In the context of systems science and systems philosophy, systemics is an initiative to study systems. It is an attempt at developing logical, mathematical, engineering and philosophical paradigms and frameworks in which physical, technological, biological, social, cognitive and metaphysical systems can be studied and modeled.

The term "systemics" was coined in the 1970s by Mario Bunge and others, as an alternative paradigm for research related to general systems theory and systems science.[1]

See also


  1. ^ Mario Bunge (1979). A world of systems. Dordrecht; Boston: Reidel, p. 1.

Further reading

  • Mario Bunge (1979), A world of systems. Dordrecht; Boston, Reidel.
  • Charles François (1999), Systemics and Cybernetics in a Historical Perspective. in: Systems Research and Behavioral Science, Vol 16, pp. 203–219.
  • Pouvreau David (2013). "Une histoire de la 'systémologie générale' de Ludwig von Bertalanffy - Généalogie, genèse, actualisation et postérité d'un projet herméneutique", Doctoral Thesis (1138 pages), Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris :
  • Frederic Vester (2008), The Art of interconnected thinking: Tools and concepts for a new approach to tackling complexity; Munich, MCB.

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Australian philosophy

Australian philosophy refers to the philosophical tradition of the people of Australia and of its citizens abroad.

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The processes are analyzed from different perspectives within different contexts, notably in the fields of linguistics, anesthesia, neuroscience, psychiatry, psychology, education, philosophy, anthropology, biology, systemics, logic, and computer science. These and other different approaches to the analysis of cognition are synthesised in the developing field of cognitive science, a progressively autonomous academic discipline.

Cosmology (philosophy)

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Danish philosophy

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Early modern philosophy

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Karel Kavina

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List of Slovene philosophers

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List of systems sciences organizations

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This list of systems sciences organizations gives an overview of global and local organizations in the field of systems science. This list shows all kinds of organizations and institutes listed thematically.


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For example,

an ambassador or a sport team may represent its nation.

graphical figures or written symbolic text may represent some abstract ideas or physical objects.In the case of humans or human-made objects, a representation can be:

formal or informal, i.e. "legal" or actually realized with a consensus of interested community.

on the behalf of (or approved by) represented subject or without his/her/their permission.

Turkish philosophy

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World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics

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