User Tools

Site Tools


history_of_system

Differences

This shows you the differences between the selected revision and the current version of the page.

Link to this comparison view

Next revision
Previous revision
history_of_system [2007/06/10 17:11]
144.82.195.176
history_of_system [2015/01/31 23:55] (current)
Line 9: Line 9:
 He writes Yet there is a third reason for the isomorphism of laws in different realms which is important for the present purpose. In our consideration we started with a general definition of "​system";​ defined as "a set of elements in interaction"​ and expresses by the system of equation. No special hypothesis or statements were made about the nature of the system, of its elements or the relations between them. Nevertheless from this purely formal definition of "​system"​ many properties follow which in part are expressed in as well known in various fields of science, and, in part concern concepts previously regarded as anthropomorphic,​ vitalistic or metaphysical. The parallelism of general conceptions or even special laws in different fields therefore is a consequence of the fact that these are concerned with "​systems"​ and that certain general principles apply to systems irrespective of their nature. Hence principles such as those of wholeness and sum, mechanization,​ hierarchic order, approached to steady states, equifinality,​ etc., may appear in quite different disciplines. The isomorphism found in different realms is based of the existence of general system principles, of a more or less well-developed "​general system theory."​(pp.84 GST) He writes Yet there is a third reason for the isomorphism of laws in different realms which is important for the present purpose. In our consideration we started with a general definition of "​system";​ defined as "a set of elements in interaction"​ and expresses by the system of equation. No special hypothesis or statements were made about the nature of the system, of its elements or the relations between them. Nevertheless from this purely formal definition of "​system"​ many properties follow which in part are expressed in as well known in various fields of science, and, in part concern concepts previously regarded as anthropomorphic,​ vitalistic or metaphysical. The parallelism of general conceptions or even special laws in different fields therefore is a consequence of the fact that these are concerned with "​systems"​ and that certain general principles apply to systems irrespective of their nature. Hence principles such as those of wholeness and sum, mechanization,​ hierarchic order, approached to steady states, equifinality,​ etc., may appear in quite different disciplines. The isomorphism found in different realms is based of the existence of general system principles, of a more or less well-developed "​general system theory."​(pp.84 GST)
  
-Take the tour...[[ genesis of general systems theory]]+Take the tour....[[ genesis of general systems theory]]
  
history_of_system.txt ยท Last modified: 2015/01/31 23:55 (external edit)