An edition of The basic outline of universology (1872) The basic outline of universology. An introduction to the newly discovered science of the universe; its elementary principles; and the first stages of their development in the special sciences. Together with preliminary notices of alwato (ahl-wah-to), the newly discovered scientific universal language, resulting from the principles of universology. by Stephen Pearl AndrewsThe basic outline of universology. (1872 edition) | Open Library
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In The Ecology of Systems Thinking Group on facebook, Matthew Shapiro posted this book https://www.facebook.com/groups/ecologyofsystemsthinking/posts/4816990621713377/
The evolutionary awakening in the mid-1800’s gave rise to a lot of interesting thoughts. Could this one be a first example of a call for “systems science” in the modern era?
I could upload this boook and his 1871 book to this site if anyone wants to spend a few weeks exploring it. (Interesting side note: he was one of the first to use the neologism “scientology”). Below is an intro.
If nothing else, I love his word “betweenity”.
In response, Örsan Şenalp said: this is an original approach to unified science (perhaps a first attempt) from the subject matter point of view. It is an integrative proposal that sounds very similar to systems line of thinking.