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Methods and Models in the Study of Purpose 

by Dr. Richard Marken

Contents

Foreword     Philip J. Runkel
Introduction Intentional and Accidental Behavior: A Control Theory Analysis2

Behavior in the First Degree3
1. Purpose in Perspective

A Science of Purpose

The Blind Men and the Elephant

2. Purpose in Research Methodology

"Mind Reading": A Look at Changing Intentions

The Dancer and the Dance: Methods in the Study of Living Control Systems

3. Purpose in Psychology

The Hierarchical Behavior of Perception

Controlled Variables: Psychology as the Center Fielder Views It

4. Purpose in Biology and Economics

The Ethology of Purpose

H. Economicus: A Perceptual Control System Model of the Economy

5. Purpose in Systems Engineering PERCOLATe: Perceptual Control Analysis of Tasks
6. References
 

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