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The Foundations of Development and Its Role as the Framework of General Ststems
Posted by: Vincent Vesterby (
Date: June 04, 2006 04:31PM

Systems science is fragmented, without a unifying framework of its own. Kenneth Boulding suggested that general systems theory should be the framework of science. He did not, however, provide a way to make it so, and general systems never came to play that role.

Development, as a general factor of organization, change, and becoming, was introduced as a basis for the framework of general systems science in a post to this forum on September 9, 2005.

“Origins of Self-Organization, Emergence and Cause,” presents a detailed description of the foundations of development. This work provides an introduction to the intellectual methods used by a modern generalist to achieve the breadth and depth of understanding required to use development as the unifying framework of general systems, and thereby as the unifying framework of the sciences.

This book was published in May, 2008, and will be available on,, and Barnes &

Vincent Vesterby
Washington, USA

Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 05/21/2008 07:26PM by Vincent Vesterby.

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