## General system theory: foundations, development, applications |

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Therefore, if so-called

processes, it has no more significance than the fact that elementary arith- methic

is applicable to all countable objects, that 2 plus 2 make 4, irrespective of

whether the ...

Therefore, if so-called

**isomorphic**laws of growth occur in entirely differentprocesses, it has no more significance than the fact that elementary arith- methic

is applicable to all countable objects, that 2 plus 2 make 4, irrespective of

whether the ...

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Not only are general aspects and viewpoints alike in different sciences;

frequently we find formally identical or

cases,

irrespective ...

Not only are general aspects and viewpoints alike in different sciences;

frequently we find formally identical or

**isomorphic**laws in different fields. In manycases,

**isomorphic**laws hold for certain classes or subclasses of "systems,"irrespective ...

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For the biological reasons mentioned above, experience cannot be completely "

wrong" and arbitrary; but, on the other hand, it is sufficient that a certain degree of

For the biological reasons mentioned above, experience cannot be completely "

wrong" and arbitrary; but, on the other hand, it is sufficient that a certain degree of

**isomorphism**exists between the experienced world and the "real" world, so that ...### What people are saying - Write a review

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### Contents

Introduction | 3 |

The Meaning of General System Theory | 30 |

Some System Concepts in Elementary Mathematical | 54 |

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