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The International Institute for General Systems Studies, Inc., recommends the following publications to anyone interested in systems and cybernetics.



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IIGSS Repository Books

NOTE: The books listed below are now or soon will be in the IIGSS repository. Some of them are reviewed here; the others will be reviewed as time permits in an ongoing research project. Editorial comments included with the reviews are the opinions of individual reviewers and do not necessarily represent the views of the IIGSS. Critiques are offered herein the interest of stimulating discussion, and comments are invited. A list of additional recommended books follows this repository listing. The IIGSS welcomes suggestions about books and donations of books for the repository.


Abraham, Frederick David, A Visual Introduction to Dynamical Systems Theoryfor Psychology. Santa Cruz: Aerial Press, 1990.

Abraham, Ralph H.

(1) Chaos, Gaia, Eros. San Francisco:HarperCollins?, 1994.

(2) Dynamics: The Geometry of Behavior (with Christopher D. Shaw). New York: Addison-Wesley, 1992.

  • A well-illustrated survey of dynamical systems, their characteristics and topologies. It addresses oscillations,entrainment, attractors, repellors, saddles, insets and outsets, �

Ackoff, R.L.,

(1) The Art of Problem Solving. New York: John Wiley & Sons,1978.

An idiosyncratic collection of artificial puzzles �

(2) A Concept of Corporate Planning. New York: John Wiley &Sons, 1970.

(3) et al, Designing a National Scientific and Technological CommunicationSystem?. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1976.

A grand design for a library, publishing, and reviewing scheme innocent of computer prostheses and long before the Internet data web �

(4) On Purposeful Systems (with F.E. Emery). Chicago: Aldine-Atherton, 1972.

  • The ultimate in rationalization regarding systems� “structure” and “function.” �

(5) Redesigning the Future. New York: John Wiley & Sons,1974.

(6) Scientific Method. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1962.

An idiosyncratic approach to research methodology, especially as regards social systems. Strangely unlike the methods actually used in ordinary sciences �

(7) Creating the Corporate Future. New York: John Wiley, 1981.

Alexander,Christopher, Notes on the Synthesis of Form. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1964.

Andreski, Stanislav, The Social Sciences as Sorcery. New York: St.Martin's Press, 1972.

Arnheim, Rudolf, Visual Thinking. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1969.

Ashby, W. Ross

(1) An Introduction to Cybernetics. New York: John Wiley &Sons, 1966.

  • Still the definitive work on discrete process cybernetics. Homeostasis, cycles, requisite variety, �

(2) Design for a Brain. London: Chapman and Hall, 1960.


Barr, Stephen, Experiments in Topology. New York: Dover Publications, 1964.

Barrow, John D., Theories of Everything. New York: Ballantine Books, 1991.

Bateson, Gregory

(1) Mind and Nature � A Necessary Unity. New York: Bantam Books,1979.

(2) Steps to an Ecology of Mind. New York: Ballantine, 1972.

  • � appreciative systems �

Beer, Stafford

  • � eudemony, complexity, viable systems,cybernation on five levels �

(1) Decision and Control. New York: John Wiley& Sons, 1966.

(2) Platform for Change. New York: John Wiley &Sons, 1975.

Bell, Daniel, The Coming of the Post-Industrial Society.New York: Basic Books, 1973.

Berlinski, David, On Systems Analysis: An Essay Concerning the Limitations of Some Mathematical Methods in the Social, Political and Biological Sciences. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1976.

Berry, Wendell, What Are People For? San Francisco: NorthPoint? Press, 1990.

Blackburn, Simon, Think: A Compelling Introductionto Philosophy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999. Boast, Warren B., Vector Fields. New York: Harper and Row,1964.

A thorough account of electromagnetic phenomena for electrical engineering as it was taught and practiced in the1960s.

Bohm, David

(1) Causality and Chance in Modern Physics. New York: Harper& Brothers, 1961.

(2) Science, Order, and Creativity (with F. David Peat). NewYork?: Bantam Books, 1987.

(3) Thought as a System. London: Routledge, 1992.

(4) Wholeness and the Implicate Order. New York: Routledge, 1983.

A semi-mystical exploration by a theoretical physicist in search of higher orders. Rheomode, �

Boulding, Kenneth E.

(1) Beyond Economics: Essays on Society, Religion, and Ethics.Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1968.

  • General systems theory and practice as understood by a founder of the systems movement �

(2) The Image: Knowledge in Life and Society. Ann Arbor:University of Michigan Press, 1956.

Briggs, John

(1) Fractals: The Patterns of Chaos. New York:Simon and Schuster, 1992.

(2) Looking Glass Universe (F. David Peat). NewYork?: Simon and Schuster, 1984.

Bronowski, J.

(1) The Ascent of Man. Boston: Little, Brown &Co., 1973.

(2) The Identity of Man. Garden City, N.Y.: The Natural History Press, 1971.

(3) Science and Human Values. New York: Harper& Row, 1956.

(4) A Sense of the Future. Cambridge: MIT Press,1977.

Brown, R. Grover, Robert A. Sharpe, and William L. Hughes, Lines, Waves and Antennas. New York: The Ronald Press, 1961.

Engineering approach to the theoretical and practical dynamics of electromagnetism �

Buckley, Walter (ed.), Modern Systems Research for the Behavioral Scientist. Chicago: Aldine, 1968.

Burtt, Edwin A. (ed.), The English Philosophers from Bacon to Mill.New York: Random House, 1939.


Caglioti, Giuseppe, The Dynamicsof Ambiguity. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1992.

Campbell, Jeremy, Grammatical Man: Information, Entropy, Language, and Life. 1982.

� a study of philosophical aspects of information theory

Campbell, Joseph, and Bill D. Moyers, The Power of Myth. New York: Doubleday, 1988.

Capra, Fritjof

(1) The Turning Point. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1982.

(2) TheTao? of Physics.  New York:Bantum Books, 1975.

Casti, John L., Searching for Certainty. New York: William Morrow & Co., 1990.

Churchman, C. West

(1) Challenge to Reason. New York: McGraw?-Hill,1968.

(2) The Design of Inquiring Systems. New York:Basic Books, 1971.

(3) Methods of Inquiry (with R.L. Ackoff). St. Louis: Educational Publishers, 1950.

(4) The Systems Approach. New York: Delacorte Press, 1968.

Clemson, Barry

Cybernetics: A New Management Tool.Philadelphia: Abacus Press/Gordon and Breach Science Publishers, 1984.

Cohen, Morris R., and Ernest Nagel, An Introduction to Logic. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World,1934.

Collingwood, R.G.

(1) Essay on Metaphysics. Chicago: Henry RegneryCo?., 1972.

(2) The Principles of Art. London: Oxford University Press, 1974.

Cook, Theodore Andrea, The Curves of Life. New York: Dover Publications, 1979.

Coren, Richard L., The Evolutionary Trajectory. Amsterdam:Gordon & Breach, 1998.

Couger, J. Daniel, and Robert W. Knapp, Systems Analysis Techniques. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1974.

Cowan, George A., David Pines and David Meltzer (eds.), Complexity:Metaphors, Models, and Reality. New York: Addison-Wesley, 1994.

Crosson, Frederick J., and Kenneth M Sayre (eds.), Philosophy and Cybernetics.New York: Simon & Schuster, 1967.


Danesi, Marcel, and Frank Nuessel, eds.

The Imaginative Basis of Thought and Culture: Contemporary Perspectives on Giambattista Vico. Toronto: Canadian Scholars� Press, 1994.

Davies, P.C.W., Space and Time in the Modern Universe.Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1977.

Davis, Martin, Computability & Unsolvability. New York:McGraw?-Hill, 1958.

Dawkins, Richard, The Blind Watchmaker. New York: W.W. Norton& Company, 1986.

de Bono, Edward, Lateral Thinking. London: Ward LockEducational?, 1970.

de Broglie, Louis, Physics and Microphysics. New York: Harper& Brothers, 1960.

Del Toro, Vincent, and Sydney R. Parker, Principles of Control Systems Engineering.New York: McGraw?-Hill, 1960.

Engineering cybernetics of feedback control�systems� as they were taught and practiced in the 1960s �

DeMarco?, Tom, Structured Analysis and System Specification.New York: Yourdon Press, 1978.

Dennett, Daniel C., Consciousness Explained. Boston: Little, Brown & Company,1991.

Descartes, Ren�, Discourse on Method. The Liberal Arts Press,translated 1956.

Devlin, Keith, Mathematics: The Science of Patterns. NewYork?: W.H. Freeman, 1994.

