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نویسنده [English]چکیده [English]
Thesubject of research is three axes of futures studies (time dimensions, bases and elements). The starting point is to review hermeneutically the history of West philosophy regarding the three phases of truth: Plato, Kant and Nietzsche truth. These three types of truth are forming a spectrum with two absolute extremes and intermediate area. Futures studies is also consist of three future types (objective, middle and subjective) and three future approaches (theoretical, theoretical-practical and practical), forming a 3*3 matrix with 15 future studies areas, called together futures thinking. The purpose is the epistemology of futures studies areas. Explaining the interrelationship of futures thinking with management and leadership, the position of futures thinking in organizational and political structures is determined. Two functions of futures thinking (missing link of management and leadership) are converging and paralleling. The position of futures thinking in organizational and political structures is beyond of management and administration, judiciary and legislation and inferior of leadership. Finally, the development line of planning, futures studies and post futures studies is specified to distinguish future of futures studies and post futures studies. Planning, futures studies and post futures studies are, respectively, managerial and political, social and sociological, and governmental and political in nature. Final goal of futures studies, future of futures studies (connective link of futures studies and post futures studies) and post futures studies are establishment of an ideal society, globalization of the ideal society and establishment of global ideal government, respectively.