Systems Science as a Subset of Other Sciences

Systems science is best seen as a science that consists of nested sub-sciences. It is presented most compactly using the notation of set theory.

Let A represent a science of description. Let B represent a science of design. Let C represent a science of complexity. Let D represent a science of action (praxiology). Let E represent systems science. Then

A ⊂ B ⊂ C ⊂ D ⊂ E

illustrates the concept that we can learn something of systems science by first learning a science of description. Then we can learn a science of design which includes a science of description. Next we can learn a science of complexity which includes a science of description and a science of design, and so on.


Using set notation... an interesting way to describe the field.

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 An Introduction to Systems Science
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Warfield, John N. (2006), An Introduction to Systems Science, World Scientific Publishing Company, Retrieved on 2013-07-16
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