Systems Science in Retrospect and Prospect

  • George J. Klir
Part of the International Federation for Systems Research International Series on Systems Science and Engineering book series (IFSR, volume 7)


No historical reflection upon systems science and its impact on other areas of human endeavor can be definitive at this time since systems science is currently still in the process of forming. It is by far not established as yet to a degree comparable with traditional disciplines of science such as, e.g., physics, chemistry, psychology, or economics. One of the difficulties in examining systems science in this formative stage is the lack of unified terminology. Thus, the very notion of systems science, as conceived in this book, is often discussed in the literature under the names systems research or systems theory, sometimes with the adjective general.


System Science Information Society System Movement System Thinking Interpretive Structural Modeling 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • George J. Klir
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  1. 1.State University of New York at BinghamtonBinghamtonUSA

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