The extensive and interconnected set of images, models and concepts used by an individual as a categorizational tool and general reference frame for observational and behavioral purposes.
Such a system can be considered as a representation system in activity, as it is always used to observe and describe events and situations to oneself and guide behavior and action. The effective use of a representational system implies thus intentionality.
It should be clearly distinguished from any systems representation, which is a specific model of a part of the observed world, constructed in accordance to systemics, which is in itself a quite general representational system.
- 1) General information
- 2) Methodology or model
- 3) Epistemology, ontology and semantics
- 4) Human sciences
- 5) Discipline oriented
To cite this page, please use the following information:
Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science (2020). Title of the entry. In Charles François (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Systems and Cybernetics (2). Retrieved from www.systemspedia.org/[full/url]
We thank the following partners for making the open access of this volume possible: