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  • Author:
    Ludwig Von Bertalanffy
  • ISBN:
    0807604534
  • ISBN13:
    978-0807604533
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    George Braziller Inc.; Revised edition (March 17, 1969)
  • Pages:
    296 pages
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    Computer Science
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Ludwig von Bertalanffy was the creator of general system theory and the author of ten books. Series: Penguin University Books. Paperback: 296 pages.

Ludwig von Bertalanffy was the creator of general system theory and the author of ten books.

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Will be clean, not soiled or stained. 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.

An attempt to formulate common laws that apply to virtually every scientific field, this conceptual approach has had a profound impact on such widely diverse disciplines as biology, economics, psychology, and demography.

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Ludwig Von Bertalanffy - General System Theory 1968 After the war, general system theory was presented in lectures (d. Appendix), amply discussed with physicists (von Bertalanffy, 1948a) an. .

Ludwig Von Bertalanffy - General System Theory 1968. An Outline of General System Theory. The book thus presents systems theory not as a rigid doctrine (which at present it is not) but rather in its becoming and in the development of its ideas which, hopefully, can serve as a basis for further study and investigation. After the war, general system theory was presented in lectures (d. Appendix), amply discussed with physicists (von Bertalanffy, 1948a) and discussed in lectures and symposia (. von Bertalanffy et a. 1951).

Gathered here are Ludwig von Bertalanffy's writings on general systems theory, selected and edited to show the evolution of systems theory and to present it applications to problem solving.

An attempt to formulate common laws that apply to virtually every scientific field, this conceptual approach has had a profound impact on such widely diverse disciplines as biology, economics, psychology, and demography.

Vosho
The value of the work is twofold. First, the presentation of General System Theory in and of itself and second, Bertalanffy himself providing a method of thinking by taking the reader through his own process of getting to General System Theory.

I read this book knowing that some of it would be outdated, however since I was unfamiliar with the field I assumed that would be fine. I think I was, there are obviously new developments in this field, but I think this works provides a good foundation.
The chapters are repetitive as it's clearly explained in the book itself because it's a collection of works by Bertalanffy that were previously published in academic journals. I actually found that to be helpful, as I gained from reading the same theory from a different perspective each time, biology, physics, psychology etc.

Bertalanffy is writing for an academic audience in these journals, expecting that his audience has the same educational background in a variety of fields like he does. He expects the reader to be familiar with differential equations and other math. I didn't find this to be a problem, other than one of expectations, like any academic level work, expect to spend some time with a dictionary and an encyclopedia. I found myself skimming through equations, then going back to them for a seconds or third reading then looking them up on the internet for more details. He also frequently uses words in French, German, Latin, often without translation.
Madi
Basically the bible of System Theory. A must read primer and reference for the field of Systems Theory.
Wizer
This is really a seminal work. Nice to go back and see some of the original thinking. Amazed at how contemporary much of it really is (i.e., good theory has a long shelf life).
Lailace
Good historical piece.
Brol
Good starting point to complexity and systems theory.
Olma
Excellent book for those interested in system theory, non-linear systems, complex adaptive systems, and related topics. The introduction is easy to read and to follow, even by novices.
Мох
This book is for people interested in interdisciplinary research from a theoretical point of view. It is like a time machine to allow a look through the eyes of Bertalanffy to the 1960's and the prevailing scientific views at that time. Above all, this is due to the 'special' style the book is writen. With 'special' I mean, that Bertalanffy does not write completely factual and impersonal but more emotional.

All in all, this book does not provide you with solutions to problems but gives you the ability after reading to ask questions you could not ask before because you did not know the problem at all. For me, it was really interesting to contrast the ideas discussed in the book with our current state of knowlegde over 50 years later (the book covers the work of Bertalanffy from 1930's - 1960's). I recommend this book to everyone interested in foundations of basic research in physics, chemistry, biology and pschology, it should be a must read.
Very dense, and confusing. Good condition.