V.DE RAADT writes: "Multi-modal systems thinking is a normative approach to systems science that draws from both conventional systems science such as that developed by von BERTALANFFY and his successors, and from DOOYEWEERD's theory of modalities"
"The aim of multi-modal systems thinking is to reform and expand science so as to add the norms of human life to our understanding of the determinative part of life. These norms address all areas of our life, including such things as marriage and child rearing, work, service to others, preservation of our heritage, learning, and ethically following our religious, cultural and social pursuits"(2001, p. 4)
Such a proposal seems to cover a basic-but widely forgotten-need, in western societies in particular. However, it implies the adhesion to specific values and norms proper to a specific culture.
There is probably a need to harmonize understanding of the values and norms systems across all cultural systems in order to avoid clashes between them, as a result of divergent beliefs
This will probably imply the arduous task of creating a frame of meta-values and metanorms acceptable for all cultures and rules about transcultural reciprocities and respect
The most difficult issue is probably how to handle the seemingly natural intolerance frequently associated with strong unilateral belief.
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