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page_49 next page > Page 49 3.2.4 Human Well-Being and Emancipation Critical systems thinking, and the thrust of TSI therefore, is emancipatory in that it seeks to achieve for all individuals, working through organisations and in society, the maximum development of their potential. This indeed is the basis on which "complementarism" discussed above can be grounded and guided. As Jürgen Habermas has argued, there are two fundamental conditions underpinning the socio-cultural form of life in the human species. These he calls "work" and "interaction". "Work'' enables human beings to achieve goals and to bring about material well-being through social labour. Its success depends upon achieving technical mastery over natural and social processes. The importance of work leads human beings to have a "technical interest" in the prediction and control of natural and social affairs. This is one of two anthropologically based cognitive interests which Habermas believes the human
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2011 for the course MGT 03 taught by Professor Kasra during the Spring '11 term at Tanta University.

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