2.2 OBJECTIVES.

The following objectives are specific to the overall purpose:

A. To foster the investigation of the analogy or isomorphy of concepts, laws, and models in various disciplines and professions.

B. To promote the unity of science through improving communications among the specialists in various scientific fields.

C. To facilitate transfer of concepts, laws, and models across disciplines and professions.

D. To encourage development of theoretical models where they are lacking.

E. To reduce the duplication of theoretical efforts between and among disciplines and professions.

 

The General Principle as philosophy:

INTEGRANTS WORKING TOGETHER AS A WHOLE

Significant Papers

Systems Networking

ISSS 2003 Digest

ISSS 2002 Digest

 

MAJOR LINKS

Calresco "Complexity and Artificial
Life Research Concept"

 

 
 
Conferences
 
David Ing Notes
1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
 
Special Features

Special Activities

References

Membership

The Wholeness Project

The Stafford Beer Project 

Agora Project

The Primer Project 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

ISSS FORUM

 

2004 MEETING

2004 BULLETIN

SIGS

CONTACTS

VISITORS

JOIN ISSS


Bertalanffy papers found!

April 1 2004. The lost papers of Ludwig von Bertalanffy have been found and are in safe hands. Carbon copies of all the letters he sent and originals of those he received have been preserved by his wife. Watch here for breaking news.

Look at them here!


What is the ISSS?
The ISSS is a broadly based professional society
of scientists,philosophers, educators, futurists,
humanists, business and policy practicioners, artists,
writers, and many other professionals from diverse
endeavors, who are drawn together by a common interest:
understanding and interacting systemically with reality.
Our basic approach is both scientific and philosophical
in the broadest and most evolutionary sense of the
scientific enterprise. Science and humanities are
evolving new paradigms, most notably a systemic view,
and ISSS is at the forefront of that evolution.

Presenting

ISSS Special Integration Groups (SIGs)

" ISSS explores the multiple perspectives of systemics
through its Special Integration Groups (SIGs).
SIGs are formed from the collective interests of
ISSS members, and represent the dynamics of creative
exploration and philosophical/scientific integration
that is at the core of ISSS work."

 


 

ANNOUNCING


Asilomar 2004

Welcome

ISSS 2004 GENERAL CALL

 

For more information about ISSS, please contact:


ISSS President

Ken Bailey

kbailey@soc.ucla.edu


Vice President of Administration

Jennifer Wilby

isssoffice@dsl.pipex.com


 

Administration

Luminaries 

By Laws

Past Presidents 

Board of Directors

 

INTRODUCTION TO SYSTEM PRINCIPLE  

 "Just a Taste"

From Systems View of Education

Bela H. Banathy

What emerged in the course of the last several decades
as the new scientific orientation is the disciplined
inquiry of systems science. The internalization of this
new type of inquiry in our thinking manifests itself
in the SYSTEMS-VIEW, and it's activation in education
will lead to practical systemic action.

EDITORIAL

Bela H. Banathy

A Call for Harmony


SIGNIFICANT PAPERS



 

below under construction

 

Special Presentations

Links

Bulletins

Educational Projects

For
Science For
 
Humanity 

 

From General System Theory by Ludwig von Bertalanffy

"We are dealing with emergent realities;
no longer with isolated groups of men, but with a
systematically interdependent global community .
It is this level of [reality]which we must keep
before our eyes if we are able to inspire large-scale
action designed to assure our collective
and hence our individual survival"

"Compared to the analytical procedure of
classical science with resolution into component elements
and one-way or linear causality as basic category,
the investigation of organized wholes of many variables
requires new categories
of interaction, transaction, organization, teleology..." 

"These considerations lead to the postulate of a new
scientific discipline which we call general system theory.
It's subject matter is formulation of principles
that are valid for "systems" in general,
whatever the nature of the component elements
and the relations or "forces" between them... 

"General system theory, therefore, is
a general science of wholeness"... 

The meaning of the somewhat mystical expression,
"The whole is more that the sum of its parts"
is simply that constitutive characteristics are not explanable
from the characteristics of the isolated parts. " 

(L. v. Bertalanffy)

To Order General System Theory


 

Winner of the Calresco Award

 

with special thanks to