Paper $42.65 ISBN: 9789059722293 Published February 2009 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

Knowing Tomorrow?

How Science Deals with the Future

Patrick van der Duin

Patrick van der Duin

Distributed for Eburon Publishers, Delft

222 pages | 6-1/3 x 9-1/2
Paper $42.65 ISBN: 9789059722293 Published February 2009 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
In a society characterized by turbulence and change, predicting the future has become an invaluable skill for managers, politicians, and scientists alike. As a result, scientific researchers have become increasingly interested in the study of the future. In Knowing Tomorrow?, an international team of contributors analyzes how the concept of the future is being addressed across academic disciplines.
 From the perspectives as varied as psychology, philosophy, economics, and astronomy, this groundbreaking volume examines how scholars have incorporated the future in their work. By illustrating how future research can be applied and evaluated, Knowing Tomorrow? establishes this growing field as a discipline in its own right.
 
Contents
1. Futures research and science: introduction
Patrick van der Duin
 
2. Inside the foresight mind
Peter Hayward
 
3. Futures studies from a human and social perspective
Eleonora Barbieri Masini
 
4. Dealing with the future in economics
Cornelius Hazeu
 
5. On the philosophical foundations of futures research
Joseph Voros
 
6. Macrohistory, macrohistorians and futures studies
Sohail Inayatullah
 
7. Geography, planning and the future
Ela Krawczyk
 
8. The end is nigh...but are we there yet? Futures and the environment
Graham H. May
 
9. Managing the Future
Patrick van der Duin and Erik den Hartigh
 
10. Astronomy: observing the past and predicting the future
Dap Hartmann
 
11. Future-oriented Technology Analysis: The literature and its disciplines
Alan L. Porter
 
12. Futures research and science: summary and some afterthoguhts
Patrick van der Duin
 
About the authors
 
About the WRR
 
About Alares
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