Behavior, organization, substance: Three gestalts of general systems theory

@article{Florio2014BehaviorOS,
  title={Behavior, organization, substance: Three gestalts of general systems theory},
  author={Vincenzo De Florio},
  journal={2014 IEEE Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century (21CW)},
  year={2014},
  pages={1-8}
}
The term gestalt, when used in the context of general systems theory, assumes the value of “systemic touchstone”, namely a figure of reference useful to categorize the properties or qualities of a set of systems. Typical gestalts used, e.g., in biology, are those based on anatomical or physiological characteristics, which correspond respectively to architectural and organizational design choices in natural and artificial systems. In this paper we discuss three gestalts of general systems theory… CONTINUE READING
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