Old Confusion in New European Systems Thinking

  • Otto Hansen

Abstract

The answer comes easily enough if we ask where systems originate? They originate in the human mind, or more specifically in the human language capacity. The notion is wrong that we discover systems. It is wrong even when we talk about nature with its systematic order among microorganisms, plants, and animals. Nature has no intention and makes no plans. It all happened by chance. Even the human central nervous system is a system only because we say so.

Keywords

Europe Pleistocene Defend Metaphor Chlamydomonas 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Otto Hansen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of General and Applied LinguisticsUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark

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