Diesing, Paul, Patterns of Discovery in the Social Sciences.Chicago: Aldine-Atherton, 1971.

Drucker, Peter F.

(1) Management. New York: Harper & Row, 1973.

(2) Post-Capitalist Society. New York:HarperCollins?, 1993.

Druzhinin, V.V., and D.S. Kontorov, Concept, Algorithm, Decision. Washington:U.S. Government Printing Office, 1972.

Durant, Will, The Story of Philosophy. New York: WashingtonSquare? Press, 1933.

  • The definitive popular book on the development of Western philosophy, including a genealogy of many principal philosophers.


Eddington, Sir Arthur, The Philosophy of Physical Science. AnnArbor?: University of Michigan Press, 1958.

Edelman, Gerald M., Bright Air, Brilliant Fire: On the Matter of Mind.New York: Basic Books, 1992.

Einstein, Albert, Sidelights on Relativity. New York: Dover,1983.

Emery, F.E. (ed.), Systems Thinking. Baltimore: Penguin Books,1969.


Finamore, Frank J.(ed.), Half Hours with the Best Thinkers. New York: Gramercy Books, 1999.

A popularized sampling of the thoughts of some noteworthy philosophers. A few telling quotations are excerpted and embedded in the tableof contents below.

Firby, P.A., and C.F. Gardiner, Surface Topology (Second Edition). London:Ellis Horwood Ltd., 1991.

Flood, Robert L., SolvingProblem? Solving. Chichester:John Wiley, 1995.

Fran�ois, Charles (ed.) International Encyclopedia of Systems and Cybernetics. Munich: K.G. Saur Verlag, 199

Frankena, William K., Ethics. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.:Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1963.

Fuller, R. Buckminster, Synergetics 2. New York: Macmillan, 1979.


Gall, John, Systemantics. New York: Simon & Schuster,1975.

Gardner, Martin, Knotted Doughnuts and Other Mathematical Entertainments. New York: W.H. Freeman, 1986.

Gleick, James, Chaos. New York: Viking Penguin, 1987.

  • The definitive popular account of“complexity” and “chaos” as they were emerging asrecognized subject matters �

Goble, Alfred T., and David K. Baker, Elements of Modern Physics. New York: TheRonald? Press Company, 1962.

Gore, Albert, Jr., Earth in the Balance. New York: HoughtonMifflin?, 1992.

Gorney, Roderic, The Human Agenda. New York: Simon &Schuster, 1972.

Granger, Robert A., Fluid Mechanics. New York: DoverPublications?, Inc., 1985-1995.

Granit, Ragnar, The Purposive Brain. Cambridge: MIT Press,1977.

Greene, Brian, The Elegant Universe. New York: W.W. Norton& Company, 1999.

  • The definitive popular account of“super-string” theory as it emerges from a third generation of itsdevelopment �

Grobstein, Clifford, The Strategy of Life. San Francisco: W.H.Freeman & Co., 1964.


Hall, Arthur D., A Methodology for Systems Engineering.Princeton: D. Van Nostrand Co., 1962.

  • Still the definitive reference on thesubject of systems engineering and analysis in general �

Hall, Stephen S., Mapping the Next Millennium. New York: RandomHouse?, 1992.

Hanson, Norwood Russell, Patterns of Discovery. London: CambridgeUniversity? Press, 1958.

Hare, Van Court, Systems Analysis: A Diagnostic Approach. NewYork?: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1967.

  • Still the definitive reference on thesubject of systems analysis in general �

Harth, Erich, The Creative Loop: How the Brain Makes a Mind.New York: Penguin Books, 1993.

Hawken, Paul, The Ecology of Commerce. HarperCollinsPublishers?, 1993.

Hawking, Stephen W., A Brief History of Time. New York: BantamBooks?, 1988.

Haxton, Brooks, Fragments: The Collected Wisdom of Heraclitus. New York: Viking, 2001. Henderson, Hazel, Creating Alternative Futures. New York:Berkley Windhover Co., 1978.

Hofstadter, Douglas R.

(1) G�del, Escher and Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid. New York:Basic Books, 1979.

  • A book of computational semiotics andepistemology in the context of artificial intelligence �

(2) Metamagical Themas. New York: Basic Books, 1985.

(3) The Mind's I (Daniel C. Dennett). New York: Basic Books,1981.

Hutchins, C. Larry, Systemic Thinking: Solving Complex Problems.Aurora, CO: Professional Development Systems, 1996.

A popularized account of how to partiallyunderstand systemic thinking � but required reading nonetheless.

Hyman, Arthur, and James J. Walsh, Philosophy in the Middle Ages. Indianapolis, IN: Hackett PublishingCompany?, 1973. J

Jantsch, Erich

(1) Design for Evolution. New York: GeorgeBraziller?, 1975.

(2) Perspectives of Planning (ed.). OECD, 1968.

(3) The Self-Organizing Universe. Pergamon Press,1980.

  • A classic reference in systemic developmentand co-evolution �

Jones, Meilir Page, The Practical Guide to Structured Systems Design.New York: Yourdon Press, 1980.

Jones, Roger S., Physics as Metaphor. Minneapolis, MN: University ofMinnesota Press, 1982.

Jung, Carl, Psychological Types. New York: HarcourtBrace?: 1923.


Kappraff, Jay, Connections: The Geometric Bridge between Art andScience. New York: McGraw?-Hill, 1991.

Kauffman, Draper L., Systems 1: An Introduction to Systems Thinking.Minneapolis, MN: Future Systems, Inc., 1980.

Kauffman, Louis H., Knots and Physics. Singapore: WorldScientific?, 1991.

Kaufmann, Walter (trans.), Basic Writings of Nietzsche. New York: Random House, 1967.

Kennedy, Paul, Preparing for the Twenty-First Century. NewYork?: Random House, 1993.

Klir, George J. Facets of Systems Science. New York:Plenum Press, 1991.

Kreyszig, Erwin, Advanced Engineering Mathematics. New York:John Wiley & Sons, 1962.

Krippendorff, Klaus, A Dictionary of Cybernetics. Seattle:American Society for Cybernetics, 1986.

A preliminary attempt to compose a glossaryof terms common to systems and cybernetics �

Krutch, Joseph Wood, The Measure of Man. New York: Grosset &Dunlap, 1954.

Kuhn, Thomas S.

(1) The Essential Tension. Chicago:University of Chicago Press, 1977.

(2) The Structure of ScientificRevolutions?. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1970.


Land, George T. Lock, Grow or Die. New York: Random House, 1973.

Laszlo, Ervin

(1) The Relevance of General Systems Theory (ed.). New York:George Braziller, 1972.

(2) A Strategy for the Future. New York: George Braziller, 1974.

(3) The Systems View of the World. New York: George Braziller,1972.

(4) The World System (ed.). New York: George Braziller, 1973.

(5) The Interconnected Universe: Conceptual Foundations ofTransdisciplinary Unified Theory. Singapore: World Scientific, 1995.

Lemkow, Anna, The Wholeness Principle. Wheaton, IL: TheTheosophical? Publishing House, 1990.

Lerner, Eric J., The Big Bang Never Happened. New York:Vintage Books, 1992.

  • A popularized exposition of howunconventional assumptions and differently interpreted observations mightdebunk the currently accepted notions of how cosmology works and how theuniverse came to be. The emphasis here is on how cosmic electromagnetism canaccount for observations which are typically attributed to gravitationalphenomena. Whether or not the conclusions are correct, the reasoning is ofsystemic consequence.

L�vi-Strauss, Claude, Myth and Meaning: Cracking theCode of Meaning. New York:Schocken Books, 1978.

Liu, Sifeng, and Yi Lin, An Introduction to GreySystems?. IIGSS AcademicPublisher?, 1998. Lewin, Roger, Complexity: Life at the Edge of Chaos. NewYork?: Macmillan, 1992.

Lin, Yi,General Systems Theory: A Mathematical Approach. New York: Plenum, 1999.

Lockwood, Michael, Mind, Brain & Quantum, The Compound �I�.Oxford: Blackwell, 1989.

Lorenz, Edward N., Essence of Chaos. Seattle: University ofWashington Press, 1993.

Lovelock, James E.

(1) Gaia: A New Look At Life On Earth. New York: OxfordUniversity? Press, 1979.

(2) The Ages of Gaia, A Biography of Our Living Earth. New York:Oxford University Press, 1989.

Lowen, Walter, Dichotomies of the Mind. New York: John Wiley& Sons, 1982.

