Critical reflection as an irreversible process: Epicurus, the Arrow of Time, and an ontology for organizational learning phenomena

dc.contributor.authorGilstrap, Donald L.
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-07T15:36:36Z
dc.date.available2013-11-07T15:36:36Z
dc.date.issued2010-05
dc.descriptionThe definitive copy of the article is posted on SOAR with the publisher's permission.
dc.description.abstractTime’s Arrow has been widely debated in scientific and philosophical circles, yet this theoretical construct is relatively nascent in the social and behavioral sciences. More specifically, we may have much to discover from this lens when viewed in the context of organizational learning. The purpose of this article is to extend this research through an interdisciplinary framework of philosophy, history of science, and organizational learning by focusing specifically on critical reflection as an irreversible process. Returning to Epicurus’s original investigation of time, this paper argues for an ontology that links irreversible processes with Prigogine’s description of the Arrow of Time. Furthermore, defining critical reflection as an irreversible process then leads to an epistemological framework that helps describe change over time during organizational learning processes.en_US
dc.description.versionPeer reviewed
dc.identifier.citationGilstrap, D. (2010). Critical reflection as an irreversible process: Epicurus, the arrow of time, and an ontology for organizational learning phenomena. Emergence : Complexity and Organization, 12(4), 95-117en_US
dc.identifier.issn1521-3250
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/6633
dc.identifier.urihttps://emergentpublications.com/ECO/issue_contents.aspx?Volume=12&Issue=4
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherISCE Publishingen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEmergence : Complexity and Organization;v.12 no.4
dc.rights.holderCopyright ISCE Publishing 2010
dc.subjectStudiesen_US
dc.subjectOrganizational learningen_US
dc.subjectPhilosophyen_US
dc.subjectPerceptionsen_US
dc.subjectComplexity theoryen_US
dc.subjectOrganizational behavioren_US
dc.titleCritical reflection as an irreversible process: Epicurus, the Arrow of Time, and an ontology for organizational learning phenomenaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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