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The first volume to integrate life's biological, cognitive, social, and ecological dimensions into a single, coherent framework.

Author: Fritjof Capra

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107011366

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 510

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The first volume to integrate life's biological, cognitive, social, and ecological dimensions into a single, coherent framework.
2014-04-10 By Fritjof Capra

... the collective of the system; (5) the exposition and realization of aesthetic
qualities in the life of the EAS, and the attainment of the highest possible inner
quality of life of individual members and collectively of the system; (6) the
establishment ...

Author: Bela H. Banathy

Publisher: Educational Technology

ISBN: 0877782458

Category: Education

Page: 206

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1992 By Bela H. Banathy

Towards a Theory of the Urban and Regional Planning Process George
Chadwick. of this problem arising from stability considerations. First, as Gardner
and Ashby point out, even though systems of this kind are not fully connected, it is
very likely that they have a large n ... The topic is obviously one of extreme
importance to a number of aspects of life, and one would wish to consider further
the parallels ...

Author: George Chadwick

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781483103747

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

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A Systems View of Planning: Towards a Theory of the Urban and Regional Planning Process, Second Edition covers theories of the process of town and regional planning. The book discusses physical change and human ecology; the theory of planning; the variety and entropy of systems; and planning as a conceptual system. The text also describes space and spatial planning; goal formulation in planning; exploratory and normative techniques and intuitive methods in projecting the system; and operational models and their underlying theories. Using linear programming and entropy methods; major aspects of evaluation, program budgeting, cost benefit analysis, and matrix methods; and the spatial method for regional planning are also covered. The book tackles the mixed-programming strategy as well. Engineers, architects, farmers, and foresters will find the book invaluable.
2016-06-06 By George Chadwick

As such, it merits consideration as a framework that might support occupational science. This paper takes up that consideration.



ISBN: OCLC:1051986279



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ABSTRACT: Several efforts have been made to identify a system theory that could undergird occupational science. Analyses have demonstrated compatibility between occupation and the systems that have been investigated, yet have concluded that no system alone is sufficient to support the breadth of occupational scholarship. Capra and Luisi's (2014) systems view of life (SVL) framework integrates several systems theories with a focus on what supports life which, like occupation, bridges science, human experience, and spirit. As such, it merits consideration as a framework that might support occupational science. This paper takes up that consideration. It describes the systems theories that inform the SVL and explains the classical science relevant to life that inform those systems, showing the congruence with the broader themes of occupation and with three philosophies of occupation, Pierce's (2001a, 2001b) subjective experience, Cutchin's (2004) Deweyan transactionalism, and Wilcock and Hocking's (2015) perspectives on health. Benefits and considerations for incorporating the SVL framework into occupational scholarship are discussed.
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An idea of what a service looks like before the adoption of a systems approach
can be found in most industries. ... This concept, so familiar in other walks of life,
comes about as a result of the division of labor and the integration of the work of ...

Author: Michael G. Moore

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781133715450

Category: Education

Page: 384

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The most comprehensive and authoritative text on the subject, DISTANCE EDUCATION, Third Edition, retains its emphasis on a systems approach to the organization and selection of material. The text is researched-based and grounded in solid principles of teaching and learning. The authors apply their broad experience and expertise as they explain how to design and teach courses online--including the latest technologies employed, characteristics of learners, organizational structures, and current policy and global perspectives. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
2011-04-22 By Michael G. Moore

Recent developments in systems theory offer the possibility to install a more
comprehensive view of living systems what can be seen particularly in the field of
evolutionary biology. It is true that any organismic activity is molecular, this is to
say ...

