Systems Theory as the Foundation for Understanding Systems – 2014 by Adams, Hester et al, and Systems theory as a foundation for governance of complex systems – 2015 by Whitney, Bradley et al

Two really interesting papers, both with examples of ‘systems laws’ and attempts at identifying core unifying principles.

Systems Theory as the Foundation for Understanding Systems Kevin MacG. Adams, Old Dominion University Peggy T. Hester, Old Dominion UniversityFollow Joseph M. Bradley, Old Dominion University Thomas J. Meyers, Old Dominion University Charles B. Keating, Old Dominion UniversityFollow Document Type Article Publication Date 2014

“Systems Theory as the Foundation for Understanding Systems” by Kevin MacG. Adams, Peggy T. Hester et al.

DOI:10.1504/IJSSE.2015.068805Corpus ID: 20201734 Systems theory as a foundation for governance of complex systems Kaitlynn M. Whitney, J. Bradley, +1 author Charles W. Chesterman Published 2015 Engineering, Computer Science Int. J. Syst. Syst. Eng. The broad set of propositions identified in systems literature (circa 1900–2000s) provides an adequate, largely comprehensive subset of the complete set of all systems theory propositions. Discoverers’ induction can then be applied to integrate common ideas among propositions in order to produce a set of generalised laws (axioms). A proposal for a systems theory construct resting on an axiomatic set supported by unified systems theory propositions was presented by Adams et al. (2014). This paper refines the work of Adams et al. using discoverer’s induction and further describes the axioms provided and their role in complex systems. LESS

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