Science of synthesis : exploring the social implications of general systems theory, The
Annotation Debora Hammond's The Science of Synthesis explores the development of general systems theory and the individuals who formed the Society for General Systems Research. In examining the lives and work of the SGSR's five founding members--Ludwig von Bertalanffy, Kenneth Boulding, Ralph Gerard, James Grier Miller, and Anatol Rapoport--Hammond traces the emergence of systems ideas across a broad range of disciplines in the mid-twentieth century. A metaphor and a framework, the systems concept as articulated by its earliest proponents highlights relationships and interconnectedness among the ...
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