Lumpp, Randolph F., and Thomas J. Steele, Tools for Tradition Studies. WheatRidge?, CO: International Learning Resources, 1999.


MacGregor?, Geddes, Introduction to Religious Philosophy. Boston:Houghton Mifflin Company, 1959.

MacKay?, Donald M., Information, Mechanism and Meaning.Cambridge: MIT Press, 1969.

Martin, James, Principles of Object-Oriented Analysis and Design.Englewood Cliffs, NJ: PTR Prentice Hall, 1993.

Mason, Stephen H., A History of the Sciences. New York: CollierBooks?, 1962.

Matthews, Caitlin, The Celtic Book of Days � A Celebration of CelticWisdom?. Hunts, UK: Godsfield Press, 1995.

Maturana, Humberto R., and Francisco J.Varela, The Tree of Knowledge.Boston: Shambhala, 1992.

Mayr, Otto, The Origins of Feedback Control. Cambridge:MIT Press, 1970.

McNeil?, Donald H.

(1) Construing Systemicity: An Illustrated Sampler. Book draft,September 1995.

(2) Systemology, The Fundamentals of a General Science of Systems.Masters Thesis in Social Systems Sciences, Philadelphia: Wharton School,University of Pennsylvania, 1981.

Merrell, Floyd

(1) Peirce, Signs and Meaning. Toronto: Universityof Toronto Press, 1997.

(2) Semiosis in the Post-Modern Age. WestLafayette?, IN: Purdue University Press, 1995.

Merriam, C.W., Optimization Theory and the Design of FeedbackControl? Systems. New York: McGraw?-Hill, 1964.

Mickens, Ronald E. (ed.), Mathematics and Science. Singapore: World Scientific, 1990. Miller, James Grier, Living Systems. New York: McGraw?-Hill, 1978.

Monod, Jacques, Chance and Necessity: An Essay on the NaturalPhilosophy? of Modern Biology. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1971.

Morris, William (ed.)

The American Heritage Dictionary of theEnglish Language. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1969.

  • The last competent dictionary before thedecline of American English, complete with encyclopedic chapters on style,philosophy, and Indo-European etymology � wherein “system” is definedto be “a composite whole.”

Mowshowitz, Abbe, The Conquest of Will: Information Processing inHuman Affairs. Reading: Addison-Wesley, 1976.


Nehari, Zeev, Introduction to Complex Analysis. Boston:Allyn and Bacon, 1961.

Neutra, Richard, Survival Through Design. New York: OxfordUniversity? Press, 1954.


Odum, Howard T., Systems Ecology, An Introduction. New York:John Wiley & Sons, 1983.

  • � an extremely important subject matterfull of counter-intuitive insights and ecological wisdom substantiated bycybernetic simulations �

Ornstein, Robert, The Evolution of Consciousness. New York:Touchstone, 1991.

Ouchi, William, Theory Z: How American Business Can Meet TheJapanese? Challenge. AddisonWesley? Publishing Company, 1981.


Panofsky, Wolfgang K.H., and MelbaPhillips?, Classical Electricityand Magnetism. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1962.

Pattee, Howard H. (ed.), Hierarchy Theory. New York: George Braziller,1973.

Peat, F. David

(1) The Philosopher's Stone. New York: BantamBooks?, 1991.

(2) Superstrings and the Search for the Theory of Everything.Chicago: Contemporary Books, 1988.

Penrose, Roger, The Emperor's New Mind. New York: PenguinBooks?, 1989.

Peterson, Ivars, The Mathematical Tourist. New York: W.H.Freeman & Company, 1988.

Piaget, Jean, Structuralism. New York: Harper & Row, 1970.

Pickover, Clifford A., Computers, Patterns, Chaos and Beauty. NewYork?: St. Martin's Press, 1990.

Plato,Meno. The Liberal Arts Press, translated 1957.

Polanyi, Michael, Science, Faith and Society. Chicago:University of Chicago Press, 1964.

Polya, G., How To Solve It. Princeton: PrincetonUniversity? Press, 1957.

Popper, Karl R.

(1) The Open Society and Its Enemies, Volume I, The Spell of Plato.Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1962.

(2) The Logic of Scientific Discovery. New York: Routledge, 1959(first in German in 1934).

Powers, William T., Behavior: The Control of Perception.Hawthorne, NY: Aldine de Gruyter, 1973.

Prigogine, Ilya, and Isabelle Stengers, Order Out Of Chaos. New York: Bantam Books,1984.

Purce, Jill, The Mystic Spiral. New York: Thames andHudson, 1974 (&1990).


Reznik, Leonid, Vladimir Dimitrov andJanusz Kacprzyk, eds., FuzzySystems? Design: Social and Engineering Applications. Heidelberg:Physica-Verlag, 1998.

Riecken, Henry W., and Robert F. Boruch(eds.), Social Experimentation.New York: Academic Press, 1974.

Rosen. Robert, Life Itself: A Comprehensive Inquiry into theNature, Origin, and Fabrication of Life. New York: Columbia UniversityPress?, 1991.

Rosen, Steven, Science, Paradox and the M�bius Principle.Albany: SUNY Press, 1994.

Russell, Bertrand, A History of WesternPhilosophy?. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1945. Ryan, Paul, Video Mind, Earth Mind � Art, Communications andEcology. New York: Peter Lang, 1993.


Sabelli, Hector C., Union of Opposites. Lawrenceville, VA:Brunswick Publishing Corporation, 1989.

  • � process, dialectic, and creativity

Sachs, Wlodzimierz M.

Man, Design, Machine: An Inquiry intoPrinciples of Normative Planning for Computer-Based Technical Systems. Philadelphia: Ph.D. Thesis in SocialSystems? Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, 1976.

Offering refinements of the ideas of RussellL?. Ackoff �

Sagan, Carl, Cosmos. New York: Wings Books, 1980.

Salthe, Stanley, Development and Evolution: Complexity and Changein Biology. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1993.

Savant, C.J., Jr., Control System Design. New York: McGraw?-Hill,1964.

Schon, Donald A., Beyond the Stable State. New York: W.W.Norton & Co., 1971.

Schroedinger, Erwin, What IS Life? Mind and Matter. Cambridge:Cambridge University Press, 1944.

Schumacher, E.F., Small Is Beautiful. New York: Harper &Row, 1973.

Schwartz, Barry, The Battle For Human Nature. New York: W.W.Norton, 1986.

Sebeok, Thomas A., Signs � An Introduction to Semiotics.Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1994.

Senge, Peter M. The Fifth Discipline: The Art &Practice of the Learning Organization. New York: Doubleday, 1990.

Simon, Herbert A., The Sciences of the Artificial. Cambridge:MIT Press, 1969.

Singh, Jagjit

(1) Great Ideas in Information Theory, Language andCybernetics. New York: Dover Publications, 1966.

(2) Great Ideas in Operations Research. New York:Dover Publications, 1968.

Snow, Blaine A., Educationin the Systems Sciences. Berkeley, CA: The Elmwood Institute, 1990.

Snow, C.P., The Two Cultures. Cambridge: CambridgeUniversity? Press, 1969.

Soros, George, Soros on Soros. New York: John Wiley &Sons, 1995.

Spencer-Brown, G., Laws of Form. London: Allen & Unwin,1969.

Stent, Gunther S., Paradoxes of Progress. San Francisco: W.H.Freeman & Co., 1978.

Stewart, B.M., Adventures Among the Toroids. Okemos,Michigan: B.M. Stewart, 1980.

Steier, Frederick (ed.), Research and Reflexivity. London: SagePublications?, 1991.

Sutherland, John

(1) A General Systems Philosophy forthe Social and Behavioral Sciences. New York: George Braziller, 1973.

(2) Systems Analysis, Administrationand Architecture. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1975.


Talbot, Michael, The Holographic Universe. New York:HarperCollins?, 1991.

Taylor, Richard, Metaphysics. Englewood Cliffs, NJ:Prentice-Hall, 1974.

Thompson, D'Arcy Wentworth, On Growth and Form. New York: DoverPublications?, 1942.

Thompson, William Irwin, Imaginary Landscape: Making Worlds of Myth andScience. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1989.

Time, Inc., The World We Live In. New York: Simon &Schuster, 1955

Toffler, Alvin, Future Shock. New York: Random House, 1970.

Trist, E.L., and F.E. Emery, Towards a Social Ecology: ContextualAppreciations? of the Future in the Present. New York: Plenum PublishingCo?., 1973.

Tyng, Anne Griswold, Simultaneous Randomness and Order.Philadelphia: Ph.D. Thesis in Architecture, 1975.


