Introductory Remarks at Panel Discussion

  • W. Ross Ashby
Part of the International Federation for Systems Research International Series on Systems Science and Engineering book series (IFSR, volume 7)


What is systems theory? Today the answer is becoming clear, and I would like to describe how the subject seems to be taking form and developing logical coherence.


Panel Discussion Introductory Remark General System Theory Absolute Limit Subset Property 
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