General System Theory: Foundations, Development, Applications

General System Theory: Foundations, Development, Applications


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The classic book on a major modern theory

Bertalanffy’s selected writings on his theory of laws applicable to virtually every scientific field. This conceptual approach has had a profound impact on biology, economics, psychology, and demography, with new relevancies today. The new forewordby University of Vienna system theory professor, Wolfgang Hofkirchner, and Centre for Systems Philosophy director, David Rousseau, discusses the theory’s contemporary applications.

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ISBN-13: 9780807600153
Publisher: Braziller, George Inc.
Publication date: 06/01/2015
Pages: 296
Sales rank: 872,414
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 5.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Ludwig von Bertalanffy was the creator of general system theory and the author of ten books. He died in 1972.

Wolfgang Hofkirchner is president of the Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science, academician at the International Academy for
Systems and Cybernetic Sciences, and associate professor at the Vienna University of Technology in Austria.

David Rousseau PhD FRSA is director of the Centre for Systems Philosophy in Surrey, UK, and a visiting fellow of the Centre for Systems Studies at the University of Hull.

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