Umpleby, Stuart, “Glossary on Cybernetics and SystemsTheory?.” American Society for Cybernetics, 1984.

A preliminary attempt to compose a glossary ofterms common to systems and cybernetics �


van Gigch, John P., Applied General Systems Theory. New York:Harper and Row, 1978.

� homeokinesis �

von Bertalanffy, Ludwig

(1)General System Theory. New York: George Braziller, 1968.

  • A retrospective of the proposals thatlaunched the general systems movement �

isomorphy, integration, inter-disciplinarity,analogues, wholeness, �

(2) Robots, Men and Minds. NewYork?: George Braziller, 1967.

von Foerster, Heinz, and his students and collaborators

Cybernetics of Cybernetics.Minneapolis: Future Systems, Inc., 1995. (originally composed in 1974).


Waddington, Conrad H. (1) Biology, Purpose and Ethics.Clark University Press, 1971.

(2) Tools for Thought. New York:Basic Books, 1977.

Waldrop, M. Mitchell, Complexity. New York: Simon & Schuster,1992.

Watzlawick, Paul, John Weakland andRichard Fisch, Change: Principlesof Problem Formation and Problem Resolution. New York: W.W. Norton &Co., 1974.

Weinberg, Gerald M.

(1) An Introduction to GeneralSystems? Thinking. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1975.

(2) The Psychology of Computer Programming. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1971.

Weinberg, Steven, Dreams of a Final Theory. New York: PantheonBooks?, 1992.

Weizenbaum, Joseph, Computer Power and Human Reason. SanFrancisco?: W.H. Freeman & Co., 1976.

Weyl, Hermann, Symmetry. Princeton: Princeton UniversityPress?, 1952.

Wheatley, Margaret J., Leadership and the New Science. SanFrancisco?: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 1992.

Whitehead, AlfredNorth?

(1) Process and Reality. New York: Macmillan, 1929.

(2) Science and the Modern World. New York: TheMacmillan? Company, 1925.

Whorf, Benjamin Lee, Language, Thought, and Reality. Cambridge:MIT Press, 1956.

  • The pivotal exposition of how thought andlanguage interrelate �

Wiener, Norbert, Cybernetics. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1948.

  • The definitive book on mathematicalcybernetics �

Wilber, Ken, The Holographic Paradigm. Boston: Shambhala,1982.

Wilson, Edward O.

(1) On Human Nature. Cambridge:Harvard University Press, 1978.

(2) Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1998.

Wolf, Fred Alan, Parallel Universes. New York: Simon &Schuster, 1988.


Young, Arthur M.

(1) The Foundations of Science: TheMissing? Parameter. San Francisco: Robert Briggs Associates, 1984.

(2) The Geometry of Meaning. NewYork?: Delacorte Press, 1976.

(3) Mathematics, Physics & Reality.Portland, Oregon: Robert Briggs Associates, 1990.

(4) The Reflexive Universe. New York:Delacorte Press, 1976.

(5) Science & Astrology.Mill Valley, CA: Robert Briggs Associates, 1987.

(6) Which Way Out. Berkeley:Robert Briggs Associates, 1980.

Young, Louise B., The Unfinished Universe. New York: OxfordUniversity? Press, 1986.

Yourdon, Edward N., and Larry Constantine, Structured Design. New York: Yourdon Press,1975.

  • The definitive reference on the principlesof computer program composition for competent software engineering �


Zeller, Eduard, Outlines of the History of Greek Philosophy. New York: Meridian Books, 1960.

Zukav, Gary (1) The Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics.New York: William Morrow & Co., 1979.

(2) The Seat of the Soul. New York: Simon &Schuster, 1989.

Additional Recommended Books:

NOTE: The books listed below are notpresently in the IIGSS repository. The IIGSS welcomes suggestions about books and donations of books suchas those below for the repository.

Adams, Colin C., The Knot Book. New York: W.H. Freeman and Company, 1994.

Alexander, Jeffrey C., and Steven Seidman (eds.), Culture and Society,Contemporary Debates. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990.

Arbib, M.A., and E. Manes, Arrows, Structures andFunctors. Academic Press,1975. Aulin, Arvid, TheCybernetic? Law of Social Progress. New York: Pergamon Press, 1982.

Auyang, Sunny Y., Howis Quantum Field Theory Possible? Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995.

Bahm, A. J., Tao The King by Lao Tzu. New York: FrederikUngar? Publishing Co., 1958.

Bailey, Kenneth D.

(1) Sociology and the New Systems Theory: Toward aTheoretical Synthesis. Albany:SUNY Press, 1994.

(2) Social Entropy Theory. Albany, NY: SUNY Press,1990.

Bai-Lin, Hou, Directionsin Chaos. World Scientific,1987.

Bain, George, Celtic Art: The Methods of Construction. New York: Dover Publications, Inc.,1973 (1951).

Barfield, Owen, Saving the Appearances. London: Faber & Faber, 1957.

Barrow, John D.

(1) Pi in the Sky, Counting, Thinking, and Being. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992.

(2) The World within the World. Clarendon Press, 1988.

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(1) Dynamical Systems and Their Applications: LinearTheory?. New York: AcademicPress?, 1977.

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Davies, Paul C.W.

(1) God and the New Physics. London: Penguin Books, ????.

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(4) The Cosmic Blueprint. Simon & Schuster, 1988.

Davies, P.C.W., and J.R. Brown, Superstrings: A Theory of Everything? Cambridge University Press, 1988.

De Bono, Edward, Either/or: I am right and youare wrong. London: Penguin, 1990. deSmit, Jacob, and Nic J.T.A. Kramer, Systems Thinking: Conceptsand Notions. Leiden: H.E.Stenfert-Kroese B.V., 1977.

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(1) The Remembered Present, A Biological Theory ofConsciousness. New York: BasicBooks?, Inc., 1989.

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(2) The Vortex of Life, Nature's Patterns in Space andTime. Edinburgh: Floris Books,1993.

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Escher, M.C.

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(2) 29 Master Prints. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1983.

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Habermas, J�rgen

(1) Postmetaphysical Thinking. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1992.

(2) The Philosophical Discourse of Modernity. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1987.

(3) The Theory of Communicative Action. Boston: Beacon Press, 1987.

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Klir, George (1) Trendsin General Systems Theory. New York: Wiley-Interscience, 1972. (2) Architectureof Systems Problem Solving. Plenum Press, 1985. (3) An Approach to General Systems Theory. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold,1969. (4) AppliedGeneral? Systems Research: Recent Developments and Trends. New York: PlenumPress?, 1978. Klir, George, and T.A. Folger, Fuzzy Sets, Uncertainty, and Information. Englewood Cliffs,NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1988.

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(1) TheCreative? Cosmos: A Unified Science of Matter, Life and Mind. Edinburgh,Floris Books, 1994.

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(1) Ecological Communication. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press, 1986.

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(1) The Myth of Invariance. New York: Nicolas Hays Ltd, 1976.

(2) The Pythagorean Plato. New York: Nicolas Hays Ltd, 1978.

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(1) General Systems Theory: Mathematical Foundations. New York: Academic Press, 1975.

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Peterson, Ivars

(1) A Mathematical Mystery Cruise. New York: W.H. Freeman & Company,1990.

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Polkinghorne, J.

(1) One World. Princeton University Press, 1987.

(2) Scienceand Creation. New ScienceLibrary?, 1989.

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(1) Infinity and the Mind. New York: Bantam Books, 1982.

(2) Mind Tools, The Mathematics of Information. London: Penguin Books, 1988.

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(1) Does God Play Dice? Oxford: Oxford University Press, ????.

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(1) Semio-Physics: A Sketch. New York: Addison-Wesley, 1990.

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(1) Mathematics as a Cultural System. Pergamon, 1981.

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IIGSSRepository? Papers:

NOTE: The papers listed below are now or soonwill be in the IIGSS repository. Some of them are reviewed here; the otherswill be reviewed as time permits in an ongoing research project. The IIGSSwelcomes? suggestions about papers and donations of papers for the repository.


Abraham, Ralph H.

“Dynamic Models for Thought.” Journalof Social & Biological Structures(1985) Vol. 8, pp.13-26.

Twelfth in a series On Morphodynamics which introduces a complex dynamical model for thebrain.



bifurcation complex dynamical systems


morphodynamics noosphere

Distinguished References:

M. Arbib

W.J. Freeman A. Kolmogorov Rashevsky

Robert Rosen

Ren� Thom A.M. Turing E.C. Zeeman

“Erodynamics and Cognitive Maps.”Chapter 16 of (�book?), pp. 255-264.

