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A Problem-Solving Basis for General Systems Research

  • Roger Cavallo
  • George J. Klir
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 5)

Abstract

The recent orientation of our research—and that of the group with which we work at the School of Advanced Technology—has been directed toward a not unfounded reservation which we occasionally encounter and which is succinctly represented by Bunge’s observation that “...some scientists have misgivings because GST’s have not delivered all the goods promised by their most enthusiastic proponents.”

Keywords

General System System Concept System Problem Specific Discipline General System Theory 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger Cavallo
    • 1
  • George J. Klir
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Systems Science, School of Advanced TechnologySUNY at BinghamtonBinghamtonUSA

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