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The Knowledge Base of Futures Studies

, « The Knowledge Base of Futures Studies », Futures, 1993, p. 227-374.
Richard Slaughter states that the knowledge base of futures studies is no more challenging, no less soundly based, than many other fields. "The futures field may or may not be a discipline in the narrow sense. What is incontrovertible is that it produces working knowledge and supports disciplined enquiry". A viable model emerges from the layering of six core elements : 1) language, concepts, and metaphors (alternatives, options, sustainability) ; 2) theories, ideas, and images (evolution, progress, chaos, wise culture) ; 3) literature ...

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