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General System Theory

General System Theory

Foundations, Development, Applications

By (author) Ludwig Von Bertalanffy


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  • New foreword by esteemed System Theory scholars that contextualises and applies theory for modern readers
  • Only book on major theory still studied in colleges
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Ludwig von Bertalanffy’s theory of laws is applicable to virtually every scientific field and has had a profound impact on biology, economics, psychology, and demography, with new relevancies today. Gathered here are Ludwig von Bertalanffy’s writings on general system theory, selected and edited to show the evolution of systems theory and to present its applications to problem-solving. The new foreword by University of Vienna system theory professor, Wolfgang Hofkirchner, and Centre for Systems Philosophy director, David Rousseau, discusses the theory’s contemporary applications.

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 a University of Vienna system theory professor. David Rousseau is the Centre for Systems Philosophy director.
George Braziller Inc
23rd Jul 2015
Paperback / softback
World excluding USA & Canada
210 mm x 139 mm
304 Pages
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