Author: Paul Hoyningen-Huene

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400910034

Category: Science

Page: 190

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The present volume aims at giving a discussion ot the problems ot reductionism in contemporary life sciences. It contains six papers which deals with reduction/reductionism in different fields ot biological research. Also, the holistic perspective, 1. e. the systems view, is discussed in some ot the papers. The message ot this discussion Is that - whereas reductionism is indeed an important strategy - the systems approach is needed. It is argued by some ot the authors that organisms are complex systems and not just heaps of molecules, 50 that the analytical method does not suffice. Recent developments in systems theory offer the possibility to install a more comprehensive view ot living systems what can be seen particularly in the field ot evolutionary biology. It is true that any organismic activity is molecular, this is to say that it is based on molecular mechanisms. But it is also true that the whole organism displays certain patterns ot behavior which are not just molecular. Any organism can be described as a system ot different levels ot organization different levels ot order and complexity - and it is important, theretore, to study all ot the organizational levels and to see their peculiarities. It should be obvious, however, that there is not one problem ot reduction/reductionism, but that there are many problems linked together and that these problems appear at different levels ot biological research and bio philosophical reflections.
2012-12-06 By Paul Hoyningen-Huene

which in their case is unconnected with any system. Again there is the ... It is an
admirable mode of impressing on men the connection of private with public life,
by furnishing every one with a type for his own personal imitation. Here the ...

Author: Auguste Comte


ISBN: HARVARD:32044020674859

Category: Positivism


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1875 By Auguste Comte

That absolute separation of what ought to be from what is which continues to
haunt and vitiate modern life had not yet been made in ancient Greece . Plato ,
idealist though he be , is yet rooted in the facts of his age ; his perfect republic he

Author: Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson

Publisher: London : Methuen

ISBN: STANFORD:36105011710493

Category: Civilization, Homeric

Page: 236

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least it is inevitable that a person potentially has, a system of systems of mentality
, to use the broadest possible terminology. This systems view of the person is in
close accord with the more generalized view of all of life as involving ...

Author: Chad V. Meister

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310589686

Category: Religion

Page: 560

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For the first time in over one hundred years, the significant writings of history’s most notable Christian apologists are available in one ebook. The Anthology of Christian Apologetics seeks to represent a broad Christian spectrum, ranging from those as early as Saint Paul and Saint Augustine, Saint Teresa of Avila and Blaise Pascal, to more recent and present day apologists such as C. S. Lewis, Alvin Plantinga, William Lane Craig, Richard Swinburne, and Pope Benedict XVI. Over fifty entries address key issues in the history of Christian apologetics. Introductions provide general overviews and guides to the topical arrangements of these issues. Photographs of the major apologists enliven the work and concise section headings clearly organize the material. Discussion questions, annotated reading lists, a bibliography, and author and subject indexes contribute to the suitability of this anthology as a textbook or supplemental reader. People interested in Christian thought, history, apologetics, philosophy, theology, or religion will find that the scope and depth of this anthology makes it an authoritative reference for key persons, concepts, issues, and approaches in the history of Christian apologetics.
2012-08-07 By Chad V. Meister

... they would , when better understood , convey more real Entertainment , more
useful Instruction ; contain better Philosophy , for resilo fining our Taste , and
reforming our Morals , than all the dry dogmatical Systems extant ; or all that
Cargoe ...



ISBN: BL:A0017871964



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... an extensive condensed repository of historical and contemporary thinking
addressing the age-old philosophical question—What is the meaning of life?—by
starting with a formal definition: Systems Theory: The transdisciplinary study of
the ...

