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The Meaning of General System Theory: The Quest for a General System Theory / Bertalanffy, Ludwig von

In: Bertalanffy, Ludwig von: General System Theory. Foundations, Development, Applications. New York: George Braziller. - s. 30-53. - 1968

Modern science is characterized by its ever-increasing specialization, necessitated by the enormous amount of data, the complexity of techniques and of theoretical structures within every field. Thus science is split into innumerable disciplines continually generating new subdisciplines. In consequence, the physicist, the biologist, the psychologist and the social scientist are, so to speak, encapsulated in their private universes, and it is difficult to get word from one cocoon to the other.

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