PART I: THE SOURCES OF SYSTEMS THINKING
PART II: THE FOUNDERS OF GENERAL SYSTEMS RESEARCH
PART III: EVOLUTION AND EVALUATION
Part 1 of this study offers a brief overview of specific developments contributing to the evolution of general-systems thought, in the fields of
- organismic biology and gestalt psychology (Chapter 2),
- engineering and management (Chapter 3),
- cybernetics and information theory (Chapter 4), and
- ecology and social theory (Chapter 5).
The Behavioral Sciences in Postwar America
- David Hollinger, “Academic Culture at Michigan, 1938 -1988: The Apotheosis of Pluralism,” Rackham Reports, 1989.
- CASBS Origins （FEB 27 2018）https://casbs.stanford.edu/news/casbs-origins