A Research Agenda for General Systems Transdisciplinarity

David Rousseau, Stefan Blachfellner, Julie Billingham, Jennifer Wilby


We believe that a general theory of systems is attainable in principle and would be valuable in practice.  In this paper we present our perspective on the key projects to be undertaken and key questions to be addressed for a program to develop a general systems transdiscipline and put it into effective use.  In our view this program is urgent and important, and we urge the systems community to support efforts to make this potential a reality.


General Systemology, General Systems Transdisciplinarity, GSTD, exploratory science, General System Theory, GST, GST*

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