The Four Archetypal Orientations of the Mind: Foundational, Experiential, Organizational, and Actional

The Four Archetypal Orientations of the Mind: Foundational, Experiential, Organizational, and Actional

By: Herman J. Pietersen (author)Hardback

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The first application of the theory embracing an integration of the metaphysical with empirical science allowing for an examination of archetypal orientations, that provide meaningful comparisons and profiling for a range of topics and scholarly endeavors, in one book. This work examines and reflects upon the meta-theoretical and cross-disciplinary nature of this approach. It represents a follow-up on the author's first volume "The four types of knowing - metaphysical, scientific, narrative and pragmatic: A meta-epistemology of mind". The present volume applies the author's theory to a new set of topics. The following disciplines and thinkers have been selected, namely: Trinitarian theology; Mediaeval Jewish thought; Karl Jaspers' 'paradigmatic individuals'; Robert Pirsig's narrative in search of 'Quality'; organizational leadership thought, and, lastly, intervention paradigms in the field of Organization Development (OD). The chapters addressing the selection of disciplines and thinkers are grouped into: religious thought; individual thinkers in the narrative tradition, and two noteworthy themes in the area of business thought (specifically, management and organizational behaviour). In each of the chapters the four modalities of mind, namely: the objectivist-empyrean (type I), objectivist-empiricist (type II), subjectivist-empiricist (type III), and subjectivist-empyrean (type IV), are shown to be applicable.

About Author

Dr. Herman J. Pietersen teaches at the University of Limpopo, South Africa. He received his Ph.D. from the University of the Orange Free State, South Africa. Dr. Pietersen is a member of the International Society for Philosophers. He has more than eighty scholarly publications and papers in a number of fields, including philosophy, theology, sociology, psychology, business and human resource management.


PART ONE: SELECTIONS FROM RELIGIOUS THOUGHT; The four ways in Trinitarian thought; 3.4.1 The Objectivist-Empyrean Trinity (a) Augustine (b) Aquinas; 3.4.2 The Objectivist-Empiricist Trinity (a)Barth (b)Rahner; 3.4.3 The Subjectivist-Empiricist Trinity (a) LaCugna (b) McFague; 3.4.4 The Subjectivist-Empyrean Trinigy (a)Moltmann(b) Boff; PART TWO: SELECTIONS FROM INDIVIDUAL THINKERS Jaspers' paradigmatic individuals; 5.2 Paradigmatic individuals in meta-perspective; 5.2.1 Buddha (Objectivist - Empyrean); 5.2.2 Socrates (Objectivist-Empiricist); 5.2.3 Jesus (Subjectivist-Empiricist); 5.2.4 Confucius (Objectivist-Emprean); And More.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773443143
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 230
  • ID: 9780773443143
  • ISBN10: 0773443142

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