Mathematics as a guide to cognitivestrategies and cultural maps.



bifurcation catastrophe

complex dynamical systems

erodynamic gyre


hermeneutics self-regulation


Distinguished References: RobertArtigiani? ErvinLaszlo StevenSmale?

Ackoff, Russell L.

“The Aging of a Young Profession:Operations Research.” (1976).

History, critique, and future of OperationsResearch?.



expansionism humanization ideal

interactive process

management science mechanism mess

objective teleology

objectivity optimality participative planning


progress reductionism systems analysis



Distinguished References:

G.W. Allport

Colin Cherry Jacques Ellul F.E. Emery

Donald Schon

E.A. Singer G. Summerhoff Alvin Toffler

George Wald

“Management MisinformationSystems?.” (1967), Management ScienceXIV?, #4, pp. 6-34.

Critique of management information systems onthe grounds that they provide an overabundance of irrelevant information.


adaptive control

condensation decision-making design


MIS modeling operations research

Distinguished References: S.S.Sengupta

“Optimization + objectivity = optout.” (1977), European Journal of Operational Research #1, pp. 1-7.

Critique of OR on the grounds that thepursuit of simple optimality is not realistic due to changes in systems andenvironments and due to discounting of human values.


extrinsic value

feeling instrumental intrinsic value

management science

objectivity optimality problem-solving

systems analysis

traits value judgments

Distinguished References:

G.W. Allport

A. Bierce Jacques Ellul Donald Schon

Alvin Toffler

George Wald

Allen, Peter M.

“Coherence, Chaos and Evolution in the Social Context.” (1994), Futures 26(6), p.583-597.

“Dynamic Models of Evolving Systems,” (1988), System Dynamics Review 4(1-2), p. 109-130.

“Evolutionary Complex Systems: Models of Technology Change.” (1994).

“Man and the Environment: the Complex Systems Approach.” (1996), Lisbon Conference on European Econometrics.

“Managing Uncertainty in Complex Systems: Financial Markets.” (1994).

“Modeling Complex Human Systems: a Fisheries Example.” (1987), European Journal of Operational Research 30, p. 147-167.

“Modeling Evolution and Creativity in Complex Systems.” (1992), World Futures 34, p. 105-123.

Anderson, Phillip W.

“Physics: The Opening to Complexity.”(1994) Santa Fe Institute 96-03-012.

Arthur, W. Brian

“Increasing Returns and the Two Worldsof Business.” (1996) Santa Fe Institute 96-05-028.

Artigiani, Robert

“Social Change: Insights andImplications from Contemporary Science.” (19??) History Department, U.S.Naval Academy.

“Constitutionalism as a Strategy forSocial Evolution.” (19??) History Department, U.S. Naval Academy.

Ashby, W. Ross “Principles of the Self-OrganizingSystem?.” (1962), from Principles of Self-Organization, Heinz vonFoerster and G.W. Zopf, eds., Pergamon Press, reprinted in Facets of SystemsScience? by George Klir (1991).

Aubin, Jean-Pierre

“Contingent Evolution of Life Systemsunder Viability Constraints: A Mathematical Perspective.” (1996) Lecturenotes.


Bahm, Archie J.

“Five Systems Concepts of Society.” (1963) Behavioral Science 28, p. 204-218.

“Five Types of Systems Philosophy.” (1981) International Journal of General Systems 6, p. 233-237.

“Interdisciplinology: The Science of Interdisciplinary Research.” (1980) Nature and System 2, p. 29-35.

“Organicism: The Philosophy of Interdependence.” (1967) International Philosophical Quarterly VII(2), p. 251-284.

“Subject-Object Theories.” (1988) Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research VI(1), p. 87-94.

“The Nature of Existing Systems.” (1986) Systems Research 3(3), p. 177-184.

“What Is Philosophy?” (19??) from World Books.

“What Is Science?” (1980) from Axiology: The Science of Values, p. 14-49.

“What Is Truth?” (1979) from the Philosopher�s World Model, p. 108-109.

“World Philosophy.” (1981) World Futures 17, p. 263-274.

Bailey, Kenneth D. �Towards Unifying Science: Applying ConceptsAcross? Disciplinary Boundaries.� (2001), Systems Research and BehavioralScience? 18, p. 41-62.

Barton, John

“The Importance of Open Systems Thinkingto Contemporary Corporate Strategy.” (199?), Department of BusinessManagement?, Monash University, Australia.

Bawden, Richard

“Creating a Critical Learning System: AnExperiential? Approach.” (1995) with Robert MacAdam? & Roger Packham,presentation outline, Centre for Systemic Development, University of WesternSydney?, Hawkesbury, Australia.

“I as in Academy: Learning to beSystemic.” (1993) plenary speech to the annual meeting of the ISSS,University of Western Sydney, Hawkesbury, Australia.

“Systemic Development: A LearningApproach? to Change.” (1995) Centre for Systemic Development, University ofWestern Sydney, Hawkesbury, Australia. OccasionalPaper? #1

Beizer, Boris

“The Viability of ComputerComplexes?.” (1970), Modern Data2, p. 58-62.

Boulding, Kenneth “Economics and General Systems”(1972), from The Relevance of General Systems Theory, Ervin Laszlo(ed.), reprinted in Facets of Systems Science by George Klir (1991).

Brackney, Howard W.

“The Center for CreativeEnterprise?.” (1993), a prospectus.

Brier, S�ren “Cyber-Semiotics: On autopoiesis,code-duality and sign games in bio-semiotics.” (1995), Cybernetics andHuman Knowing 3(1), p. 1-12.

�The Relation between the Semiotic and the InformationalResearch? Programs in the Quest for a Unified Theory for Information, Cognition,and Communication� (2000)

Britton, G.A., and H. McCallion? “An Overview of theSinger/Churchman/Ackoff School of Thought.” (1995).

Bunge, Mario “The GST Challenge to the ClassicalPhilosophies? of Science.” (1977), International Journal of GeneralSystems? 4, p. 29, reprinted in Facetsof Systems Science by George Klir (1991).

Burnett, Michael S. “Valuing the Future as if it Mattered:The Negative Discount Rate and Sustainable Development.” (1992), presentedat the annual meeting of the ISSS.


Caselles, Antonio

“Systems Autonomy and Learning fromExperience.” (1995), presented at the annual meeting of the ISSS.

Casti, John L.

“The Outer Limits: In Search of the�Unknowable� in Science.” (1996), Santa Fe Institute 96-01-001.

Checkland, Peter

“Systems Engineering and itsBreakdown/Purposeful Holons: Human Activity Systems.” (1990) from SoftSystems? Methodology in Action, p. 17-27.

Conant, Roger, and W. Ross Ashby “Every Good Regulator of a System MustBe? a Model of that System.” (1970), International Journal of SystemsSciences? 1(2), p. 89-97, reprinted inFacets of Systems Science by George Klir (1991).

Coren, Richard L.

“Logistic Escalation as the Mechanism ofEmergence.” (1995), Cybernetica.

Corliss, John B.

Abstracts of three papers from the 8thInternational Conference on the Origin of Life, 1986.

Corning, Peter A.

“The Co-operative Gene: Synergy and theBioeconomics of Evolution.” (1995), annual meeting of the EuropeanSociobiological? Society.

“Synergy: A Unifying Concept for theSciences?” (1995), presented at the annual meeting of the ISSS.

Counelis, James S.

“Analogy and Expert Systems: SomeEpistemic? Issues in their Design.” (1989), presented at the annual meetingof the ISSS.

Cowan, Thomas A., and Peter C. Fishburn

“Foundations of Preference.”(19??).


Davies, P.C.W., �Whyis the Universe Knowable?� (1990), Mathematics and Science, Ronald E.Mickens, ed., Singapore: World Scientific, p. 14-33.

Diesen, Paul

Introduction pages to Patterns ofDiscovery in the Social Sciences, (19??).

Dillon, John A

“Mental images, Values, andReality.” (1985), theme proposal for 1986 meeting of the ISGSR.

Dodds, Martine

“TOM - A Systemic, Interactive DesignApproach?.” (1994), Institute for Futures Research.


Elohim, J.L.

“From Awareness to Action.” (1985), International Seminar on Systems Learning and Systems Research.

“The World Problems Are Mainly Derived from the National Problems.” (1985).

Workshop about Systems and Cybernetics for the Progress of Developing Countries (1984), EMCSR.

