Accession Number : AD0675419

Title :   SAPIENOLOGY,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT GROUP (EUROPE) NEW YORK 09757

Personal Author(s) : Heaston,Robert J.

Report Date : FEB 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Sapienology is defined, for the first time, as the study of man and society in terms of the effects of technical innovation. The purpose of this essay is to introduce the subject of sapienology, indicate some of its proposed content, and emphasize how the interactions of management, money and technical innovation play a vital role in sapienology. The technical name of man, Homo sapiens, is the source of the title, sapienology. Reasons are presented for giving significance to sapience. The content of sapienology is explained based upon the sociological, psychological and economical implications of a technological society. Management, money and technical innovation were selected as major contributors to technology. In order to expand the various interpretations of the interactions of management, money and technical innovation, a theory of knowledge was used. Representative roles of the three characteristics were explained with this model. One particular approach produced a number of paths for management, money and technical innovation to act as causes, objects and effects. Reasons for confusing means and ends were identified. The primary accomplishment was a semi-theoretical foundation to describing how certain interactions result among management, money and technical innovation. Use of the model may help to avoid or correct undesirable relationships. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CREATIVITY, THEORY), PHILOSOPHY, HUMANS, MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING, SCIENTISTS, EMPLOYMENT, SOCIOLOGY, MONEY, ECONOMICS, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE