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

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Inhomogeneous and incomplete as it is, confounding models (e.g., open system,

feedback circuit) with mathematical techniques (e.g., set, graph,

such an enumeration is apt to show that there is an array of approaches to ...

Inhomogeneous and incomplete as it is, confounding models (e.g., open system,

feedback circuit) with mathematical techniques (e.g., set, graph,

**game theory**),such an enumeration is apt to show that there is an array of approaches to ...

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“Information theory, although useful for computer design and network analysis,

has so far not found a significant place in biology” (Bell, 1962).

is a novel mathematical development which was considered to be comparable in

...

“Information theory, although useful for computer design and network analysis,

has so far not found a significant place in biology” (Bell, 1962).

**Game theory**, too,is a novel mathematical development which was considered to be comparable in

...

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Sci., I (1956), 303–315. , “Lewis F. Richardson's Mathematical Theory of War,”

General Systems, 2 (1957), 55–91. , “Critiques of

1959a), 49–66. , “Uses and Limitations of Mathematical Models in Social

Sciences,” ...

Sci., I (1956), 303–315. , “Lewis F. Richardson's Mathematical Theory of War,”

General Systems, 2 (1957), 55–91. , “Critiques of

**Game Theory**,” Behav. Sci., 4 (1959a), 49–66. , “Uses and Limitations of Mathematical Models in Social

Sciences,” ...

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### Contents

Introduction | 3 |

On the History of Systems Theory | 10 |

Trends in Systems Theory | 17 |

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