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

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History of science attests that expression in ordinary language often preceded

mathematical

mind: the evolution from counting in words to Roman numerals (a semiverbal, ...

History of science attests that expression in ordinary language often preceded

mathematical

**formulation**, i.e., invention of an algorithm. Examples come easily tomind: the evolution from counting in words to Roman numerals (a semiverbal, ...

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Such consideration has proved to be useful and leading to quantitative

Such consideration proves especially useful in areas accessible to quantitative

Such consideration has proved to be useful and leading to quantitative

**formulations**(cf. p. 137). Finally, the definition of the ... in general physiology.Such consideration proves especially useful in areas accessible to quantitative

**formulation**.Page 190

In more general

programmed at will. The practical consequence is that human beings are born

not only with equal rights but with equal capabilities. Hence our almost

pathological ...

In more general

**formulation**, the human brain is a computer that can beprogrammed at will. The practical consequence is that human beings are born

not only with equal rights but with equal capabilities. Hence our almost

pathological ...

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### Contents

Introduction | 3 |

On the History of Systems Theory | 10 |

Trends in Systems Theory | 17 |

Copyright | |

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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