Epistemological categories of systems: An overview and mathematical formulation

  • George J. Klir
  • Ivan Rozehnal
General CAST Methodology
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 410)


Epistemological categories of systems that emerged from a conceptual framework known as general systems problem solver (GSPS) are overviewed and formulated mathematically, using standard notions of category theory. In addition, the history of the GSPS is briefly summarized.

Index terms

General systems problem solver (GSPS) epistemological systems hierarchy source system image system data system generative system behavior system state-transition system structure system metasystem category theory 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • George J. Klir
    • 1
  • Ivan Rozehnal
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Systems Science Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering, Applied Science, and TechnologyState University of New York at BinghamtonBinghamtonU.S.A.

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