chapter  1
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Introduction

The first part of the book, ‘Knowledge’, focuses on strategic foresight theory, including its concepts, methodologies, research strategies and philosophy of science. It defines the concepts of future domains, strategic thinking and intelligence, and the logic behind evolutionary, complexity and systems thinking, together with the logic and practices of scientific and informal reasoning. Finally it aggregates existing foresight methods, methodological principles and research strategies into a new set of futures domain’s which itself is divided into ten major methodologies and their subsets. This presentation is meant to help readers understand the usability and fundamental nature behind the domain’s different method types and to help plan an integrated strategic foresight process.