• Stafford Beer
Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science book series (BSPS, volume 42)


This small book is very large: it contains the living universe. It is a privilege to be asked to write this preface, and a delight to do so. That is because I recognize here a really important book, both in general and specifically. Before talking about the specific contents at all, I would like to explain why this is in general so.


Living System Social Institution Unitary Character Viable System Mental Construct 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1980

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  • Stafford Beer

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