Accession Number:

ADA467454

Title:

A Woven Web of Guesses

Descriptive Note:

Briefing charts

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE OTTAWA (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

68.0

Abstract:

A WOVEN WEB OF GUESSES -- Canto One Network Centric Warfare and the Myth of the New Economy. -- Canto Two Network Centric Warfare and the Myth of Inductivism. -- Canto Three Network Centric Warfare and the Virtuous Revolution. INTRODUCTION -- Canto One The NCW business analogy is highly problematic. Important and often adverse insight have been ignored. -- Canto Two The NCW thesis perpetuates a discredited theory of knowledge and knowledge development, known as naive inductivism, that has long exerted powerful influence over the military. -- Canto Three Exciting opportunities exist if we replace inductivism with critical rationalism. Unlike inductivism, critical rationalism is consistent with profound insights into the nature of logic, information, knowledge and reasoning. In short, the prerequisite to a revolution in military affairs is a revolution in the way we think about thinking.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Humanities and History
  • Operations Research
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE