting viewpoints are suppressed, those viewpoints are potent and dangerous... Where dissent is tolerated, it rapidly becomes quaint and is Viewed as un-sophisticated; people merely amuse themselves with the expression of contrary opinion.
Linear programming is Viewed as a revolutionary development giving man the ability to state general objectives and to find, by means of the simplex method, optimal policy decisions for a broad class of practical decision problems of great complexity. In the real world, planning tends to be ad hoc because of the many special-interest groups with their multiple objectives.
Classified measures of curiosity into two categories. First, curiosity is Viewed as a motivational state and measured with behavioral indices. Second, he conceptualizes curiosity as a personality trait that is assessed by personality measures.
This is a fine saying of Plato: That he who is discoursing about men should look also at earthly things as if he Viewed them from some higher place; should look at them... a mixture of all things and an orderly combination of contraries.marcus aurelius