El Sawy, Omar

“The Vygotsky Phenomenon: A Caveat forDSS Design” in DSS-81 Transactions, EXECUCOM Systems (1981).

Emery, James C.

Introduction pages to OrganizationalPlanning? and Control Systems - Theory and Technology (19??).


Feldman, Marcus W., and Kevin N. Laland

“Gene-Culture CoevolutionaryTheory?.” (1996), Santa Fe Institute.

Fiedeldey, Andr�

“Qualitative Research Methods: A SystemsTheoretical? Application.” (1995), for the inaugural workshop of the IIGSS.

Fiedeldey-Van Dijk, Carina

“Differentiation as a Basis for ResearchMethodology?.” (1995), for the inaugural workshop of the IIGSS.

Flett, R. Ian

“Random Math Observations.” (1994)for D.H. McNeil?.

Fontana, Walter and Leo W. Buss

“The Barrier of Objects: From DynamicalSystems? to Bounded Organizations.” (1996), Santa Fe Institute.

Fuenmayor, Rams�s �The Roots of Reductionism: ACounter?-Ontoepistemology for a Systems Approach.� (1991), Systems Practice, 4(5), p.419-448.

�The Self-Referential Structure of anEveryday-Living Situation: A Phenomenological Ontology for InterpretiveSystemology?.� (1991), Systems Practice,4(5), p.449-472.

�Truth and Openness: An Epistemology forInterpretive Systemology.� (1991), Systems Practice, 4(5), p.473-489.

Fuenmayor, Rams�s, and Hern�n L�pez-Garay �The Scene for Interpretive Systemology.�(1991), Systems Practice, 4(5),p.401-418.


Geirsson, Heimir “Gods, Minds, and Identity.”(19??), course notes for Philosophy 201, Iowa State University.

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L�fgren, Lars, �On the Partiality of Self-Reference: Towards a NewCybernetics?.� (1990), Self-Steering and Cognition in Complex Systems, p. 47-64.

Luhmann, Niklas, “Society, Meaning, Religion - Based onSelf-Reference.” SociologicalAnalysis?, 46, 1985.

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Miller, George A., �The Magic Number Seven, Plus or Minus Two: Some limitson our capacity for processing information.� (1956), Psychological Review, 63(2), p. 81-97.

Mingers, John, �An Introduction to Autopoiesis: Implications andApplications.� (1989), Systems Practice,2, p. 159-180.

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Cybernetics and Systems: An International Journal

Volume 26, Number 6

November-December 1995

Austrian Society for Cybernetic Studies


Obituary: Frank Lester Sherman

Robert Trappl

Feeling Decision Systems And Quantum Mechanics

Teruaki Nakagomi

Book Recognition as an Example of Flat and Structures Objects Classification

A. Leonardi, S. Messelodi, L. Stringa

Existence of Major Diseases and Modeling of Epidemiologic Transition:

A General Systems Theoretic Approach

Yi Lin and Kimberly Y.-Z. Forrest

Gibbs Derivatives in Linear Systems Theory

Yasushi Endow, Radomir S. Stankovi�c

The Intelligent Tutoring System as a Training Intervention: Implementing ITSs? in Industry

D.S. Johnson, K.F. Pieper

On Analogy for Software Reuse: A Perspective from Cybernetics

Zhengxin Chen

Approximate Reasoning and Interpretation of Laboratory Tests in Medical Diagnostics

G.P. Amaya Cruz, G. Beliakov

Eigenvector Method in Multicriteria Outranking Relations

Eiji Takeda, Yoshio Tabata


Journal of Jiangsu Institute of Technology

Special Issue on Pansystems Philosophy and Applications

Volume 4, Number 2, 1991

Zhenjiang, China


Pansystems Philosophy: Panorama, Framework, Categories and Development Wu Xuemou

1. Pansystems Views and Pansystems 7PT

2. Pansystems Epistemology, Relativity, 22 PM Models, Truth-Good-Beauty-Zen

3. Pansystems Philosophy on Living Things, Life, Management, Education,

  10*7   Patterns

4. Pansystems Philosophy on Systems, Control, Information and Entropy,

  Pansystems Cybernetics, Fuzziness

5. Pansystems Shengkeology and Pansystems Philosophical Logic

6. Pansystems Philosophical Anthropology

7. Pansystems Philosophy on Mathematics and Typical Patterns of Pansystems


Introduction to Pansystems Management Theory Chen Baochen, Min Yongchang, Deng Liming

              1. Studying Management with PM Exploration of Management Theory
              2. Basic Problem of Pansystems Management Theory
                              2.1 Generalized systems in management
                              2.2 Pansystems relations in management
                              2.3 Pansymmetry in management
                              2.4 Pansystems interpromotion in management
                              2.5 Analog in management
                                              2.5.1 Confinement analog approach
                                              2.5.2 Extension analog approach
                                              2.5.3 Projection analog approach
                                              2.5.4 Embodiment analog approach
                                              2.5.5 Macroscopy analog approach
                                              2.5.6 Extended embodiment analog approach
                                              2.5.7 Epitome analog approach
                                              2.5.8 Microscopy analog approach
                                              2.5.9 Explicit analog approach
                                              2.5.10 Implicit analog approach
                                              2.5.11 Quasi-analog approach
                                              2.5.12 Synergetic analog approach

Further Exploration of Pansystems Management Theory

                                                                                              Chen Baochen, Min Yongchang, Deng Liming
              1. Concepts of Pansystems Management
                              1.1 Substance of management: studying systematic relations 
     and relation transformation

1.2 Management relation transformation for accelerating promotion and

    depress restrain or interpromotion

1.3 Applying pansystems frame and pansystems analysis to advance

     relation transformation
              2. Pansystems Management Frame
                              2.1 Combination of macro- and micro- scopes relations, target decision
                              2.2 Analog of quotient and product, clarifying hardware
                              2.3 Relation analysis, observo-controllable modeling
                              2.4 Relation transformation, system interpromotion

Pansystem Methodology and Creation Techniques Min Yongchang, Wang Chuancheng

              1. Varied Creation Techniques Contained in PM
              2. Part � Whole Approach
              3. Cause and Effect Approach
              4. Identity � Difference Approach
              5. Motion � Rest Approach
              6. Pan � Symmetry Approach
              7. Systems Approach

Quantification Modeling in Philosophy from Viewpoint of Pansystems Methodology Zhang Yuxiang

              1. Introduction
              2. About Generalized Quantification of Philosophic Problems
              3. Basic Projects of Modeling in Philosophy

Dynamic Programming and Pansystems Operation Epitome Principle Qin Guoguang

              1. Pansystems Operation Epitome Principle and Fundamental Equation
              2. Fundamental Equation of Generalized Systems
              3. An Algorithm for N-Order Optimal Solution

Pansystems Methodology and New Research on Large-scale Integration of Biomedicine

                                                                                                              Bao Hanfei, Geng Jinghan, Su Zaifu
              1. PM Relations and Five-lib. Model
              2. PM Extension-variation Method and Three-set Transformation
              3. PM Panorder Relation and Ordinal-parameter Biomedical Integration
              4. PM Explicit Transformation and Computer-depicted Biomedicine
              5. Integrated and Computer-aided Medical Education in QMSOC 
  Based on PM Whole-parts Relation and Causality

Pansystems Principle of Generalized Resource Allocation Zan Tingquan

1. Pansystems Principle of Generalized Resource Allocation

              2. Components of Generalized Resource Niche and Relations Between Them
              3. Mathematical Models of Generalized Resource Niche Structure
              4. Generalized Resource Niche Function Analysis
              5. A Case Study: Comments on Conventional Economic Theory
              6. Conclusion

Information Paradigm on Pansystems Observo-Control Relativity Liu Yuesheng, Chen Yuqi

              1. Concept of Information Paradigm
              2. Concept of Observo-Control
              3. Pansystems Relativity Connects Macrocosm with the Universe

Pansystems Analysis of Observo-Control Relativity Han Feng

              1. Observo-Control Relativity
              2. Fundamental Principle of Observo-Control Relativity Theory
              3. Pansystematization of Observo-Control Relativity

Pansystems Holographic Recapitulation and Economic Management Shi Qiliang

Education Study from Pansystems View Fan Guangzhu, Zhang Jinling

              1. Microscoping Reality and Looking into the Future
              2. Based on Home, but Having the Whole World in View
              3. Analyzing School, Expanding to Society
              4. Highly-Effective Succession, Opening and Creating
              5. Bringing Up Great Talents, Vitalizing China

Pansystems Philosophy and Pansystems Mathematics of Generalized Entropy Guo Dinghe

              1. Introduction
              2. Pansystems View to Generalizations of Entropy
              3. HS-Extension Entropy of Generalized Systems
              4. DI-Entropy
              5. PW-Relation Entropy
              6. Certain Concepts of Panentropy of Panweighted Field Network
              7. Panderivative Panentropy and Pansymmetry Panentropy

Pansystems Principles of Strategics Fei Jun, Yu Lihua

              1. Introduction
              2. Strategics and Principles of Panoptimization
              3. Concluding Remarks

Pansystems View and Philosophy of Management Zhang Yuxiang

              1. Introduction
              2. Pansystems View in the Philosophy of Management
              3. Conclusion


Kybernetes � The International Journal of Systems & Cybernetics

Mystery of nonlinearity and Lorenz�s chaos

Volume 27, Number 6/7, 1998

Guest Editor: Yi Lin

A compilation of analyses and applications of the theory ofblown-ups, exploring the nature of nonlinearity and �chaos� in realizablysituations.