Author: Thomas Deisboeck

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387335323

Category: Medical

Page: 864

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Complex Systems Science in Biomedicine Thomas S. Deisboeck and J. Yasha Kresh Complex Systems Science in Biomedicine covers the emerging field of systems science involving the application of physics, mathematics, engineering and computational methods and techniques to the study of biomedicine including nonlinear dynamics at the molecular, cellular, multi-cellular tissue, and organismic level. With all chapters helmed by leading scientists in the field, Complex Systems Science in Biomedicine's goal is to offer its audience a timely compendium of the ongoing research directed to the understanding of biological processes as whole systems instead of as isolated component parts. In Parts I & II, Complex Systems Science in Biomedicine provides a general systems thinking perspective and presents some of the fundamental theoretical underpinnings of this rapidly emerging field. Part III then follows with a multi-scaled approach, spanning from the molecular to macroscopic level, exemplified by studying such diverse areas as molecular networks and developmental processes, the immune and nervous systems, the heart, cancer and multi-organ failure. The volume concludes with Part IV that addresses methods and techniques driven in design and development by this new understanding of biomedical science. Key Topics Include: • Historic Perspectives of General Systems Thinking • Fundamental Methods and Techniques for Studying Complex Dynamical Systems • Applications from Molecular Networks to Disease Processes • Enabling Technologies for Exploration of Systems in the Life Sciences Complex Systems Science in Biomedicine is essential reading for experimental, theoretical, and interdisciplinary scientists working in the biomedical research field interested in a comprehensive overview of this rapidly emerging field. About the Editors: Thomas S. Deisboeck is currently Assistant Professor of Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. An expert in interdisciplinary cancer modeling, Dr. Deisboeck is Director of the Complex Biosystems Modeling Laboratory which is part of the Harvard-MIT Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging. J. Yasha Kresh is currently Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Research Director, Professor of Medicine and Director of Cardiovascular Biophysics at the Drexel University College of Medicine. An expert in dynamical systems, he holds appointments in the School of Biomedical Engineering and Health Systems, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Molecular Pathobiology Program. Prof. Kresh is Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, Biomedical Engineering Society, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.
2007-06-13 By Thomas Deisboeck

While striving to surpass our ancestors , we shall yet render due honour to all
their services and look with respect upon their systems of life . Influenced no
longer by chimeras which though comforting to former times are now degrading ,
we ...

Author: Auguste Comte

Publisher: London, Trübner and Company


Category: Philosophy, Modern

Page: 426

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1865 By Auguste Comte

... as new in their nature as supreme in their excellence , we cannot reasonably
expect to become proficients in it by the accidental intercourses of life , as one
might learn , insensibly , the maxims of worldly policy , or a scheme of mere
morals .

Author: William Wilberforce


ISBN: HARVARD:32044020431433

Category: Christianity

Page: 375

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C. Cunningham. Callan, E. (1994). Beyond sentimental civic education. American
Journal of Education, 102(2), 190–221. Capra, F., & Luisi, P. L. (2014). The
systems view of life: A unifying vision. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University

Author: C. Cunningham

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137449320

Category: Education

Page: 142

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Writing for educators and education leaders, Cunningham shows that combining a philosophy of pragmatism with thinking about education as systems can illuminate challenges in contemporary schooling and provide practical solutions for creating a democratic education.
2014-11-20 By C. Cunningham

To pursue this question, let us see how such experience can be viewed and
interpreted in systems and early Buddhist terms. In the systems view of things,
organized forms of life arise and evolve as their parts interact to permit internal ...

Author: Joanna Macy

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791406369

Category: Philosophy

Page: 236

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This book brings important new dimensions to the interface between contemporary Western science and ancient Eastern wisdom. Here for the first time the concepts and insights of general systems theory are presented in tandem with those of the Buddha. Remarkable convergences appear between core Buddhist teachings and the systems view of reality, arising in our century from biology and extending into the social and cognitive sciences. Giving a cogent introduction to both bodies of thought, and a fresh interpretation of the Buddha's core teaching of dependent co-arising, this book shows how their common perspective on causality can inform our lives. The interdependence of all beings provides the context for clarifying both the role of meditative practice and guidelines for effective action on behalf of the common good.
1991-01-01 By Joanna Macy

The simplest explanation I can give of Bell's theorem is this: Imagine two paired
particles in a twoparticle system. If you make them fly apart or ... We were talking
about a systems view of life and a systems view of the universe. Nothing could be

Author: Joseph Jaworski

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 9781609940195

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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We’ve all had those perfect moments when events that could never be predicted, let alone controlled, remarkably seem to guide us along our path. Carl Jung called this phenomena “synchronicity” – “a collaboration between persons and events that seems to enlist the cooperation of fate.” In this book, Joseph Jaworski argues that the right state of mind will make you the kind of person who can enlist the cooperation of fate and take advantage of synchronicity, creating the conditions for “predictable miracles.” If you are tired of being the victim of circumstances, this book will teach you to be the kind of person who creates your own circumstances. Jaworski shares the story of his own escape from an inauthentic life and his journey into a world filled with possibility. He maps out the inner path of leadership for those who feel the call to achieve their full potential, using his own life story to teach readers a greater truth. He examines the fundamental shifts of mind that free us to seek out the power of synchronicity. After reading this book, you will discover your own power to help those realities unfold. You will learn to “listen” to realities that want to emerge in this world and acquire the courage to help them be born. "Synchronicity illustrates that leadership is about the release of human possibilities, about enabling others to break free of limits – created organizationally or self-imposed. Although this book describes the author's personal journey, it contains profound messages about organizational learning and effectiveness." – Scientific American
2011-05-16 By Joseph Jaworski

