## General System Theory: Foundations, Development, Applications |

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Linear Equations Nonlinear Equations One Several Many One Several Many

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Linear Equations Nonlinear Equations One Several Many One Several Many

Equation Equation Equations Equations Equation Equations Equations Algebraic

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If existentialists speak of the emptiness and meaninglessness of life, if they see in

it a source not only of anxiety but of actual mental illness, it is

same viewpoint: that behavior is not merely a matter of satisfaction of biological ...

If existentialists speak of the emptiness and meaninglessness of life, if they see in

it a source not only of anxiety but of actual mental illness, it is

**essentially**thesame viewpoint: that behavior is not merely a matter of satisfaction of biological ...

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Taking exception from Spengler's metaphysics and intuitive method, and

disregarding questionable details, it will be difficult to deny that his conception of

the cultural relativity of categories is

the first ...

Taking exception from Spengler's metaphysics and intuitive method, and

disregarding questionable details, it will be difficult to deny that his conception of

the cultural relativity of categories is

**essentially**correct. It suffices to rememberthe first ...

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### Contents

Introduction | 3 |

On the History of Systems Theory | 10 |

Trends in Systems Theory | 17 |

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allometric animals appears applied approach aspects atoms basic Bertalanffy biological catabolism causality cell characteristics chemical classical closed systems complex components concept consideration considered constant contrast cultural cybernetics defined differential dynamic elements energy entities entropy equations equifinality equilibrium essentially evolution example existence experience expressed fact feedback fields formulation function game theory growth curves homeostasis homeostatic human behavior important increase individual information theory interaction isomorphic kinetics language laws living organism Lotka machine mathematical means mechanisms mechanistic mental metabolic rate modern nature º º open systems organismic phenomena philosophy physical chemistry physics physiological possible present principle problems processes protein psychology psychophysical quantitative reaction reality regulations relations scheme schizophrenia scientific sense servomechanisms similar so-called sociology specific steady structure symbolic system theory teleology theoretical theory of open thermodynamics tion vitalistic Volterra whole world picture