Introduction: discontinuity � a weakness of calculus and the beginning of a new era

Yi Lin
              1. Reversal changes in the nature
              2. Calculus and its limitations
              3. Appearance of blown-ups
              4. Your input


1. The discontinuity problem and �chaos� of Lorenz�s model

Soucheng OuYang?, Yong Wu, Yi Lin, Chao Li
              1.1 Introduction
              1.2 The blown-up problem of order-1 model
              1.3 Blown-up problem of models of order-2
              1.4 Discontinuity characteristic of complex models of higher orders
              1.5 Conclusion

2. The blown-up of fluid and two-phaseness of currents and waves

Soucheng OuYang?
              2.1 Introduction
              2.2 Evolutionary characteristics of spinning and converging currents
                              2.2.1 Evolution of spinning currents
                              2.2.2 Evolution of converging currents
              2.3 Blown-ups of non-linear waves
              2.4 Discussion

3. Blown-ups: a leap from specified local confusions to a general whole evolution

Yong Wu
              3.1 Introduction
              3.2 Hidden transformation of spatial singularities
                              3.2.1 The problem of iteration and sharp corners
                                     The problem with iteration
                                     The problem of sharp corners
                              3.2.2 The hidden transformation of the motion of Riemann balls
              3.3 Blown-ups of evolution models of order-2 and dynamic transformation
                              3.3.1 The hidden transformation of plane circular curve and tangent line
                              3.3.2 The hidden transformation of plane circular curve and secant line
                              3.3.3 The hidden transformation of plane circular curve and 

non-intersecting line

              3.4 The whole evolution of bifurcation models
                              3.4.1 Evolution of standard forked bifurcation models
                              3.4.2 Evolution of standard saddle-knot point bifurcation models
                              3.4.3 Evolution of standard Hofe�s bifurcation model
              3.5 Evolution of nonlinear elastic models
              3.6 Discussion

4. Modeling of the KdV? equation and its solution

Soucheng OuYang?
              4.1 Introduction
              4.2 Establishment of the KdV? equation and relevant problems
                              4.2.1 The establishment of the model
                              4.2.2 Some relevant problems in the modeling
              4.3 Some problems in solving the KdV? equation
                              4.3.1 The problem in the solution with power series expansion
                              4.3.2 B�cklund transformation method and the solution of KdV? equation
                              4.3.3 Solving the equation by direct integration
              4.4 Discussion

5. The transformation group of branching solutions of Lorenz�s equation

Soucheng OuYang?, Yong Wu
              5.1 Introduction
              5.2 Typical model of Lorenz�s equation and the form of branching solution
              5.3 {I, e} is the group of linear transformations of Lorenz�s equation

6. Numerical experiment of Lorenz model with direct difference scheme

Soucheng OuYang?, Yi Lin

              6.1 Introduction
              6.2 Matters of Lorenz�s model formulation
              6.3 Matters of principle for Lorenz�s �chaos�
              6.4 On parameters
              6.5 Analysis of spectral energy
              6.6 Discussion

7. Some problems on �classical chaos�

Soucheng OuYang?, Yi Lin
              7.1 Introduction
              7.2 General characteristics of population evolution models
              7.3 Some problems related to one-dimensional iteration Xn+1 = 1 - mXn2
                              7.3.1 Mathematical properties of Xn+1 = 1 - mXn2
                              7.3.2 Some technical problems in the discussion of �chaos�
              7.4 The failure of the analytical argument for �one-dimensional iteration�
              7.5 Conclusion

8. Blown-ups of laser model and limitations of slaving principle

Soucheng OuYang?, Yong Wu
              8.1 Introduction
              8.2 Blown-ups of laser evolution model
                              8.2.1 Elementary laser evolution model
                              8.2.2 Laser equation
              8.3 Limitations of slaving principle
              8.4 Results

9. Discussion of blown-ups of nonlinear models in chemical reactions

Yong Wu, Soucheng OuYang?
              9.1 Introduction
              9.2 Law of mass action and rate equation of chemical reactions
              9.3 Reaction characteristics of quadratic rate equations
                              9.3.1 Gaseous chemical reactions
                              9.3.2 Liquid chemical reactions
              9.4 Blown-ups of Schlogl model
              9.5 A problem of blown-ups of reaction-diffusion
              9.6 Discussion

10. Blown-ups of heat-conduction of ground temperature

Chao Li, Soucheng OuYang?, Yi Lin, Maocang Tang
              10.1 Introduction
              10.2 The control equation
              10.3 Solving the equation
              10.4 Characteristics of solutions evolving over time
              10.5 Singularity and change with parameters of the solutions
              10.6 Results


11. Prediction and analysis of 1994 torrential rains in Southern China

Soucheng OuYang?, Weixiong Zhong
              11.1 Introduction
              11.2 Applications and relevant practical problems
              11.3 Prediction and analysis of June 1994 torrential rains in Southern China
              11.4 Final words

12. Numerical experiments on �Stability� of 2-D quasi-linear advection equation

Soucheng OuYang?, Yi Lin
              12.1 Introduction
              12.2 Numerical scheme of the 2-D quasi-linear evolution model
                              12.2.1 Basic equations
                              12.2.2 Numerical schemes
                              12.2.3 Direct difference scheme
                              12.2.4 Conservative, time moving evolving-value-reduction scheme
                              12.2.5 Time moving and evolving-value-constricted scheme
              12.3 Numerical experiment with the conservative smoothing scheme 

and some problems

              12.4 Numerical experiment with the direct difference scheme
              12.5 Time moving, evolving-value-constricted scheme
                              12.5.1 Conservative, time moving evolving-value-constricted scheme
                              12.5.2 Time moving, selective evolving-value-constricted scheme
                              12.5.3 Numerical experiment on stability
              12.6 Discussion

13. Applications of the theory of blown-ups to weather forecasting

Chunhua Peng, Wujie Li
              13.1 Introduction
              13.2 Introducing the blown-up thinking logic

13.2.1 Definition of nonhomogeneous parameters under the blown-up

                              13.2.2 Ci and weather processes
                              13.2.3 Cp* and weather processes
                              13.2.4 Analysis of severe convective weather 

with the combination of Ci and Cp*

              13.3 Severe convection forecasting test in 1995
                              13.3.1 Total effects
                              13.3.2 An example
              13.4 Discussion

14. Ground temperature �currents� and earthquake prediction

Chao Li, Soucheng OuYang?, Maocang Tang
              14.1 Introduction
              14.2 Fundamental model

14.3 From the blown-up problem to geotemperature �flow� anomaly

                              14.3.1 No warning signs of an earthquake
                              14.3.2 Period of warning signs of an earthquake
                              14.3.3 After an earthquake
              14.4 The ground temperature �current� anomaly and predicting earthquakes

15. Nonlinear analysis of population evolution models

Chao Li, Soucheng OuYang?, Yi Lin
              15.1 Introduction
              15.2 Logistic model
              15.3 Mathematical properties of logistic model
              15.4 Numerical analysis of the logistic model
              15.5 Mathematical properties of the amended logistic model
              15.6 Discussion and results


16. Invisible Tao and realistic nonlinearity proposition

Yi Lin, Soucheng OuYang?
              16.1 Introduction
              16.2 Fundamental form of moving fluids
              16.3 Hints from experiment of macrocosmic spinning disc of currents
              16.4 Realistic nonlinearity proposition and practicability of the theory of blown-ups
              16.5 Discussion of results
              16.6 Appendix: some matters of principle related to Rossby�s waves
                              16.6.1 Explanation
                              16.6.2 Origin of the theory of Rossby�s long waves
                              16.6.3 The principal problem of Rossby�s theory of long waves
                                     Eddy source is different from pressure source
                                     B cannot be taken as a constant
                                     Nonlinear models cannot be linearized
                                     The problem of curved space

17. Dialogue on blown-up theory and some problems in modern evolutionary systems

Tao-Yong Peng
              17.1 Introduction
              17.2 Dialogue

18. Review and prospects

Soucheng OuYang?

