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Systems Thinking & Science

Systems science is a way to look at all parts of the world in a way that is unifying and explanatory.

Introduction to Systems Thinking & Science

From Introduction to General Systems Thinking

Systems are collections of related things. These things could be mechanical controls, computers, ideas, processes, or anything else. Systems science studies these things and their interrelation. Given this broad definition, systems science is naturally cross-disciplinary; and thus its methods are typically applicable to all other traditional disciplines.

The systems thinking that systems science engenders differs from traditional scientific approaches as it provides a rigorous framework for studying wholes, instead of parts. Therefore, systems thinking is not in opposition to Enlightenment reductionist thinking, but rather a complement to it.

Introductory Video (Complexity)

E-books on Systems Science

Books on System Science

Articles, Journals, & Databases


Systems Thinking in the Disciplines

[This will be updated. July 2018]
Public Health
Public Policy

Open Access

Modeling Software

Systems Science Organizations

Systems Theory Courseware

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