Recently the emphasis has been on an RNA-first model for the origin of life in
which RNA becomes template, replicator, ... THIS (SYSTEMS) VIEW OF LIFE
Each of the approaches to thinking about the origin of life emphases some aspect
of ...

Author: G. Vijver

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401715102

Category: Philosophy

Page: 438

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The three well known revolutions of the past centuries - the Copernican, the Darwinian and the Freudian - each in their own way had a deflating and mechanizing effect on the position of humans in nature. They opened up a richness of disillusion: earth acquired a more modest place in the universe, the human body and mind became products of a long material evolutionary history, and human reason, instead of being the central, immaterial, locus of understanding, was admitted into the theater of discourse only as a materialized and frequently out-of-control actor. Is there something objectionable to this picture? Formulated as such, probably not. Why should we resist the idea that we are in certain ways, and to some degree, physically, biologically or psychically determined? Why refuse to acknowledge the fact that we are materially situated in an ever evolving world? Why deny that the ways of inscription (traces of past events and processes) are co-determinative of further "evolutionary pathways"? Why minimize the idea that each intervention, of each natural being, is temporally and materially situated, and has, as such, the inevitable consequence of changing the world? The point is, however, that there are many, more or less radically different, ways to consider the "mechanization" of man and nature. There are, in particular, many ways to get the message of "material and evolutionary determination", as well as many levels at which this determination can be thought of as relevant or irrelevant.
2013-04-17 By G. Vijver

Confideration is the characteristic or mark of a rational being ; it is the great law of
his intelligent nature for the conduct of life . The Arabians applied the word to
purity , as ignorance , and impurity , and every disorder , are connected . Places ...

Author: J. M. RAY (S.T.D.)


ISBN: BL:A0017999295


Page: 320

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But the persons who have effected this happy reformation , are teachers of
learning , of experience , and character ; men and women who would have
shone in any situation of human life . It is by imitating their example , that we may
expect to ...

Author: Solyman BROWN


ISBN: BL:A0019032755


Page: 24

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1825 By Solyman BROWN

... sustainability. The next chapter translates this mental model into the visual
language of systems thinking. ... Life beyond growth: alternatives and
complements to GDP-measured growth as a framing concept for social progress.
Tokyo, Japan: ...

Author: Karen L. Higgins

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128031087

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

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How to sustain our world for future generations has perplexed us for centuries. We have reached a crossroads: we may choose the rocky path of responsibility or continue on the paved road of excess that promises hardship for our progeny. Independent efforts to resolve isolated issues are inadequate. Different from these efforts and from other books on the topic, this book uses systems thinking to understand the dominant forces that are shaping our hope for sustainability. It first describes a mental model - the bubble that holds our beliefs - that emerges from preponderant world views and explains current global trends. The model emphasizes economic growth and drives behavior toward short-term and self-motivated outcomes that thwart sustainability. The book then weaves statistical trends into a system diagram and shows how the economic, environmental, and societal contributors of sustainability interact. From this holistic perspective, it finds leverage points where actions can be most effective and combines eight areas of intervention into an integrated plan. By emphasizing both individual and collective actions, it addresses the conundrum of how to blend human nature with sustainability. Finally, it identifies primary three lessons we can learn by applying systems thinking to sustainability. Its metaphor-rich and accessible style makes the complex topic approachable and allows the reader to appreciate the intricate balance required to sustain life on Earth. Highlights the application of system thinking in economics Identifies systemic leveraging actions for achieving sustainability Outlines a comprehensive and integrated plan for achieving sustainable stewardship in the future
2014-11-24 By Karen L. Higgins

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