19. Soucheng OuYang?, where the legend begins

Yi Lin
              19.1 Biography
              19.2 Chronology of the creation of theory of blown-ups



accuracy amplitude analysis


approximation attractor bifurcation


blown-ups boundary capacity


chain chaos characteristics


collision comparability complexness


condition conductivity conservation


continuum convection coriolis


current curve determinacy


discontinuity dispersion dissipation


dynamics earthquake ecology


effect efficacious volute elastic


energy equation error


evolving-value-constriction expansion experiment


factor field flow


flux force forecasting


function fundamental characteristics geotemperature

geothermal current

gradient graph group


heating hydrodynamics hydromechanics


index indicator information


instability intensity isoline


language law map


mechanism method methodology


model momentum motion


network nonlinearity numerical


operator panderivative pansystems


perturbation phase population


power practicability predictability


pressure principle problem


process projection propagation


quantification quantity quasi-linear


reaction readiness reflection


reversals scheme science


sensitivity series simplification


singularity solution solvability


spectral spinning spiral


state stratification stream


subsystem synergetics system


techniques temperature theorem


thinking logic transformation truncation


two-phaseness undulation value


velocity vibration volute


vorticity wave weather


whole evolution whole systems yin & yang


International Journal of Systems Science

Volume 26, Number 12

December 1995

Taylor & Francis


An exponentially convergent adaptive sliding mode control of robotic manipulators

V. Parra-Vega, Suguru Arimoto

On explicit and implicit solutions of fuzzy linear equations

M. Kwiesielewicz

On the generic structure at infinity within the transfer matrix form

A Belmehdi

A simulation study on schooling behaviour of fish in a water tank

M.A. Doustari, N. Sannomiya

A robust approach for identification of linear lumped systems using Hermite polynomials

A.T. Mathew, A.N. Jha

On characterizing the production possibility set for the CCR ratio model in DEA

J.H. Dula, N. Venugopal

State space modeling and spectral analysis of cointegrated vector processes

R. Ostermark, Masanao Aoki

A stochastic hunting model involving two countries

M. Lefebvre, M. Mazigh

Recurrent neural networks for synthesizing linear control systems via pole placement

Jun Wang, Guang Wu

Finite-dimensional compensator a class of uncertain distributed parameter systems

Dong Yue, Yongqing Liu, Shifan Xu

Lot sizing models for deteriorating items with time-dependent demand

M.A. Hariga

Approximate balanced-truncation model reduction for weakly coupled discrete-time systems

U.M. Al-Saggaf, M.A. Ubaid

On the transient behaviour of a merge production system

M.N. Gopalan, U.D. Kumar

Solution convexity of a system of linear interval equations

Yoshihiro Tanaka

Stochastic analysis of a priority unit standby system with repair machine failure

R. Gupta, A. Chaudhary

A note on robustness bounds for large-scale time-delay systems

G.M. Schoen, H.P. Geering

Comment on �Robust stabilization of uncertain linear dynamical systems�

Guang-Da Hu, Guang-Di Hu


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Cybernetics and Systems 96

Biannual meeting � 1996

Vienna, Austria

Editor: Robert Trappl

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Biannual meeting � 1998

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Editor: Robert Trappl

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Cybernetics and Systems 00

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Society for General Systems Research (with the AAAS)

26th Annual Meeting � 1982

Washington, D.C. USA

�A General Survey of Systems Methodology�

Editor: Len Troncale

President: George Klir

Meeting program &

Volume 1: Conceptual and Mathematical Tools

Volume 2: Applications to Real Systems

Volume 3: Addendum to other volumes

Society for General Systems Research

27th Annual Meeting � 1983

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Society for General Systems Research (with the AAAS)

28th Annual Meeting � 1984

New York, NY USA

(theme unspecified?)

Editor: August William Smith

President: ?

Volume I: Systems Methodologies and Isomorphies

Volume II: Systems Applications

Society for General Systems Research

29th Annual Meeting � 1985

Los Angeles, CA USA

�Systems Inquiring�

Editor: Bela H. Banathy

President: Bela H. Banathy

Volume I: Theory, Philosophy, Methodology

Volume II: Applications

Society for General Systems Research

30th Annual Meeting � 1986

Philadelphia, PA USA

�Mental Images, Values & Reality�

Editor: John A. Dillon, Jr.

President: John A. Dillon, Jr.


Meeting program &

Volume I: Mental Images and Values

Volume II: Approaches to the Real World

International Society for General Systems Research

31st Annual Meeting � 1987

(not in repository � donations welcome)

International Society for General Systems Research

32nd Annual Meeting � 1988

St. Louis, MO USA

�Systemic Redesigns of ��

Editor: Patricia A. Brandt

President: Russell L. Ackoff

Volume 0: Book of Abstracts (No Proceedings was published for this year.)

International Society for the Systems Sciences

33rd Annual Meeting � 1989

Edinburgh, Scotland UK

�Bridging the Gap between the Natural and Human Sciences �

Is it Possible? Is it Desirable?�

Editor: P.W.J. Ledington

President: Ilya Prigogine

Meeting program &

Volume I: The Design of Systems of Human Learning and Development

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Volume III: Systems Emergence and Evolution

International Society for the Systems Sciences

34rd Annual Meeting � 1990

Portland, OR USA

�Toward a Just Society for Future Generations�

Editor: Bela H. Banathy & Bela A. Banathy

President: C. West Churchman

Volume I: Systems Design

Volume II: Extending the Boundaries

International Society for the Systems Sciences

35th Annual Meeting � 1991

Ostersund, Sweden

�Systems Science in the 21st Century; Integrating the new sciences of complexity

in service of humans and their environment�

Editor: Stig C. Holmberg & Kjell Samuelson

President: Len Troncale

Meeting program &

Volume I: Advances in Natural Systems Science;

Advances in Informatics, Communications, and Systems Methodology

Volume II: Advances in General Systems Theory And Philosophy

Volume III: Advances in Systems Management and Applications

International Society for the Systems Sciences

36th Annual Meeting � 1992

Denver, Co USA

�General Systems Approaches to Alternative Economics and Values�

Editor: Linda Peeno

President: Howard T. Odum

Meeting program &

Volume I

Volume II

International Society for the Systems Sciences

37th Annual Meeting � 1993

Hawkesbury, NSW Australia

�Ethical Management of Science as a System�

Editor: Roger Packham

President: Ian I. Mitroff

Volume I (only)

International Society for the Systems Sciences

38th Annual Meeting � 1994

Monterey, CA USA

�New Systems Thinking and Action for a New Century�

Editor: Bryanna Brady & Linda Peeno

President: Harold Linstone

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Volume II

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39th Annual Meeting � 1995

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International Society for the Systems Sciences

40th Annual Meeting � 1996

Louisville, KY USA

�Sustainable Peace in the World System, & the Next Evolution of Human Consciousness�

Editor: Martin L.W. Hall

President: Ervin Laszlo

Volume I (only)

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41st Annual Meeting � 1997

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42nd Annual Meeting � 1998

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43rd Annual Meeting � 1999

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44th Annual Meeting � 2000

Toronto, Ontario Canada


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45th Annual Meeting � 2001

Asilomar, California

Editor: ?

President: Harold Nelson

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International Society for General Systems Research � Canadian Division

First Canadian Conference on Foundations and Applications of General Science Theory � 1987

Toronto, Ontario Canada

�Foundations and Applications of General Systems Theory with a Focus on Science


Editor: H. Burkhardt

Chairman: Anatol Rapoport

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International Society for General Systems Research � Canadian Division

Second Canadian Conference on Foundations and Applications of General Science Theory � 1990

Toronto, Ontario Canada

�Transdiciplinary Knowledge Structures and Curriculum Innovation�

Editor: H. Burkhardt

Chairman: Anatol Rapoport

Meeting program & single Volume

International Society for General Systems Research � Canadian Division

Third Canadian Conference on Foundations and Applications of General Science Theory � 1993

Toronto, Ontario Canada

�Universal Knowledge Tools and their Applications�

Editor: H. Burkhardt

Chairman: John A. Dillon, Jr.

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