The Epistemology of Strategy

by Richard Maltz
1 May 2009

[A slightly revised version of the original presented at the Army War College 2009 Strategy Conference]

I. Introduction. I have been asked to speak to you today about the most exciting subject in the world … Epistemology. For those of you who are not familiar with the term, Epistemology is the “theory of knowledge”. It is that branch of philosophy that explores and illuminates the origins, nature, methods, and limits of human thought, perception, knowledge, understanding, and learning. Epistemology will be one of very few “academic” words that I will inflict on you in this discussion; but I see no way around addressing it by name.  … Read more of The Epistemology of Strategy (80 KB PDF).

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